Thursday, September 03, 2015

MA-66 - Spy Craze




Welcome back to my musical compilations.

These songs reflect a smidgen of the impact on pop culture created by the popularity of spies and secret agents in recent pop culture.

You can probably trace the antecedents of 007, U.N.C.L.E., and the rest to Cold war anxieties.  After all, some secrets could be literally earth-shattering!

And the fascinating concept of sneaking around supposedly for a greater good was cast backwards in time to such TV characters as Honey West, or James West and his partner Artemus Gordon.  Were there any pup-culturally famous futuristic, sci-fi spies?  You tell me!

The present compilation covers songs from 1963 to 2012.  I hope you like it!

01. Special Agent - The Eagles (2:19)  1963
02. The Spy - The Original Checkmates (1:58)   1963
03. Agent Double-O-Soul - Edwin Starr (2:44)   1965
04. Would You Believe - George Kent (2:33)   1965
05. 007 - Stan Kenton (2:25)   1965
06. 99 - Barbara Feldon (2:49)   1966
07. Max - Barbara Feldon (2:22)   1966
08. I Spy for the FBI - Jamo Thomas (2:33)   1966
09. The Last of the Secret Agents - Nancy Sinatra (2:45)   1966
10. L’agent Secret - Petula Clark (2:13)   1966
11. Secret Agents - The Olympics (2:25)   1966
12. The Silencers - Vikki Carr (2:58)   1966
13. Come Spy with Me - Smokey Robinson (2:57)   1967
14. Undercover Man - The Edgar Winter Group (3:49)   1972
15. Secret Agent Man - DEVO (3:35)   1979
16. Love Secret Agent - Lew Kirton (4:18)   1980
17. I Spy - The Dooleys (3:07)   1980
18. Spies in the Night - The Manhattan Transfer (4:02)   1981
19. Goodbye, Mr. Bond - Blotto (5:42)   1982
20. Spy vs Spy - Toto Coelo (3:26)  1983
21. Secret Agent - Robin Gibbs (4:53)   1984
22. Hombre Secreto (Secret Agent Man) - The Plugz (1:47)   1984
23. Get Smart - The Kaos Killers (0:57)   1993
24. Secret Agent - Letters to Cleo (2:53)   1998
25. My Baby Loves the Secret Agent - The Detroit Cobras (1:59)   2003
26. Undercover Agent - The Caroloregians (2:42)   2008
27. I Wish I Was a Spy - Peter Bjorn & John (1:51)   2011


Remember, maintain plausible deniability at all costs!

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