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Horned Frogs’ greatest hits

Readers come through loud and clear on what songs rocked their college years.

Horned Frogs’ greatest hits

Readers come through loud and clear on what songs rocked their college years.

40s

“And the Angels Sing,”  Bennie Goodman;  “Moonlight Sonata,” Glenn Miller, “Begin the Beguine, “Artie Shaw; “One O’Clock Jump,” Count Basie. Great singers: Sinatra, Crosby, Como, Eberle, Tilton, Lena Horne, Nat King Cole. You could understand the words! Song writers: Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Rogers & Hammerstein. As a WWII naval officer on destroyer in Atlantic 8 months, on destroyer in Pacific 20 months, we played these songs until the records wore out. A great time to have lived through! Dick Truitt ’43

My radio in Room 319 Jarvis was the only one in my group of friends: Tance Neal Patton, Isabel Hill Haring, Eliz Story Cummings, my roommate Florrie Buckingham Sparks and me. Four-year favorite Florrie Buckingham choosing the song at the presentation was a big deal. “Stardust” was the favorite of everyone. Also “Deep Purple,” “Moon Glow,” “Don’t Be That Way.” Eleanor Jennings Eilenberger ’41

50s

“That Lucky Old Sun,” Frankie Laine; “I Want to Listen to Rag,” Bing Crosby & son. John Flinn ’52

“North to Alaska,”  “Sleeping at the Foot of the Bed.” “Big Bouquet of Roses,”  and “TCU Fight Song” – the glory days of our Horned Frog years of ’55, ’56 and ’57. Kindel P. McNeill ’57

I always loved progressive jazz and was so happy to have seen Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond at TCU Theater in 1958 – “Take Five.” Joe Annino ’60

I was exposed to Rhythm and Blues as Freshman in Waits Hall and  being from Indiana, had not been privileged to hear that music until I heard “Lawdy, Lawdy, Lawdy, Miss Claudy.”  (This was long before boom boxes and eight track tapes!) Other favorites were “Mint Julep”, “Night Train” and “Because of You” by a Tony Bennett.  We danced the “Poly Drag” at a nightspot called “Jack’s.” Wonderful memories! Ann Swearingen Schieferstein ’56

60s

Tommy Edwards’ version of “It’s All In The Game.”  Great for slow dancing! Sandy Stokes McGowan ’60

“Battle of New Orleans,” Johnny Horton; “Welcome to my World,” Jim Reeves; “That’ll be the Day,” Buddy Holly; “Georgia on my Mind,” Ray Charles; “Louie, Louie,” The Kingsmen; Also, Ray Sharp, John Lee Hooker (“Boogie Chillun”); soundtrack from “The Alamo”; soundtrack from “Exodus.” Larry Ackers ’62

“Pretty Woman,” “Pink Panther” and anything Roy Orbison. N. Parker ’68

“Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones – no song like it for singing along! Beatles – Revolver & White Album – songs like “Norwegian Wood” and “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window.” Isley Brothers – “Shout” – never a better dance song. Ralph Reavis ’68

Prominent tunes from the Doors: Break on Through, Light my Fire, Twentieth Century Fox, People are Strange, Hello-I Love You, Love Her Madly, Riders of the Storm, and a tune close to my heart, PeaceFrog. Also the fabulous Jimi Hendrix:  All Along the Watchtower, Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, and Stone Free. Ken Froehlich ’69 (MS ’75)

All of Kingston Trio’s songs and albums. Why did I like them? Because. Sandra Perry ’60

70s

Without a doubt, Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze.” Mary Haltom ’71

“Layla,” “Slippin’ into Darkness” — those songs just played over and over at the Stables jukebox. Good memories. Bruce ’72 and Debbie Salan ’75

Three Dog Night played the homecoming weekend concert in the Fall of 1971 held at the convention center. Glenn Gillaspy ’75

“Benny & the Jets!” 1973 — Colby Hall 2nd floor. I listened to this song while panty raids were in full force, as was streaking (we made national news). Those were the good ole days! The song represented adventure & bliss! Ann Cain ’77

I loved John Denver back then. And I have a picture with four of my TCU friends – Camille Cofer, Judy Shaver, Diana Ivy and Anita DeChellis – all with our arms around each others’ shoulders as we set out for a John Denver concert in downtown Fort Worth circa 1974. What a great memory that is! Anne Rodgers ’75

“Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder. This was played a lot and now, whenever I hear it, I think of TCU, Waits Hall and my roommate, Meff Brennan. Karen Turley Parker ’80

Any time I hear Rod Stewart’s “Maggie Mae” I think of TCU and the basement snack bar, because it seemed that every time I hit those stairs it was on the juke box down there. Also “Witchy Woman” by The Eagles, “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple. Bob Fillman ’74

80s

“Jet Airliner” – Steve Miller Band; “Rock Lobster” – B52s; “Dreams” – Fleetwood Mac; “All of My Love” – Led Zeppelin; “My Sharona” – The Knack; “Let’s Go” – The Cars; “I Want You To Want Me” – Cheap Trick;  “Dreamweaver” – Gary Wright; “Anything” by Frank Zappa and The Who. Pablo Ussher ’80

“Back in Black,” ACDC – I danced up a storm at club on Camp Bowie my freshman year. “Another One Bites the Dust,” Queen. “Born in the USA,” Bruce Springsteen – He was at the top in the ’80s. “What a Feeling,” Irene Cara. “Beat It,” Michael Jackson. “Careless Whisper,” George Michael “Come on Eileen,” Dexy’s Midnight Runners. Karen Andrews ’84 (’89)

“Jungle Love” – Morris Day & the Time. When this song was played everybody hit the dance floor! Gregg Bartus ’87

I heard “American Pie” no less than three times a week during the years 1986-1990, usually at The University Pub. Since you could play three songs for $1 on thejukebox, this 7-minute “to me” gave you your money’s worth! Julia Stewart ’90

90s

Sheryl Crow’s “All I want to do is have some fun” Mandy Cloud ’96

I remember walking down the halls of Colby and hearing the “Days of Our Lives” theme song in stereo. It was on in every room! Jessica Judd ’99

“The Road Goes On Forever” by Robert Earl Keen – Kicked off and played constantly throughout every road trip. Mark Z. Mourer ’95

“Talks to Angels” – Black Crowes Gary Natus ’96

Alanis Morrisette’s CD “Jagged Little Pill” Jonathan Radenz ’99

Jewel’s “You Were Meant For Me” Katy Graham Lee ’99