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    Enjoyed the thread on disco hits that have vanished over the years, how about other songs from the 1970's and 1980's that are forgotten and don't hear on the radio much anymore.

    Burton Cummings, Stand Tall:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCc8wyBBsbA

    Eric Clapton, I Can't Stand It

    Rupert Holmes, Him

    Cheap Trick, The Flame (#1 song when I was in high school)

    Genesis, Taking it All too Hard

    Christopher Cross, All Right

    Aj

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    I still hear "The Flame" on Love Songs with Delilah, it seems every time I happen to be in a restaurant that blasts that blasted radio program. Also, "I Can't Stand It" makes frequent appearances on 105.9 The Big Kahuna.

    The others, though...geez. They're good songs, but yeah: Who plays them anymore?

    I'll add Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City," Men Without Hats's "Safety Dance" (which I have a recording of, so it's cool), Sammy Hagar's "Your Love is Driving Me Crazy," Duran Duran's "Union of the Snake," anything by Missing Persons, Frankie and the Knockouts' "Sweetheart," Autograph's "Turn up the Radio," Fastway's "Say What You Will," and the one I really, really want to get my hands on in digital form: Chequered Past's "How Much is Too Much?"

    Edit: Well what do you know? I'm sure I searched for "How Much is Too Much?" at eMusic.com (where I have a subscription) and came up with nothing, but the entire album is available there for download now. Woo hoo!

    Edit again: It was added to eMusic.com on March 31, 2008, and I know I haven't searched for it since last year...
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    in the rare event that I hear these songs, I almost lose my mind in giddy excitement:

    Saga On the Loose
    Devo Through With Being Cool and Working in a Coal Mine
    Blue Oyster Cult Veteran of Psychic Wars Joan Crawford
    the Kinks Destroyer
    B-52s Rock Lobster Legal Tender
    Dead Kennedys Holiday in Cambodia

    Come to think of it, how in the heck did my family let me listen to all of these jams without forcing my butt into therapy.

    pax

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    I make it a hobby to collect tons of old top 40 hits from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. I have plenty on MP3 as well as many of their original vinyl and CD counterparts. We have discussed old songs in several threads at HT. Among my favorites:

    Hawaii Top 40 radio: 1950s to Early 80s
    http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showthread.php?t=1942

    And there I list a bunch of songs that used to get regular airplay on Hawaii radio and sometimes no where else (not counting straight on traditional Hawaiian music, but more so top 40 music /rock / pop/ soul)

    From the post I made in 2004:

    - "Endless Summer" by The Sandals (1966)
    - "Sunlight" album track by Three Dog Night (1971)
    - "Pipeline Sequence" by Honk (1972)
    - "Summer Sun" by Jamestown Massacre (1972)
    - "If That's The Way That You Want It" by Diamond Head (1973)
    - "Give Up Your Guns" - The Buoys (1971)
    - "Grovin' Out On Life" - The New Beats (1970)
    - "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" - Middle of the Road (1971)
    - "Mandrill" - Mandrill (1971)
    - "Morning of Our Lives" - The Arkade (1971)
    - "I Found Someone of My Own" - Free Movement (1971)
    - "I Dig Everything About You" - The Mob (1971)
    - "Circle Game" - Rick Ely (1971)
    - "Cubano Chant" - El Chicano (1971)
    - "Precious & Few" - Climax (1971)
    - "Life And Breath" - Climax (1972)
    - "Child of December" - Climax (1972)
    - "Caroline This Time" - Climax (1972)
    - "Ebony Eyes" (1972 - b side single)
    - "You'll Never Get To Heaven" (1973)
    - "Star on a TV Show" (1975)
    - "Sunshine Keri" - Lee Oskar (1976)
    - "Smiling Islands" - Robbie Patton & Stevie Nicks (1983)
    - "Lahaina" - Loggins & Messina (1973)
    - "Tahiti Tahiti" - Voyage (1979)
    - "What Cha Doin'" - Seawind (1980)
    - "Keep it in the Family" - The Road Home (1971)

    There were other 60s and 70s era songs added to that thread. From the 1980s I certainly count the following as "forgotten":

