The Friday Five: Five “Catch” Songs

We’ve done surveys a lot lately, and I decided to get back to the themes I had been doing. Today’s theme: CATCH. Here are five songs with “catch” in the title.

Catch A Falling Star – Perry Como The first song I thought of when I came up with the theme, because I had been thinking “star.” Mr. Relaxation reached #2 in the US with this one in 1958. Its flip side, “Magic Moments,” spent eight weeks at #1 in the UK.

Catch Us If You Can – The Dave Clark Five The DC5 reached #5 with this in the US, UK, and Canada at different times in 1965.

You Can’t Catch Me – Chuck Berry I first heard The Blues Project cover this one, but Chuck played this for the 1956 movie Rock, Rock, Rock. It never charted, but it’s a good song anyway.

Catch The Wind – Donovan Another one I heard The Blues Project do first (yes, they were an eclectic band and yes, they were a big influence on me). It was his first single, released in 1965, and reached #4 in the UK and #23 in the US.

Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying – Gerry and The Pacemakers Another of the great Merseybeat bands, Gerry and The Pacemakers reached #6 in the UK and #4 in the US with this in 1964.

So there you have it, five songs with “chase” “catch” (thanks, halfmoon-mollie!) in the title. Can you think of any others? That’s The Friday Five for July 8, 2016.


Author: John Holton

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9 thoughts on “The Friday Five: Five “Catch” Songs”

  1. So there you have it, five songs with “chase” in title.

    Uh…no. They all have Catch in the title.


  2. Well, sometimes you have to “chase” before you “catch” right? I love the songs you pick. They bring me back to a simpler time, when you could actually understand the lyrics and sing along 🙂 Happy Friday!


    1. I think my knowledge of popular music ends at about 1990 or so. I’m sure there’s been good music since then, but all the garbage you have to wade thru to get to it…


  3. I’ve got one for you – Catch A Falling Star (and put it in your pocket…)

    AND another song by almost the same name with a much different message by John Anderson:


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