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KPOO etc week of 7/9/12
« on: July 12, 2012, 09:14:22 AM »
2NG's retro-chart is from July 1975 today -- think I'll pass on 1989 and stick with this fabulousness:

http://www.umdmusic.com/default.asp?Lang=English&Chart=A&ChDay=9&ChMonth=7&ChYear=1975&ChBand=&ChSong=

Bryan Ferry, "You Go To My Head" -- swoon!

OMFG: David Cassidy did "I Write the Songs" BEFORE Barry M??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l86u5PUttiQ

Bohannon Bohannon Bohannon Bohannon! He has TWO songs in this chart. That's 2 more than he ever had in the US pop survey.

EJ's "sugar bear" saves his life. or something. My guess is he's been "outplayed by a dominating queen" more than once.

Rare Sister Sledge ("Mama Never Told Me"), even-rarer David Essex ("Rollin' Stone") and OMFG: Cockney Rebel!

OMFG2: Tammy Wynette, in H-E-double-hockey-sticks over her "D-I-V-O-R-C-E".

Holy crap: a cheezy Brit cover/parody of "Je t'aime" by someone called Judge Dread. "You're not even a proper woman -- you're a bloody bloke in a dress!" Yikes.

NTM: Gilbert O'Sullivan "I Don't Love You But I Think I Like You"

eek: those wacky Brits just LURVED their crappy retro-'50s awfulness in the mid-'70s.  Showaddywaddy, the Rubettes... blorf.

This NTM ditty by Nazareth, "My White Bicycle" sure seems like it must've inspired Freddie Mercury to write "Bicycle Race" 3 years later.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEpD9RH-Wds

Pete Wingfield is #10 -- with a bullet, natch.

Bohannon Bohannon Bohannon Bohannon!2: "Disco Stomp".

NTM: Bay City Rollers, "Give a Little Love".

Gary Glitter's "Doing Alright With the Boys" is rather unfortunately titled, given his reputation.

Wow: Ray Stevens' "Misty" -- one of my fave covers of all time -- got to #2 in the UK.

and the #1 song is NTM: Johnny Nash's reggae ditty "Tears on My Pillow" -- NOT the Little Anthony hit.
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Re: KPOO etc week of 7/9/12
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 08:59:39 AM »
surfed on over to Morey's WTF and they're running Harry Shearer's "Le Show"
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Re: KPOO etc week of 7/9/12
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 11:11:24 AM »
'DAS plays Ree-Ree's cover of "Son of a Preacher Man" -- she turned the song down originally, but after hearing Dusty's version, decided to record it after all.

and another fave obscurity: the Spinners' wonderful "Wake Up Susan", one of their rare singles to not make the Pop Top 40.
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