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#1 Posted on 4.3.05 0520.05
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US -You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Leo Sayer

UK - Knowing Me Knowing You - Abba

Click Here (thisdayinmusic.com)

I'm not familiar with Leo Sayer.

EDIT: There is probably no exuse for that image (comicgenius.com)




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#2 Posted on 4.3.05 0601.39
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US- Thatís The Way (I Like It) - KC & The Sunshine Band

UK- D.I.V.O.R.C.E. - Billy Connolly

So my question is, I know Billy Connolly the actor (he was on Head of the Class after Howard Hesseman left), but is this the same guy?

And I hereby apologize to all for being born right when KC & the SB ruled the land.
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#3 Posted on 4.3.05 0659.43
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My Sharona....heh.

At least Gary Newman's "Cars" was # 1 in Britain....

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#4 Posted on 4.3.05 0704.27
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US: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" - Queen
UK: "Atomic" - Blondie

Wow, my songs don't suck. Amazing.
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#5 Posted on 4.3.05 0734.53
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I know Our Beloved Dictator no likey the list threads, but I can't resist...

10 March 1975

US: "Black Water" by The Doobie Bros. (not their best song, but a deserved classic nonetheless)
UK: "Everything I Own" by Ken Boothe (Who and what in the blue hell is this!?)

Color me disappointed. And old.
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#6 Posted on 4.3.05 0742.19
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    Originally posted by The Thrill
    Color me disappointed. And old.


But not as disspointed and OLD as myself:

December 23, 1969 British Charts: Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris (WHO?WHAT?HUH?)
AMerican Charts: Someday We'll Be Together - Dianna Ross and the Supremes

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#7 Posted on 4.3.05 0817.05
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    Originally posted by Torchslasher
    US- Thatís The Way (I Like It) - KC & The Sunshine Band

    UK- D.I.V.O.R.C.E. - Billy Connolly

    So my question is, I know Billy Connolly the actor (he was on Head of the Class after Howard Hesseman left), but is this the same guy?

    And I hereby apologize to all for being born right when KC & the SB ruled the land.


Why yes it is! I actually heard this song on Dr. Demento years ago (over 10 years ago, actually - sheesh.). That was a hilarious song. He also did a great song about Wellington boots that I heard the original version of in my AP Euro History class later that year. Talk about distracting - trying to learn about the peasant class while humming a song about boots.

For the D.I.V.O.R.C.E. lyrics, Click Here (homepage.ntlworld.com) I'm pretty impressed too - that song was only #1 for one week.

As for myself - 1/20/75
"Please Mr. Postman" - The Carpenters (US)
"Everything I Own" - Ken Boothe (UK)
(edit - Hey Thrill, I've never heard of this song or artist either, yet here he was at or around the top song from at least January thru March. Crazy.)


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#8 Posted on 4.3.05 0821.06
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April 8, 1982

US: I Love Rock Ďn Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

UK: Seven Tears - The Goombay Dance Band

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#9 Posted on 4.3.05 0843.43
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Thanks to everyone for reminding me that I am too-old-now.
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#10 Posted on 4.3.05 0924.13
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    Originally posted by Packman V2
    April 8, 1982

    US: I Love Rock Ďn Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

    UK: Seven Tears - The Goombay Dance Band




That makes me feel old, considering that I owed the 45 of "I Love Rock n' Roll". You do know what a 45 is, right? Please say yes ...

For me:

US: "Fire" by the Ohio Players
UK: "Everything I Own" by Ken Boothe
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#11 Posted on 4.3.05 0943.09
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Mayhem, of course I remember 45's. What makes me feel old is that the most of the first recordings I owned were 78's (like the Three Stooges, "Alphabet Song")

StaggerLee, I loved Rolf Harris "Two Little Boys" - don't knock it till you've heard it. Rolf Harris wrote a ton of great stuff, my favorite being "The Buffalo Song" which was played on the local radio for years.

Other than Wierd Al or maybe Cledus Judd, novelty artists don't get played anymore. Is Dr. Demento even on the air anywhere anymore?
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#12 Posted on 4.3.05 0951.52
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On 11/21/77, the #1's were:

USA: You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
UK: Name of the Game - ABBA

This makes me unhappy, as apparently I was born during the worst week of music EVER!

So just to try and make myself feel better:

10 yrs old:
USA: Mony Mony - Billy Idol
UK: China in Your Hand - T'Pau

The day I became a disaffected teenager, 11/21/90:
USA: Black Cat - Janet Jackson
UK: Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers (whoa!)

Sweet 16, 11/21/93:
USA AND UK: I'd Do Anything For Love - Meat Loaf (YES!)

Cuz I'm EIGHTEEN, 11/21/95:
USA: Exhale (Shoop Shoop) - Whitney Houston
UK: I Believe/Up on the Roof - Robson & Jerome

And lastly, 21st birthday, 11/21/98:
USA: One Week - Barenaked Ladies
UK: Believe - Cher

So what have we learned today? That listening to the radio on birthday will rarely lead to good music being heard.
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#13 Posted on 4.3.05 0953.18
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Soldier Boy - The Shirelles (5/4/62)

You have to listen to a Classic Oldies Station now to hear that one
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#14 Posted on 4.3.05 1009.39
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On 7/2/67, the top of the charts were very interesting...

Windy by The Association in the US

and

White Shade of Pale by Procol Harem in the UK...


as for the mrs....


I'm a Believer by The Monkees (cool....)

and

The Green Green Grass of Home by Tom Jones (say what???)

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#15 Posted on 4.3.05 1052.19
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And I'm the baby of the board. Again.

5/3/1981:
(US) Sheena Easton - "Morning Train (Nine to Five)"
(UK) Adam and the Ants - "Stand and Deliver"
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#16 Posted on 4.3.05 1130.06
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    Originally posted by dunkndollaz
    Soldier Boy - The Shirelles (5/4/62)

    You have to listen to a Classic Oldies Station now to hear that one


My oldie is better than yours, dunk! Mark Dinning's original version of "Teen Angel."
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#17 Posted on 4.3.05 1135.37
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1/10/73: "You're So Vain", by Carly Simon.

I read nothing into it, though.

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#18 Posted on 4.3.05 1138.43
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8/31/1977:

US: The Emotions - Best of My Love
(I love this song! It was also sampled for "MyBabyDaddy" by T-Bird & The Biz)

UK: Elvis Presley - Way Down
(Never heard of it)


WHO DAT IS?!
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#19 Posted on 4.3.05 1139.45
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    Originally posted by drjayphd
    And I'm the baby of the board. Again.

    5/3/1981:
    (US) Sheena Easton - "Morning Train (Nine to Five)"
    (UK) Adam and the Ants - "Stand and Deliver"


not anymore...

19 July 1984
US - When Doves Cry - Prince
UK - Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood

that's not bad at all, hey!
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#20 Posted on 4.3.05 1307.54
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March 29th, 1983
US: Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
UK: Is There Something I Should Know - Duran Duran

My 21st birthday last year:
US: Yeah - Usher feat Lil Jon and Ludacris
UK: Yeah - Usher feat Líll Jon

And *this* is why Pop Radio sucks.

-Jag
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