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How many songs?
« on: February 06, 2011, 11:56:33 PM »
I suppose I was thinking again about the unfairness of Jan and Dean not being in the Hall of fame. It got me wondering just how many songs Jan had written? In terms of output it must be well up there. I was listening again to the really early stuff and there are some great tunes. I know life is short but has anyone ever added up just how many songs (including instrumentals?)

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Re: How many songs?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011, 01:59:17 AM »
Here's a partial list of Jan's songwriting credits . . . not counting some of the unfinished and/or unpublished stuff:

1.   There In the Night — (The Barons)
2.   Jennie Lee — (Jan & Arnie) #3 CB, #4 R&B, #8 B || (Billy Ward & His Dominoes — #46 CB, #55 B)TOP 10
3.   Gotta Get A Date — (Jan & Arnie)
4.   Gas Money — (Jan & Arnie) #81 BTOP 100
5.   Bonnie Lou — (Jan & Arnie)
6.   The Beat That Can't Be Beat — (Jan & Arnie)
7.   I Love Linda — (Jan & Arnie)
8.   Cherish My Love — (Jan & Arnie)
9.   Jeanette, Get Your Hair Done — (Jan & Dean)
10.   Clementine — #65 B, #88 CBTOP 100
11.   Judy (Judy’s A Angel)
12.   You’re On My Mind
13.   Cindy
14.   Rosie Lane
15.   My Midsummer Night’s Dream
16.   Those Words
17.   Something A Little Bit Different
18.   She’s Still Talkin’ Baby Talk
19.   A Boy
20.   I’m Dying To Give My Love To You — (Pixie)
21.   When I Learn How to Cry
22.   Just For Tonight — (Judy & Jill)
23.   I Adore Him — #13 R&B, #23 CB, #25 B (The Angels)TOP 20
24.   Ace Of Hearts — (The Matadors)
25.   Gonna Hustle You
26.   Surf City — #1 B, #1 CB, #3 R&BTOP 10
27.   She’s My Summer Girl
28.   Honolulu Lulu — #10 CB, #11 BTOP 10
29.   Someday (You’ll Go Walking By)
30.   Philadelphia, PA
31.   La Corrida — (The Matadors)
32.   Drag City — #10 B, #10 CBTOP 10
33.   Schlock Rod (Part 1)
34.   Schlock Rod (Part 2)
35.   Drag Strip Girl
36.   Surfin’ Hearse
37.   Surf Route 101
38.   Hot Stocker
39.   He Don’t Love Me — (Shelley Fabares)
40.   Come On Let Yourself Go (Part 1) — (The Matadors) — FILM
41.   Come On Let Yourself Go (Part 2) — (The Matadors) — FILM
42.   Dead Man’s Curve — #8 B, #9 CBTOP 10
43.   The New Girl In School — #26 CB, #37 BTOP 30
44.   Three Window Coupe — #28 B, #29 CB (The Rip Chords)TOP 30
45.   My Mighty G.T.O.
46.   Bucket T — #54 B, #61 CB (Ronny & the Daytonas)TOP 100
47.   Rockin’ Little Roadster
48.   “B” Gas Rickshaw (Quasimoto)
49.   Barons, West L.A.
50.   Hey Little Freshman
51.   Ride the Wild Surf — #16 B, #23 CB — FILM — TOP 20
52.   Anaheim, Azusa . . . — #50 CB, #77 BTOP 100
53.   Waimea Bay
54.   Skateboarding (Part 1)
55.   Surfin’ Wild
56.   Down At Malibu Beach
57.   Walk On the Wet Side
58.   The Submarine Races
59.   Like Old Times
60.   The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena) — #3 B, #5 CBTOP 10
61.   Old Ladies Seldom Power Shift
62.   Move Out Little Mustang
63.   Skateboarding (Part 2)
64.   Judy Loves Me — #95 B (Johnny Crawford)TOP 100
65.   Freeway Flyer
66.   You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy — #27 B, #42 CBTOP 30
67.   The Universal Coward
68.   I Can’t Wait To Love You
69.   A Beginning From An End — #109 B
70.   Folk City
71.   Batman — #60 CB, #66 BTOP 100
72.   Robin the Boy Wonder
73.   The Joker Is Wild
74.   Bat Cues (various, with George Tipton)
75.   Hawaii
76.   Tijuana
77.   Fan Tan
78.   Love & Hate
79.   Only A Boy
80.   Carnival of Sound
81.   I Know My Mind
82.   Laurel & Hardy
83.   Girl, You’re Blowing My Mind
84.   Mulholland
85.   Mother Earth
86.   Blue Moon Shuffle
87.   Blow Up Music
88.   Tinsel Town (Hitch-A-Ride To Hollywood)
89.   Fun City
90.   Totally Wild
91.   Sing Sang A Song
92.   That’s The Way It Is
93.   How-How I Love Her
94.   Skateboard Surfin’ U.S.A.
95.   Hot Lookin’ Lady
96.   Hawaiian Mirage
97.   The Best Love Ever
98.   Just One of Those Days
99.   The National Enquirer
100.   Get That Girl
101.   Spring Break
102.   Love Her Tonight
103.   She’s Dancing, Daning
104.   Oh, The Love Inside Me
105.   So Here I Go Again
106.   31 Flavors, 31 Years
107.   Flight No. 9 (Cheyenne) – (Natural High)
108.   Ginny On My Mind - (multiple alternate titles)
109.   Your Sweet, Sweet Love
110.   I’m Coming After You
111.   The Magic of Making Love
112.   The Battle of Strawberry Fields
113.   Rock City

