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Long-forgotten Top 40 Songs


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In the late 70s I was heavily involved in the Cleveland Punk/NewWave scene...it was fun, exciting, and there was a lot of great music...But it lacked one thing...The ladies! They were at the Wild Cherry and the Utopia among other haunts...Two brothers from Dayton Ohio made some of the real floorpackers at these disco's...here is 'Grooveline'...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH7WQ30xEVU

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I believe my wife first fell for Cliff in the movie "Two A Penny".

Very interesting Kirk.

I know that in the very early 1970's when the strains of "Bachelor Boy", "Lucky Lips" and "Summer Holiday" were coming out of the Matthews' home stereo, we received many a puzzled looks from friends.

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Here's one more for tonight. This was a songwriter that had a tremendous influence on my own writing and listening growing up. I'm amazed that this guy isn't a household name as a performer, but as a writer, his career is tough to match.

After his first hit, he rarely hit the radio again (at least in Chicago....he was huge in Europe). I listened to his first album endlessly and along with his big hit, it included his versions of "Names, Tags, Numbers, and Labels" (The Association) and "The Air That I Breathe" (The Hollies) that he wrote and his own hit "Down By The River".

Most people don't know that he also wrote "When I Need You" (Leo Sayer) and "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" (Enrique Iglacias/Willie Nelson). His son is currently the lead singer of The Strokes.

Enjoy the VERY underated talent of Albert Hammond with "It Never Rains In Southern California"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KjF58a6V_s&feature=related

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Here's the first forgotten Top 40 song of 2009! Now, my dear friend Marv might come on here and say this is certainly not forgotten in his neck of the woods, but I can't tell you the last time I heard this absolutely awesome song on the radio here. The Guess Who with "Star Baby" (and it's an impeccable live version, too!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8KPiFmKW7A&feature=related

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Here's the first forgotten Top 40 song of 2009! Now, my dear friend Marv might come on here and say this is certainly not forgotten in his neck of the woods, but I can't tell you the last time I heard this absolutely awesome song on the radio here. The Guess Who with "Star Baby" (and it's an impeccable live version, too!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8KPiFmKW7A&feature=related

I won't say it Pat - and yes, those are both great songs.
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