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Upside Down did hit #1 after Funkytown, but in 1980, not 84
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September 12, 2019 on The Number Ones: KC & The Sunshine Band’s “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty”
She's Gone is perfect. I my big regret is that Hall and Oates will be a mainstay in this column, but not with their softer yacht rock stuff.
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September 12, 2019 on The Number Ones: KC & The Sunshine Band’s “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty”
I think So It Goes is probably the best song Nick Lowe ever wrote, so it was a pretty good way to start your career. (My favorite is Marie Provost though)
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September 11, 2019 on The Number Ones: Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing”
Does an imperial period have anything to do with the actual quality of the artists or does it just refer to those with a stranglehold on the zeitgeist?
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September 10, 2019 on The Number Ones: Elton John & Kiki Dee’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”
Love to see the love for What Have I Done to Deserve This? That is how you duet Elton John.
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September 10, 2019 on The Number Ones: Elton John & Kiki Dee’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”
This is a genre of soul that I almost never seek out, but when I do I don't understand why this isn't all I ever listen to
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September 9, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Manhattans’ “Kiss And Say Goodbye”
Elvis Costello said it best https://youtu.be/0tpBDQPYojE
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September 9, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Manhattans’ “Kiss And Say Goodbye”
Dang, here it is https://youtu.be/CvKrkyK7470?t=32
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September 6, 2019 on The Number Ones: Starland Vocal Band’s “Afternoon Delight”
Afternoon Delight is an awful song, a certified 1. Yet, it made the world a better place. Following the inexplicable success of the song, as Tom Mentioned, Starland Vocal Band parlayed that into an even more inexplicable television show. The show was a flop, but it was the big break for weatherman turned aspiring comedian, David Letterman. Three years later, he'd get his own show. Here's a collection of his clips on the show. https://youtu.be/CvKrkyK7470?t=32
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September 6, 2019 on The Number Ones: Starland Vocal Band’s “Afternoon Delight”
Bonus Bonus Beats: Here's a clip from the perfect sitcom Arrested Development https://youtu.be/_CJ2wUhPtYM?t=16
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September 6, 2019 on The Number Ones: Starland Vocal Band’s “Afternoon Delight”
I think Homer said it best https://youtu.be/5dUtEuFqiQM?t=80
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September 6, 2019 on The Number Ones: Starland Vocal Band’s “Afternoon Delight”
I like disco generally, but Love Hangover is a not good song, let alone a 10.
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September 5, 2019 on The Number Ones: Diana Ross’ “Love Hangover”
That same year Eddie Rabbitt sang of another case of someone dancing with pizza. I think we have found the root cause of the fever. https://youtu.be/oVM-lvrGVXg
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September 3, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Sylvers’ “Boogie Fever”
Remember to feed a cold, boogie a fever.
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September 3, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Sylvers’ “Boogie Fever”
This song is just a funky retelling of the Dancing plague of 1518. The Sylvers sure love their Holy Roman Empire history.
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September 3, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Sylvers’ “Boogie Fever”
The sentence "The Despicable Me franchise will appear in this column eventually" put a shiver down my spine.
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September 3, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Sylvers’ “Boogie Fever”
I like the Lovin Spoonful, but Credence is the second best American band from the 60's
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September 2, 2019 on The Number Ones: John Sebastian’s “Welcome Back”
Of Abba's British number ones, this is probably their slightest one. Even with their weakest material, they still can write a good tune. It's a 7.
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September 2, 2019 on The Number Ones: John Sebastian’s “Welcome Back”
This whole story is kind of tragic to me. Robin Thicke's career and life imploding weeks after reaching the highest levels of fame he will ever have is so pathetic, that I just feel sad for him, even if I don't like him or his music that much.
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September 2, 2019 on The Number Ones: John Sebastian’s “Welcome Back”
I'd give it a 6 too. It's endearing and charming enough that I couldn't hate it. It's the definition of pleasant.
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September 2, 2019 on The Number Ones: John Sebastian’s “Welcome Back”
Weird how this is the third consecutive number one by preBeatles 60's artist rebranding themselves as a disco act. Things like that would never happen today.
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August 29, 2019 on The Number Ones: Johnnie Taylor’s “Disco Lady”
"Backstabbers" is the "Just a Friend" of the comment section.
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August 29, 2019 on The Number Ones: Johnnie Taylor’s “Disco Lady”
Even though one song this year is considered by many to be the worst number one of all time, the ratings won't take that big of a hit.
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August 29, 2019 on The Number Ones: Johnnie Taylor’s “Disco Lady”
I am sure that Low will get a rating in the Number 2's section.
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August 28, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Four Seasons’ “December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)”