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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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Posts from October 2012


Oak Ridge Boys: Elvira
It has nothing to do with Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, but it's still pretty scary.

Do you miss the days of crossover country songs like this? "Elvira" made it all the way up to #5 on the pop chart  in 1981and was a jukebox favorite at seemingly every bar!

Sing it with us, "Giddyup, oom papa mau mau!"


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The Pipkins: Gimme Dat Ding
It's such a simple song. And so annoying!

The Pipkins took it all the way to #9 in the summer of 1970.  The Pipkins weren't a real group..they were  Roger Greenaway and Tony Burrows, who took care of lead vocals on songs for other groups around the same time: Edison Lighthouse, White Plains and The First Class.

We'll have to look...but he may have made more than one appearance on that ridiculous iPod.

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Robert John: Sad Eyes
It was the summer of 1979, and this song was on the radio pretty much non-stop. It got all the way to number 1, which is much better than Robert John's followup did. "Lonely Eyes" just didn't have the same ring to it.

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Daddy Dewdrop: Chick-a-boom
Don't you just love it?  Wait, don't ya jes' love it?

Daddy Dewdrop was the stage name for a guy from Cleveland, named Richard Monda, and this was huge in the spring and summer of 1971. Chick-a-boom, chick-a-boom-boom-boom!

Yeah, Cleveland rocks!


The song was so awesome, it made it onto an episode of the Saturday morning cartoon show "Groovie Goolies."

 
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Kiss: I Was Made For Loving You
Kiss is not usually thought of as a disco band. But that didn't stop them from cashing in on the craze. This song was co-written by guitar player Paul Stanley to show how easy it was to write a hit disco song.

It may have been one of the reasons lead guitar player Ace Frehley quit the band, but it did give them a #11 hit in 1979.

Kitty's favorite line: "I wanna give it all to you, in the darkness!"

Yikes.
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Floaters: Float On
Are you into astrology, polyester tuxedos and a real, slow groove?

Then you'll love "Float On" by the Floaters, a Detroit R&B group. It made it all the way to #2 in 1977.

 

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Eric Carmen: All By Myself
What can we say?

The 1970s were great for leisure suits, gas shortages, and really bad music.

Eric Carmen was the lead singer of the Beatle-esque pop band The Raspberries, who brought us the song "Please Go All the Way."  But he decided to break off on his own.
That resulted in the song that we found on the iPod, "All By Myself" and some other really dreary tunes. Anybody remember "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" or "Hungry Eyes" from the 1980s?



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Neild Sedaka: Breaking Up is Hard to Do (slow version)
In the pre-Beatles world, Neil Sedaka was a pretty big deal, with hits like "Oh, Carol," "Calendar Girl," "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen," and a peppy little break-up song "Breaking Up is Hard to Do."

He had a slump for a decade or so, but then roared back on the scene in the mid-70's, with hits which included this one, that we heard on the radio all the time in late 1975 and 1976.
The song may be drippy, but what do you think of Neil's sweater?
 
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Jimmy Castor Bunch: Troglodyte
Let's go back, way back to 1972 for this song that featured great lines like "sock it to me sock it to me" and "gotta find a woman," and tells us all about Bertha Butt, "one of the Butt Sisters." It made it up to #6 on the billboard pop charts, and #4 on the R& B charts.

This got just about the best reaction of any of the iPod songs so far. And by that we mean worst.

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Charlene: I 've Never Been To Me
Yes, this hit from 1982 rhymes "exploring" with "subtle whoring."

It made it all the way up to #3 on the charts.  Is it so bad it's good?

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Anne Murray - You Needed Me
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