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Old January 7th, 2009, 08:37 AM
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Some YouTubes from the 70s & 80s --

Echo Beach - Martha & the Muffins
(I Know) There's Something Going On - Frida
Voices - Russ Ballard - Miami Vice clip
Close to the Edit - Art of Noise
Pop Goes the World - Men Without Hats
When Your Heart is Weak - Cock Robin
Peace Train - 10,000 Maniacs (cover of Cat Stevens' hit)
Nobody Told Me - John Lennon
My Brave Face - Paul McCartney
When We Was Fab - George Harrison
Wrack My Brain - Ringo Starr
End of the Line - The Traveling Wilburys
More to Love - Jim Photoglo
Pilot of the Airwaves - Charlie Dore
Lotta Love - Nicolettte Larson
Ebony Eyes - Bob Welch
Devil You - The Stampeders
Happy Hawaii - Abba
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Old January 7th, 2009, 09:50 PM
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Happy Hawaii - Abba

Hmmmm.... I guess I did NOT notice that track being the word "HAWAII" is in the title........ Damn you, now you got me hooked on that song!
Yay for iTunes!

M-A-H-A-L-O


here are a few currently on my iTunes playlist, pardone for any repeats

Alisha - Baby Talk
Ambrosia - Biggest Part of Me *
America - Ventura Highway *
Art of Noise - Peter Gunn (feat Duane Eddy)
Atlantic Starr - One Lover At A Time, Secret Lovers
Baltimora - Tarzan Boy
Bay City Rollers - Saturday Night
Bertie Higgins - Key Largo
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Forget The Reaper
Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays
Carole Bayer Sager - Stronger Than Before
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
The Cult - WildFlower
Dan Fogelberg - Leader of The Band
David Bowie - This Is Not America
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Old January 8th, 2009, 01:32 AM
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Hmmmm.... I guess I did NOT notice that track being the word "HAWAII" is in the title........ Damn you, now you got me hooked on that song!
Yay for iTunes!
"Happy Hawaii" was originally the B-side to ABBA's hit single, "Knowing Me Knowing You." Was released in 1977 and became a local hit on Hawaii radio for a while.


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Alisha - Baby Talk
Ambrosia - Biggest Part of Me *
America - Ventura Highway *
Art of Noise - Peter Gunn (feat Duane Eddy)
Atlantic Starr - One Lover At A Time, Secret Lovers
Baltimora - Tarzan Boy
Bay City Rollers - Saturday Night
Bertie Higgins - Key Largo
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Forget The Reaper
Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays
Carole Bayer Sager - Stronger Than Before
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
The Cult - WildFlower
Dan Fogelberg - Leader of The Band
David Bowie - This Is Not America
Waiting for your list E to Z....

BTW, it's Don't Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult off the Agents of Fortune album (1976). I'm sure that was just a typo. The track was covered in 2006 by The Caesars.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 02:00 AM
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Some of my favorites that no one's mentioned so far....


"Love Is Alive" by Gary Wright

"Sausalito Summer Nights" by Diesel

"Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band
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Old January 8th, 2009, 03:27 AM
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"Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band
Oddly enough I purchased that song via iTunes over the weekend, as well the theme song from "Grease" and "Dancing Queen". Picked up "Kung Fu Fighting" a year ago when I needed the song for a chapter in 2007's NaNoWriMo (it was the fight song that was playing when some guys where fighting zombies).

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Old January 8th, 2009, 03:30 AM
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"Sausalito Summernight" is a great song. Big hit in 1981.


Here's a few more (some may be repeats):

Timothy - The Buoys (they ate Tim; written by Rupert Holmes)
Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep - Middle of the Road
The Pushbike Song - The Mixtures
It's For You - Springwell (1971 - written by Lennon/McCartney)
Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango
Sad Sweet Dreamer - Sweet Sensations (1975)
I'll Always Love My Mama - The Intruders
Float On - The Floaters (6 minutes long | click here for 10 minute version)
Tahiti Tahiti - Voyage
Jim Dandy - Blackoak Arkansas
Rock n Roll Hoochie Koo - Rick Derringer
Stealin' - Uriah Heep
Fresh Air - Quicksilver Messenger Service
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Most anything by Sweet:
Little Willy
Fox on the Run
Love is like Oxygen


Ah! Leah! - Donny Iris
Machine Gun - Commodores

Edit:
Bali High - Noelani Cypriano

Can't forget Shnazz: She Likes the Bad Boys, I Think We're Alone now, and Sea cruse.

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Old January 8th, 2009, 04:54 AM
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A few more:

American Dream and Make a Little Magic by The Dirt Band
All Time High by Rita Coolidge
He Don't Love you by Tony Orlando & Dawn
And I Love You So by Perry Como
Remember The Nights by The Motels
This Night Wont Last Forever & Bluer Than Blue by Michael Johnson
Special Lady by Ray, Goodman and Brown
Have I mentioned Sweet Baby by George Duke & Stanley Clark

Saw Blue Oyster Cult in concert back in the 80's, band that opened up for them was Head East who did Never Been Any Reason which sounds like a Rush ripoff song, but I liked it.

Loved the Sweet as well....classic songs mentioned, also Ballroom Blitz....

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Ooopsie, how da heck I type "Forget" and not "Fear"

heres more:

Eighth Wonder - Cross My Heart, Baby,Baby (which I am tryin to find on MP3)
Eurythmics - Who's That Girl
Face To Face - Under The Gun, 10-9-8
Falco - Der Kommisar, Jenny
The Flirts - Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime)
George Kranz - Din Da Da
Golden Earing - Twilight Zone
Haircut 100 - Love Plus One
Heaven 17 - Penthouse & Pavement
J.J. Fad - Supersonic
Kim Carnes - Vouyer
Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan - Especially For You
Leif Garret - I Was Made For Dancin
Rob N Roz w/ Leila K. - Got To Get
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I also have a particular nostalgic fondness for 1976's "Moonlight Feels Right" by Starbuck.
Hmmm. That was in my collection many moons ago...was the b-side to Afternoon Delight, if I remember correctly! "Bout wore that little record out.

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Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley!
Saw the video recently. I liked the song, and Rick was a cutie!


This thread is bringing back a lot of memories! Especially Gloria by Laura Branigan; that was a favorite workout song and still will get your heart pumping.
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Picked up "Kung Fu Fighting" a year ago when I needed the song for a chapter in 2007's NaNoWriMo (it was the fight song that was playing when some guys where fighting zombies).


Long before KUNG FU FIGHTING, there was an obscure song KARATE, by the Bedwells, in 1963. The group had very little in their play-list, as the flip side was titled KARATE AGAIN and was the same tune. I never saw or heard another release from them.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 07:06 PM
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Hmmm. That was in my collection many moons ago...was the b-side to Afternoon Delight, if I remember correctly! "Bout wore that little record out.
"Afternoon Delight" was a #1 hit for the Starland Vocal Band.

"Moonlight Feels Right" was a top 10 hit for Starbuck.

Two different groups and records. Both hits in the summer of 1976.
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"Afternoon Delight" was a #1 hit for the Starland Vocal Band.

"Moonlight Feels Right" was a top 10 hit for Starbuck.

Two different groups and records. Both hits in the summer of 1976.
the year is right, but the 45rpm record had a different band on each side; the Starbuck song was attached to something else I bought, if it wasn't Afternoon Delight.

Anyway, I haven't thought of those songs in many years. Thanks for the reminders!
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Wow, great thread everybody. So many great memories just going through all the posts. I was in high school when MTV "hit" and remember so many of these songs from their endless early video airplay, as well as AM radio before then.

My wife is a HUGE Journey/Steve Perry fan (she proudly reminds me that she saw them in Honolulu several times in their prime, while I never got around to it even though they were a local band for me) and we went to their show last Fall (with the new singer - pretty good, btw). Better yet the opening bands were Cheap Trick and Heart. It was amazing how many songs I was singing along with even though I hadn't heard them in a decade or longer!

In the Bay Area we have a great rock station called KFOG (104.5 FM.) Best feature is "10 at 10", ten songs from one random year played back to back at 10am PST every weekday (and repeated at 10pm.) Each day includes the "Best of Set" determined by listeners calling in to vote. Best yet is the "10at 10" marathon on Saturday mornings where all five shows of the week are played in a row. Check it out and listen live online. Guarantee you'll get one of those "Oh yeah" moments at least once a day.

