Blues,Songs that should have done better!
I have a love of Top40 back to my childhood. I still remember the "WOKY" acappella jingle. Late 50s or early 60s. Remember Barney Pip reading my letter on WOKY. 1966. "Wanna get into radio John? All you need is a horn" and then he played the horn, hit the jingle. Still, other than current hits, I love oldies. Not the same 200 over and over, but the songs that hit #37 on WRIT or #28 on WOKY, were around for a few weeks and died. Blues? My Good God! It goes to the absolute soul of a human being. Start with the Bo Diddley 1954 riff and there you go. For the blues, I gotta get the room 100 degrees, dew point 71, wipe the sweat off my brow, dim lights, cigar smoke all over, have a beer waiting for me and appreciate a little more. More! More! More! I'm A Man, Muddy Waters When on the deck with Tim/Brenda I say "you're a good friend!" Tim says "thanx John." I reply "Tim, I was talking to the beer bottle!" Tim says "you gotta stop after 2 beers. You talk too much." Told Tim "I've had 3 beers and the lake is still there!" Tim replies "It is?" Brenda looks. Boys will be boys! An absolute good, good life!
So many songs, so much good music has been recorded. We all have certain songs, certain memories associated with different times in our lives! Here are a few of mine. Enjoy.
When Love Comes To Town, B.B. King/U2 Recorded at the historic Sun Studio in Memphis. 1988. RIP Mr King
Hoochie Coochie Man, Muddy Waters Love the riff!
Hoochie Coochie Man, Muddy Waters #1 blues riff of all time!
Hoochie Coochie Man, Buddy Guy & Eric Clapton Live 2007, dah dah, dah dah!
Snake Drive, R.L. Burnside Robert Lee Burnside, passed in 2005. A country blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist who lived much of his life in and around Holly Springs, MS. Rock/Funk/Blues!
Black Betty, Ram Jam Pat Martin on WSPT in Stevens Point,WI broke this! Says so on album's liner notes!
Black Betty, Leadbelly From 1939. Would be done in lte 1970s by Ram Jam
Vintage Delta Blues, Muddy Waters - Best Of Muddy Waters Aah, the riff in the first 5 seconds!
Rock Me, Muddy Waters Down home blues. You won't get much better. An AMerican original!
The Thrill Is Gone, B.B. King Live,Crossroads Festival 2010. King loved what he did until the last year of his life! To be that blessed!
To Know You Is To Love You, B. B. King Heard this in 2018 of all places, on an oldies station! Great stuff!!
"One Of My Best Performances" B.B. King Mr. King was humble, gracious and was the King of the Blues. Prison audience. 1970. RIP BB. Lucille too
Live From Red Rocks (2013), Buddy Guy, Quinn Sullivan What a Guy! Buddy Guy is gracious. Sullivan plays Hendrix better than Hendrix
Hoochie Coochie Man, (10 year old) Joshua King James Cotton Band These blues men really appreciated this young man. Talent!
Boom Boom Boom, John Lee Hooker Hooker is a cooker. Down home dirty blues
Smokestack Lightning, Howlin' Wolf 1959 and the Wolf was Howlin'!
Bad to the Bone, George Thorogood The Riff! It is ba-ba-ba-bad to the bone!
Gear Jammer, George Thorogood Can't say how many times I cranked this on the juke box after work. How many beers did I have?
I Drink Alone, George Thorogood And The Destroyers "my best two friends: Bud and Miller..."
Bad Reputation, Damn Yankees Heard this one time on the Hits 106 Kearney Traffic Jam!
Christmas Day, Boney M Man will live for ever more because of Christmas Day! Go to the Caribbean where Christmas is a Holyday, not an AMerican-ized holiday
Christmas Wrapping, Waitresses You mean you forgot the cranberries too? Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Couldn't miss this one this year!
Feliz Navidad Julianne Hough Heard this on a radio station. Wrote to find out who it was. They, of course, never wrote back. Found it after a little digging.
All Alone On Christmas,Darlene Love 1992. This should have been a much, much bigger hit! Dear Santa, I've been good this year!
Sleigh Ride, Ronettes From my childhood and what a good childhood I had. Cool parents and the best brother & sister one could want! I've been good Santa!
