Legendary Michigan Songs
17.) Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun) - Del Shannon
- Artist Name: Del Shannon
- Year Inducted: 2008
- Category: Legendary Songs
"Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun)" (D. Shannon) - Del Shannon; Amy label, # 9 Billboard Hot 100 - 1965. Inducted in 2008.
Del recorded "Keep Searchin'" in 1964 at the height of 'Beatlemania' in the United States. Like almost all of his biggest hits, the song is an Del Shannon original. Shannon, who was an inspiration to many of the British Invasion bands, used the same basic formula that he first employed on "Runaway" in 1961 - building tension and darkness by using minor chords before the song explodes into a major chord crescendo.
Featuring his trademark falsetto and a keyboard solo, "Keep Searchin'" spent fourteen weeks in the the Hot 100 (one more than "Runaway"), but it would be Shannon's last big hit single.
Del would go on to chart only four more songs before his untimely death in 1990.
- YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF6AF4l8ELI