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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 November 2012


Magic by Pilot
Today we all enjoyed a song from 1975 by the band Pilot.  Ho ho ho...it's Magic!  This gem made it to number 5 on the charts.

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Little Green Apples by OC Smith
In 1968 music from the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix were hits.  Sadly this song was too.  It was #2 on the charts that year. 

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Chevy Van by Sammy Johns
In 1975 we were all apparently having sex in a Chevy Van.  This little gem made it to number 5 on the charts!


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Hello by Lionel Richie
Thankfully we didn't play this song, but it was a huge hit in 1984.  We're not sure why especially after watching the official video for the song.

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Timothy by The Buoys
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!

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Lovin' You by Minnie Riperton
Today's song was number 1 back in 1975.  Did you know Minnie Ripperton's daughter is Maya Rudolph of Saturday Night Live fame?

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Angie Baby
Helen Reddy's "Angie Baby" from 1974 is probably the creepiest song on the World's Worst iPod.  Check out the cartoon video made for the song.



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Air Supply: All Out of Love
We felt like our air supply was being cut off in the studio when we played this song on Monday morning.

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Dexy's Midnight Runners: Come On Eileen
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.

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Mike Douglas: The Men in My Little Girl's Life
Is this the worst of the World's Worst iPod?

It would be hard to come up with anything to quite match the vocal stylings of TV talk show host Mike Douglas. Not to mention the sappy lyrics and the use of the word "Popsy."

This song made it all the way to #6 in 1966...and was being played on the radio alongside hits from the Beatles, Stones, and Simon & Garfunkel. It's almost hard to believe.

"Dad, there's a boy outside.."

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