Linus And Lucy, Vince Guaraldi Trio
Never liked the Peanuts strip much. Liked Popeye (ek ek ek) but loved this song!
Pójdźmy Wszyscy Do Stajenki Version 1) St.Casimir staple at Christmas. My first memories...about 1959 on this!
Pójdźmy Wszyscy Do Stajenki Version 2) Later in life, I'd sing this to my mother. "You remember that?" Great to have a truly loving mother! I was truly blessed! Truly!
It Came upon the Midnight Clear
Christmas staple in 1959 only to be replaced by Grandma got run over by a reindeer.
First Noel As an altar boy a song we sang certainly in choir practice! Do it til you get it right!
What Child Is This? Martina Mcbride Nice Christmas song with a country twist.
Angels We Have Heard on High,Amy Grant Gloria! Gloria! Nice Christmas song
Little Drummer Boy- Harry Simeone Coral Certainly remember this from my childhood. Came out in 1958, tho the video has wrong artist. Hello!
I Believe In Father Christmas - Greg Lake This song came out in the 1970's. A true, true classic!
Christmas Kiss - Nora Collins
Wow! This is nice and a newer Christmas surprise!
Christmas Time (Is Coming 'Round Again) -Mavericks Heard this on a talk station (WISN, Mark Belling) talking about new Christmas songs. Glad I listened. Upbeat/nice!!
Songs that should have done much better!
Rivers of Babylon, Boney M Jamaican born singers. Pat Martin, WSPT played this in 1978. Hit the TM Shotgun jingle. "on Stereo 98!"
Windmills of Your Mind, Dusty Springfield
Haunting, beautiful. We lost Dusty too soon
Make Believe, Wind Went to #10 on "Radio WRIT" in October'68. "WRIT, First in Milwaukee with 13-40 News at 3:40" 'RIT under Terrell Metheny tightened from 40 to 30 songs! Tony Orlando:lead vocals!
Jelly Jungle, Lemon Pipers Very slow climber and follow up to Green Tambourine. Big Jack gone from WKYC was where I remember this! Power Radio-WKYC!
Can I Carry Your Balloon? Swampseeds The group hated the song, but I loved it! 16-WZUM Pittsburgh had it as #16 in April 1968. Billboard? #124! Still, I remember this song!
Let Love Come Between Us, James and Bobby Purify mid level hit in the fall of 1967. Wow!
I Don't Care, Shakespears Sister Always liked this song. 1992. Better than "Stay."
A Brand New Me, Dusty Springfield
Again. Dusty. 1969. mid chart level. Late December
Dead Giveaway, Shalamar
K-Fire played this in 1982. Still sounds good all these years later!
AMerican Salute, Morton Gould (Boston Pops,Arthur Fiedler)
WOKY used this for news intro:1965-1971 "This is Raymond E. Spencer, WOKY Total Information News and I have news for you!"
You're A Friend Of Mine, Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne Clarance died too soon. Way too soon.
Comin' on Strong, Brenda Lee 1966 classic. Of course, being a classic means ZERO airplay in 2015 radio!
Brazil, Ritchie Family 1975. Disco Hit and I heard it on a promo for KHJ with the U-Jingles they were using at the time
Buy For Me The Rain, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 1967 Folk Rock classic. Harmonies and strings. Very bittersweet. "Grave stones cheer the living dear, They're no use to the dead" K-Fire Classic!
Hold Her Tight, Osmonds Under rated group! 1972 and they ROCKED the Top 40 airwaves!
Crazy Horses, Osmonds The Osmonds ROCKED, but you'll never hear this classic anywhere! WOKY hit!
Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl, Patty and the Emblems Heard this 1964 classic in the middle of the night on "WOKY, the mighty 92!"
Bowling Green, Everly Brothers Mid level chart hit on 920 WOKY and 1340 WRIT, Fall 1967
Fresh As A Daisy. Emitt Rhodes 1970. Nice airplay on WOKY. Uplifting, peppy.
AMnesia,Chumbawamba Late 1990's song. Mid chart hit, but a rocker!
Poor Boy, Casey Kelly
Late 1972. I certainly remember WOKY playing this upbeat rocker. Remember Top40 rockin'? Much less on AM?!
