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Favorite songs beginning with B from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's - Rock 'n' roll, Ballads, love songs

"Babe (I Love You)" by Styx. 1979.  Then    Later   "Lyrics"

Styx  is an American rock band that became famous for its albums from the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Chicago band is known for melding the style of prog-rock with the power of hard rock guitar, strong ballads, and elements of American musical theater.  The band is best known for the hit songs "Lady" (#6, 1975), "Come Sail Away" (#8, 1977), "Babe" (#1, 1979), "The Best of Times" (#3, 1981), "Too Much Time on My Hands" (#9, 1981), and "Mr. Roboto" (#3, 1983).

"Baby, Baby, It's a Wild World" by Cat Stevens. 1971.  Then Cat Stevens-Then  Now Cat Stevens-Now "Lyrics"

Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; 21 July 1948), commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, education philanthropist and prominent convert to Islam.

"Baby Come Back" by Player.  1977.  Then Player, the band-Then "Lyrics"

"Baby Come Back" is a song by American rock group Player. It was released in October 1977 as the lead single from their self-titled second album of the same name. It was written by lead singer Peter Beckett and J.C. Crowley. The song was their biggest single, hitting number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 on the soul charts, in 1978. It was the breakthrough single for the band, gaining them mainstream success, and the only number-one hit of their career.

"Baby, I Love You" by The Ronettes. 1963. Then The Ronettes-Then  (The group broke up by 1966.) "Lyrics"

"Baby, I Love You" is a pop song written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Phil Spector, produced by Spector, and originally recorded in 1963 by The Ronettes. The successful single peaked at number twenty-four on both Billboard Hot 100 and Cashbox Hot 100,  The Ronettes were an American 1960s girl group from New York City. One of the most popular groups from that period, they placed more than eight songs on the Billboard Hot 100, five of which became top forty hits. 

"Baby I Need Your Lovin'" by Johnny Rivers. 1967. (orig. by Four Tops in 1964) Then Johnny Rivers-Then  Now Johnny Rivers-Now "Lyrics"

"Baby I Need Your Loving" is a 1964 hit single recorded by the Four Tops for the Motown label.  The song was the group's first Motown single and their first pop Top 20 hit, making it to number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 in the fall of 1964. It was also their first million-selling hit single. British group The Fourmost released their version of this song, reaching #24 in November 1964.  The Supremes covered the song in 1966 in their The Supremes A' Go Go album.  The song was recorded by Johnny Rivers in 1967. His version, titled "Baby I Need Your Lovin'", was released as a single, and became a number-three hit on the Billboard pop chart.

"Baby's Got Blue Eyes" by Elton John.  1982.  Then   Recent   Lyrics


"Baby Sittin' Boogie" by Buzz Clifford. 1961.  Then Buzz Clifford-Then   Recent CD Buzz Clifford-Recent  "Lyrics"

Buzz Clifford (born Reese Francis Clifford III, October 8, 1941, Berwyn, Illinois) is an American pop singer and songwriter.  Clifford played guitar as a child and won several talent competitions as a teenager. He signed to Bow Records at age 15, releasing a few singles but finding no success. After signing with Columbia Records, he released the single "Hello Mr. Moonlight", which did not chart. The follow-up, "Baby Sittin' Boogie"/"Driftwood" (though "Driftwood" was technically the B-side the record tends to be regarded as a double-A-side), became a crossover hit in the U.S. in 1961, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100,


"Bad Bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce.  1973.  Then Jim Croce-Then  Later Jim Croce-Later  "Lyrics"

James Joseph "Jim" Croce; January 10, 1943 � September 20, 1973) was an American singer-songwriter. Between 1966 and 1973, Croce released five studio albums and 11 singles. His singles "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" and "Time in a Bottle" were both number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.  Jim died in a plane crash on his way to another concert.

"Bad Blood" by Neil Sedaka. 1975. Then Neil Sedaka-Then   Recent Neil Sedaka-Recent  "Lyrics"

Bad Blood" was a popular song written by Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody. The song, with uncredited backing vocals by Elton John, reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975, remaining in the top position for three weeks.  Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939) is an American pop-rock singer, pianist, and composer. His career has spanned nearly 55 years, during which time he has sold millions of records as an artist and has written or co-written over 500 songs for himself and other artists,

"Bad to the Bone" by George Thorogood. 1982.  Then George Thorogood-Then  Now George Thorogood-Now "Lyrics"

"Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty. 1978. Then  Gerry Rafferty-Then  Later Gerry Rafferty-Later  "Lyrics"

"Band on the Run" by Paul McCartney and Wings. 1973. Then Paul McCartney and Wings-Then  Now Paul McCartney-Now "Lyrics"

"Barbara Ann" by the Beachboys. 1965.  Then  The Beach Boys-Then  Later The Beach Boys-Later "Lyrics"

"Be-Bop-A-Lula" by Gene Vincent.  1956. Then  Gene Vincent-Then  "Lyrics"

"Bend Me, Shape Me" by The American Breed. 1968.  Then The American Breed-Then  Later The American Breed-Later (Orig. by the Outsiders, 1966)  Lyrics

"Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes. 1981.  Then Kim Carnes-Then  Now Kim Carnes-Now "Lyrics"

"Best of My Love" by The Eagles.  1974.  Then The Eagles-Then  Now The Eagles-Now "Lyrics"

"Black is Black" by Los Bravos. 1967.  Then Los Bravos-Then  "Lyrics"

"Black Water"  by The Doobie Brothers. 1974.  Then The Doobie Brothers-Then  Now The Doobie Brothers-Now  Lyrics

"Blinded By the Light" by Manfred Mann. 1976.  Then Later "Lyrics"

"Blue Bayou" by Roy Orbison. 1963.  Then Roy Orbison-Then  Later Roy Orbison-Later  Then ( Linda Ronstadt - 1977)   Linda Ronstadt-Then "Lyrics"

"Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino.  1956. Then  Fats Domino-Then   "Lyrics"

"Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain"  by Willie Nelson.  1975.  Then Willie Nelson-Then Now Willie Nelson-Now (orig. by R.Acuff, 1945, and H.Williams, 1951) Lyrics

"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen. 1975.  Then Queen-Then  Later Queen-Later   "Lyrics" "Lead singer Freddy Mercury died from AIDS complications in 1991. Queen continues to play, record and tour, often with Adam Lambert performing as lead singer.)

"Boys of Summer"  by  Don Henley.  1984.  Then    Later    "Lyrics"

"Brandy, (You're a Fine Girl)" by Looking Glass. 1972.    Then  Looking Glass-Then  (Group ceased to exist by mid-70's) "Lyrics"

"Brick House" by The Commodores. 1977.  Then The Commodores-Then  Later  The Commodores-Later "Lyrics"

"Bring It On Home to Me" by Sam Cooke. 1962.  Then  Sam Cooke-Then   (performed by dozens of others) "Lyrics"

"Brother Louie" by The Stories. 1973.  Then The Stories-Then  "Lyrics"

"Brown-Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison. 1967.  Then    Now "Lyrics"

"Burning Love" by Elvis Presley.  1972.  Then Elvis Presley-Then  Later Elvis Presley-Later  "Lyrics"

"(I'm) Busted" by Ray Charles. 1963.  Then Ray Charles-Then  Later Ray Charles-Later  "Lyrics"

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