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#65-51 K/men Soundathon Combo- Continuing with the compilation of
the 1967-1972 Kmen Top 300 Soundathons
65. Honky Tonk
Woman-Rolling Stones-In 1969 the nice thing about this single (besides being a good song) is that
the flip side is You Can’t Always Get What You Want. It didn’t chart,
but was played regularly on the radio. I went over to a friend’s house and she had this record. I put
the flip side on her record player. It surprised her, because she did not
realize she had the song.
PS this is the middle point of the
129 hits. 64 more to go. 64. Oh Pretty Woman-Roy
Orbison-Good song. His last number one.
Reservation-The Raiders-The first version was a top 20 hit by Don
Fardon . From what I understand about the Raiders version is that Mark Lindsey
recorded it as a solo. The powers to be decided it should be a Raiders song. It
went to #1, so it appears to have been the right decision.
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You-Frankie Valli-It’s a good thing for
Frankie Valli that he didn’t record for the same label as Mark Lindsey, or this
might have been a Four Seasons hit.
61. Go Away Little Girl-Donny
Osmond-Donny had the right people picking songs for him to cover. Most
of his hit singles were cover versions of pop hits of the 1950s and early 1960s. He also had hits with Puppy Love, Too Young, Young Love. Is
there a theme here?
60. MacArthur Park-Richard Harris-A
Jimmy Webb song. So what’s the story behind.....leaving the cake out in the rain?
This reached #2 nationally, and no one ever plays it
59. More Today Than
Yesterday-Spiral Starecase-If this was the KFXM Soundathon I would have
probably have started here. I would be finished already!
Imagine-John Lennon- I bought this album when it came out in
1971. No more Beatles albums, so I had to buy a John Lennon solo LP.
Try A Little Tenderness-Three Dog Night-Nationally this only
made it up to #29. The song was a big hit here. I believe it made the top five. A top hit on every Soundathon
since it came out. And remember, the original lists were based on
56. It’s Too Late-Carole King-I've liked Carole
King’s music since Tapestry was released. The album that this song from is great(Tapestry). Carole King, and
especially this song, seem to set the pace for the pop/soft sound of the
1970s. I even liked her early sixties hit, It Might As Well Rain Until September.
55.Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves-Cher-The beginning
of her second career, with and without Sonny. Their TV series probably helped a
54. Sunshine Of Your Love-Cream-First time I heard
this song was on a trip with my parents to San Diego, and it was played on KCBQ.
When I got home I called KFXM, and they said they were not playing that song,
because it was too progressive (I didn’t know what that meant, and I'm still not
sure). They told me the same thing later with On The Road Again by
Canned Heat. Well they did eventually play it, and it was a hit on
K/men and KFXM.
53. Beginnings-Chicago-I’ve heard that when
Chicago was Chicago Transit Authority, they played a free concert at San Bernardino Valley
College during lunch time (1968-1969). They probably played this song.
Maybe Jimmy Webb was there and saw the concert. Anyone out there see Chicago at Valley?
Sugar Sugar-Archies Ron Dante was lead singer, who was also on Tracy by The Cufflink, and I believe Leader Of The Laudromat by The Detergents (feel free to fill in any details you can
51. Magic Carpet Ride-Steppenwolf-I heard an
interview recently where John Kay said that people thought this song was about
drugs. He said it was one of the few he wrote that wasn’t about