I Feel Love, Donna Summer 1977.
I remember this on WSPT with the TM Shotgun. Sounded so good on "Stereo 98!" Lost Ms Summer too soon. RIP!
I Feel Love, Donna Summer (long version) 1977. Someone I knew met her after performance. Very, very humble. Kind. Gone too soon
A Fool Like You, Tim Moore Not the version I remember, but close! WOKY Hit-Bound in 1974. Went to #93! A shame!
Percolator Twist, Billy Joe & The Checkmates 1962. Used for a Coffee commercial, though I cannot remember which
All I Really Want, Alanis Morissette Only heard this one time! "95-5 WIFC" jingle, hit the music!
Loving Arms, Dobie Gray 1973. Not a huge hit. Mid level chart success on WOKY and WRIT. Mr Gray passed in 2011. He was 71. RIP
Too Much Of Nothing, Peter Paul & Mary Way, way, way overlooked! My favorite PP&M song all these years later!
Holding Back The Years,Simply Red 1984. I'll guarantee you, my sister Lisa & I heard this while eating her favorite KFC chicken in Marquette. Q107 was on!
You Need Love, Styx 1975. AM radio still rocked! And...this still sounds good all these years later!
Try a Little Kindness, Glen Campbell Heard this in 2020 on a Classic Country station. There were so many songs Mr.Campbell made!
Kay, John Wesley Ryles From 1968. I remember this from art class. Nuns let us listen to WOKY, but WRIT had better jingles! 17 when he recorded this
Never Been Any Reason, Head East
it was 1979."Head East on 106.5FM - 13.8AM --Stereo KWK!"
Wonderful World, Beautiful People, Jimmy Cliff - Still remember Christopher Saint (Chris Bailey) with this on 1340 WRIT!
In the Still of the Night ,The Satins
1955 Doo Wop! Recorded in a Catholic Church basement. Wow! Wow! Wow!
Mississippi, John Phillips This song really had a nice piano, uptempo feel. Should have gone higher on chart
My World Fell Down, Sagittarius #19 on WLS & WCFL. "Not on the WKYC Sound 11 Survey, but maybe next week! Big Jack, Your Leeeeeeeder!"
Lake Shore Drive, Aliotta Haynes and Jeremiah Don't know if I love the piano or the S curve on LSD (Lake Shore Drive) in Chicago
Soul Shake, Delaney & Bonnie Bramlet Wow! To me, more of a West Coast Hit, but WOKY airplay
At Last, Etta James 1954. Sultry. A classic! A true classic
Tell Mama, Etta James 1968. Etta updated and she rocked the house. WNOV's "Soul 45" has this as a hit!
The Nitty Gritty, Shirley Ellis Under rated! Ellis cooks!
Five Hundred Miles, Heaven Bound Certainly played on Funlovin' WOKY. 1971. Should have gone way higher!
Ballroom Blitz, Sweet In '75 this was all I heard "Go to the Balloom and get blitzed on Y-1-15
Cinderella, Firefall A Soft rocker, though today I guess it would be country
I Love You, Climax Blues Band the song would completely end, "101.3 KDWB.." 1981, way down tempo in style
Man On Your Mind, Little River Band When this was out in 81, Q107 Marquette played it to death!
Point Of No Return, Expose Another song played to death on Q107 and Magic 97 in 1985! My late sister Lisa & I argued over who was the better Top 40: Q or Magic!
Goin' Down, Monkees 1967, B side and my favorite Monkee song. Truly under rated!
Get It From The Bottom Steelers Remember WNOV and WAWA playing this goodie! Late 1969!
Rainy Jane, Davy Jones 1971. Former Monkee on his own. Class!
Charity Ball, Fanny Peaked at #40, though WLS played the heck out it! My God, were they young!
I've Had It, Fanny Certainly remember this 1950's remake being played on WOKY!
Obsession, Animotion 1985 Hitradio Hit! In Milwaukee there were two Hitradios: B-97 and WRKR
Save Your Kisses for Me, Brotherhood of Man United We Stand was their big hit. Hears this on WKAU in 1976. What a station!
