In recognition of April 1st, we thought a little April Fool’s Day Brain Game might be in order.
You know they say that playing memory games is another way of keeping your mind sharp, so I spent a few minutes dusting off my personal memory banks to come up with this list of songs with the word “fool “ in the title. Some are pretty memorable, others, maybe not so much! I bet you can think of others, so please, play the April Fool’s Day Brain Game and add your personal favorites.
Here’s my top 10 in decending order of dates:
From 1981 Who could forget Barbara Streisand and Barry Gibb’s “ What Kind of fool” Just look at that album cover!
From 1971 Elvin Bishops catchy “Fooled around and Fell in love” peaked at number 3 on the Billboard charts that year. This video is a truly a blast from the past!
From 1968 The Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools” is still one of my all-time favorites! Definitely worth watching.
From 1967 The amazing Beatles Magical Mystery Tour album featured Paul McCartney’s ballad “The Fool on the Hill”. Do you know that song was so overshadowed by the rest of the album, it did not make it to the Billboard Charts until it was covered some years later by Sergio Mendez and the Brazil 66…
This one from 1963: Do you happen to remember Leslie Gore’s rendition of “She’s a Fool” which topped out at # 5 on the Billboard Charts?
From 1961 Sammy Davis Jr. gave the world the beautiful “ What kind of fool am I?” That classic song topped the Billboard charts at #6 and won the Grammy Song of the year as well. That song was actually from a Broadway musical. Can you remember what musical that was a part of?
Listen here to another hit from 1961- Brenda Lee’s “ Fool # 1” which peaked at #3 that year.
And of course in 1959 “The King” himself, Elvis Presley brought the world
“A Fool such as I”
From 1958 Ricky Nelson’s popular “ Poor Little Fool’ Topped the billboard charts at #1 for two weeks in a row. Didn’t he have a TV show as well?
1956 Frankie Lyman and the teenagers performed “Why do Fools Fall in Love?’ Apparently Frankie was 13 years old at the time he wrote this song. You’ll love this video from the Frankie Lane show- It was their first television appearance!
So play the April Fool’s Day Brain Game. Can you come up with other songs? I bet if you ask your family and friends you’ll have your own top 10 in no time!
Have fun with it, and have a great April Fool’s Day from all of us at Spinlife!