    Precious to Me - Phil Seymour (1981)
    Beach Rock - Blue Finn (1982)
    Smoke Two Joints - The Toys (1982)
    I Think We're Alone Now - Shnazz (1980)
    Pop Goes the World - Men Without Hats (1987)
    Tarzan Boy - Baltimora (1986) - seems to be still out of print
    Hang Up the Phone - Ann Golden (1981?)
    Close to the Edit - Art of Noise (1983)
    I Only Want to Be With You - The Tourists (1980)
    Don't Take the Candy - Wolf & Wolfe (1984)
    Under the Clock - Janey Street (1984)

    A few more from the 1970s

    Remember Mary - The Sweet Marie (1970)
    Stella's Candy Store - The Sweet Marie (1972)
    Stuck in Paradise - The Sweet Marie (1971)
    We Can Make It Girl - The Society of Seven (1971)
    Frisco Bay - The Society of Seven (1971)
    Cheryl Moana Marie - John Rowles (1970) - went to lower 60s on Billboard
    Me Japanese Boy I Love You - Liz Damon & the Orient Express (1973)
    Pretty Lady - Lighthouse (1973)

    The list can go on and on.

    I have a few forgotten oldies currently at:

    http://8tracks.com/macpro

    I have 3 streams there. Listen before they or the site disappears!

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    My daughter's first-ever favorite song (she was born in 1980) was Matthew Wilder's "Break My Stride" (from 1983), so it has a special place in my heart; I still have the 12" vinyl single. I also have a particular nostalgic fondness for 1976's "Moonlight Feels Right" by Starbuck.

    Regarding one of Aj's choices - Rupert Holmes was one of my musical heroes, several years before "Escape," "Him" and "Answering Machine." (To hear what he was truly capable of before trying to achieve pop success, find his first album, "Widescreen.")

    I've had the pleasure of meeting him and conversing with him on a number of occasions. One story he likes to tell is when he meets people who then ask, "hey - aren't you the guy who did that Pina Colada song?" His standard reply is, "yes --- and I'm very sorry."

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    I never hear Cheap Trick's "The Flame", but you know what is funny I heard "Your Love is Driving Me Crazy" on John Tesh's radio show a few weeks back which shocked me and this afternoon they played Climax "Precious & Few" on Oldies 107.9

    I've not heard Eric Clapton's "I Can't Stand It" on radio in years, how about "I Got a Rock N Roll Heart"?

    Aj

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    Some of my forgotten faves:

    David Bowie - Hot in the City
    10 years after - I’d love to change the world
    Spirit - Nature’s Way
    Spirit – I got a line on you
    Stylistics - Ebony Eyes
    Deon Jackson - Love makes the world go ‘round
    Leon Russell – Back to the islands
    Nick Lowe - Cruel to be kind
    India Irie – Video
    Sanford Townsand Band - Smoke from a Distant Fire
    Orleans - Dance with me
    Poco - In the heart of the night
    Starbuck - Moonlight feels right
    Atlanta Rhythm Section - So into you
    Yardbirds – Heart full of soul
    Todd Rungren - We gotta get you a woman
    Spencer Davis Group – Keep on Running
    Unit 4 + 2 - Concrete and Clay
    Bread – Let your love go
    George Harrison – Blow away
    Walker Brothers - Make it easy on yourself
    Beau Brummels – Laugh Laugh
    Kenny Rogers – Just dropped in
    Jethro Tull – Locomotive Breath
    Rascals – You Better Run

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    Anything by:
    Grover Washington Jr.
    Tim Weisberg/Dan Fogelberg
    Michael Franks
    The Crusaders
    Bob James
    Joe Sample
    Elton John
    Hall & Oates
    Hiroshima
    John Klemmer
    Roberta Flack
    Seawind
    yada, yada, yada!

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    Not necessarily forgotten, but there are some songs you seldom hear on the radio, TV, or movies nowadays. Especially the "New Wave" stuff which, uhhh, doesn't sound so new anymore.

