EVERY Billboard #1 hit discussion thread 1958-Present

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by alphanguy, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Jrr

    Jrr Forum Resident

    You’re being too kind. Cheese-tastic is too good for it. What a wretched, well, I can barely even use the word...song. What’s even worse is I have to own up to the fact I too owned a copy! His Blind Man In The Bleachers is just as bad.
     
  2. Manapua

    Manapua Forum Resident

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    Dang! Ya had me right up to the word it.
     
  3. Victor/Victrola

    Victor/Victrola Makng shure its write

    Run Music Lovers Run away from this song. This is so far removed from the world of good records it's incredible.
     
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  4. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector

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    Another song that could have been tailor- (not Taylor- but wait, on second thought . . . ) made for the "Fresh" format if it were around "back then."

    Around the same time as this, NBC on Saturday mornings had a live-action adventure show titled Run, Joe, Run; wonder how many thought this was the theme to that.
     
  5. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector

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    I seem to remember a country version of that, by Kenny Starr, that was played frequently on 1050 WHN.
     
  6. HGN2001

    HGN2001 Mystery Picture Member

    ...at least his name wasn't "Billy"!
     
  7. Black Thumb

    Black Thumb Yah Mo B There

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    The girl singing on "Run Joey Run" is the teenage daughter of songwriter Paul Vance, which makes it even cringier.

    Mr. Vance wrote a lot of earworms over the years: "Catch A Falling Star", "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini", "Tracy" (Cuff Links) ...

    And "Playground In My Mind", so this wasn't his first tune with an annoying kid on it.
     
  8. Tim S

    Tim S Forum Resident

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    Well, I really do like "Tracy" a lot.
     
  9. Tim S

    Tim S Forum Resident

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    It was a huge country hit - even won ACM song of the year. Yuck.
     
  10. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector

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    It also had another title - "The Last Game Of The Season."
     
  11. Black Thumb

    Black Thumb Yah Mo B There

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    Me too. Ron Dante was heavily involved with that one, so his knack for pop songs really elevated it.
     
  12. Grant

    Grant A 60s, 70s & 90s Lovin' Musical Free-Spirit

    I happen to like "Run Joey, Run". It's so bad, it's good. It's just an updated 70s version of all those teenage tragedy songs from the early 60s. That's all.
     
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  13. Manapua

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    Um....when a discussion of Run Joey Run takes up a whole page, I think the thread is crying out for the next #1.
     
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  14. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector

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    You think . . . ?! :eek: :yikes:
     
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  15. cut to the chase

    cut to the chase Forum Resident

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    The Glee Cast remake of that song is actually quite good... :hide:

     
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  16. sunspot42

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    :agree:
     
  17. Hey Vinyl Man

    Hey Vinyl Man Forum Resident

    Eh, wonderfully terrible things often spark a long conversation, if only for everyone to put their two cents in on how much they hate it.
     
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  18. Manapua

    Manapua Forum Resident

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    Apparently, that sentiment is not universal here!
     
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  19. Black Thumb

    Black Thumb Yah Mo B There

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    If anyone can take a double dose of "Run Joey Run" and The Brady Variety Hour, it's the battle-scarred veterans who've just gone through '73 and '74. ;)
     
  20. Manapua

    Manapua Forum Resident

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    We're just gettin' started. There's more where that came from and at pole position to boot!
     
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  21. Dougd

    Dougd Forum Resident

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    That Disco Duck drek is forthcoming. That one takes the cheese award.
     
  22. Hey Vinyl Man

    Hey Vinyl Man Forum Resident

    And yet I'll still take this era over some of the stuff we'll have to wade through in the late '80s.
     
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  23. Manapua

    Manapua Forum Resident

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    A weird coincidence took place at this time in '75 with two different bands and their respective final chart songs. Both Three Dog Night and Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods had final chart singles whose titles proved to be prophetic.

    Three Dog Night - Til The World Ends
    Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods - Our Last Song Together

    I can spotlight one tune so I'll go with the obvious:

     
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  24. cut to the chase

    cut to the chase Forum Resident

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    All new entries on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of 2 August 1975, when 'One of These Nights' hit number one, sorted by the peak positions they would later reach:

    David Geddes, Run Joey Run, peak # 4
    The Ritchie Family, Brazil, peak # 11
    Leon Russell, Lady Blue, peak # 14
    Carpenters, Solitaire, peak # 17
    The Doobie Brothers, Sweet Maxine, peak # 40
    Frank Sinatra, I Believe I’m Gonna Love You, peak # 47
    Evie Sands, I Love Makin’ Love To You, peak # 50
    The Blackbyrds, Flyin’ High, peak # 70
    The Grass Roots, Mamacita, peak # 71
    East L.A. Car Pool, Like They Say In L.A., peak # 72
    Christopher Paul and Sean, For Your Love, peak # 91

    source: 1975
     
  25. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector

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    Even more eerie: Both acts at this point were on ABC Records (3DN had been on Dunhill, but that label was deep-sixed in '75 and what was left of their roster - also including the Four Tops and some lad named Jimmy Buffett - were shifted to ABC, while their new "partner" label was Dot - er, ABC Dot).
     

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