Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Today is One-Hit Wonder Day. Due to time constraints, only the tunes are included in this show.

Here's my playlist of One-Hit Wonders:

1970: "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)"--Edison Lighthouse (Peaked at #5)
1971: "Sweet Mary"--Wadsworth Mansion (Peaked at #7)
1972: "Precious And Few"--Climax (Peaked at #3)
1973: "My Maria"--B.W. Stevenson (Peaked at #3)
1974: "Please Come To Boston"--Dave Loggins (Kenny Loggins' second cousin) (Peaked at #5)
1975: "The Hustle"--Van McCoy (and The Soul City Symphony) (Peaked at #1)
1976: "Union Man"--The Cate Brothers (featuring Steve "The Colonel" Cropper) (Peaked at #24)
1977: "Black Betty"--Ram Jam (Peaked at #18)
1978: "Sometimes When We Touch"--Dan Hill (Peaked at #3)
1979: "Hold On"--Ian Gomm (Peaked at #18)
1980: "Into The Night"--Benny Mardones (Peaked at #11 & hit #20 on the Hot 100 chart in 1989)
1981: "Sausalito Summernight"--Diesel (Peaked at #25)
1986: "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"--Timbuk 3 (Peaked at #19)
Special 1979 add: "Do You Think I'm Disco?"--Steve Dahl (& Teenage Radiation) (Peaked at #58 on the Hot 100 chart)

Others songs that just missed inclusion were "Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)"--Reunion; "The Night Chicago Died"--Paperlace; "Beach Baby"--First Class; "Play That Funky Music"--Wild Cherry; "Driver's Seat"--Sniff 'n The Tears; and "Rolene"--Moon Martin.

I found 1974 and '79 chock-full of one-hit wonders, but couldn't get to them all. Maybe next time!

Friday, September 21, 2007

September 25th is One-Hit Wonder Day. It's the celebration of artists who had one hit make it to the (Billboard U.S. Top 40) charts, but were unable to make that sojourn back again.

Join me as I feature ten classic Instrumental One-Hit Wonders.

Check out The Hits Just Keep On Comin' as jb has his own One-Hit Wonder Fest.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share some Kewl Packer Stuff with all you Green Bay fans. Please remember, THE BEARS STILL SUCK!

Friday, September 07, 2007

To get ready for another season of NFL football, here are a couple of inspirational songs, courtesy of my friend Shark, to fire up fans of the 12-Time World Champion Green Bay Packers:

"Go Packers Go" by The Wizenhiemers

"I'm A Packer Fan" by Ironhorse Band

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Without any fanfare, here's my uber-collection of Stars On 45.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

WCFL was one of two great Top 40 Chicago radio stations that I listened to growing up 35 miles west of Milwaukee. From 1965 to March 15, 1976, Super CFL battled WLS for supremacy in the 18-to-35 male listenership group.

With the help of John Rook and a talented staff of disc jockeys led by Superjock Larry Lujack, The Voice of Labor toppled The Big 89 in 1974. However, the victory was short-lived as 'LS regained its throne a year later.

Here's the lineup at WCFL in 1974:
6-10 a.m. - TOM MURPHY
10 a.m.-2 p.m. - BOB DEARBORN
2-6 p.m. - LARRY LUJACK
6-10 p.m. - DOCTOR BROCK
10 p.m.-2 a.m. - BILL TAYLOR

Today's show consists of some of the tunes that were Super CFL Top 40 Hits of 1974, as compiled by Ron Smith, and to pay homage to a great radio station that is gone, but not forgotten.

(Note: "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John is from a 1998 release because I didn't have a copy of the '74 original.)