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Remember That Song: 4/6/16

Can you name the artist and song:

Ain’t no use in complainin’
When you got a job to do
Spent my evenings down at the drive-in
And that’s when I met you


Last Song: “Thank You For the Music” by ABBA from the album Thank You for the Music (1983)

Great job Emma (@emmakwall), Lynne (@LynneAshton2), and Karina (@WillieSun)!!!

Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance what are we?

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Remember That Song: 12/18/15

Star Wars Week comes to a close today. I hope you’ve enjoyed the music from the ’70s this week. We will wrap things up with four songs – 2 each from my two favorite bands. If you’ve been following me a while, you already know who they are. These songs are going to alternate between bands:

Song 1:
Can you name the artist and song:

When the summer’s gone
She’ll be there standing by the light
Once she’s been to where she’s gone to
She should know wrong from right


Song 2:
Can you name the artist and song. I could not resist these lyrics today:

Jaws was never my scene
And I don’t like Star Wars


Song 3:
Can you name the artist and song of this deep track:

Don’t be lonely,
Oh, my friends, forget the past.
Sweet as sugar,
When you’re movin’


Song 4:
Can you name the artist and song. We’re going out with a rocker!

There’s a rumour going round, gotta clear outta town
I’m smelling like a dry fish bone
Here come the Law, gonna break down the door, gonna carry me
away once more


Last Songs:

Song 1
“I Think I Love You” by The Partridge Family from The Partridge Family Album (1970)

So what am I so afraid of?
I’m afraid that I’m not sure of a love there is no cure for


Song 2
“Take a Chance On Me” by Abba from the album ABBA: The Album (1977)
Great job Karina (@WillieSun)!!!

If you change your mind, I’m the first in line
Honey I’m still free


Song 3
“Y.M.C.A.” by The Village People from
Cruisin’ (1978)

Great job Karina (@WillieSun)!!!

Young man, there’s a place you can go
I said, young man, when you’re short on your dough

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Remember That Song: 4/29/15

Can you name the song and the artist who had a hit with it in 1982?

And maybe I didn’t hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you
I’m so happy that you’re mine


Last Song: “Super Trouper” by ABBA from the album Super Trouper (1980)

Great job Robert, Emma (@emmakwall) and Karina (@WillieSun)!!!

I was sick and tired of everything
When I called you last night from Glasgow
All I do is eat and sleep and sing

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Top 40 Songs This Week – January 5, 1980: Songs 30-21


Welcome back to this weeks Countdown! If you missed the first 10 songs, you can still check them out. We have a pretty good variety of music today. We have Pop, Rock, and R&B. Oh, and maybe a little bit of…Disco [shudder]. So, let’s get to it, and Return to the week ending January 5, 1980. On with the countdown!

30. “Chiquitita” by Abba


Unfortunately, in the U.S., Abba is mainly known for “Dancing Queen.” But, they were much more than that. They were a very good pop band. This was a nice song, which was their first single from the Voulez-Vous album.

29. “Déjà Vu” by Dionne Warwick


I think Dionne Warwick had many other songs that were better than this one. But, this song did win her a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In a couple of weeks from now, Dionne Warwick, along with Glen Campbell, would host a 2 hour special called Solid Gold ’79. It was a 2 hour special which counted down the top 50 songs of 1979. It was so successful that in the fall of this year, Solid Gold would become a weekly series, hosted by Dionne Warwick.

28. “Third Time Lucky (First Time I Was a Fool)” by Foghat


This isn’t a bad song by the classic rock band Foghat, from their Boogie Motel album. It’s definitely no “Slow Ride,” but it’s definitely a good late ’70s song.

27. “Damned if I Do” by The Alan Parsons Project

British prog-rock band The Alan Parsons Project were beginning to catch on in the States at this point. In the late ’70s/early ’80s, they were actually more popular in the U.S. than in their own home country. This is a pretty good song if you are into progressive rock.

26. “Take the Long Way Home” by Supertramp


I’m sorry, but for some reason, Supertramp really irritates me. They had a string of hits in the ’70s, but whenever they come on the radio, and can’t turn the station fast enough.

25. “Sara” by Fleetwood Mac

I love Fleetwood Mac, especially the Stevie Nicks songs. This is a nice ballad from the band’s Tusk album.

24. “Don’t Let Go” by Isaac Hayes

Yes kids, before he voiced Chef on South Park, Isaac Hayes was a huge Soul singer and songwriter. He co-wrote Dionne Warwick’s “Déjà Vu” from earlier in this countdown. He also co-wrote “Soul Man,” which was first performed by Sam & Dave, then further popularized by The Blues Brothers. And, of course, he is best known for providing the musical score for the 1971 movie Shaft, and won the Best Original Song Academy Award for the “Theme from Shaft.” This made him the third African-American, after Sidney Poitier and Hattie McDaniel, to win an Academy Award in any competitive field.

23. “Wait for Me” by Hall & Oates

Well you can’t go wrong with a countdown that has a Hall & Oates song. I was not familiar with this one, but I do like it. This was from their 8th studio album, X-Static.

22. “Don’t Do Me Like That” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

I kind of have to be in the mood for Tom Petty in order to listen to a lot of his music. After playing this song for the countdown, I discovered that I’m not in one of those moods today..

21. “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)” by Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer

Let’s put it this way, this song finally gets better when the DISCO kicks in at the 1:45 mark. Yes, Disco actually improved this song. Thank you Donna Summer!

This song was recorded for Streisand’s album, Wet. It was also a new track on Donna Summer’s greatest hits album, On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2.


That wraps up the countdown for today. Today wasn’t a bad day, but I’m hoping tomorrow will be better. I know that I love 4 of the songs that are coming up tomorrow, and I’m not familiar with 6 of them. Maybe will discover more awesome music tomorrow. See you then!

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Remember That Song – 3/22/13

Can you name the artist and song and complete the lyrics:

‘Cause there’s music in the air
And lots of lovin’ everywhere
So _______ ___ _____


Last Song: “The Winner Takes It All” by Abba

Great job Kickin’ It Old School (@oldschool80s) and Wilhelmina (@WillieSun)!!

I was in your arms
Thinking I belonged there
I figured it made sense

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