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?
Madison's summer music festival season kicks off this weekend with Brat Fest at Willow Island, where there are more bands than you can shake a bratwurst at! Check out the Brat Fest website to plan your itinerary.
Next up is the Marquette...
John Fogerty is making the talk show rounds this week, stopping in to see David Letterman Tuesday and Wednesday, and the ladies of "The View" on Thursday.
He's promoting his new album, "Wrote a Song For Everyone" which comes out next Tuesday...
It's a miracle that both Jonathan and KItty wanted to hear Barry Manilow this morning. They were not alone. Plenty of Fanilow's called in to vote yes. One caller claimed to have seen Manilow in concert 25 times!
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, it is another gorgeous Monday, fit for another great show at the Crystal Corner tonight.
Through locking ourselves in the barn on Irish Lane, tossing some ideas around, as well as a few choice beverages to...
Hey everybody, we were thrown for a loop by the twist this week, but were able to make one of our "oldie but a goldie" songs fit the mold.
We have a few songs that we have played consistently over the years, and we are very happy that we will be...
We just received word of what this weeks twist is, and...oh boy. We need to take our "signature song" and cut it to only 2:30 without going over. Amberstein does not simply play 2:30 versions of our songs...so this could be interesting.
In 1984, Rockwell rose to number 2 for 3 weeks in 1984 with "Somebody's Watching Me." The backup singer for the song was Michael Jackson. How did Rockwell get Jackson to help him? Well, Rockwell's real name is Kennedy William Gordy and he...
Have you heard the song "Rumble and Sway" yet on Triple M?
The singer sounds like a raspy blues dude who's definitely been around the block a few times....but surprisingly, Jamie N. Commons is only 23 years old!
He was born in England, but...