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Artist Track Album / Format Year Comments
Hank Levine and his Orchestra  Image, Part One   Options (45) from the Brainen Archive   1961  Show Intro Theme. 
Drifters  Only in America   Options   1963  Written by Leiber, Stoller, Mann and Weil 
Shangri-las  Leader of the Pack   Options   1964  Written by Barry, Greenwich and Morton 
Cheers  Black denim trousers and motorcycle boots   Options   1955  Written by Leiber and Stoller 
Edith Piaf  L'homme a la moto (The man on the motorcycle)   Options   1956  Written by Leiber and Stoller 
 
Music behind DJ:
Bert Kaempfert 
  That Happy Feeling   1962 / 1996   
Bobby Nunn with the Robbins  That's what the good book says   Options   1951  Written by Leiber and Stoller 
Wanda Jackson  Riot in Cell Block #9   Options   1961  Written by Leiber and Stoller 
Chuck Jackson  I keep forgettin'   Options   1962  Written by Leiber and Stoller 
 
Music behind DJ:
Bert Kaempfert 
  That Happy Feeling      
Doc Pomus  It's great to be young and in love (demo)   Options   1959  Written by Pomus and Shuman
This song would become "A Teenager in Love" 
Elvis Presley  Mess 'o Blues   Options   1960  Written by Pomus and Shuman 
Elvis Presley  Marie's the name (His latest flame)   Options   1961  Written by Pomus and Shuman 
Mort Shumann  Marie's the Name (His latest flame)   Options   1961  Written by Pomus and Shuman
demo version 
Andy Williams  Can't get used to losin' you   Options   1963  Written by Pomus and Shuman 
 
Music behind DJ:
Bert Kaepfert 
  That Happy Feeling      
Shirelles  It's love that really counts   Options   1962  Written by Bacharach and David 
Gene McDaniels  Another teardrop falls   Options   1962  Written by Bacharach and David 
Helen Shapiro  Keep away from other Girls   Options   1962  Written by Bacharach and David 
 
Music behind DJ:
Bert Kaempfert 
  That Happy Feeling      
Neil Sedaka  Stairway to Heaven   Options   1960  Written by Sedaka and Greenfield 
Connie Francis  My heart has a mind of it's own   Options   1960  Written by Greenfield and Keller 
Ben E. King  Standing in the footsteps of a fool   Options   1962  Written by Greenfield and Keller 
 
Music behind DJ:
Bert Kaempfert 
  That Happy Feeling      
Carol King  Cryin' in the Rain   Options   1962  Written by King and Greenfield
Carol's demo 
Carol King  Walkin' with my Angel   Options     Written by Goffin and King
Carol's demo 
Carol King  Road to Nowhere   Options   1967  Written by Goffin and King 
 
Music behind DJ:
Bert Kaempfert 
  That Happy Feeling      
Barry Mann  Teenage has-been   Options   1962  Written by Mann, Weil and Goffin 
Leroy Van Dyke  If a woman answers (hang up the phone)   Options   1962  Written by Mann and Weil 
Bill Medley  Brown eyed Woman   Options   1968  Written by Mann and Weil 
 
Music behind DJ:
Bert Kaempfert 
  That Happy Feeling      
Raindrops  Hanky Panky   Options   1963  Written by Barry and Greenwich 
Shangri-las  Out in the Streets   Options   1965  Written by Barry and Greenwich 
Ellie Greenwich  You don't know   Options   1965  Written by Barry, Greenwich and Morton 
Bert Kaempfert    That Happy Feeling      
Exciters  Do-Wah-Diddy (sic)   Options   1964  Written by Barry and Greenwich
With a slightly modified title this would become Manfred Mann's first hit single. 


(from the Brainen Archive The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)

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