Boogie nights

April 16, 2006 at 12:17 am (Uncategorized)

Disco.jpgOkay, listen up people. For this year's Lost Sole talent show we'll be singing the following hits. Please remember your bell bottom pants and don't forget to get your hair permed. Weasel, yours is fine the way it is.

I think when we get to "Undercover Angel" it would be a good time for that suicide pact we've been mulling. If only others had been so committed back in the 70's.

No, really. This is a fine list. Until you get to 1976. Then it gets ugly. 

PS: Disco sucks.

1.

"Bridge Over Troubled Water" – Simon And Garfunkel

2.

"American Woman" – The Guess Who

3.

"Get Ready" – Rare Earth

4.

"Band Of Gold" – Freda Payne

5.

"Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" – B.J. Thomas

6.

"ABC" – The Jackson 5

7.

"Let It Be" – The Beatles

8.

"(They Long To Be) Close To You" – Carpenters

9.

"Mama Told Me Not To Come" – Three Dog Night

10.

"War" – Edwin Starr
1971 The Top 10 Singles of 1971

1.

"Joy To The World" – Three Dog Night

2.

"It's Too Late" – Carole King

3.

"How Do You Mend A Broken Heart" – Bee Gees

4.

"Indian Reservation" – The Raiders

5.

"One Bad Apple" – The Osmonds

6.

"Go Away Little Girl" – Donny Osmond

7.

"Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" – The Temptations

8.

"Take Me Home, Country Roads" – John Denver

9.

"Maggie May" – Rod Stewart

10.

"Knock Three Times" – Dawn
1972 The Top 10 Singles of 1972

1.

"American Pie" – Don McLean

2.

"Alone Again (Naturally)" – Gilbert O'Sullivan

3.

"Without You" – Nilsson

4.

"Brand New Key" – Melanie

5.

"I Gotcha" – Joe Tex

6.

"Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast" – Wayne Newton

7.

"Let's Stay Together" – Al Green

8.

"The First Time Ever I Saw You Face" – Roberta Flack

9.

"Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" – Looking Glass

10.

"Lean On Me" – Bill Withers
1973 The Top 10 Singles of 1973

1.

"Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree" – Dawn featuring Tony Orlando

2.

"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" – Jim Croce

3.

"Crocodile Rock" – Elton John

4.

"My Love" – Paul McCartney & Wings

5.

"Let's Get It On" – Marvin Gaye

6.

"Touch Me In The Morning" – Diana Ross

7.

"Delta Dawn" – Helen Reddy

8.

"Playground In My Mind" – Clint Holmes

9.

"Killing Me Softly With His Song" – Roberta Flack

10.

"Me And Mrs. Jones" – Billy Paul
1974 The Top 10 Singles of 1974

1.

"The Way We Were" – Barbra Streisand

2.

"Come And Get Your Love" – Redbone

3.

"Seasons In The Sun" – Terry Jacks

4.

"Show And Tell" – Al Wilson

5.

"Love's Theme" – The Love Unlimited Orchestra

6.

"The Loco-motion" – Grand Funk

7.

"Bennie And The Jets" – Elton John

8.

"You Make Me Feel Brand New" – The Stylistics

9.

"Sunshine On My Shoulders" – John Denver

10.

"T.S.O.P. (The Sound Of Philadelphia)"" – MFSB featuring The Three Degrees
1975 The Top 10 Singles of 1975

1.

"Love Will Keep Us Together" – Captain & Tennille

2.

"Rhinestone Cowboy" – Glen Campbell

3.

"Fame" – David Bowie

4.

"Shining Star" – Earth, Wind and Fire

5.

"My Eyes Adored You" – Frankie Valli

6.

"Thank God I'm A Country Boy" – John Denver

7.

"Philadelphia Freedom" – Elton John

8.

"One Of These Nights" – Eagles

9.

"Pick Up The Pieces" – Average White Band

10.

"At Seventeen" – Janis Ian
1976 The Top 10 Singles of 1976

1.

"Disco Lady" – Johnnie Taylor

2.

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" – Elton John and Kiki Dee

3.

"Play That Funky Music" – Wild Cherry

4.

"Tonight's The Night" – Rod Stewart

5.

"Kiss and Say Goodbye" – The Manhattans

6.

"Silly Love Songs" – Paul McCartney and Wings

7.

"A Fifth Of Beethoven" – Walter Murphy

8.

"Love Machine (Part 1)" – The Miracles

9.

"50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" – Paul Simon

10.