    Pop Muzik - M
    Putting On The Ritz - Taco
    The Curly Shuffle - Jump 'n the Saddle
    Smoke 2 Joints - Toyes
    Pac Man Fever - Buckner & Garcia
    Give It Up - K.C.
    Der Kommissar - Falco
    Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
    The Politics of Dancing - Re-Flex
    Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
    American/Soviets - C.C.C.P.
    Oh Daddy - Adrian Belew (ashamed to admit remembering this!)
    Words - Missing Persons
    (Keep Feeling) Fascination - Human League
    Jeopardy - Greg Kihn Band
    The Warrior - Patty Smyth
    Boy Meets Girl - Haircut 100
    She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby
    An American Dream - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Hot Rod Hearts - Robbie Dupree
    I Ain't Gonna Stand For It - Stevie Wonder (for some reason, this doesn't get played much anymore)
    New York Groove - Ace Frehley/KISS
    Don't Stop The Music - Yarbrough & Peoples
    You Dropped A Bomb On Me - Gap Band
    In A Big Country - Big Country
    Run Runaway - Slade
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    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post
    I make it a hobby to collect tons of old top 40 hits from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. I have plenty on MP3 as well as many of their original vinyl and CD counterparts. We have discussed old songs in several threads at HT. Among my favorites:

    Hawaii Top 40 radio: 1950s to Early 80s
    http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showthread.php?t=1942

    And there I list a bunch of songs that used to get regular airplay on Hawaii radio and sometimes no where else (not counting straight on traditional Hawaiian music, but more so top 40 music /rock / pop/ soul)

    From the post I made in 2004:

    - "Endless Summer" by The Sandals (1966)
    - "Sunlight" album track by Three Dog Night (1971)
    - "Pipeline Sequence" by Honk (1972)
    - "Summer Sun" by Jamestown Massacre (1972)
    - "If That's The Way That You Want It" by Diamond Head (1973)
    - "Give Up Your Guns" - The Buoys (1971)
    - "Grovin' Out On Life" - The New Beats (1970)
    - "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" - Middle of the Road (1971)
    - "Mandrill" - Mandrill (1971)
    - "Morning of Our Lives" - The Arkade (1971)
    - "I Found Someone of My Own" - Free Movement (1971)
    - "I Dig Everything About You" - The Mob (1971)
    - "Circle Game" - Rick Ely (1971)
    - "Cubano Chant" - El Chicano (1971)
    - "Precious & Few" - Climax (1971)
    - "Life And Breath" - Climax (1972)
    - "Child of December" - Climax (1972)
    - "Caroline This Time" - Climax (1972)
    - "Ebony Eyes" (1972 - b side single)
    - "You'll Never Get To Heaven" (1973)
    - "Star on a TV Show" (1975)
    - "Sunshine Keri" - Lee Oskar (1976)
    - "Smiling Islands" - Robbie Patton & Stevie Nicks (1983)
    - "Lahaina" - Loggins & Messina (1973)
    - "Tahiti Tahiti" - Voyage (1979)
    - "What Cha Doin'" - Seawind (1980)
    - "Keep it in the Family" - The Road Home (1971)

    There were other 60s and 70s era songs added to that thread. From the 1980s I certainly count the following as "forgotten":

    Precious to Me - Phil Seymour (1981)
    Beach Rock - Blue Finn (1982)
    Smoke Two Joints - The Toys (1982)
    I Think We're Alone Now - Shnazz (1980)
    Pop Goes the World - Men Without Hats (1987)
    Tarzan Boy - Baltimora (1986) - seems to be still out of print
    Hang Up the Phone - Ann Golden (1981?)
    Close to the Edit - Art of Noise (1983)
    I Only Want to Be With You - The Tourists (1980)
    Don't Take the Candy - Wolf & Wolfe (1984)
    Under the Clock - Janey Street (1984)

    A few more from the 1970s

    Remember Mary - The Sweet Marie (1970)
    Stella's Candy Store - The Sweet Marie (1972)
    Stuck in Paradise - The Sweet Marie (1971)
    We Can Make It Girl - The Society of Seven (1971)
    Frisco Bay - The Society of Seven (1971)
    Cheryl Moana Marie - John Rowles (1970) - went to lower 60s on Billboard
    Me Japanese Boy I Love You - Liz Damon & the Orient Express (1973)
    Pretty Lady - Lighthouse (1973)

    The list can go on and on.

    I have a few forgotten oldies currently at:

    http://8tracks.com/macpro

    I have 3 streams there. Listen before they or the site disappears!
    I used to have the 45 of Stella's Candy Store which was a transparent red vinyl disc. I haven't heard Diamond Head's "If That's The Way That You Want It" in a long time. I too like you have a vast collection of LPs, 45s and Cds.

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    Didn't the lead singer of Big Country hang himself at the Holiday Inn near the airport awhile back?