1941, Tom Northcott heard this on a 1340 WLAV Solid Gold weekend. Pams jingles and all
Echo Park, Keith Barbour "Dear Sir, We regret to inform you..." Still get choked up when I hear it. Son killed in nam. November, 1969. Reached #40
Back On My Feet Again, Foundations They did way more than Baby Now That I Found You!
Route 101, Herb Alpert Played on several Top40s in 1982. Could you imagine that today?
Pretty World, Sergio Mendes/Brasil '66 Lani Hall, Karen Philipp sang with the original Brasil '66 musicians. All anyone wants. "This is WISM-FM Madison, All Gold, Stereo 98."
All Strung Out, Nino Tempo & April Stevens Brother, sister. Talent. Harmony. Wow!
There Is, The Dells In 1968 on WNOV, this was played a lot! Right on Jim Frasier!
When I Die,Motherlode October,1969: Top 10 on 1340 WRIT and 920 WOKY Milwaukee. From London,ON, where was it on CJBK or CKSL?
I Hate Myself For Lovin' You, Joan Jett 106 K-H-Q played this summertime hit! I'm in Love!
Do You Wanna Touch Me, Joan Jett WLS played this in the late 80s!
Footstompin' Music, Grand Funk Railroad Jan'72 this was in high rotation on The Rock of Chicago! WLS
Take Me Back Home, Slade "WOKY, 7:59, Michael Lee (Scott) Here comes Slade and Take Me Back Home." Screaming Top40!
Take Me Back, The Flock Chicago garage band noted on Big 10 WCFL Barney Pip, Jim Stagg and 1230 WJOB which was Top 40 too!
Cast Your Fate To The Wind, Sounds Orchestral Can you believe something this beautiful was played on Top 40 radio? 1965!
Soul Coaxing, Raymond LeFevre In 1968 this instrumental was on WOKY's chart. Aah, the mighty 92!
Airport Love Theme, Vincent Bell Phil Murphy played this as HitBound for the "summer of 1970" on WSPT Stevens Point. Never heard again!
It's A Cryin' Shame, Gayle McCormick 1971. Heavy airplay on WLS. Heavy! Passed away 3-1-16. RIP, Gayle.
Hold On, Radiants More good memories on 1968. WNOV and Cecil Hale played this!
The End of the World, Skeeter Davis 1962. This was written by a person that lost a parent and was full of sorrow when it happened
Sunrise, Eric Carmen Heard this on 3WE in Cleveland. This Cleveland kid kicked. Really good at 4:50, but this entire song is great
Love You So Much, New Colony Six Sentar records, caught up in the Cameo-Parkway bankruptcy of 1967. Played in Chicago and by Big Jack on WKYC Radio 11 Cleveland!
Back to California, Carole King The Rock of Chicago-WLS played this album cut in 1971!
It Might as Well Rain Until September, Carole King I first heard this 1962 song on WKAU, Rockin' Stereo in the 1970s! Thanx BJ Crocker!
Its A Shame, The Spinners 1970. The WOKY WRIT battle where most of WOKY jocks went to WRIT! RIP George Wilson!
You'll Never Get To Heaven If You Break My Heart, Dionne Warwick Heard this on W-103 Wisconsin Rapids when they ran Drake's Hitparade format.
Anyone Who Had A Heart Dionne Warwick /a> A tear jerker! "Anyone who had a heart wouldn't treat me the way you treated me."
Heartbreaker Dionne Warwick 98-WSPT, Dionne Warwick is back! Heartbreaker on WSPT.
Always Something There to Remind Me, Sandie Shaw The original 1966. RB Greaves and Dionne Warwick did this, tho this is my favorite. Just a good song
Always Something There To Remind Me, Sandie Shaw Popular in mid 1960s. At almost 70 in this 2012 video, she's still got it!
Sandy Shaw, BBC humble
Up The Ladder To The Roof, Supremes
Jean Terrel on lead, after Ross left the group
Ain't Understanding Mellow, Jerry Butler/Brenda Lee Eager Heard this ONE time in my life! WBBM-FM. 1972. Listen to the beautiful harmony at 3:40
Why Didn't I Think Of That? Brenda & The Tabulations Remember this as HitBound on WOKY, tho never made the Hot100! This in 1972. RIP Brenda
Don't You Know, Della Reese 1959 classic, but you won't hear this on Nostalgia/Standards stations. Classical - popular blend.