"December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" – The Four Seasons
1977 The Top 10 Singles of 1977

1.

"You Light Up My Life" – Debby Boone

2.

"I Just Want To Be Your Everything" – Andy Gibb

3.

"Evergreen" – Barbra Streisand

4.

"Undercover Angel" – Alan O'Day

5.

"I Like Dreamin'" – Kenny Nolan

6.

"Dancing Queen" – Abba

7.

"Torn Between Two Lovers" – Mary MacGregor

8.

"Higher And Higher" – Rita Coolidge

9.

"Best Of My Love" – The Emotions

10.

"Southern Nights" – Glen Campbell
1978 The Top 10 Singles of 1978

1.

"Night Fever" – Bee Gees

2.

"Shadow Dancing" – Andy Gibb

3.

"Stayin' Alive" – Bee Gees

4.

"Kiss You All Over" – Exile

5.

"Three Times A Lady" – Commodores

6.

"Boogie Oogie Oogie" – A Taste of Honey

7.

"Baby Come Back" – Player

8.

"Emotion" – Samantha Sang

9.

"You're The One That I Want" – John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

10.

"Grease" – Frankie Valli
1979 The Top 10 Singles of 1979

1.

"My Sharona" – The Knack

2.

"Le Freak" – Chic

3.

"Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" – Rod Stewart

4.

"Bad Girls" – Donna Summer

5.

"YMCA" – Village People

6.

"Reunited" – Peaches and Herb

7.

"Ring My Bell" – Anita Ward

8.

"I Will Survive" – Gloria Gaynor

9.

"Too Much Heaven" – Bee Gees

10.

"Hot Stuff" – Donna Summer
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49 Comments

  1. LaFlamme said,

    Ah, crap. It’s Easter (that’s my standard greeting for all holidays). I meant to write a news story about the resurrection of Jesus, or something witty like that. I plum forgot about it. I’m sure you’re all terribly disappointed.
    Enjoy your hams, prayers, family fights, atheism, etc. Whatever you have in store for the holy day. I know one raucous party who plans an Italian dinner. Ah, man. Now that’s celebrating.
    Have a great one, everybody. And you know what they say about hidden easter eggs. (I have no idea).

  2. K2 said,

    Know why bunnies don’t make noise when the screw?

    Because they have cotton balls.

    You’re no bunny, unless you love some bunny.

    You know rabbits aren’t true rodents? They synthesize their own vitamin C, unlike rodents. Quiz tomorrow.

  3. Mainetarr said,

    I call 1978 and part of 1979. I am the disco queen around here. After all, I am the one who always gets called up on stage for Dancing Queen whenever Motor Booty is in town. I have been known to sing Car Wash up on stage as well….tequila doesn’t make my clothes fall off, it makes me a band member. Ha!

    K2-what’s invisible and smells like carrots? Bunny farts.

    Everyone-have a Happy Easter. AO, have fun at the Seadogs. My love to T-man and Meatball. Glad you didn’t get rained out. Here’s a little tune for you all….

    Car Wash
    oooo…
    You might not ever get rich
    But let me tell you it’s better than diggin’ a ditch
    There ain’t no tellin’ who you might meet
    A movie star or maybe even a Indian chief

    CHORUS I:
    (Working at the) carwash
    Working at the carwash, yeah
    Come on and sing it with me, car wash
    Sing it with a feeling now, car wash yeah

    Whew! Come SUMMER, the work get’s kinda hard
    This ain’t no place to be if you PLAN on bein’ a star
    Let me tell you it’s always cool
    And the boss don’t mind sometimes if we act a fool

    (At the carwash) wooah. woooh, wooah, wooh
    Talkin’ about the carwash, yeah
    Come on and sing it for me(Car wash)
    Woo, woo, Hoo! ( car wash yeah)

    (Work and work) Well those cars never seem to stop coming
    (Work and work) Keep those RAGS and machines HUMMIN’
    (Work and work) My fingers to the bone
    (Work and work) PEOPLE, WE can’t wait till it’s time to go home

    (Hey, get your car washed today)
    Fill up and you don’t have to pay
    Come on and give us a play(GET A WASH, RIGHT AWAY!)
    AT THE…Car wash
    Talking about the car wash
    Car wash yeah
    Come on and sing it with me(Car wash)
    Sing it with feeling YA’LL
    Car wash yeah (background vocals repeat till fade)

  4. A.O. said,

    MY EARS!! MY EARS!! Disco does suck. 🙂

    Happy Easter y’all!

