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Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Stephen Bishop – On And On Singer, songwriter, Stephen Bishop is known for a couple of things… Being the guy playing the guitar and singing “I gave my love a cherry / That had no stone / I gave my love a chicken / That had no bones / I gave my love a story…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Sade – Smooth Operator Sade Ado turns 60 today and we are playing her biggest and most recognizable hit, “Smooth Operator”. A smooth jazz-pop song from the equally pop-jazz album ‘Diamond Life”. It topped the Adult Contemporary charts for 2 weeks in 1985 and peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 the same year.Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Lynyrd Skynyrd – You Got That Right Celebrating the late Ronnie Van Zant on what would have been his 71st birthday. Reaching back to the ‘Street Survivors’, a song written by Ronnie and Steve Gaines, “You Got That Right” peaked at # 69 on the Hot 100, but is still one of the fans’ favorites.Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Billy Ocean – When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going It was on the ‘Love Zone’ album and the soundtrack to the movie, Jewel Of The Nile, “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going” became an international hit for Billy Ocean. The movie was a sequel to Romancing The Stone, which was a…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Donald Fagen – I.G.Y (What A Beautiful World) In 1981, Steely Dan’s Walter Becker and Donald Fagen split up and went their separate ways. The following year, Donald Fagen released his first solo album, ‘The Nightfly’. The album is about Fagen’s feelings of growing up in the suburbs in the 1950s and 1960s. Like remembering…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Rod Stewart – Infatuation Happy Birthday, Rod! From his 1984 album, ‘Camouflage’, “Infatuation” was a massive hit peaking all the way into the Top 10 at #6! The lyrics suggest the title of the song, the writer is infatuated with the subject of the song and is well aware that it’s wrong. But he just…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

J. Geils Band – Must Of Got Lost The grammatically incorrect, “Must Of Got Lost”, from The J. Geils Band, peaked at #12 on the Hot 100 in 1975. The album, ‘Nightmares…and Other Tales from the Vinyl Jungle’, made it onto the Billboard 200 album chart, peaking at a respectable #26!Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

ABC – Be Near Me The band’s second single from their third album, ‘How To Be A Zillionaire’, “Be Near Me” was a bigger hit in the U.S. than in their own country, the U.K. “Be Near Me” peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and only made it #26 on the UK Singles…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Rare Earth – I Just Want To Celebrate Although not the first white band signed to Motown, Rare Earth was the first big hit-making act signed by Motown that consisted only of white members. “I Just Want To Celebrate” is the first single to come from the 1971 album, ‘One World’. The rest of the album is…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Eddie Rabbit – Step By Step Eddie Rabbit was celebrating the effects of country cross-over success in the late 70s and early 80s. There were many country music artists having hits on the pop Top 40.. It was the right time for that kind of thing. “Step By Step” topped the Hot Country Charts in…Read more »