What better to warm us up on a chilly February morning than the heart-throb Ricky Martin?
This song was an international sensation, and spent five weeks on the top of the Billboard charts here in the United States in 1999. (Yeah, Brian Olson thought it was a relatively new song...but it's 15 years old! For crying out loud!)
While some folks didn't want anything to do with this song, and one listener said Kitty's karma is in danger for playing it, others were in the mood for it.
More than 35 million people have watched this video. Why not make it one more?
Are you as worried as we are about the pending nationwide shortage of clowns? Now it's not as serious as the big Velveeta shortage from earlier this year, but this is defnitely somewhat serious!
The news prompted us to choose a clown-related song off the World's Worst iPod, and that's Judy Collins' version of "Send in the Clowns." The song actually hit the charts twice, in 1975 and 1977, and was picked as Song of the Year in the Grammy Awards (even though the song goes back to 1973 and the Sondheim musical "A Little Night Music,")
We didn't have a lot of people call in to defend the song. And even this Muppets Show version doesn't end the way we'd like it to.
Then there's this version of the song, which makes us realize that perhaps a clown shortage is a good thing.
With all the focus being on the Beatles this week, you might find it shocking that a Canadian had the hit record that stayed on the British charts longer than any other song, including hits by the Beatles. That Canadian is Bryan Adams, and the song is "(Everything I Do) I Do it for You."
It was from the movie Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, and in 1991 was a hit in the US for 7 weeks, and for a whopping 16 weeks in England. Yikes.
Despite its popularity, a lot of folks this morning did NOT want to hear the song again. Ever. But if you're in the mood, here it is. We know some people must like it. This video has been watched more than 94 million times on youtube.
Benjamin Booker is a 25 year old New Orleans musician who's been getting some attention with his debut self-titled album.
He's been on David Letterman's show, toured with Jack White, and was reviewed in Rolling Stone.
Of the song...
Today is National Punctuation Day! It's a day to geek out about exclamation points, semi-colons, ampersands and commas.
It's also a day to go back into the Radio Way-Back Machine, and listen to this song by Dan Baird.
It was a minor hit in...
One of the more recent songs on the iPod, "How Bizarre" from OMC seemed to conjure up some positive memories from our younger listeners. That includes the woman who sang a different version with her friends...instead of singing "How Bizarre" they sang...
If you've seen pictures of Bruce Springsteen with his shirt off lately, you might find it hard to believe that he's a senior citizen. He turns 65 today!
Here are a few things you may or may not have known about that guy who...
BandSwap is back in Madison!
The Madison Arts Commission is supporting this event, in which bands from different cities change places. This time, a band from Fort Collins, Colorado is heading to Madison, while Sexy Ester from Madison will be hitting...
We found a perfect song on the iPod for Meteorologist Brian Olson's birthday. Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World" was a heartfelt song that was out at the time of his birthday, 40 years ago today.
Despite its sentimentality, Brian...
Last week, the Beatles re-released their catalog on vinyl, in mono, the way the Beatles wanted you to hear their music.
Is it worth spending 400 dollars or so on the box set, or would it be better to just pick up some of your favorites--for around 22...
John Denver's "Fly Away" was released in 1975, and made it all the way to #13 on the charts. It wasn't one of his biggest hits, but a lot of folks who were listening this morning sure wanted to hear it.
It brought back horrific memories for...