Loved this happy upbeat song from 1969. Of course, it never made it...sadly!
Brother Rapp, James Brown Heard this while dx'ing 1290 WICE Providence, RI in 1972. Never heard since and the is sad. RIP James!
Party Lights, Claudine Clark A 1962 one hit wonder!
Circles, New Seekers Minor hit, though wonderful lyrics!
Beg, Steal or Borrow, New Seekers More Seekers music! Will not get much better than this
Tonight, The Move
In 1971 I heard this on "Love Stereo, WLVE Baraboo-Madison" Bought song at Radio Doctors. Never on radio here again
We Had A Good Thing Goin', Cyrkle Topped CHUM at #39! 1967 "..singing with themselves, Jim LaBarbera on WKYC" My favorite by them
Vengeance, Carly Simon This song kicked! That;s Vengeance. It's the law!
That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be, Carly Simon This haunting melody hit me hard in 1971. Still to this day!
Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart, Supremes The love bug done bitten me!
On The Way Home, Buffalo Springfield They had more than For What It's Worth
Self Control, Laura Branigan 1984 Lord, on WIKI, does she look like an old (and good) girlfriend! Yikes! Laura kicked! (So did the girlfriend, hi!) Sadly gone so young, so soon. RIP Laura.
I Can't Turn You Loose , The Chambers Brothers Reworked Otis Redding classic. Crank this up. Heard on Padre's Platters on KFYR years ago!
Time Has Come Today , The Chambers Brothers All 11 minutes. This was first heard by editor on WIFC!
Baby Please Don't Go, The Chambers Brothers Heard this on an aircheck of WWRL's Frankie Crocker! Wow!
Somebody's Watching You , Little Sister Sly Stone's little sister! Classic
Jubilation , Paul Anka Anka certainly gets better with age. 7 minutes. The piano, violins. Beautiful!
The Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget by the Raindrops 1963 oldie you won't hear anymore, sadly
When the Love Light Shines Through His Eyes, Supremes First chart hit for the girls from Detroit!
Foolish Little Girl, Shirelles A tear jerker from the Shierells!
The One Who Really Loves You , Mary Wells
Another song about a lost love. There's so many
All Alone Am I , Brenda Lee A long lost classic.
Broken Hearted Melody , Sarah Vaughan Sarah sings ans sings... what a voice
Like An Old Time Movie, Scott McKenzie Likes this one better than If You're Going to San Francisco
Shake A Tail Feather , James & Bobby Purify A kickin' fun tune from 1966
DE Would be hearing this on 50000 watt WKYC/Big Jack show, as I was just getting into this hobby of dx'ing! 1967.
Love Love Love , Terry Knight & The Pack This CKLW dj later formed Grand Funk. Knight murdered years later
Are You Ready?
Pacific Gas & Electric 6 minute rocker with a message
That's The Way God Planned It, Billy Preston Preston too, sings of something bigger than us. 1969
Awaiting On You All, George Harrison Short, peppy song. Harrison's songs convey a spiritual message and he most certainly was
Will You Be Staying After Sunday?, Peppermint Rainbow Never a big hit, but dog gone it, this was good!
Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl. Patty & The Emblems Heard this one night when Ronnie Knight played it as an oldie on WOKY.
Respect Yourself, The Staple Singers A song with a message. Still holds true now, more than ever!
l'll Take You There , The Staple Singers Mavis! Pops! I'll take you there! "Phil Murphy on WSPT, this is HitBound for '72!"
Heavy Makes You Happy , The Staple Singers Another kicker! Sha na boom boom ya!
Try Too Hard , Dave Clark 5 Not one of groups biggest, but this short/sweet song rocked in 1967!
25 Miles, Edwin Starr Hit the drums after the jingle. I certainly remember "W-I-S-M!"
Get Away, Georgie Fame Not the Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde, but till my favorite
My Baby Must Be A Magician Marvelletes
I certainly remember WRIT playing this. Nice song
Nowhere To Run , Martha and the Vandellas
Martha had a lotta good ones. This is one!
Beechwood 4-5789, The Marvelettes I'm changing my phone number!