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Re: How many songs?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011, 08:39:57 AM »
Looks like this includes 17 hits and 11 top 40 smashes. Not to shabby!!!

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Re: How many songs?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011, 01:31:23 PM »
Haven't had time to go through these in any detail but it speaks for itself. Well over 100 and some great hits, some near misses as well as some hidden gems.

Roll on the box set!

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Re: How many songs?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2011, 02:18:59 PM »

I added some chart numbers to make the list a little easier to digest.

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Re: How many songs?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2011, 12:54:14 PM »
Cherish My Love Jan and Arnie - not heard of that one. Was it released? Is it available now?

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Re: How many songs?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2015, 07:36:26 PM »
Theres a few christian/altfeld etc songs on that list that jan was NOT listed as co.author: mighty GTO, bucketT, roadster, barons west LA, hey little freshmen, look at the record and see...second surf route 101 is sugar shack ha.

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Re: How many songs?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2015, 09:46:49 PM »
Kook . . . Reading is fundamental. Comprehension is maybe a little more challenging. Jan co-wrote those songs in 1964 but his name did not appear on the DMC/NGIS label because he purposely withheld it, trying to place the publishing with another company. That stunt backfired. Screen Gems knew Jan had written the songs while under contract and they called him out on it. The result was the official loss of the credits, not merely their initial absence from the disc label.

Jan's credit, however, remained intact for Ronny and the Daytonas' release of "Bucket 'T'."



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Re: How many songs?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2015, 05:02:58 AM »
What about this one?




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Re: How many songs?
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2015, 05:16:02 AM »
Sonny Curtis single I don't think I've ever come accross that one. Is Jans involvement referenced anywhere else. Must of missed it.
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Re: How many songs?
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2015, 07:05:50 AM »
Is "Right From the Start" by Jan & Arnie written by Jan Berry? I know it was never offically released but a great song that shows off his incredible writting talents even back in 1958

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Re: How many songs?
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2015, 07:39:50 AM »
Kann, it's not officially listed on BMI as a song he composed. But that may just mean he didn't officially send it in. He could have written it.

Black Sea, great find on the Sonny Curtis record!

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Re: How many songs?
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2015, 10:48:04 AM »
What about this one?





Yes, Jan officially arranged both sides of the Sonny Curtis disc. This happened as a result of his production contract with Screen Gems. Like Colpix, Dimension was a label affiliated with Screen Gems (having been founded  by Don Kirshner and Al Nevins).
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Re: How many songs?
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2015, 10:54:50 AM »
Is "Right From the Start" by Jan & Arnie written by Jan Berry? I know it was never offically released but a great song that shows off his incredible writting talents even back in 1958

Yes, and Arnie's distinctive lead voice is not present on the recording. It's more of a group recording, and some of the vocalists were African American.

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Re: How many songs?
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2015, 10:56:57 AM »
Cherish My Love Jan and Arnie - not heard of that one. Was it released? Is it available now?

"Cherish My Love" was officially copyrighted to Jan Berry and Don Altfeld in 1960. It was recorded and released by the Glens.