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The Lumberjack – Jackyl

The Lumberjack – Jackyl

Editor’s note: “The Lumberjack” by Jackyl is not a true one-hit wonder. Though if you ask people about the band Jackyl, “The Lumberjack” is often the only song they know. Our resident heavy metal expert Jim Barton pays tribute to this unique song. Just for fun, let’s take a look at a song that was never a Top 40 hit, but I think the novelty angle of a chainsaw being used as a musical instrument … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Rock

Telephone Man – Meri Wilson

Telephone Man – Meri Wilson

Cheese. Pure titillating cheese. That’s how I would describe “Telephone Man” by Meri Wilson. It’s the soul-stirring story of a woman who rents an apartment and is visited by the telephone man who is there to…install her telephone line. At least that’s the arc the story follows. But if you read between the lines, maybe this telephone is really just a euphemism. A little double entendre, if you know what I mean. The opening … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop

Playground in My Mind – Clint Holmes

Playground in My Mind – Clint Holmes

The local used record store in my city does an annual $1 sale each summer. I never miss it because it’s a great way to pick up old Ronco and K-TEL compilation records from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. They’re a fantastic snapshot into a moment of time, since most of the records are either based on a year or a theme. They’re nearly perfectly programmed mix tapes or iTunes playlists. And since they cost … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s

Here Comes the Hotstepper Lyrics – Ini Kamoze

Here Comes the Hotstepper Lyrics – Ini Kamoze

Click to read how Here Comes the Hotstepper became a one-hit wonder Here Comes the Hotstepper Lyrics Hit It! Nah, na na na nah Na na na nah, na na nah, na na nah Na na na nah Here comes the hotstepper (murderer) I’m the lyrical gangster (murderer) Pick up the crew in-a de area (murderer) Still love you like that (murderer) No no we don’t die Yes we mul-ti-ply Anyone test will hear the fat lady sing Act like you know, Rico I know what Bo don’t know Touch … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s

Here Comes the Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze

Here Comes the Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze

More novelty song fun for you here. “Here Comes the Hotstepper” turned Jamacian artist Ini Kamoze into a one-hit wonder with this bouncy hit from 1994. This dancehall tune is Kamoze’s one and only brush with the Billboard Top 40 fame. But it was a good brush since “Here Comes the Hotstepper” took him all the way to #1 on the Billboard Top 40 in December of that year. Click to hear other Billboard number-one hit … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s

Do the Bartman – The Simpsons

Do the Bartman – The Simpsons

The Simpsons could one day become the longest-running TV series ever. No one ever ages. Homer never gets any smarter. And the show continues to grab new fans through syndication and its regular Sunday night slot on Fox. But as enduring as The Simpsons TV show is, it’s hard to believe “Do the Bartman” was released in November of 1990. That’s more than twenty years ago, folks. That song took The Simpsons from mega-hit TV show … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s