  5. Linda said,

    I can stand anything as long as I don’t have to hear anyone perform “Torn Between Two Lovers”. Aside from that, great list!

    Have a happy day!

  6. Gil said,

    American Woman (though I am partial to Lenny Kravitz’ version), anything by Marvin Gaye, & “Play that Funky Music” are the only 3 I could find that I actually would listen to on purpose. But for real 70’s hits you can’t go wrong with Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen”, or Elvis Costello’s “Watching the Detectives”, or anything from Motown in the 70’s – Earth Wind & Fire, Sly & the Family Stone, and of course, the P Funk (Especially “Give up the Funk”).
    Updated blog alert. Thanks, see ya

  7. Linda said,

    “Royston Mulready”??? He must have been from away.

  8. brenda said,

    mainetarr, I was disco queen before you were even legal!

  9. Anonymous said,

    Get Down, boogie, oogie, oggie. Holy shit! Talk about giving away our age! I know every song listed! Karaoke machine anyone? MT and Brenda- you two can fight over being the disco queen but everyone knows I’M the QUEEN BITCH but did you know that I’m also the Karaoke Queen. Uh-huh. That’s me.

    So many nights, I’d sit by my window.
    Waiting for someone to sing me his song.
    So many dreams, I kept deep inside me
    Alone in the dark, but now you’ve come along…..

    And you, light up my life
    you bring me hope
    To carry on
    You light up my days
    And fill my nights, with song……………………….

    That my friends, came from memory. I know that song by heart. Sad. Very sad

  10. Bulldog said,

    Damn! that anonymous post was me. (not that I want you guys to know that I know “You light up my life”

  11. Linda said,

    Bulldog, when i was scrolling down the list, I spotted that song and thought, oh no, not “you light up my life”, I can’t stand that song! then i did the same thing you did: recited all the words from memory.

    I think the 70’s list will make great karaoke, can’t wait to catch your act!

  12. brenda said,

    we’re just going to have to get together on a dance floor and see who’s a disco queen !

    and who’s a drag! ??

  13. brenda said,

    this list of music titles brings back memories, taking me through high school & the Army!
    I need to hook up my speakers and listen later today. After cartoons, since it’s school vacation.
    well> wordpress woin’t let me post twice in a row? sheeeesh
    I had to go to the list & come back & do it agian.

  14. Mainetarr said,

    I’ve been here all your life watching your crying game
    You were the heaven in my lonely world
    And he was your sun and your rain
    I was losing you before I ever held you tight
    Before you ever held me in your arms
    And I won’t make you blue
    And maybe an everlasting love will do

    Ah, we got an everlasting love
    So tall, so wide, so high above the rumble of thunder down below
    It’s your love I need, it’s the only show
    And it’s you want an everlasting dream
    can take us anywhere are the tears of yesterday
    We killed the pain , we blew away the memories of the tears we cried
    And an everlasting love will never die

    I used to have Andy Gibb, Bee Gees, and Leif Garrett posters all over my room as a teenager. Then it was Shawn Cassidy, RIck Springfield and KISS. …I can’t believe I used to think Paul Stanley was a hottie. Then KISS took off their makeup. YUK! My eyes!! My eyes!! Put it back on!!

    Speaking of karaoke, how many times have I heard Delta Dawn at karaoke? Too many. What are the top karaoke somgs of all times? Gotta be “Old Time Rock and Roll (I hate that song), Crazy, Delta Dawn, and Friends In Low Places.”

  15. A.O. said,

    The worst karaoke act I’ve ever see was when this farmer couple got up and sang “Endless Love” to each other. I thought I was going to fall off my barstool, I was laughing so hard.

  16. Linda said,

    MT, tonight I’ll tell you about the last time I went to karaoke. It was kind of scary-sad. (Not that i was singing, that would have been terrifying for all)

  17. K2 said,

    Endless Love? Isn’t that what you call it when two blind people play tennis?

    I heard Geroge Benson’s ‘Just Give Me the Night’ last night on XM radio’s Watercolors station. Forgot how awesome that tune is.

  18. Mainetarr said,

    I listen to The Strobe on my Sirius radio. But Pure Jazz is my favorite station. K2, how do you like XM? I love Sirius…they have everything on there now. They even have the Cosmopolitan channel for us girls.

  19. K2 said,

    MT, we have XM on our DirectTV, and my wife has Sirius in her car — she’s a Stern nut. I also like Sirius’ Pure Jazz the best (I love Gary Burton’s show), although XM’s Beyond Jazz is pretty funky. Overall, I like Sirius’ tunes better, but we get XM for with our basic Direct TV package.