Live Wire,, Martha and the Vandellas Heard this on a WABC Rewound Radio weekend and on 93.1 WMID!!
I'm Ready For Love, Martha And The Vandellas 1967. I heard this years later on WKTI. Do not remember this being played in Milwaukee
It's Cold Outside , Choir WKYC Radio 11 played this Cleveland group.
Sugar & Spice , The Cryan' Shames Uplifting, fun song. An old song, new twist!
I Wanna Meet You, The Cryan' Shames Chicago Big 10 WCFL and 89 WLS classic
It Could Be We're in Love , The Cryan' Shames Wow! That's all I can say. Wow!
Sunday Mornin', Spanky & Our Gang Sunday Morning. Quiet, peaceful, enjoy all that is here!
Give A Damn, Spanky & Our Gang This song, from 1968, will still hold true today. McFarland is from Milwaukee
Shine, Collective Soul First saw this listed by Bob Beck-Y93 Bismarck in Gavin. 1990
Cult of Personality, Living Colour 1988 Classic from when WKTI was still a Top 40
I Get Weak, Belinda Carlisle Great song by this 1980's hit maker! Hit #2 in March 1988!
Tutti Frutti Little Richard Never heard this 1955 classic until 1972 on KSLQ! Believe it!
Time, Pozo Seco Singers Time, Oh good, good time. Where did you go?
Remember Me, Diana Ross Without a doubt, my favorite by her as solo artist. "I gave you my best...Remember me as a good thing!" Should have done much better on charts!
Come with Me Now, Kongos Wow! A rock song on the air in 2015? Whoda thunk?
The Snake, Al Wilson "You knew I was a snake when you took me in" 1968 hit, from Mr Show & Tell
Invisible Tears, Ray Conniff What a beautiful song! A Top40 it before it became what it's become!
My Back Pages, Byrds "I was so much older than, I'm younger than that now." My Byrds favorite
That Sunday That Summer, Nat King Cole So wonderful, this Cole classic
I See the Light, Five AMericans Kicked in 1965! On Hanna-Barbera records. Went to #26.
If I Only Knew, Tom Jones 1994. Best song since She's a Lady and Tom Jones is a hulluva performer!
Autumn of My Life, Bobby Goldsboro My sister loved Honey and cried. I hear this and did the same. Well written about the end of life
Voodoo Woman, Bobby Goldsboro Fun song from 1965 for Bobby
Tightrope Ride, Doors Only heard this song one time in my life. Tom Hudson, WIFC. 1971
Break on Through, Doors Just a good song. Heard this KISN once. "Keep on Kissin'"
Shinin' On, Grand Funk mid chart hit and I certainly remember Craig Roberts playing this on "WOKY, Milwaukee's Rock & Roll Mother!" Gerry Bartell did well!
As the Years Go By, Mashmakhan Canadian hit. US too. Lotta groups from Canada then
Witchi Tai To, Everything is Everything 1968. Played well on WOKY, WRIT
Devil You, Stampeders Not only Sweet City Woman, but wow, a nice mid chart follow up. Deserved better!
Raise a Little Hell, Trooper CKLW played this as did CHUM and CFRW tho last two as Oldies Stations
Albert Flasher, Guess Who Remember hearing this on 1150 WYNE Appleton. 1971
Rain Dance, Guess Who Another song I remember from WYNE
Heartbroken Bopper, Guess Who Super CFL played this rocker in 1972!
Hang on to Your Life, Guess Who Another Super CFL song I remember. It wasn't only No Time or AMerican Woman
Birmingham, AManda Marshall 1995 and 106 KHQ played this to death. Pain, motivates
Walking On Sunshine, Katrina and the Waves Summertime Fun song. Certain memories from Q107 Marquette. Eating chicken with my sister at Lake Superior
All That Glitters Isn't Gold, Cover Girls All the glitters... It isn't
Paloma Blanca, George Baker Selection Extensive airplay on WOKY WRIT WCFL WLS. #1 on CKLW!
Mairzy Doats, Innocence Innocent, cute. 1967
California Man, Cheap Trick 1978. Heard this on 98 WSPT and this thing made the antenna shake!
