Posts tagged: hit songs
This was the No. 1 song on the day you were born.
But really, that's not your fault.
I have a theory that if this was played at a wedding reception, the chance of divorce automatically doubled.
This was the No. 1 song when you arrived. It would be played in your honor in sports arenas all across America for years.
I always liked this song. But when I was 14, I assumed the performers were black. Must have thought it sounded like a Motown record or something. See if it sounds that way to you.
All these years, I hadn't known that. Of course, I mostly paid attention to the sound and megawatt energy.
I mean, can you agree with the sentiment and all but just not find this to be pleasing music?
It was No.1 for a short time in July of 1971.
The No. 1 song on this date in 1968, “Grazing in the Grass” included that line and many like it.
Interesting wording on the group's artist credit.
This was a song about unusual coastal demographics. “Two swingin' honeys for every guy.”
Over on AM Top 40 stations, this was the No. 1 song on this date in 1977.
This was the No. 1 song on this date in 1974. Just when you thought you had forgotten it.
OK, let's be fair. It's sort of catchy, isn't it?
If you doubt it, take the Slice Blog challenge. Listen to “Rock Your Baby” and try to keep perfectly still.
I'll bet you can't do it.
What did you think of The Police? Ever buy one of their albums?
What were we thinking?
OK, there are a few good songs here. But you might agree that quite a few of these are not endorsements of the popular tastes of the time.
Where were you in 1977?
Recognize “C. King”?
I think a youtube commenter is right and this is not the final version.
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain.
1. “Some people say this town don't look good in snow.” — “Ventura Highway” by America
What town don't, er, doesn't look good in snow? Fresh snow anyway.
2. “Just let your inhibitions run wild.” — “Tonight's the Night” by Rod Stewart
Seems like that actually means the opposite of what is intended.
3. “Galileo, Galileo.” — “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.
Brian Wilson has said the title has its origins in his mother's belief that dogs picked up on you know what from people.
There was a bit of controversy surrounding this song because of sexually suggestive lyrics.