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It's back! Every Wednesday at 7:15, we play songs from the horrible iPod Kitty found while dumpster diving.
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World's Worst iPod:Escape Club "Wild Wild West"

Remember when we were headed for the 90s..and grooving to the Escape Club?
This band from London scored a number 1 hit in 1988 with the song "Wild Wild West." It's probably the only song you remember from that band--but they weren't a One Hit Wonder. They got to #28 with "Shake for the Sheik," also in 1988, and made it to #8 with a song called "I'll Be There."

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World's Worst iPod: Wayne Newton "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast"

With Father's Day coming up, we thought we'd choose one of the greatest dad songs of all time. But since that song wasn't on the iPod, we decided to go with "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast" by Wayne Newton.

This song made it all the way up to #4 on the charts in 1972, and was really quite a tearjerker. Dad is leaving Mom and walking away--but after his child pleads with him to not walk so fast, he decides to come back and stick it out with a woman he doesn't love for the sake of his kid. Great idea! That always works!

This record sold more than a million copies, so it seems a lot of heartstrings were tugged on, back in the day.

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World's Worst iPod: Engelbert Humperdinck "After the Lovin'"

One of the great things about radio in the 60s and 70s is the variety of music that made it onto the radio. A rock song by Led Zeppelin could be followed up by Paul Anka or Andy Williams. A polka could make it to top 40 right alongside a disco song or a novelty song about CB radios.

That means Engelbert Humperdinck's song in late 1976 or early 1977 could be followed by anything from "Jet Airliner" by the Steve Miller Band, to "New Kid in Town" by the Eagles, or "Lucille" by Kenny Rogers. What a beautiful glorious mess!

While a lot of listeners thought "After the Lovin'" had too high of a creep factor, enough people wanted to experience it that we actually played the song on the radio.

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World's Worst iPod:Willie and Julio "To All the Girls I Loved Before"

The unlikely duo of Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias had a #3 pop hit in 1984 with "To All the Girls I've Loved Before." The song was one of those crossover country hits--and hit number 1 on the country charts.

A couple of years after it was a hit, the duo performed it live at Farm Aid.

Best part: Willie in cut-off jean shorts. His legs weren't too bad!

Bonus World's Worst iPod trivia: the song was co-written by Albert Hammond who had two songs that we THINK are on the iPod--"It Never Rains in Southern California" and "I'm a Train."



And here's that video of Johnny Carson as Willie Nelson--he does a pretty great job!

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