Just when you thought the World's Worst iPod couldn't get any worse, we give you "Timothy" by The Buoys. This song came out in 1971 and was written by Rupert Holmes. He's the guy who wrote and sang The Pina Colada Song several years later.
This song isn't about drinking Pina Colada's, but rather eating people!
Here's one to take you back the super-great early '80s!
The British band Dexy's Midnight Runners took "Come On Eileen" to number 6 in the first part of 1983. It's unintelligible lyrics, repetitive hook and slightly Irish sound was truly addictive! And those amazing bib overalls in the video were fashion trendsetters.
We apologize if this song gets stuck in your head all weekend..but the lyrics do include the line "I'm gonna hum this tune forevermore." So it's not like they didn't warn you.
The British group Jigsaw had a huge in the United States with the song "Sky High," in the year that seems to have more bad iPod songs than any other...1975. It got all the way up to #3.
This song was actually written for a British martial arts movie, which kind of explains why it almost has a James Bond theme song feel to it. And apparently the band in the early days was pretty dramatic..with live shows involving everything from fire eating to disintegrating Marshall amps.
Sing it with us: "WE HAD IT ALL...just like Bogie and Bacall!"
This song, "Key Largo" was big in early 1982, making it all the way up to #8 on the Billboard charts. Bertie Higgins also recorded a song based on another Humphrey Bogart movie--"Casablanca" was a huge hit in China and Japan, but he was a one hit wonder in the United States.
Check out Mr. Higgins in this appearance on Solid Gold, with the added bonus of the intro by Andy Gibb and Marilyn McCoo. (Sadly, no Solid Gold dancers.)
Terry Jacks took "Seasons in the Sun" all the way to #1 in 1974, and while it's a depressing death song, it seems just about everybody loves it.
It was on the radio constantly that year, and it appears the alternate version was popular among kids all over. Kitty was excited when a guy who grew up in Fond du Lac called and said he also would sing it this way: "We had joy we had fun, we had seasons in the sun, but the cops had the guns, so they shot us in the buns." That version was also all the rage in Stevens Point.
Sorry, this video appears to be the K-Tel version, as it leaves out the entire middle verse that starts out "Good-bye Papa, please pray for me, I was the black sheep of the family..." but that's okay, right? We all know it by heart.
This may not be the greatest musical offering from either James Taylor or Carly Simon, but it did manage to climb to #5 on the pop charts in the United States in 1974.
You may not be aware that Dr. John played keyboard on the recording, and Robbie Robertson of The Band played rhythm guitar. But we're not sure their legendary talents were enough to push the song past anything but a fun novelty sing-a-long.
What the heck's going on with the World's Worst iPod? Seems like we are stuck in a special kind of crossover country nightmare.
Glen Campbell took "Rhinestone Cowboy" all the way to #1 in the United States in 1975, and in fact it was the 2nd most popular song of the entire year. That means you really couldn't go anywhere without hearing it!
"Andy Warlo said hello, he said hi what's doin' Wo"
That may or may not be the best line from Vicki Lawrence's 1973 hit, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia."
This murderous song made it all the way to number 1, and left a lot of people trying to understand what exactly happened. Thanks to all the listeners who called this morning and tried to explain it to us.
But we still want to know..why does the judge have blood stains on his hands?
Critics have been saying some good things about the new biographical Jimi Hendrix movie that's debuting at SXSW later this month.
For one thing, Jimi: All Is By My Side comes from film-maker John Ridley, who wrote the screenplay for the much...
"Move it in, move it out, move it in roundabout, Disco Lady!"
Those lyrics were just a little too suggestive to Kitty back in 1976 when this song was a hit. But lots of folks appeared to be in a disco mood this morning when we played that number one...
I made jambalaya for supper last night--today I think I'll celebrate Mardi Gras with my favorite Louisiana export, Sonny Landreth!
I've had a chance to see Sonny around a dozen times, and he never fails to impress. When he opened Eric...
To get through the Monday Blues, you're going to need something extraordinary (what makes the difference is that little extra), and here it is: Neon Trees' latest Sleeping With a Friend (slightly off-putting title insanely awesome jam!)
You may have driven by that seemingly rundown brick building on East Washington Avenue hundreds of times, but you probably never got to go behind the scenes at the iconic recording studio that brought us so much great music in the 1990s.
What are you doing Sunday March 9th? Why not spend the afternoon supporting a great cause, and enjoying some fantastic music?
It's a benefit for the family of a young Madison girl, Anna Mischnick, who is battling brain cancer.
The event goes...
Coldplay is supposedly working on a new album to follow their 2011 release, Milo Xyloto. But we don't have to wait until that album comes out, whenever that will be, to hear a new song.
This week the band debuted the song "Midnight" on their...