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December 28, 2018 1:55 pm  #301


Re: The Songs Oldies Radio Forgot

Here's another of Phil Spector's productions. Spector shared writing credits with Toni Wine and Irwin Levine. This was "Sonny Charles and The Checkmate Ltd's" only major singles hit, reaching #8 on the R&B Chart, and #13 on the Billboard Pop Chart in 1969.

Also, reached #74 on RPM's Top 100 in Canada for 1969.



 

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December 28, 2018 3:18 pm  #302


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The Velvet Underground never endeared  themselves to the hippies and they also never made the top 40. They finally got rock radio airplay with their third album Loaded which contained Rock/ n Roll and Sweet Jane. One Velvet's track however did make some AM radio waves and that was by way of a cover by Mitch Ryder and Detroit  ( not the Detroit Wheels). I remember hearing this locally on FM and  maybe CKFH:




 

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December 28, 2018 4:23 pm  #303


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I don’t know if Dale would be interested in this or not, and there are so many songs to mention that I won’t add the YouTube reference except as a link, so it makes the page easier to load.
 
They’re songs that don’t get played a lot anymore – but have the odd quirk of having the exact same title, while being entirely different tunes.
 
There are a lot more of them than you might think. For example: (Numbers are Billboard position and year)
 
Words - Bee Gees #15/1968
Words -The Monkees- #11/1967
  
Candy Man-Roy Orbison #25/1961
Candy Man-Sammy Davis Jr. #1/1972
 
Close Your Eyes – Peaches & Herb #8 1967
Close Your Eyes – Edward Bear #37 1973, ranked higher in Canada
  
Color My World – Petula Clark, #16, 1967
Color My World – Chicago, #75, 1971
 
Day After Day – Badfinger, #4, 1972
Day After Day – Shango, #57, 1969
  
Diary – Bread, #15, 1972
Diary – Neil Sedaka, #14, 1959
  
Take Me Back – Little Anthony & The Imperials, #16, 1965
Take Me Back -  David Clayton Thomas & The Shays, Charted In Canada
  
Do It – Neil Diamond, #36, 1970
Do It (Til You’re Satisfied), BT Express, #2, 1974
 
 And then there are the ones that actually have three such matches or more.
 
Do It Again – Beach Boys, 20, 1968
Do It Again – Steely Dan, 6, 1970
Do It Again (Just A Little Bit Slower)  - Jon & Robin & The In Crowd, 18, 1967
 
Games People Play – Joe South #12, 1969
Games People Play (They Just Can't Stop It)  – Spinners, #5, 1975
Games People Play – Alan Parsons Project, #16, 1981
  
And then there are the all-time champs, with no less than four songs bearing the same title, including the first set, where three of them came out in the same year!
 
Superstar – The Carpenters #2, 1971
Superstar – Murray Head #14, 1971
Superstar – Temptations, #18, 1971
Superstar – Paul Davis, #35, 1976
  
I’ll Be There – Gerry & The Pacemakers, #14, 1965
I’ll Be There – Jackson 5, #1, 1970
(Reach Out) I’ll Be There – Four Tops,#1.,1966
I’ll Be There – Damita Jo, #12, 1961
  
And finally, my all time favourite, only because the exact same artist had the nerve to release two different songs with the exact same title, the only time to my knowledge that’s ever happened.
 
Everybody Knows (I Still Love You) - Dave Clark 5, #15, 1964
Everybody Knows - Dave Clark 5, #43, 1968

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December 28, 2018 4:40 pm  #304


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TomSanders wrote:

...A huge CKLW hit. BTW it's Billy Griffin, not Smokey, singing lead --
 

Forgive my sidebar to Tom, but he'll enjoy this...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl2d16B6Dgo&feature=player_embedded
 

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December 28, 2018 9:00 pm  #305


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I saw that in real time, hi.

 

December 29, 2018 1:57 pm  #306


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There are plenty of covers of this song: Percy Sledge, Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones, and many more. But this is the original, from 1964.


 

 

December 29, 2018 2:18 pm  #307


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One of dad's favourite singers. #7 on Billboard and #5 on R&B in 1959.


 

 

December 29, 2018 7:56 pm  #308


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I'm not sure if Dale would consider adding these two, because they're so unusual. But they're by the most successful rock band in history, and neither of these #1 songs by The Beatles ever get played on radio here. 

Of course, there's a good reason for that - both are in German, a tribute to their fans in Hamburg just after they hit it big in the early 60s. 




