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One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “OK Ray” by Ringo Starr!!

For as long as I’ve been on the radio, and definitely for as long as I’ve been writing a blog, I will occasionally make a reference to a song being “One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded!” (GSER)

I would usually follow that by saying that I would eventually start a category for it, but then never get around to it.

Well, now I’m getting around to it!

My radio show, “Theme Attic,”  is on Wednesdays 12PM-4PM ET.

The show can be heard on WHFR 89.3 FM in the Dearborn-Detroit area of Michigan, or it can be streamed with this link:!

The Greatest Songs will pretty much follow the pattern of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

I’ll select a song to celebrate and then give my thoughts about it. Nothing really brand new here that hasn’t been done before. But since I have a website, I can collect them and lay out what my own greatest songs are.

Here’s a link to have a look at “The Greatest Songs Ever Recorded”:! Occasionally, an “awesome song” crosses over to become a “Greatest Song!”

Even though I always emphasize new music and artists, it’s always fun to take a short drive through the legendary artists, since they influenced those other artists!

But a song doesn’t have to be old or done by a legendary Theme Attic Hall of Fame member to be thus honored.

I can think of several songs that are only a few years old or less that I could identify as One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded.

This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey!

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!


I have never sat down and thought about my favorite Ringo Starr song, but “OK Ray” from “Ringo Rama” would definitely be near the top!

I know I was already interested in music before The Beatles, but watching Ringo play drums took me to the stratosphere!

That’s what I wanted to do, and he quickly became my first favorite Beatle-as soon as I found out who he was!

There he was, smiling and shaking his head with that hair flying about!

I had never seen a drummer play like that before!

I’ve had some fun musical moments myself playing drums over the years, but that desire started with seeing Ringo!

Back to the song!

“OK Ray” was buried deep on a Japanese limited edition of “Ringo Rama.”

I usually feel that it’s not worth chasing one of those rare tracks because of the cost.

This is the one exception!

“OK Ray” is such a happy, island flavored “Ob Bla Di Ob Bla Da” type of tune!

The lyrics are silly, but they’re fun!

Only Ringo could get away with saying “Hunky dory lorry” and “It’s gonna be breeze Louise!”

He sings about not letting the world or anything else get you down!

“OK Ray” is the little pep talk to tell yourself not to give up and keep going!

There’s horns!

Hand claps!

Cheesy organ!

Rockin’ guitar solo!

Paul McCartney George Harrison, and John Lennon get shout outs!

It’s a still happy to be alive song, and he feels they’re right there with him!

And you can be, too, if you sing and dance along!

Peace and Love, Ringo!

Happy Birthday!

One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded is “OK Ray” by Ringo Starr!!!


I have plenty of other musical areas to explore:

Here’s a link for my weekly list of Fave Songs:

Here’s a link for my weekly Fave Album lists:

My somewhat unusual Hall of Fame can be explored here:!

Lastly, but most importantly, is my Philby Awards link! A Philby is my annual award for outstanding musical achievement!!

If you like what you see, don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the “like” button on my Facebook page, Phil Maq!

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