Top 10 Songs From The Dells

The Dells Songs

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Our Top 10 songs from The Dells list looks at one of the early American rhythm and blues groups that were first formed in the early 1950s. The group was led by the incredible vocal talents of the group lead singer Marvin Junior. The man was definitely one of the most underrated singers of all time. Nonetheless, the group got their due as they were inducted into the the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2004. The band was active for sixty years until they hung it up in the 2000s due to simply old age.

# 10 – Tell The World

We open up our top 10 Dells songs list with the classic doo-wop song entitled “Tell The World.” The song was released as the band’s first single. The single was released in 1955.  The song did not break on to any of the music charts at the time. Nonetheless, this is a great way to start out this Dells songs list as its all about the vocals on this sensational track.

# 9 – O-O, I Love You

Continuing with our top 10 Dells songs list we take a listen to the great song entitled “O-O, I Love You.” The song was released on the album entitled There Is. The album was released in 1967. It was the first single released from the album. The song made it onto  the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number sixty one. It was a bigger hit on the US Billboard R&B charts as it peaked at number twenty two on those charts.

# 8 – The Glory Of Love

In the number eight spot our top 10 songs Dells list we present the song entitled The “Glory Of Love.” This famous song has been covered by so many artists from Otis Redding to Paul McCartney. However no one ever sang it better than Marvin Junior. Listen to the mesmerising vocal performance that the Dells delivered on this song. The song was released on the album entitled Love Is Blue. The album was released in 1971. The song was a hit on the US Billboard R&B charts peaking at number thirty.

# 7 – You Just Can’t Walk Away

There’s nothing cooler than 50s bands that continue to release hits throughout the 60s and 70s and still had R&B soul hits in the 1980s. That’s just with the Dells did. We saw that happen with The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Whispers and many others. In the number seven position our top 10 Dells songs list is the song entitled “You Just Can’t Walk Away.”  The song was released on the album entitled One Step Closer. The album was released in 1984. It was the first single released from the album.The song was a hit on the US Billboard R&B charts peaking at number twenty three.

# 6 – “I Can Sing A Rainbow” / “Love Is Blue

Landing in the number six spot our top 10 Dells songs list we present the great two song medley “I Can Sing A Rainbow” / “Love Is Blue.” The medley was released on the album entitled Love Is Blue. The album was released in 1969. It was the first of three singles  released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number twenty two. It also did extremely well on the US Billboard R&B Charts reaching as high as number five. They loved the song in the United Kingdom too where it broke into the top 20 of the UK Pop songs.

# 5 – There Is

At the halfway point on our top 10 Dells songs list we take a listen to the sensational song “There Is.” This is a fantastic R&B big sounding song with great production. They sound more like The Temptations or Four Tops on this one. The song was issued on the album entitled There Is. The album was released in 1968. It was the second single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number twenty. It was also a top 20 hit on the US Billboard R&B Charts reaching all the way up to number eleven.

# 4 – Always Together

At the number four spot on our top 10 Dells songs list we present the song “Always Together.” The song was released on the album entitled The Dells Musical Menu/Always Together. The album was released in 1968.  It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number eighteen. It was also a top 10 hit on the US Billboard R&B Charts reaching all the way up to number three.

# 3 – Stay in My Corner

Moving along on our top 10 Dells songs list we present the song “Stay in My Corner.” This was a song that was recorded multiple times in both 1965 and 1968. The Dells liked to re-record many of their songs especially the hits, in hopes of charting higher on the charts the second time around which many times they did. The group’s 1965 version charted at number 30 on the US Billboard R&B charts  The Dells 1968 new version was an even more successful release as it hit the top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number ten.

# 2 – Oh, What A Night

As we start to get to a close on our top 10 Dells songs list we celebrate the song “Oh What A Night.” This is one of the band’s most famous songs. They recorded it multiple times throughout their career. The first version was released in 1956. The group had a top-10 hit with the song that year as it peaked at number four on the US Billboard R&B charts. However, the Dells recorded the song once again in 1969 in a more soulful fashion and had an even bigger hit with the song as it was a top 10 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100.

# 1 – The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind)

We close out our top 10 Dells songs list with the beautiful ballad entitled  “The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind),” The song was released on the album entitled Freedom Means… The album was released in 1971. It was the only single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number thirty. The vocal performance on this one is so spectacular.

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