Rather a lot of songs begin with this admonition, and the young lady with the weapon (she was actually selling hosiery, but who’s to know?) might be in a mood to enforce it. My first search for “Don’t” songs produced a list of nearly eight hundred; restricting it to those actually beginning with “Don’t” cut it back by three-fourths, and these were the ones that made the final, um, cut.

Cover art, Wendex 111130-2Track listing for 111130-2:

  1. Electric Light Orchestra: Don’t Let Me Down
  2. Elvis Presley: Don’t Be Cruel
  3. Patty Duke: Don’t Just Stand There
  4. Joe South: Don’t It Make You Want to Go Home
  5. Herman’s Hermits: Don’t Go Out into the Rain
  6. Beverly Bremers: Don’t Say You Don’t Remember
  7. The Orlons: Don’t Hang Up
  8. The Beach Boys: Don’t Worry Baby
  9. The Beatles: Don’t Let Me Down
  10. The Marvelettes: Don’t Mess with Bill
  11. Paul Revere and the Raiders: Don’t Take It So Hard
  12. Bettye Swann: Don’t Touch Me
  13. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Don’t Do Me Like That
  14. The Animals: Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
  15. Petula Clark: Don’t Give Up
  16. Crowded House: Don’t Dream It’s Over
  17. Gerry and the Pacemakers: Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying
  18. Peppermint Rainbow: Don’t Wake Me Up in the Morning, Michael
  19. Elton John: Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  20. Della Reese: Don’t You Know
  21. The Human League: Don’t You Want Me
  22. The Searchers: Don’t Throw Your Love Away
  23. The Buckinghams: Don’t You Care
  24. Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over
  25. Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds: Don’t Pull Your Love
  26. The Band: Don’t Do It

One Response to “Don’t”

  1. Says:

    Bordering on busy…

    This weekend has proved to be somewhat less unproductive than I had anticipated: not only did I finish off my tax returns, I got the car washed, the kitchen restocked, a new mix CD assembled, two blogs (not this one)……