Sweet Maxine, Doobie Brothers 1975. Follow up to Take Me in Your Arms. Southern Rock/Soul!
Look What You Done for Me, Al Green 1971. Gets good around 1:13. Love the chorus. Reverend Al!
Daisy Jane, AMerica My favorite song by AMerioa. "Everything's alright"
Daisy Mae, Hamilton Joe Frank & Reynolds Heard this 1 or 2 times on WOKY. mid chart hit. Nice!
Winners & Losers, Hamilton Joe Frank & Reynolds Late 1975. Would have been on WOKY a few times, or was it WZUU? hi!!
Part of the Plan, Dan Fogelberg
Everything happens for a reason. "One day we'll all understand."
I've Never Been To Me, Charlene
1977 and 3WE (WWWE) played this when there was music on AM radio. Soul searching
This Heart, Gene Redding Heard this on 92K Dallas in 1974. Nice song. Should have gone much higher! It was K-News 99 vs 92 K on a trip to the Big D!
Don't Leave Me This Way, Thelma Houston Another song I remember hearing on 3WE! All 5+ minutes!
What Are You Doing Sunday? Tony Orlando/Dawn Light happy song. Not a big hit, but nice song
Look In My Eyes Pretty Woman, Tony Orlando/Dawn Mid 1976 for this. One of later singles. Good tune!
So Much Love, Faith Hope & Charity Another great song from the summer of '70. The WRIT-WOKY battle!
Homburg, Procol Harum Everyone remembers Whiter Shade, but heard this on WABC one night!
Hold Your Head Up, Argent I like the short vs long version. Heard it first with Phil Murphy "on Big 10 & Channel 98- WSPT!"
Miss AMerica, Mark Lindsay My favorite by this former Raider! Mid level hit
Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep, Mac & Katie Kissoon WLS played this a ton! Now you'll never hear it.
Race with the Wind, Robbs Milwaukee group but got on WLS Silver Dollar Survey too!
Rapid Transit, Robbs A follow up. Dee Robb passed away. Cancer 2007. RIP Dee!
- Cynthia Loves, Robbs The flip of Rapid Transit. The B side. Remember those? Played on WOKY WRIT WSPT and WOSH!
In A Funny Sort Of Way, Robbs The Robbs were a mainstay on Milwaukee Top 40 radio in the late 1960's. WRIT and WOKY played to the hilt!
- Changin' Winds, Robbs In 1966 the winds were changin' and I guess all these years later, it's like a cyclone!
Girl, I've Got News For You,Cherokee Bubbling under at #116, but Milwaukee still played it. The Robbs, now known as Cherokee!
Rings, Cymarron Nice song. Big hit, of course now you'll never hear it!
California Kid & Remo, Lobo Follow up to Me & You & a Dog Named Boo. Also heard on WSPT in the Summer of 72!
Don't Say You Don't Remember, Beverly Bremers WOKY played this a lot. Nice song!
Sunshine Company, Happy 1967!"WRIT, with the Power of Love" Pams jingle
Sunshine Girl, Parade "Koil weather just ahead of Much More Music and the Koil Million Dollar Weekend!
Thank U Very Much, Scaffold Childhood friend of mine loved this song and played it on my Part 15 "16-WINNER!"
Shapes Of Things, Yardbirds Remember when Top 40 (on AM much less) rocked? !
Sunshine Superman, Donovan My favorite by Donovan! Donovan, to me, was really under rated
You're The One, Vogues 1965 Oldie but Goodie! Still stands the test of time
Five O'Clock World, Vogues Another song I could listen to over & over & over & over!
The Girl from Ipanema, Getz & Gilberto WOKY played this one. My mother always liked WOKY, vs WRIT!
Casino Royale, Herb Alpert&Tijuana Brass
mid 1960s hit and Herb Alpert had a ton of them, all on Top40 radio!
Work Song, Herb Alpert&Tijuana Brass
Another Alpert Hit.
Teaberry (Mexican) Shuffle, Herb Alpert&Tijuana Brass Popular usage during Teaberry gum commercials!
Won't Get Fooled Again, The Who "X-Rock 80, oh yeah! We play the long versions! Who on X-Rock 80!"!
