Human Interest

Hold Me Now: World's Worst iPod

The members of the band Thompson Twins were not named Thompson. Nor were there any twins among them. Despite the misnomer, they had a big #3 hit in 1984 with "Hold Me Now." This song is so quintessentially 80s you may be inspiredto crimp your hair and get some stone-washed jeans.
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5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Pink Floyd

Our Friday feature this week is Pink Floyd, as we celebrate the 70th birthday this week of guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour. Here are five things you may not have known about this psychedelic band. 1. Not to be confused with Megadeath, the band was known as the Meggadeaths for awhile. Other early...
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5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Sir George Martin

"Of all the arts, music is the most sublime, and touches the heart of every human being." ---Sir George Martin, in the introduction to his book Making Music. Beatles fans are celebrating the life today of a man who changed the world of popular music, without singing a single note. Martin, who died...
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Swingout Sister Breakout--World's Worst iPod

Who's in the mood for an '80s throwback? The song "Breakout" was a #6 hit for the British band Swingout Sister in 1987. In case you were wondering, wikipedia says the genre of this song is "sophisti-pop." After you listen to it, let us know if you feel more sophisticated.
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5 Things You May Not Know about George Harrison

George Harrison was the lead guitar player of the Beatles and is often called the Quiet Beatle, because he wasn't as noisy as the other ones. He was the most musically adventurous, introducing elements of Indian music to his songs. George was born this week in 1943, so he's our FRiday feature and...
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"Do That To Me One More Time" World's Worst iPod

Would the Captain and Tennille ever have another number one hit, after their mind-numbing smash "Love Will Keep Us Together"? The answer is "yes." They hit Number One early in 1980 with "Do That To Me One More Time," a song written by Toni Tennille. It was their last top 40 hit. Here's kind of a...
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5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Bob Marley

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 have known about Robert Nesta Marley: 1. His album 'Exodus...
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"We Don't Have to Take our Clothes Off" World's Worst iPod

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 didn't wear socks, Miami Vice. Added thought--who would want to take...
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5 Things You Didn't Know about David Bowie

You never really know what to expect from David Bowie. He's constantly reinventing himself, when it comes to his music, art and even his persona. As he turns 69 this week, enjoy these tidbits about the former David Jones that you might not have heard before. 1. He was not born with different...
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Culture Club "Miss Me Blind" World's Worst iPod

You couldn't turn on the radio in the mid-1980s without hearing the voice of Boy George and Culture Club. The group's 5th top 10 hit was the repetitive "Miss Me Blind." It made it to number 5 on the pop charts in the United States, but didn't bring up any real strong emotions on our show today...
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