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!
To hear the full and complete Forgotten 45 @ :45 playlist, click the Spotify logo in the top right corner in the player below.
Dazz Band – Let It Whip Dazz Band’s biggest hit, featuring a minimoog bassline with a percolating drum machine sound under real acoustic drums, came from the album ‘Keep It Live”. “Let It Whip” almost topped the Dance chart, stalling out at #2, but was a #5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. It even…read more »
Andrew Gold – Thank You For Being A Friend Best known as the theme song for The Golden Girls, Andrew Gold wrote this song in about an hour and considered it a “throw away”. He was wrong. First released in 1978, “Thank You For Being A Friend” peaked at #25 on the Hot 100. Seven…read more »
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Runner My personal favorite album by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band is ‘Somewhere In Afrika’ from 1983. “Runner” was a reworked song by IanThomas. It went nowhere but when Manfred Mann’s Earth Band recorded it, it became the highest chart climber, peaking at #22 on the Hot 100! The song track…read more »
Steve Winwood – Freedom Overspill The second single to come from Steve’s 1986 album, ‘Back In The Highlife’, “Freedom Overspill” came onto the charts after a nice long run from “Higher Love”. Unlike “Higher Love”, “Freedom…” only peaked at #20. A long way from topping the Hot 100. Freedom Overspill Steve Winwood – Freedom Overspill…read more »
Harry Chapin -WOLD (W*O*L*D*) For people like myself, Mike Davis, Craig Laue and anyone else who either works as a radio broadcaster of ever has worked as one, this song by the great storyteller, Harry Chapin, means a lot. “WOLD” is a song about a radio DJ that finds himself going from gig to gig…read more »
The Bangles – Hazy Shade Of Winter The original was from Simon & Garfunkel in 1966. Great song! A cover of it on the soundtrack of the movie Less Than Zero was recorded by The Bangles in 1987 did even better! In 1966, the song peaked at #13 on the Hot 100 in the U.S. In 1987,…read more »