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Almost Summer – Celebration featuring Mike Love

Almost Summer – Celebration featuring Mike Love

Going completely obscure here in honor of school’s end and summer’s beginning. Today’s one-hit wonder is “Almost Summer” by Celebration. Not ringing a bell? I’m not surprised. But if you listen closely, you’ll hear what sounds pretty much like nearly every 1970s-era Beach Boys song. The connection between Celebration and The Beach Boys is lead singer, Mike Love, who composed the song and fronted a studio band called Celebration. “Almost Summer” is the title song to … Read entire article »

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Hot Child in the City Lyrics – Nick Gilder

Hot Child in the City Lyrics – Nick Gilder

Hot Child in the City Lyrics – Nick Gilder Click to read how Hot Child in the City became a one-hit wonder Danger in the shape of somethin’ wild Stranger dressed in black, she’s a hungry child No one knows who she is or what her name is I don’t know where she came from or what her game is (Hot child in the city) (Hot child in the city) (Runnin’ wild and lookin’ pretty) (Hot child in the city) So young to be loose … Read entire article »

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Hot Child in the City – Nick Gilder

Hot Child in the City – Nick Gilder

Let’s try a quick test. Question #1: Can you name a Canadian one-hit wonder song about child prostitution? Question #2: Can you sing “Hot Child in the City” by Nick Gilder? Question #3: Have you heard “Hot Child in the City” on any radio station in at least 25 years? If you’ve made it to this page, there’s a very good chance you actually do remember “Hot Child in the City” and can belt out the chorus loud … Read entire article »

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Short People Lyrics – Randy Newman

Short People Lyrics – Randy Newman

Short People lyrics Click here to read how Short People became a one-hit wonder Short people got no reason Short people got no reason Short people got no reason To live They got little hands Little eyes They walk around Tellin’ great big lies They got little noses And tiny little teeth They wear platform shoes On their nasty little feet Well, I don’t want no short people Don’t want no short people Don’t want no short people `Round here Short people are just the same As you and I (A fool such as I) All … Read entire article »

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Is This Love – Bob Marley

Is This Love – Bob Marley

For one week straight, “Is This Love” by Bob Marley has churned through my head. Not sure why. It’s not even my favorite Marley song. But there it is, day after day after day after day. It’s my earworm of the week. So I’m purging the song tonight by sharing it with all of you. My connection to “Is This Love” is a bit atypical, however. I’ve known Marley’s music since high school. I used to … Read entire article »

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Dream Police – Cheap Trick

Dream Police – Cheap Trick

I’ve always been a fan of Cheap Trick. They’re one of the great little poppy rock bands that foisted ear candy on their unsuspecting listeners throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s. They’re still around today, but their best work is in that late ’70s and early ’80 period. Today’s nugget bouncing around my head is “Dream Police” from their 1979 release titled Dream Police. This is classic Power Pop music. Most Power Pop is fast, … Read entire article »

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