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Who Wrote These Hits…


Lew Bundles

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Inspired by Craig, here is my own little slice of trivia…

WHO WROTE THE FOLLOWING HIT SONGS…

#1…Everytime You Go Away…A number one record by Paul Young…

#2…Popsicles and Icicles …A number three hit by The Murmaids…

#3…Where The Boys Are…A number four hit by Connie Francis…

#4…My Girl…number one hit for the Temptations

#5…Tighter and Tighter… A number seven hit by Alive and Kickin’

#6…My Guy…number one hit for Mary Wells…

#7…The Tonight Show Theme song…Johnny Carson Show…

#8…I Write The Songs…number one record by Barry Mannilow…

#9…One…number five hit by Three Dog Night…

#10…You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling…number one hit by The Righteous Brothers…

 

P..S…Answer as many as you want…

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Kirk is correct…I Write The Songs was written by Beach Boy Bruce Johnston…And Bernie is correct as well…

Paul Anka offered to write the Tonight Show theme but Johnny Carson’s bandleader wanted to go in a different direction…When Anka offered Carson half the royalties, Johnny jumped at the chance…Anka remarked that they split $400 in royalties everytime the theme was played..

P.S…Answer as many as you can…

P.P.S…Here is the song Popsicles and Icicles(in case you aren’t familiar with it), but beware: the answer is revealed by someone in the comment section…)

 

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I knew #2 & #8 but got beat to the answers. And now that Bernie answered #7, I remember hearing that at one point. The other two I can add is #1 is Darryl Hall (I'm not sure if John Oates participated, but I don't think so), and #9 is Harry Nilsson. The one that is driving me crazy is #5. I know this but I'm having brain freeze.

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Lotsa correct answers here…Still open are numbers 3, 4, 5…

DarylHall wrote #1…(without Oates)

15 year old David Gates wrote #2

Smokey Robinson wrote My Guy…My Guy was the first #1 ever on the Motown  label…

Smokey Robinson wrote My Girl as well…

#5 was written by Tommy James…

#7 Was written by Paul Anka

#8 Was written by BruceJohnston

#9 was written by Harry Nilsson

#10 was penned by Mann/Weil/Spector as Matthew accurately pointed out…

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Lewisa just handed me a poem she wrote, and wants me to post here. It's actually pretty good. I must be "rubbing off" on her in more ways than ONE.

Anyway, here it is:

Fact checking is important, 

When dealing with Lew.

Cuz when you least expect it,

He'll blabber FAKE NEWS!

Lewisa,  2021

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Huh!  :huh:

....gotta go buy a silicone-a-meter and look into this. It´s possible Lewisa will be returning to her life of misery (Lew) and that her life of ecstacy (James) will be relegated to being just a luscious memory.

ie: The James Harem has very strict rules against tech boobs.

TO BE CONTINUED

 

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Ok, Lew!

I wanted to avoid being an "answer piggy", but since there are still some unanswered questions, and everyone seems to have taken a shot, I will answer #4.

The Motown classic, My Girl, was penned by two of the Miracles, Smokey Robinson & Ronnie White.

:)

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