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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 February 2013


World's Worst iPod: Those Were The Days
This song was originally a Russian romance song called "Dorogoi dlinnoyu".  It became popular in 1968 when Mary Hopkin recorded it.  It went all the way to number 2 on the charts!  It may be corny, but Paul McCartney really liked it because he was the producer of the song.  It was recorded on the Beatles' Apple Records label.  McCartney even had Hopkin record it in four other languages. 
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World's Worst iPod: Electric Avenue
You know you want to rock on to Electric Avenue--don't you?

This song by Eddy Grant made it to #2 where it sat for five weeks in 1983. Nowadays Grant is a record producer and has done work for Sting, Mick Jagger, and Elvis Costello.
 
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World's Worst iPod: When I Need You
Leo Sayer's "When I Need You" may make Kitty cringe, but it brings back some romantic and awkward moments from Jonathan's childhood.  He's not alone.  A lot of Triple M listeners wanted to hear the song on today's edition of the World's Worst iPod.  Channel 27's Brian Olson didn't know this was a man singing until today.  Leo Sayer made it all the way to number 1 in 1977.

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World's Worst iPod: The Most Beautiful Girl
Country star Charlie Rich had a crossover hit with this song back in 1973.  We're not sure what he did to the most beautiful girl, but we really don't want to hear about it.  Listen for another song from the World's Worst iPod every weekday morning at 7:15 with Jonathan and Kitty on 105.5 Triple M.
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World's Worst iPod: Afternoon Delight
Why is this song even on the World's Worst iPod?!  Jonathan and Kitty LOVE this song as did most of the listeners.  The Starland Vocal Band made it all the way to number 1 back in the summer of '76.


Of course, the Anchorman cover is also fantastic.
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World's Worst iPod: If You Remember
Kitty couldn't remember the person who sang this song, but she remembered ALL the words.  She wasn't alone.  TONS of Triple M listeners wanted to go back to 1979 and enjoy this song.  It turns out the lead singer, Chris Thompson also sang for Manfred Mann.  The song was also featured in the equally sad movie from 1979 called "The Champ".

 
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World's Worst iPod: If
This song is a total guilty pleasure for Jonathan and apparently a lot of Triple M listeners as well.  "If" made it to number 4 back in 1971, but it was number 1 for many callers on Wednesday morning.

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World's Worst iPod: Physical
This song was number 1 on the charts for 10 weeks in 1981!  TEN WEEKS!  It was Olivia Newton John's biggest hit.  All we can ask is why?

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World's Worst iPod: I Gotcha
We got funky on Friday morning with this "classic"  from the World's Worst iPod.  Joe Tex made it to number 2 with this little ditty back in 1972.

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World's Worst iPod: Love is Thicker Than Water
Andy Gibb made it to number 1 in 1978 with this song, but he made it to number 1 in Kitty's heart long before this song came out.
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World's Worst iPod: Ariel
This song only made it to number 26 in 1977, but it was number 1 in Kitty's heart as she was growing up.

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World's Worst iPod: Bad Blood
In 1975, Neil Sedaka wrote a song and invited Elton John to sing it with him.  Jonathan and Kitty have never liked this song, but it did make it to number 1 in 1975 for 3 whole weeks.  We're still not sure why that happened. 

Channel 27's Brian Olson says this song reminds him of the song Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels sang in Dumb and Dumber.
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World's Worst iPod: Babe
The song "Babe" by Styx went all the way the way to the top of the chartsback in 1979.  It was the band's only number one song.   Legend has it Dennis DeYoung wrote the song for his wife's birthday and didn't even want the song on the band's album Cornerstone.  However, some other members of the band convinced him to add it. 
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World's Worst iPod: Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me
Somehow this song by Mac Davis made it to number 1 for three weeks in 1972.  Creepiest line? "You're a hot-blooded woman-child, and it's warm where you're touchin' me." 

Sorry if that gets stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

On a positive note, Davis did write the song "In the Ghetto" which was a huge hit  for Elvis Presley.  Davis was also in the movie "North Dallas Forty" a personal favorite of Jonathan's ( not a great pick for family viewing.)

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World's Worst iPod: Convoy
Jonathan and Kitty's brother both loved the song "Convoy" by C.W. McCall as kids.  They weren't alone.  The song made it to number one in 1975.  Here's the song and if you really have time to waste, you can watch the entire movie too.


Here's the WHOLE movie:
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World's Worst iPod: Total Eclipse of the Heart
It seems a lot of people like Bonnie Tyler's #1 single from 1983, "Total Eclipse of the Heart.". Kitty isn't one of them,  Pat Gallagher mentioned that it sounds a lot like a song Meat Loaf should cover...but it's uncertain if that would be an improvement.
(Coincidentally, the guy who wrote Meat Loaf's hits, Jim Steinman, also wrote this song!)

Bonnie Tyler fans, sorry, but we couldn't help ourselves and decided to post this version instead. It's GENIUS, I tell you.

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World's Worst iPod: Me & You & a Dog Name Boo AND I'd Love You to Want Me
Triple M listeners took over the station today demanding TWO songs from the same artist on the World's Worst iPod.   We were subjected to Me and You and a Dog Named Boo PLUS I'd Love You to Love Me by Lobo.




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World's Worst iPod: Fame
Irena Cara reached FAME and fortune with this tune.  It made it all the way to #1 in 1980.

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