1. “I Heard it Through the Grapevine”
It might have been the Claymation specials that put it over the top, but Hey!
Dancing Raisins mixed with Marvin Gaye?
How can you go wrong?
2. “Hey Jude”
Come on. It's the Beatles!
And it goes "Nah, nah, nah, nah, ne nah nah, nah ne nah nah, HEY JUDE!!!!"
3. “Runaround Sue”
My mom always had the Oldies radio dialed in, and when this little number started, I would always grab an imaginary microphone and croon my little seven year old heart out.
4.” For What It's Worth”
Strange anthem for a kid huh? I had no idea at the time it was a ballad about the Sunset Strip Riots in L.A. but honestly it didn't really matter. This was my dad's favorite song, so whenever it came on, I wanted to make sure he knew I loved it, too.
5. “Happy Together”
Upon further analysis, this song really is quite musically complicated, but I didn't care about that as a kid, I just knew this song was playing in Ernest Goes to Camp when thousands of turtles were parachuting from the sky. It's also one of the most ridiculously happy sounding choruses of all time.