This is a list of songs written by the duo of Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon, and the artists that recorded them. Bonner/Gordon are the songwriters behind well-known hits like Happy Together, She'd Rather Be With Me and She's My Girl. But, the duo wrote many more fantastic songs. This list is a labor of love and far from complete. There may be songs and artists missing. If you have an addition, please let me know. You can find my e-mail address below. The highlighted songs are the ones I have in my collection.
SONGTITLE ARTIST ARTIST(S) ARTIST(S) ARTIST(S)  
1 (TILL I) RUN WITH YOU LOVIN' SPOONFUL GARY BONNER . .  
2 AMAZING AIR LOVIN' SPOONFUL . . .  
3 ANIMAL CRACKERS GENE PITNEY . . .  
4 AS LONG AS YOU'RE HERE ZALMAN YANOVSKY . . .  
5 BABY BEAUTIFUL ? . . .  
6 CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY MIND ? . . .  
7 CAT IN THE WINDOW PETULA CLARK TURTLES . .  
8 CELEBRATE a.k.a: CELEBRITY BALL THREE DOG NIGHT GARRY BONNER GARY BONNER URIAH HEEP For more Celebrate covers: click here  
9 CONTACT TEDDY NEELEY THE GURUS TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS For more Contact covers: click here  
10 DANCE AT ST. FRANCIS THE BARRACUDA GANDALF . .  
11 DO DROP INN THE FIFTH ESTATE . . .  
12 DOESN'T EVERYBODY SHIRLEY VAUGHN . . .  
13 DON'T GET SURROUNDED BY EVERYDAY THINGS BOBBY HATFIELD (never released) . . .  
14 DON'T GIVE UP ON ME RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS . . .  
15 DOUBLE GOOD FEELING THE MAGICIANS BOBBY VEE GARY LEWIS & PLAYBOYS .  
16 DUSTY EARRINGS ? . . .  
17 EMILY (co-written with Ritchie Adams) DOUG BILLARD & THE SOUL PATROL . . .  
18 FANCY DANCIN' MAN 5 MEN ELECTRICAL BAND LIBBY TITUS PETULA CLARK .  
19 GENUINE JADE THE MOODS DOUG BILLARD & THE SOUL PATROL . .  
20 GET IT UP AND GO ? . . .  
21 GIRLS IN LOVE GARY LEWIS & PLAYBOYS . . .  
22 GOODBYE SURPRISE THE TURTLES MARK VOLMAN GAME (never released) GARY BONNER  
23 HAPPY TOGETHER THE TURTLES GARRY BONNER CAPTAIN & TENILLE for more press here  
24 HEART OF JULIET JONES GARRY BONNER THE TRAV-LERS HAL FRAZIER .  
25 I AIN'T NO FOOL JIM GOOD PAUL SYLVAN . . .  
26 I CAN'T TAKE IT (co-written with Estelle Levitt) GARRY BONNER . . .  
27 IF YOU'RE GONNA LOVE ME (co-written with Jimmy Woods) LOU RAWLS        
28 I'M WITH YOU
a.k.a. LIKE IT OR NOT
JACKIE DE SHANNON LESLEY GORE (never released) THE TURTLES .  
29 INVITATION TO CRY THE MAGICIANS . . .  
30 IT'S SO EASY GARRY BONNER GAME (never released) . .  
31 JILL GARY LEWIS THE BUFFOONS . .  
32 JULIE THE SONG I SING IS YOU THE BARRACUDA GAME GANDALF .  
33 KEEPIN' COMPANY GARY LEWIS & PLAYBOYS . . .  
34 KITTY DOYLE DINO, DESI & BILLY . . .  
35 LADY FINGERS THE MAGICIANS BOBBY DARIN GANDALF THE BARRACUDA /
DICK HYMAN
 
