220px-At_the_Whisky_à_Go_Go_cover#18 – Johnny Rivers – “Memphis” – (1964)

The song “Memphis” was originally written and recorded by Chuck Berry in 1959. Johnny Rivers did a live version of it – which was really his own take on it – in 1964 and this version made it to #2 in the U.S. After this, Chuck Berry’s live versions of the song resembled this version more than the original, which says something about how good this version is.

#14 – Johnny Rivers – “Swayin’ to the Music (Slow Dancin’)” – (1978)

Does anyone even know who Johnny Rivers is anymore? I love this song. It’s soft and sweet. Not everything had to be hard rock or disco in the 70s, there was still pop music and some pretty good pop at that. Johnny Rivers had some really good songs over the years and this is, perhaps, the best. This was actually his last hit single in the U.S., peaking at #8 and becoming an adult contemporary airplay standard for the next 25 years.