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It’s Now or Never – John Schneider

It’s Now or Never – John Schneider

TV shows are often a great launching pad into musical stardom (or vice versa). David Soul parlayed his success as Hutch from Starsky and Hutch into a massive number one hit with “Don’t Give Up on Us” in 1977. John Schneider followed Soul’s lead and turned an Elvis Presley cover of “It’s Now or Never” into a #14 hit on the Billboard Top 40 in 1981. What do Soul and Schneider have in common? Let’s explore… Blonde … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Country

Precious to Me Lyrics – Phil Seymour

Precious to Me Lyrics – Phil Seymour

Click to read how “Precious to Me ” became a one-hit wonder Precious to Me lyrics Baby baby don’t you leave me here to make it alone Cos i don’t think that i could take it for a day on my own Why would you wanna hurt me When i love you baby can’t you see CHORUS That your precious to me (i love you so) And i can’t let you go (can’t let you go) Baby one day you will see (girl can’t you see) That you’ll … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop, Rock

Precious to Me – Phil Seymour

Precious to Me – Phil Seymour

Some one-hit wonders are forgotten nearly as soon as they are released. Sometimes that’s a good thing (does the world ever need to hear “Pac Man Fever” on the radio again?). I’ll argue against cruel and unusual punishment. In the case of Phil Seymour’s “Precious to Me,” it’s a shame. Because Phil Seymour was an artist who deserved more popular praise than he ever received before his untimely death from lymphoma in 1993. Seymour first … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

Sausalito Summernight Lyrics – Diesel

Sausalito Summernight Lyrics – Diesel

Read how “Sausalito Summernight” became a one-hit wonder Sausalito Summernight lyrics We left for Frisco in your Rambler The radiator running dry I’ve never been much of a gambler and had a preference to fly You said ‘forget about the airline, let’s take the car and save the fare.’ We blew a gasket on the Grapevine and eighty dollars on repairs (chorus) All aboard (Sausalito summernight) All aboard (Sausalito summernight) All aboard (Sausalito summernight) All aboard Hot summer night in Sausalito Can’t stand the heat another mile Let’s drop a quarter in … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone) Lyrics – Chilliwack

My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone) Lyrics – Chilliwack

Read how “My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)” became a one-hit wonder My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone) Lyrics (CHORUS) Gone gone gone, she been gone so long She been gone gone gone so long Gone gone gone, she been gone so long She been gone gone gone so long Gone gone gone, she been gone so long gone gone gone so long Gone gone gone, she been gone so long wonder if I’m ever gonna see my girl gone gone gones She’s been gone so long so long wonder … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

Sausalito Summernight – Diesel

Sausalito Summernight – Diesel

Another Dutch one-hit wonder. I have to admit a curious fascination with these bands from the Netherlands that manage to crossover and reach the Billboard Top 40 with their subversive hits. Subversive, you ask? What’s so subversive about a Dutch band crossing over? Nothing I say, except these bands sound more American than most American bands in their era. Take “Sausalito Summernight” by Diesel as a case study. I’ve checked a map and Sausalito is nowhere to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop