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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"Oh Sherrie" World's Worst iPod

Reaction was mixed to this World's Worst iPod selection. "Oh Sherrie" was written by Steve Perry and others, and was dedicated to his then girlfriend, Sherrie Swafford, who also appeared in the video for the song. In case you're wondering what Sherrie is up to these days--she says she teaches yoga...
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"Horse With No Name" World's Worst iPod

It was pretty much unanimous. Everybody loves the America song "Horse With No Name." The British band America released the song in 1972 in the United States, where it fairly quickly found its audience. In the spring, it knocked Neil Young's song "Heart of Gold" out of the Number 1 spot, and was...
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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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Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone): World's Worst iPod

What a perfect way to bid adieu to the meteorologist we most love to pick on....a farewell song for Brian Olson from the World's Worst iPod. The Canadian band Glass Tiger had a #2 hit in 1986 with the song "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone). In case you're wondering, Glass Tiger is not gone. The band...
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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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World's Worst iPod: "Kiss You All Over" by Exile

The band Exile was extremely popular in the fall of 1978, with their song "Kiss You All Over." The song was all over the radio! It was number 1 for all of October, until it was knocked off by another classic, "Hot Child in the City" by Nick Gilder. The band actually had quite the long history,...
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