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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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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