- (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window? (1950s)
- Just Because (1928, I think...also covered by Elvis Presley and others)
- I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter (1935...also covered by Nat King Cole, Willie Nelson, and Frank Sinatra, among others)
- The Auctioneer (1956)
Anyone got any good ideas as to why 1970ish (of all places) seems to be The Line After Which Popular Music Is No Longer Acceptable For Traditional Dance Unless Specified? The above examples are just as anachronistic to the original dance tradition of the 17th/18th century (or for squares, the 18th/19th century) and don't necessarily "conform to the Tradition," they're just from a different period than our own. How come the square dances can be called to (older) popular music in an acoustic contra event, but a similar attempt in a contra dance is frowned on or "just thrown in as something silly?" (Although I will admit, the conundrum does call to mind this XKCD webcomic....)
Or is it merely a question of aesthetics? Sound off (or inform me of facts I'm lacking) in the comments....