Every weekday at 3:45pm, Shawn Foxx gives you the Forgotten 45 @ :45! He plays a song that you haven’t heard in so long, you’ve forgotten it. The Forgotten 45 @ :45, only on 105.7 KOKZ!
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King Floyd – Groove Me Released from his eponymous debut album in 1970. King Floyd topped the Hot 100 for four non-consecutive weeks with the single, “Groove Me”. Originally, it was the B-side of the single “What Our Love Needs”, but a New Orleans disc jockey flipped it over and started playing “Groove Me” instead. That’s…read more »
Michael Jackson – Dirty Diana The fifth single from Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ album, it was the heavy rocker with screaming guitar work by Steve Stevens, of Billy Idol’s band. The song isn’t about Diana Ross or Princess Diana (though the “People’s Princess” did tell Michael that it’s one of her favorite songs), but a song…read more »
Tracy Ullman – They Don’t Know First recorded in 1979 but it’s writer, Kristy MacColl, the hit in the U.S. came from English Actress/comedienne, Tracy Ullman. She was not well-known in the states and when the song was released, MTV co-founder, Robert Pittman saw a video produced for the song and invited this fairly unknown…read more »
UNDISPUTED TRUTH – SMILING FACES SOMETIMES Recorded for Motown in Studio A at Hitsville U.S.A, The Undisputed Truth had their only Top 40 hit, released from the eponymous debut album. Peaking at #3 on the Hot 100 in 1971, “Smiling Faces” also topped the old Cash Box chart! In 1972, The O’Jays referenced, or at…read more »
Toto – 99 From the band’s second album, ‘Hydra’, this song hit the Top 40 and peaked at 26 on the Hot 100. One of my favorite song from the band, guitarist and founding member, Steve Lukather, has said he hates the song, calling the lyrics “obtuse”. I completely disagree.read more »
Nelson – After The Rain “After The Rain” was the title track of Matthew and Gunnar Nelson’s debut as Nelson. They got a lot of flack for being the “pretty-boys” of hard rock but the popularity of the album and the 4 Top 40 singles, helped this album peak at #17 on the Billboard 200…read more »