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"Vaya con Dios , literally "Go with God") is a popular song written by Larry Russell, Inez James, and Buddy Pepper, and first recorded by Anita O'Day in December 1952. Les Paul and Mary Ford had a No. 1 recording of the song in 1953. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time. As it turns out it's also a wonderful accordion tune.
"Oh, Pretty Woman" or "Pretty Woman" is a song recorded by Roy Orbison. It was released as a single in August 1964 on Monument Records and spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 . The record ultimately sold seven million copies and marked the high point in Orbison's career. "Oh, Pretty Woman" was eventually the basis for the 1990 film Pretty Woman starring Julia Roberts and the 2018 Broadway musical Pretty Woman: The Musical.
"Under the Boardwalk" is a pop song written by Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick and recorded by The Drifters in 1964. It charted at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on August 22, 1964. The song has since been covered by many artists. It ranked #489 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The lyric describes a tryst between a man and his beloved in a seaside town, who plan to privately meet "out of the sun" and out of sight from everyone else under a boardwalk. The instrumentation includes güiro, triangle and violins. The song's chorus is unusual in that it switches from a major to minor key. As it turns out , it is also a terrific accordion party song
"Unchained Melody" is a 1955 song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. Over 1,500 recordings of "Unchained Melody" have been made by more than 670 artists, in multiple languages. Of the hundreds of recordings made, the Righteous Brothers' version in July 1965, with a solo by Bobby Hatfield, became the jukebox standard for the late 20th century.