 

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December 31, 2018 9:42 am  #309


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The Lemon Pipers had one big hit in Green Tambourine but they also had songs that made the lower rungs of the charts such as Rice is Nice and this slice of  tangy psychedelic bubblegum:





 

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January 1, 2019 6:19 pm  #310


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Just when you thought this thread had died, along with 2018...surprise...it's 2019.

Peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #3 on the UK Singles Chart. From 1977,  here's Smokie's cover...


 

 

January 1, 2019 7:51 pm  #311


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I'm willing to bet Dale has both of these in his playlist already, but just in case. Once Diana Ross left the Supremes, it was predicted that the group's time on the charts was over. But they managed a few more big hits with Jean Terrell in the lead. Here are two of the best, both of which charted in the Top 10 in Canada and the U.S. but almost never get heard on radio now. 




 

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January 2, 2019 1:17 pm  #312


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Whodathunk? Hit #1 on Canada's RPM Top Singles chart in 1965-66.


 

 

January 2, 2019 1:27 pm  #313


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Ah, "Flowers On The Wall." The only Top 40 hit to ever mention Capt. Kangaroo in the lyrics.

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January 2, 2019 7:18 pm  #314


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apologies to the youngsters who are probably sick of this thread but it just wont go away.

 One of my very favorite genres is country rock and it's debatable as to who the first country rockers were Often Dillard and Clark are cited for their 1966 release, Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon band, Buffalo Springfield, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Poco and Mike Nesmith and The First National Band were all early pioneers of the genre.

The album Sweetheart of the Rodeo by the Byrds is considered a classic of the genre. I generally try to stick to Billboard entries for this because that means that the song was at least a regional hit originally. This Bob Dylan track from the album made it all the way to number 74 and if I recall correctly it was on CHUM's hits to watch list in 1968:




 

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January 2, 2019 7:26 pm  #315


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Since Daryl Dragon passed away on Wednesday, it seems only fair to include this one here. While it never had the worldwide smash impact that Love Will Keep Us Together did - that one was #1 in various countries and was the #1 song of 1975 - this other hit made it to #3 on Billboard. 

Yes, the Captain and Tennille was your typical pabulum-type easy listening duo, but this tune is almost impossible not to like. 


 

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January 2, 2019 7:42 pm  #316


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Fitz wrote:

apologies to the youngsters who are probably sick of this thread but it just wont go away.
 

For all the youngsters out there (à la Ed Sullivan), I'm guessing they're transfixed...or at least learning a bit. 





And, some great Cancon from their first album in 1978. Several tracks hit the Billboard Hot 100.


 

 

January 2, 2019 7:45 pm  #317


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I used "The Dream Never Dies, Just The Dreamer" as part of a yearender radio story after Terry Fox passed away. Still one of my favourite uses of matching music to a news story.  

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January 2, 2019 8:27 pm  #318


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RadioActive wrote:

I used "The Dream Never Dies, Just The Dreamer" as part of a yearender radio story after Terry Fox passed away. Still one of my favourite uses of matching music to a news story.  

And I visited his memorial along the Trans Canada Highway this summer, just outside Thunder Bay. Great choice of music for that, RadioActive.
 

 

January 2, 2019 10:31 pm  #319


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#4 on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1962.



Peaked at #3 on Canada's RPM 100 in 1967.


 

 

January 3, 2019 12:43 pm  #320


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The eternal triangle. This old southern folk song reached #1 across the U.S., Canada and around the world, in 1958. But it sure doesn't get played any more.


 

 

January 3, 2019 1:07 pm  #321


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But a little bounce in your step...



 

 

January 3, 2019 1:21 pm  #322


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Okay, I admit it. This song gets regular airplay. But, 45 years after its release, isn't it neat to read this example of just how much music means to people? Scroll down and listen while you read.

http://i67.tinypic.com/qxnyf9.jpg




 

 

January 3, 2019 3:35 pm  #323


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John Donabie mentioned Pat, in the Daryl Dragon thread. So, why not? This one is one of his best, IMHO.


 

 

January 3, 2019 11:13 pm  #324


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Billboard #1 for the week of Dec 5 1964, and recorded in both official languages --






 

 

January 5, 2019 9:46 am  #325


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Joe Jones reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1960.


 

 

January 7, 2019 10:47 am  #326


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Reached #7 in 1960.

 

January 8, 2019 3:36 pm  #327


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Well, Ladies and Germs, this thread appears to have run its course, so...



It's been a blast. 

 

January 8, 2019 4:04 pm  #328


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#13 on Billboard, 1969


 

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January 8, 2019 5:03 pm  #329


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Not posted in a while - 'been busy making puppies






















 

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January 8, 2019 5:07 pm  #330


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Had a whale of time doing it








 

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