    Great songs your coming up with, love many of them.

    How about:

    Try Again and How About Us by Champaign

    Lost Without Your Love by Bread

    Goodbye Girl by David Gates

    Couldnt Get it Right or I Love You by Climax Blues Band (different vocalists on those songs)

    This Time I'm in it for Love by Player

    Your The Only Woman by Ambrosia

    I Wont Hold You Back by Toto

    Love Takes Time by Orleans

    I Knew You Were Waiting For Me by Aretha Franklin and George Michael

    On Friday or Saturday nights they have a 70's show on KSSK at night and I heard Nick Lowe's Cruel to be Kind and some others I hadnt heard in sometime.

    Aj

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    Funny to see how many of these songs people are mentioning are ones that I still have on vinyl, and in many cases, as 12" remix or extended singles.

    As for TutuSue's list --- it's almost as if she had been listening in when I was a jazz DJ in the late '70s/early '80s. Just need to add some Al Jarreau...

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    Quote Originally Posted by na alii View Post
    I used to have the 45 of Stella's Candy Store which was a transparent red vinyl disc. I haven't heard Diamond Head's "If That's The Way That You Want It" in a long time. I too like you have a vast collection of LPs, 45s and Cds.
    Here's Stella's Candy Store. Loved the colored single.



    Mel's Vinyl Vault photos | Stella's | Some of my records

    The song "If That's the Way You Want It" by Diamond Head is available on an excellent compilation CD put out by Norm Winter at Jelly's called "Long Lost Oldies Volume 3." The CD has a lot of tracks from the late 60s and 70s that were popular on Hawaii Top 40 radio back in the day.

    Another compilation of older 70s tracks that I can recommend is "Island Summer 60s & 70s" which you can still find in some record stores. The disc was released about 4 years ago. Includes "Ebony Eyes" by The Stylistics, "Don't Say You Don't Remember" by Beverly Bremers, "Forever More" by Tokyo Happy Coats, "1900 Yesterday" by Liz Damon & the Orient Express, and "Remember Mary" by Sweet Marie among others.

    Here's "Grovin' Out on Life" by The Newbeats:



    This record was kind of a hit in Hawaii during the early part of 1970.

    Someone also mentioned Rupert Holmes who is best known for writing and recording "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" which was a #1 hit in late 1979. He also recorded and released "Him" and "Answering Machine" in 1980.

    My favorite 2 songs written by Rupert Holmes is "Timothy" and "Give Up Your Guns" recorded by the one hit album rock group, The Buoys in 1971. "Timothy" is supposedly a song about cannibalism which was discussed elsewhere on this board. I think "Give Up Your Guns" was the better song.

    Here's a pic of The Buoys album:




    A couple more forgotten tracks from the 1970s & 1980s:

    Voices - Russ Ballard (1984) used in the Miami Vice TV series.

    We Were Meant to be Lovers - Jim Photoglo (1980)
    More To Love - Jim Photoglo (1980)

    Tired of Toein' the Line - Rocky Burnette (1980)
    Pilot of the Airwaves - Charlie Dore (1980)

    Gimmie Some Slack - The Cars (1980) album track

    Scorpio's Rising - 10,000 Maniacs (1985)

    Hold On - Ian Gomm (1979)
    Mirror Star - The Fabulous Poodles (1979)
    Driver's Seat - Sniff & the Tears (1979)
    Seaside Woman - Suzy & the Red Stripes (1978) - actually Linda McCartney with Wings / Paul

    Mull of Kintyre - Paul McCartney & Wings (1977) - huge hit in England not quite in America. Great song.

    Coming Up - Paul McCartney (1980 studio version)

    Island of Lost Souls - Blondie (1982)
    Sleepwalk - Ultravox (1980)

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    Island Woman - Pablo Cruise
    The Night Chicago Died - Paperlace

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    Wow! Check out the artists on this concert, names from the past, many great songs.

    http://www.kool103.com/caravan.htm

    Aj

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    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post
    Someone also mentioned Rupert Holmes who is best known for writing and recording "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" which was a #1 hit in late 1979. He also recorded and released "Him" and "Answering Machine" in 1980.

