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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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 »
Brenda Russell – Piano In The Dark Brenda Russell won two Grammy nominations for her single ‘Piano In The Dark”, including Song Of The Year. Her best known song from 1988, it peaked at #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, only after A&M Records president, Herb Alpert suggested that this song be released as her…read more »
Boston – A Man I’ll Never Be Released as the second single from the second album from Boston, “A Man I’ll Never Be”, from ‘Don’t Look Back’ became a critically acclaimed early power ballad. Many music journalists touted the beauty and maturity of this song, before it was even released as a single, citing the…read more »