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.
Bob Marley's birthday is a national holiday in Jamaica, and we'll celebrate his life and music this Friday on 105.5 Triple M.
Marley, who died of cancer in 1981, would have been 71 years old on February 6th.
Here are some things you may not...
When the band Alice Cooper was formed, they made some pretty great rock and roll albums. But as the 1970s progressed, something happened to the former Vincent Furnier.
He started showing his softer, more vulnerable side. His early fans would say that...
Weren't the 1980s great?
The song "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" by Jermaine Stewart made it up to #5 on the US charts in 1986, and was also a dance hit.
The song also was featured on the best police show about cops who...
What could make you feel warmer on a cold winter day than a guy who's named Randy Van Warmer?
This sad little song, "Jus When I Needed You Most", made it to #4 on the singles chart in 1979, and despite its gloomy tone was a popular song...
Glenn Frey was just 67 when he died Monday of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He was one of the founding members of the Eagles and had a successful solo career in the 1980s.
Here are a few more things...
R.E.M., the Athens Georgia college rock band that hit it big, is our Friday feature this week--and I dug up a few fun facts about the band that you might enjoy.
1. Their debut album, Murmur, was named the best an album of 1983 by Rolling Stone...
We're in the midst of a cold snap here in Wisconsin, so some wise guy chose the 1987 Buster Poindexter song "Hot Hot Hot" to feature for the World's Worst iPod.
Although a lot of people desperately wanted NOT to hear it, we played...
The world was shocked Monday morning when we learned of the passing of David Bowie. According to his publicist, Bowie died Sunday after an 18 month battle with cancer.
Bowie was a master of reinventing himself, and his music. And he also had a way...