    My favorite 2 songs written by Rupert Holmes is "Timothy" and "Give Up Your Guns" recorded by the one hit album rock group, The Buoys in 1971. "Timothy" is supposedly a song about cannibalism which was discussed elsewhere on this board. I think "Give Up Your Guns" was the better song.
    Interesting interview with Buoys member Jerry Hludzik here, which starts off talking about how the band got linked up with Holmes.

    Prior to having his own successes under his name, Holmes was also a part of a band called "The Street People," who had a Top 40 hit in 1970 with "Jennifer Tompkins," and he replaced Ron Dante as lead vocalist of The Cuff Links (he was already the primary arranger for the group).

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    From A Dry Camel - Dust
    In For The Kill - Budgie
    Echoes - Pink Floyd
    Rhubarb! - Second Hand
    Bouree - Jethro Tull
    Ride The Sky - Lucifer's Friend
    She Flies On Strange Wings - Golden Earring
    Mesmerization Eclipse - Captain Beyond
    Aumgm - Can
    Apocalyptic Bore - Amom Duul II
    Uncle 'Lijah - Black Oak Arkansas
    Pop Corn - Hot Butter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Funny to see how many of these songs people are mentioning are ones that I still have on vinyl, and in many cases, as 12" remix or extended singles.

    As for TutuSue's list --- it's almost as if she had been listening in when I was a jazz DJ in the late '70s/early '80s. Just need to add some Al Jarreau...
    Anything by Anita Baker, also.

    You still got a lot of vinyl? I been looking forever for The Copper Nickel. Come Run With Me stands out in my mind. I found the album at Froggy's (?) once, but it had a hemangous gouge in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Da Rolling Eye View Post
    I been looking forever for The Copper Nickel. Come Run With Me stands out in my mind. I found the album at Froggy's (?) once, but it had a hemangous gouge in it.

    Copper Nickel's 2 hit tracks "Walk Close to Me" and "Come Run With Me" are available on CD. I think they appear on Tom Moffatt's "Best of Paradise" CD compilation and I think both are on Norm Winter's "Long Lost Oldies Volume 3". As soon as I get back to Oahu (tomorrow) I'll check my copy of the CD/MP3 list on my home computer's iTunes to confirm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post
    Copper Nickel's 2 hit tracks "Walk Close to Me" and "Come Run With Me" are available on CD. I think they appear on Tom Moffatt's "Best of Paradise" CD compilation and I think both are on Norm Winter's "Long Lost Oldies Volume 3". As soon as I get back to Oahu (tomorrow) I'll check my copy of the CD/MP3 list on my home computer's iTunes to confirm.
    Mel is right. COME RUN WITH ME is on both "Best of Paradise" and Long Lost Oldies, Vol. 3." WALK CLOSE TO ME is on "Long Lost Oldies, Vol. 3)

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    Thanks Ocean Pacific. Here are all of the tracks on Norm Winter's "Long Lost Oldies Volume 3" CD compilation. It covers songs from the mid 60s to early 1970s. The previous 2 volumes cover mostly 1950s and 60s doo wop songs. The CDs are only available at Jelly's.

    Long Lost Oldies Volume 3 (songs you rarely hear on the radio today)

    If That's the Way That You Want It - Diamond Head
    Groovin' Out On Life - The Newbeats
    Morning of Our Lives - The Arkade
    I Will Always Think About You - New Colony Six
    I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - Madeline Bell
    My Island - Fabulous Farquar
    My Dream - Sunny & The Sunliners
    I Hear Thunder - Pat Upton
    Morning Girl - Rick Ely
    Do You Wanna Dance - Love Society
    Summer Sun - Jamestown Massacre
    Can't Find The Time - Orpheus
    Long Time To Be Alone - New Colony Six
    Circle Game - Rick Ely
    Come Run With Me - Copper Nickel
    I Hear Those Churchbells Ringing - Dusk
    Creators of Rain - Smokey & His Sister
    Someone, Someone - Brian Poole & the Tremeloes
    You Baby You - Family Jewels
    Nobody Loves You But Me - Classics IV
    Walk Close To Me - Copper Nickel
    Life Is That Way - José Feliciano
    What Do I Do On Sunday Morning - Diamond Head
    Pamela Pamela - Wayne Fontana
    One Day Of Your Life - Alex Keenan
    Purple Rain Drops - Stevie Wonder

    It's a great compilation if you like and remember these radio hits from more than 30 years ago.
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    Some others I thought of, at least I dont hear these anymore....

