Saturday, May 03, 2014

K/men Soundathon Combo Part Three

K/men Soundathon #100-81

#100-81 K/men Soundathon Combo- Continuing with the compilation of the 1967-1972 K/men Top 300 Soundathons

100. Badge-Cream-Eric Clapton with George Harrison as a guest star. Why wasn’t this a huge hit nationally?! Their last national charting single.  This didn't chart on KFXM or K/men.  But, it was still played and people  liked it enough to vote for it on the soundathons.

99. Susie-Q-Creedence Clearwater Revival-This song would be played at every dance I went to in high school. One time the band said the drum pedal wasn’t working, but they were going to play it anyway.

98. Hooked On A Feeling-B.J. Thomas-Came out after similar sounding Eyes Of A New York Woman.  This was a much bigger hit. This came out 6 years before the Oogachuga version came out by Blue Swede.

97. White Rabbit-Jefferson Airplane-When people talk about psychedelic music, this is at the top of the list. I remember on an oldies station about ten years ago the dj played the group's other hit, Somebody To Love, and afterwards stated how much he like that song, unlike their other one, a drug song.

96. Midnight Confessions-Grassroots-A song that sounds like it was made for them, although the group “Ever-Green Blues"” had it out first.

95. In The Summertime-Mungo Jerry-They play this song like crazy, in the summertime, the wintertime, springtime and fall.

94. Tuesday Afternoon-Moody Blues-Saw them in concert many years ago. The thing I remember most was the guy five rows behind me yelling “seesaw” through out the concert. It must of worked, since they played Ride My Seesaw as an encore.

93. Don’t Worry Baby-Beach Boys-Flip side of I Get Around. This was a great value for a 45 in 1964.

92. Downtown-Petula Clark-This is the song that made her famous in the United States in 1964/65, even though she had been releasing records since 1953.

91. Me and Bobby McGee-Janis Joplin-A song I liked a lot when it came out. Bought it on a 45.

90. Green River-Creedence Clearwater Revivial-Instead of buying this on a single, I bought this on an album. That seemed to be a pattern for me for Creedence. It seems almost all the songs on this album were played on KMEN and KFXM. Two double sided singles, and don’t forget “Cross Tie Walker” where he saw the gypsy woman, way down in San Berdoo.

89. Get Ready-Rare Earth-Amazing as it seems, I heard and liked this version, before I ever heard the Temptations version. The single was edited from a real long version on the LP.

88. Bluebird-Buffalo Springfield-Double sided #1 hit in San Bernardino flipped with Mr. Soul. The single was really short, but once in awhile KFXM would play the long version, which I thought was even better.

87. I Heard It Through The Grapevine-Marvin Gaye-This has always been popular. I also like Gladys Knight and CCR’s versions.

86. Classical Gas-Mason Williams-Hey another instrumental! This record is easy to get tired of when you hear it a lot. In the 1990s it got played to death.

85. Along Comes Mary-Association-Their first hit, not their biggest hit, but my favorite by them.

84. Little Woman-Bobby Sherman-How did this song get in here? People voted for it enough times over the years to be #84 overall.

83. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling-Righteous Brothers-Another song that will be popular forever. Even Daryl Hall and John Oates had a hit with it in 1980.

82. I Think We’re Alone Now-Tommy James & The Shondells I saw Tommy James about 15 years ago in Anaheim when he and the Rascals did a concert. He is still making new records (CDs).

81. Fire & Rain-James Taylor-His first hit. He married Carly Simon.  I bought the album Sweet Baby James, which included this single, new at Thriftys Drug Store.


Anonymous said...

Nice comments on each record above.

Anonymous said...

I loved "Downtown" when it came out and I still do. I grew up in a small town in the days of it's initial release and the song "fit". I've lived in many other much larger cities along the way and that song always "fits". One of my favorites of all time.

Johnny Helm said...

Glad to see "Don't Worry Baby" on the list. I hyped it every chance I could when we were asking the audience to send in their top five songs. It is and always has been my favorite song of all time, ever since it came out in '64.