LIKE IT OR NOT see I'M WITH YOU . . .  
36 LITTLE INDIAN SUMMER ? . . .  
37 LOVE A STRANGER GARY BONNER . . .  
38 LOVE COULD NEVER BE ? . . .  
39 LOVE LOVE LOVE ? . . .  
40 MAN ON THE BICYCLE KNOWS GARY BONNER . . .  
41 LOVE DON'T LIVE HERE NO MORE ? . . .  
42 MARY ELIZABETH THE OSMONDS THE MAGIC FLEET GAME (never released) .  
43 ME ABOUT YOU GARY LEWIS & PLAYBOYS GARRY BONNER LOVIN' SPOONFUL For other Me About You covers: click here  
44 MELANCHOLY MUSIC MAN RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS . . .  
45 MELODIE DE LISA From the movie: A Black Veil For Lisa . . .  
46 MOONSHINE GARY LEWIS & PLAYBOYS RICK NELSON . .  
47 NANA TONY SCOTTI PETULA CLARK (never released) . .  
48 NEW DAY GARY LEWIS . . .  
49 PUT THE CLOCK BACK ON THE WALL THE E-TYPES THE PARROTS C.C. & THE CHASERS .  
50 ROCKS IN THE RYE GAME (never released) . . .  
51 SAIGON GIRLS THE FAMILY . . .  
52 SHE KNOWS BOBBY DARIN . . .  
53 SHE'D RATHER BE WITH ME THE TURTLES GARY LEWIS PAT MCGLYNN'S SCOTTIES BOYS NEXT DOOR  
54 SHE'S DONE IT AGAIN ? . . .  
55 SHE'S MY GIRL THE TURTLES . . .  
56 SLEEPING OUT THE STORM THE FURNACEMEN THE BARRACUDA . .  
57 SLOW MOVIN' MAN GARY LEWIS & PLAYBOYS TEDDY NEELEY . .  
58 SMALL AND FOOLISH GARY BONNER . . .  
59 SMALL TALK HARPER'S BIZARRE GARY LEWIS LESLEY GORE CLAUDINE LONGET  
60 TELEPHONE TELEPHONE ? . . .  
61 THEY ALL GOT CARRIED AWAY THE GURUS THE PARROTS . .  
62 TIFFANY RINGS GANDALF BOBBY VEE PAT BOONE .  
63 TOUCH 'N GO THE CRITTERS . . .  
64 TWO AND TWENTY C.C. & THE CHASERS . . .  
65 TWO IN THE AFTERNOON DINO, DESI & BILLY . . .  
66 VALENTINES DAY ? . . .  
67 VALLORY ? . . .  
68 WAITING FOR THE MORNING SUN ? . . .  
69 WHATEVER HAPPENED TO HAPPY BOBBY DARIN THE MOJO MEN GARY WALKER & THE RAIN JACKIE DE SHANNON / RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS (never released)  
70 WHEN THE GOOD SUN SHINES THE CHANGIN' TIMES ELMO & ALMO CONNIE STEVENS .  
71 YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN THE TURTLES . . .  
  Alan Gordon songs Official Alan Gordon page HITS LATEST NEWS PICTURES  
 
  A word of thanks goes out to Alan Gordon and Garry Bonner for writing those fantastic songs!!
Another word of thanks goes out to members of the Spectropop list.
This Bonner/Gordon list wouldn't be as complete as it is today without the help of some of the people on the Spectropop list.
And last but not least a special thank you to Rich Grunke and Ken Sasaki for their Bonner/Gordon related help! Thanks!!

On December 2, 2008, I learned about the passing of Alan Gordon. He died of cancer November 22, 2008 at his home in Arizona. Although I never met Alan, in the last couple of years we had some e-mail contact and he appreciated the work I did with the Bonner/Gordon page. I am deeply saddened by this loss and want to send my condolences to his family and friends. In honor of Alan and the great music he wrote, this page will live on!

Last Updated: February 23, 2012

By: Patrick Beckers

Email/Contact: patriczik@yahoo.com

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