Today's show:

1/8/09 - Thursday! A quick trip to...1977!!!

1. Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
2. Fleetwood Mac - Oh Daddy
3. David Bowie - Heroes (BEST OF SET!!)
4. Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Cher Cez La Femme
5. Aerosmith - Back in the Saddle
6. Santana - She's Not There
7. Kansas - Point of Know Return
8. Graham Parker and the Rumor - Hold Back the Night
9. Stephen Bishop - Save it For a Rainy Day
10. CSN - Just a Song Before I Go

BONUS TRACK: Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane - My Baby Gives it Away
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The Flirts - Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime)
Which group were more like the Pussycats Dolls of the 80's, The Flirts in 80's garb or Vanity 6 dressed in lingerie?
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Old January 9th, 2009, 03:15 AM
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When "Afternoon Delight" first came out, I was much too young to know what they were really singing about. I just liked the song.

When I was a little older and received it in a box of hand-me-down 45s from an older cousin, I was shocked at how naughty it was. Women were singing about how anxious they were to get home and indulge in some "afternoon delight"! Scandalous! I was determined to find a girlfriend like that when I got older.
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the year is right, but the 45rpm record had a different band on each side; the Starbuck song was attached to something else I bought, if it wasn't Afternoon Delight.
This was the A & B side to Starland Vocal Band's hit single:

1976 "Afternoon Delight" / "California Day" (Windsong Records GB-10943) Windsong 10588

Starbuck's "Moonlight Feels Right" was released on the Private Stock label. The record got to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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Long before KUNG FU FIGHTING, there was an obscure song KARATE, by the Bedwells, in 1963. The group had very little in their play-list, as the flip side was titled KARATE AGAIN and was the same tune. I never saw or heard another release from them.
You can hear a clip here.
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You can hear a clip here.
Great find! That's the song. I have two copies of the 45 and have transferred the tune to several compilation CD-Rs.
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Holy smokes. I clicked on a couple of the YouTube links above and I've now killed two hours watching one 20 year-old video after another! It's insidious how they put the "related videos" and "more from" right there where you can't help but click next!

Oh well, I didn't want to do any work this afternoon anyways...

Favorites so far:

The Tubes: Talk To Ya Later (My personal "Best of Set")
Aldo Nova (!): Monkey On Your Back
Martika: Toy Soldiers

OK gotta go find me some Loverboy!
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Ran across this today....

Midnight at the Oasis - Maria Muldaur
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"send you camel to bed" - I loved that song and had the LP. Thanks for
reminding me!
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When "Afternoon Delight" first came out, I was much too young to know what they were really singing about. I just liked the song.

When I was a little older and received it in a box of hand-me-down 45s from an older cousin, I was shocked at how naughty it was. Women were singing about how anxious they were to get home and indulge in some "afternoon delight"! Scandalous! I was determined to find a girlfriend like that when I got older.
In the mid '70s, I was in a broadcasting class in college. The instructor was the p.d. from the local top-40 station, and he was so proud that the record company sent him a gold record, for being the station in town that "broke" that song. (It was probably one of the few industry honors he ever got in our little media market.)

A few weeks later, he was talking about why he refused to program "Squeezebox" by The Who, because of the suggestive subject matter of the lyrics. So I "gotcha"-ed him by reminding him about "Afternoon Delight."

He didn't like me after that. But I had a career in radio anyway.

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Starbuck's "Moonlight Feels Right" was released on the Private Stock label. The record got to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
I saw the band live in concert - I was impressed by how many keyboard (and marimba!) players were in the band. I still have all three of their albums on vinyl (even though they had no other hits), as well as one album by their lead vocalist after Starbuck broke up.
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Skyhigh=Jigsaw
Last Farewell=Roger Whitaker
Music Box Dancer=Frank Mills
I Never Cry=Alice Cooper

Used to run into Alice and his kids in Phoenix all of the time as they lived in my neighborhood, his kids ended up going to my high school as well. They frequented the McDonalds just down the street from us which is still there.

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The Tubes: Talk To Ya Later (My personal "Best of Set")
I enjoyed The Tubes' appearance on SCTV. This show had the musical guests act in skits.
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