Music > Artists > Pop
Formed:
1965 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre:
Pop

Years Active:
'60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






The Association

Biography

The Association was one of the more underrated groups to come out of the mid- to late '60s. Creators of an enviable string of hits from 1966 through 1969, they got caught in a shift in popular culture and the unwritten criteria for significance in that field and never recovered. The group's smooth harmonies and pop-oriented sound (which occasionally moved into psychedelia and, much more rarely, into a harder, almost garage-punk vein) made them regular occupants of the highest reaches of the pop charts for two years — their biggest hits, including "Along Comes Mary," "Cherish," "Windy," and "Never My Love," became instant staples of AM play lists, which was a respectable achievement for most musicians at the time. That same sound, along with their AM radio popularity, however, proved a liability as the music environment around them changed at the end of the decade. Additionally, their ensemble singing, essential to the group's sound and appeal, all but ensured that the individual members never emerged as personalities in their own right. The Association was as anonymous an outfit as their contemporaries the Grass Roots, in terms of any individual names or attributes, despite the fact that both groups generated immensely popular hits that millions of listeners embraced on a deeply personal level.

Top Albums

Best of  The Association, The Association
1. Best of The..
The Association: Greatest Hits, The Association
2. The Associat..
Rhino Hi-Five: The Association - EP, The Association
3. Rhino Hi-Fiv..
Insight Out (Remastered), The Association
4. Insight Out ..
And Then...Along Comes, The Association
5. And Then...A..
The Association Live, The Association
6. The Associat..
The Association Greatest Hits, The Association
7. The Associat..
The Association, The Association
8. The Associat..
Birthday, The Association
9. Birthday
Goodbye Columbus, The Association
10. Goodbye Colu..
Greatest Hits, The Association
11. Greatest Hit..
The Essentials, The Association
12. The Essentia..
Their Very Best - EP, The Association
13. Their Very B..
Renaissance, The Association
14. Renaissance
Three of a Kind (Re-Recorded Versions), The Grass Roots
15. Three of a K..
Cherish - The Very Best Of, The Association
16. Cherish - Th..
Stop Your Motor, The Association
17. Stop Your Mo..
Ten Best (Re-Recorded Versions), The Association
18. Ten Best (Re..
Studio 102 Essentials (Re-Recorded Versions), The Association
19. Studio 102 E..
The Legend of the Association (Re-Recorded Version) - EP, The Association
20. The Legend o..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Never My LoveAssociation: Greatest Hits3:13$1.29
2.
WindyAssociation: Greatest Hits2:58$1.29
3.
CherishAssociation: Greatest Hits3:29$1.29
4.
Along Comes MaryAssociation: Greatest Hits2:51$1.29
5.
Everything That Touches YouAssociation: Greatest Hits3:22$1.29
6.
WindyInsight Out (Remastered)2:56$1.29
7.
Never My LoveInsight Out (Remastered)3:10$1.29
8.
Everything That Touches YouBirthday3:18$1.29
9.
Never My LoveBest of The Association3:24$0.99
10.
Names, Tags, Numbers & LabelsLost Pop & Doo Wop 45&#..3:30$0.99
11.
Look at Me, Look at YouLost Pop & Doo Wop 45&#..3:13$0.99
12.
Never My LoveGreatest Pop Hits from the ..3:24$0.99
13.
Never My LoveAssociation Greatest Hits3:24$0.99
14.
Do That to Me One More TimeAssociation Greatest Hits3:42$0.99
15.
CherishAssociation Greatest Hits3:20$0.99
16.
Isn't She LovelyAssociation Greatest Hits2:54$0.99
17.
Just the Way You AreAssociation Greatest Hits4:31$0.99
18.
It's a Lucky DayAssociation Greatest Hits2:31$0.99
19.
Along Comes MaryAssociation Greatest Hits2:51$0.99
20.
WindyAssociation Greatest Hits2:39$0.99
21.
Windy (Re-Recorded)Greatest Hits of the '7..2:45$0.99
22.
Windy100 '60s Acid Flashback..2:45$0.99
23.
Never My Love100 '60s Acid Flashback..3:26$0.99
24.
Windy (Re-Recorded)Sugar Sugar Hits from the 5..2:45$0.99
25.
Never My LoveAssociation Collection2:58$0.99

Top Music Videos

Never My Love (Ed Sullivan Show Live 1968), The Association
1. Never My Love ..
Along Comes Mary (Ed Sullivan Show Live 1968), The Association
2. Along Comes Ma..


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