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Old 02-11-2021, 12:00 PM   #1
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Question Favourite tracks featuring the accordion!

What are some of your favourite hits from the Billboard charts with prominent accordion parts? Here are a few of mine:














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The only other good one I know....or is that a harmonica...?

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The only other good one I know....or is that a harmonica...?
There does seem to be an accordion in the mix in places although the prominent instrument in the intro and later on is a harmonica.

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One of my wifes favorite singers....
accordion and violin both...
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Re: Favourite tracks featuring the accordion!

The Band used the accordion on several tracks over the years...but I recall this one the best...

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Not a Billboard chart topper but just interesting.

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Re: Favourite tracks featuring the accordion!

I thought I ran across a hit by the Dave Clark Five featuring the accordion a few weeks ago but I've been unable to track it down again.

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I thought I ran across a hit by the Dave Clark Five featuring the accordion a few weeks ago but I've been unable to track it down again.

Wow....Dave Clark 5...now that would be interesting with accordion.
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Here's a good one by Bruce Springsteen:



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I thought I ran across a hit by the Dave Clark Five featuring the accordion a few weeks ago but I've been unable to track it down again.
Evidently I'd mixed the Dave Clark Five up with the Gary Lewis & the Playboys. Not only did Gary Lewis & the Playboys have a dedicated accordion player but among the bands with a dedicated accordion player, Gary Lewis & the Playboys were the best at cracking the hit charts:





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Although Bill haley & His Comets are often pictured with a dedicated accordion player, I can't pick out an accordion in their signature hit:



It seems their accordion player often switched to Hammond organ depending upon the piece.

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What are some of your favourite hits from the Billboard charts with prominent accordion parts? Here are a few of mine:



Interesting that in the track about an accordion there's hardly any played. Only a very few bars by Peter Townshend at about the ninety second mark with the "Squeeze me, come on and squeeze me" refrain. The track is actually dominated by Townshend's banjo.

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Exclamation Re: Favourite tracks featuring the accordion!

Here again is the one by Buckwheat Zydeco that dwill123 nominated above:



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