Three-Decade Wonders: 10 Songs, 35 Top 40 Hits

We loved these ridiculously enduring classics more times than “Satisfaction.”

Elvis Presley in Blue Hawaii, the 1961 film featuring “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (Photo: Paramount Pictures)

I recently listened to a 1981 episode of Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 countdown, and one of Casey’s trivia tangents changed the way I see pop history.

When I think of the biggest vintage songs of the rock & roll era, a few always have immediately popped…