    We bought an in-home Sirius thingy too, but I haven’t hung the satellite receiver because I’m a loser.

    Regardless, it’s awesome to have commercial free jazz, blues or classical at all times. Of course, I throw in some old Neil Young on the CD player every now and then to keep things honest.

  20. A.O. said,

    Commercial free Blues. Now you’re talking. I could listen to the blues all day long. Alas, I don’t have Sirius or, XM because, I guess I’m a loser, too. Ha.

  21. K2 said,

    AO, do you prefer Delta Blues of City Blues? I lean to the acoustic sounds of the Delta, myself.

  22. LaFlamme said,

    Hey, was the song Shannon even on the list? Now there’s a song to slash your wrists by.

  23. A.O. said,

    Henry Gross. Shannon. Yuck. What a friggen whiney song.

    K2, It really doesn’t matter. City or, Delta. I love it all.

  24. A.O. said,

    Henry Gross. Shannon. Yuck. What a friggen whiney song. I kept hoping that Shannon would have bit him before he died.

    K2, It really doesn’t matter. City or, Delta. I love it all.

  25. A.O. said,

    Ooops!! Repeated myself!

  26. K2 said,

    AO and MT, I just ordered my Bela Fleck and the Flecktones tickets for 8/7 down in Boston. Me excited long time.

    Anything by Neil Sedaka is something to slit your wrists to. Remember to slice parallel to the vein for maximum drainage.

  27. A.O. said,

    GROSS!! Anybody want a dead squirrel? There’s one floating in my swimming pool! Yuck!

  28. K2 said,

    And Mark , no comment on your blog being down yesterday?!?

  29. A.O. said,

    Bela Fleck! You lucky bastard! But, hey, I get to take my son to see Larry The Cable Guy next month! So…there!

  30. K2 said,

    Gray or Red?

    Maybe he’s just sleeping? . . .

  31. LaFlamme said,

    Ah, the blogout was merely WordPress fixing some “emergency maintenance” and then trying to reload everything. It came back late in the afternoon and then went down again at about 4 this morning. At which point, I gave up and hit the sack.

  32. K2 said,

    Ah, now there’s some high-brow humor for ya. He’s a redneck from hell, but I have to admit, he’s one funny mofo.

  33. LaFlamme said,

    AO, I’ll take that squirrel. Do you have any mustard?
    And how can you be so cold about Shannon? I mean *sniffle* the dog went swimming and *snort* never came back.

  34. K2 said,

    Do they pro-rate you for the outage. I mean, what about your legions of fans? What were we to do but go into horrible fits of LaFlamme withdrawl?

  35. A.O. said,

    So did that squirrel. He’s all your’s. And, yes I have mustard.

  36. A.O. said,

    I think Shannon must have bit him. I mean, how else could you explain that whiney voice? Think I’ll call my squirrel “Shannon”.

  37. K2 said,

    Mustard. It sounds like ‘must turd.’ That’s just so wrong.

  38. LaFlamme said,

    I’m not sure how that works. First time they’ve gone down since I switched over to them. When I first noticed it, I was trying to figure out just who the hell we pissed off this time to get yanked.

  39. K2 said,

    Yeah, I though maybe Dan had some connections.

  40. A.O. said,

    Ha! Dan! The Fat Bastard! Now, that would be rich!

  41. LaFlamme said,

    I’ve got to start a blog one of these days where we can all speculate on how big D is spending his days. I mean, the blogs were his universe.

  42. K2 said,

    To boldly go where no Dan has gone before?

  43. A.O. said,

    A Danimal blog. Go for it. I think it would be wildly popular.

  44. LaFlamme said,

    I’ll do that tonight.
    Long live Mustard.

  45. A.O. said,

    Or, as K2 said, “Mus-turd”.

  46. Mainetarr said,

    Mouse turd…..

  47. K2 said,

    Just read that Neil Young is releasing a scathing anti-Bush album, called ‘Living with War,’ in 6-8 weeks. One song is simply titled, ‘Impeach the President.’ Oof.

  48. LaFlamme said,

    Let’s see. Classic Young that might befit the presidency. Old Man? No. Needle and the Damage Done? Nope. Hurricane? No. Lotta Love? Uh uh. I got nuthin.

  49. K2 said,

    I think Neil’s ‘Piece of Crap,’ Fucking Up,’ and ‘Vampire Blues’ are pretty damn fitting.

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