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Sirius XM 80s on 8 Top 40 Turkeys of the 1980s

Sirius XM 80s on 8 Top 40 Turkeys of the 1980s

Now for a list of 80s songs that are simultaneously awful and awesome and include a plethora of one-hit wonders (Bob and Doug McKenzie, Bertie Higgins, Taco) along with a gaggle of hits by artists who loaded the Billboard Top 40 with songwriting fodder for years (Paul McCartney, Starship, Olivia Newton John). During the Thanksgiving weekend of 2011, SiriusXM’s 80s on 8 station played their Top 40 “Turkeys” of the 1980s. Alan Hunter, Mark Goodman, Nina … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Lists

New World Man by Rush

New World Man by Rush

Editors note: Here is Jim Barton’s take on “New World Man” by Rush. You can also read Michael Waterman’s thoughts on the one song that made Rush a one-hit wonder. Featuring three of the most amazing musicians ever to walk the planet, Rush have been a fixture on the album chart and concert stage for more than 35 years, selling millions and millions of albums and tickets. Their specialty is highly intellectual lyrics set to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Rock

Whirly Girl Lyrics – OXO

Whirly Girl Lyrics – OXO

Whirly Girl lyrics Click to hear how Whirly Girl became a one-hit wonder Let me tell you ’bout the girl I know She’s been to Paris France And she can dance Like a spinning top She’s got no stop She picks you up and then She lets you drop Listen Ooo Let me tell you ’bout the girl I know ‘Cause she’s really hip And she can go go go Like a straight shooter she’s got her downs Won’t hesitate to put you on the ground She’s been with the Rolling … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

Whirly Girl – OXO

Whirly Girl – OXO

A big slab of peppy 1980s pop music for you today. “Whirly Girl” by OXO is one of the bounciest ditties ever to grace the Billboard Top 40. We haven’t counted how many times they say “Whirly Girl” in the song. But it’s a lot. A whole lot. The song was originally about a “Worldly Girl” but adding that “d” to the mix made the chorus too chunky and difficult to song. So they abbreviated it … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

K-Jee – The Nite-Liters

K-Jee – The Nite-Liters

It’s hard to express how much I love late 1960s and early 1970s funk music. James Brown and the JB’s with Bootsy and Phelps Collins. Pure genius. Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady” is absolute funk goodness. Some of the Stax/Volt music is fantastic (Booker T. and the MGs or “Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get” by The Dramatics). And from a pop perspective, Motown is nearly without equal in terms of perfectly written soul/pop songs. In this … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s

White Horse – Laid Back

White Horse – Laid Back

Heroin or equine? That is the question. Is a “white horse” a slang phrase for drug use or ride in the country. Some dance one-hit wonders say absolutely nothing. Well, nothing that means a whole lot. Take “White Horse” by Laid Back from 1983: If you wanna ride Don´t ride the white horse If you wanna ride Don´t ride the white horse White horse Don´t ride the white horse White horse Don´t ride the white horse. Is that a haiku? Brilliant prose? Nope, just … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s