#LLLPlay playlist (before the play started) #richardarmitage
This is a complete list of what I heard before the play — they opened the house up a half hour ahead of time and this playlist played through once and usually looped into a second play of the first two songs or so. Richard Armitage’s “turn off your phones and unwrap your candies” announcement came approximately during the middle of “Do You Love Me?” Will continue with the rest of the list later (about to start boarding on plane). Several of these songs I identified by writing down lyrics in the theater and googling afterwards.
3. “I Only Want To Be With You,” Dusty Springfield’s debut single (1963). #4 in the UK, #12 in the U.S. in 1964.
5. Tom Jones, “What’s New, Pussycat?” (1965). Also a Bacharach number.
6. The Yardbirds, “Heart Full of Soul,” (1965). I had never heard this song before although I’d heard of the band because of Eric Clapton. This is the first song recorded without him, I guess. #2 in the UK and #9 in the U.S.
9. “Catch Us If You Can,” The Dave Clark Five (1965). #5 in the UK, #4 in the U.S.
10. “Don’t Sleep in the Subway,” Petula Clark (1967). #12 in the UK, #1 in the U.S. I had really never heard this song before the play.
11. “Bus Stop,” The Hollies (1966). #5 in the UK, #5 in the U.S.
12. “Do You Love Me?” The Contours, 1962. Motown. #1 in the U.S.; I did not find a British chart statistic.
13. “It’s Not Unusual,” Tom Jones (1965). Jones’ second single and the BBC initially refused to play it due to Jones’ questionable image. #1 in the UK, #10 in the U.S.