    Take Me To Heart=Quarterflash (one of my favorites)
    I'll Meet You Halfway=Partridge Family
    After the Fall and I'll Be Alright Without You=Journey
    Street of Dreams=Rainbow
    I'm Easy=Keith Carradine
    Without Your Love=Roger Daltrey
    Love's Theme by Barry White/Love Unlimited Orchestra
    This Could Be The Night=Loverboy
    Look Away=Chicago
    You Can Still Rock in America=Night Ranger
    Stay With Me Tonight=Jeffrey Osborne
    The One You Love=Glenn Frey
    You Got Lucky=Tom Petty
    Welcome Back=John Sebastian
    Desert Moon=Dennis DeYoung
    Hold On=Santana
    That Was Yesterday & I Dont Want to Live Without You=Foreigner
    Souls and Dont Talk to Strangers=Rick Springfield
    Different Worlds=Mauren McGovern
    Crazy and Love Will Turn You Around=Kenny Rogers
    Broken Hearted Me=Anne Murray
    This Time=Bryan Adams
    65 Love Affair=Paul Davis
    It's Impossible=Perry Como
    September Morn=Neil Diamond
    Yes I'm Ready=KC & Teri Desario
    Times of Your Life=Paul Anka
    Hold Me Till the Morning Comes=Paul Anka/Peter Cetera
    The Immigrant-Neil Sedaka
    Gloria=Laura Branigan
    Amanda=Boston (#1 song that had no music video in the MTV era)
    When I'm With You=Sheriff (another #1 song that lacked a music video)

    Sad we lost Brad Delp (Boston), Branigan and Paul Davis recently, all fairly young too.

    Aj

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    Yeah, I liked Laura Brannigan. Too bad she passed away at too early of an age.

    Besides, "Gloria" my faves included:

    Spanish Eddie (1985)
    Self Control (1984)

    A lot of disco music doesn't get airplay today and we discussed those in this thread: http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showthread.php?t=15336

    I'd also like to add Mary Hopkin, who had a short chart run with a few singles released on The Beatles' Apple Records.

    Those Were the Days (1968)
    Goodbye (1969) - written by Paul McCartney
    Temma Harbour (1970)
    Que Sera Sera (1970)
    Knock Knock Who's There? (1972)
    The Puppy Song - album track

    I also liked the Poppy Family which featured Terry & Susan Jacks

    Where Evil Grows (1971)
    Which Way You're Going Billy (1970)

    Terry Jacks went on to record the #1 hit "Seasons in the Sun" (1974)

    And more on the family theme:

    You never hear most of the Partridge Family's hits on the radio.

    Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted (1971)
    Morning Rider on the Road (1971)
    Breaking Up is Hard to Do (1972)
    Friends & a Lover (1973)
    It's One of Those Nights (1972)

    This ABBA b-side was a hit in Hawaii (1977):

    Happy Hawaii

    I may have mentioned the following previously but now I have some video links. Look at them soon because these tend to be pulled off YouTube with no notice.

    Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep - Middle of the Road (1971) #1 on KMVI 550 radio

    Put Your Hand in the Hand - Ocean (1971)

    Devil You - The Stampeders (1971)

    Son of My Father - Chicory (1972)

    And something out of the ordinary: "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin issued on a 45 rpm disc. They crammed 8 minutes of music on this thing.

    Another classic rocker you don't hear often... the SHORT version of The Doors' "Light My Fire".

    Enjoy!
    Last edited by mel; September 20th, 2008 at 08:55 AM.

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    Didnt Mary Hopkin date Paul at one time? I have a clip of her performing somewhere. Did ABBA ever perform here? Laura Branigan was a great, underrated singer and great looking too. I remember her on an episode of CHIPS singing "Gloria" which I gather will be edited out if the DVD of the show is ever released.

    Was reviewing some old Mike Douglas Shows of late and saw Keith perform "I'm Easy", always liked that song from the Nashville soundtrack. Just Keith and a guitar. Simple.

    I dont hear the theme from tv show SWAT anymore, when I was a kid I remember that song on the AM radio blasting at times you could hear the song being played in several cars at once at a stoplight with the windows down.

    Aj

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    Another forgotten Laura Branigan song is "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You", a hit 25 years ago that Michael Bolton wrote originally and later recorded with a hit of his own.

    Aj

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