World's Worst iPod

Babe What Would You Say--World's Worst iPod

Not too many people remember the name Hurricane Smith, or his big hit song "Babe What You Say." Is it because it sounds like Carol Channing? Is it because oldies stations have ignored this amazing song? I won't speculate. But I will tell you that it made it to #3 on the Billboard charts in the...
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Sky High: World's Worst iPod

Jigsaw was a British band that had been around since 1968, not having a whole lot of success. But that changed in 1975 when they recorded a song for a martial arts movie and it became a surprise hit. "The Man From Hong Kong" was not too successful, but "Sky High" was a #3 hit in the United States,...
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"Lady" by Kenny Rogers: World's Worst iPod

Kenny Rogers started out doing some psychedelic music back in the 1960s with The First Edition, went country and country cross-over in the 1970s, and it 1980 he went full on adult contemporary balladeer with the song "Lady." Written and produced by Lionel Richie, the song was a number one hit for...
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"Playground in My Mind"--World's Worst iPod

Clint Holmes had a huge hit in 1973, with the song "Playground in My Mind." It went all the way to #2 on the charts and was on the radio constantly. It was a half and half song--half schmaltz old fogey singing, and half childish nursery rhyme type singing, actually by the song of the gu who...
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World's Worst iPod "Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo

"Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo might be the perfect 80s song. It's got synthesizers, and lots of them. Repetitive lyrics, and a little dreaminess. They also had just the right look to make them MTV-friendly. The song by the British New Wave band climbed to #5 on the US charts and was there only hit here--...
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"Love is in the air" World's Worst iPod

Put on your dancin' shoes, because love is in the air, and it's time to boogie! John Paul Young (not to be confused with John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin) had a huge hit in the United States with the song "Love Is In The Air." It made it all the way up to #7 on the charts. He probably thought he had...
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Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song--World's Worst iPod

Hey, won't you play, another somebody done somebody wrong song? Sometimes when you're feeling low, you just want to hear somebody who's even sadder than you sing a song about it. That's the premise of this B.J. Thomas song which was a number one hit in 1975 not only on the country chart, but on the...
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Think of Laura World 's Worst iPod

When you think of Laura, do you think of a soap opera? More specifically the highly hyped romance of Luke and Laura on General Hospital? Then you may just love Christopher Cross's song "Think of Laura" from 1984. The song was used constantly on the show, which propelled it up the charts, all the...
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World's Worst iPod" Chick-a-Boom (Don't Ya Jes Love It)

What a perfect earworm! Chick a Boom, Chick a Boom, Boom Boom! A singer and songwriter named Richard Monda thought "Daddy Dewdrop" was a much cooler name--and apparently he was right! He took the song "Chick a Boom (Don't Ya Jes Love It)" all the way to #9 in 1971. Monda was the guy in charge of...
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World's Worst iPod

This week we went back to 1981 and a HUGE hit. Endless Love sung by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross. It was #1 on the charts for 9 weeks! It was number 1 in the hearts of listeners this week too. We played the WHOLE thing. Video of Diana Ross and Lionel Richie - Endless Love (Live at the Academy...
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