I’ll be adding to this as I think of more.
In no particular order, they are:
“The Loco-motion”–that opening sax hook will get you singing along with the lyrics from start to finish
“Mack the Knife”–the upbeat tempo and arrangement more than make up for the gruesome lyrics. Bobby Darin is perhaps the most versatile performer to have ever lived. Big band, folk, rock, and everything in between. Hard to believe he was only 35 when he died. So many accomplishments in such a short life. We can only speculate what he would have accomplished had he lived longer. Needless to say, gone WAY too soon.
“Da Doo Ron Ron”–THE best of the Phil Spector produced “girl group” songs. I was in fifth grade when this song came out. My vocabulary being limited at the time, I thought that the title was “They do run, run”. The minute you hear that opening hook, you’ll be singing along with it from start to finish. If you’re not, you’d better check your pulse!