Radar Love. Golden Earring Smokin' Joe. Here's Golden Earring on KDWB"
Slow Ride, Foghat "WKAU, Jay Edwards and 8 minutes of Foghat on WKAU!"
Free Bird, Lynyrd Skynyrd WSPT - Central Wisconsin's Favorite Radio Station!
Light My Fire, Doors 67:WOKY played short, at night 1340 WRIT + 102.9FM played the long version!
L. A. Woman, The Doors I want to say I heard this during the late '70's Pat Martin era at WSPT. Long versions for Power Gold at night at :00/:30!
Children Of The Sun , Billy Thorpe WSPT played this in 1977? Downtempo Top40 approach then. "WSPT, Billy Thorpe on Stereo 98."
You Could Have Been a Lady, April Wine 1340 WRIT played this a ton in its day!
Sukiyaki, Kyu Sakamoto Popular song. Sounded happy, but it was sad. Sad too is fact that in 1985 singer killed in plane carash
Dominique, The Singing Nun Nobody knew what she was singing, but it was a snappy song in late 1963
She's Not Just Another Woman, 8th Day "CKLW, First in the Motor City with 20/20 News"
Pucker Up Buttercup, Jr. Walker/All Stars "WOKY, Ronnie Knight, Jr Walker flat put out on you! Pucker Up, Buttercup, Hit Bound on WOKY." Sax appeal!
Westbound No 9, Flaming Ember "WOKY Ron Richards, Gene Johnson is next. Gotta go! My bus transfer is almost expired! Gotta catch the Westbound #9!"
Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy, Tams
"KOMA, from the Koma bookmark chart, the Tams"
Cottage Cheese, Crow
"13 Wife, Continuous Music, Crow outta Minnesota, Cottage Cheese on Wife!"!
Slow Down, Crow
"WIFC, Million Dollar Weekend, a request from the Big 30, It's Crow"
Summertime Blues, Blue Cheer
I'll take this any day over Eddie Cochran
Straight Shootin' Woman, Steppenwolf
"WSPT, Little Walker Boy and new music from Steppenwolf!" Their last big hit in 1974
Talk it Over in the Morning, Anne Murray "Phil Murphy, Hit music, hit bound, new from Anne Murray on Big 10, Channel 98-WSPT!"
Come to Me, France Joli
Last bit of disco music 1979. AMs by this time were jumping ship to FM
Rock You Like a Hurricane, Scorpions
"Hit-radio 1 double Oh 7 WRKR and the Scorpions on WRKR!"
Cars, Gary Numan
Remember hearing this one night on 1230-KKRC Sioux Falls, tho I loved the old KISD calls better!
Come Softly to Me, Fleetwoods Simple, pretty
Superstar, Carpenters Karen Carpenter died too young. My favorite by this grup. 1991. RIP Karen
Hot & Nasty, Humble Pie Certainly remember J J Jeffries playing this out of WLS, The Rock of Chicago!
Fool for a Pretty Face, Humble Pie In 1980, 13.8 KWK, or was it "Stereo WK" ;) played it. I am a fool for a pretty face!!
Jamaica Farewell, Harry Belafonte
1956! How the language, culture, society and the world have changed. Simpler times!
Bring a Little Lovin', Los Bravos Everyone remembers Black isBlack, but this was a mid chart hit in 1968. "WOKY Total Information News..."
It's the End of the World, Skeeter Davis
Was life simpler back then? Naw, it was the protection of mom and dad I guess
Since I Don't Have You, Skyliners 1959. The sorrow, pain, sadness of loss
You Belong to Me, Duprees 1962 Classic. Could listen to this over & over
Before My Heart Finds Out, Gene Cotton
From 1978, this sad love song went to #23. Remember WOKY playing it a bit.
Love Has No Pride, Linda Ronstandt Heard this one time only. 1972 on WKAU. Never again. Sad, sad song
Rock Hard, Suzi Quatro Several women rocked! Suzi did in 1973. Heard this on WLS then
Mama We're All Crazy Now, Slade
Slade songs were played on WOKY the mighty '92 ... all of them!
Cum on Feel the Noise, Slade This one I heard on KSLQ St Louis in 1973. Bartell stations rocked!
Crazy Horses, Osmonds Looking at this, I wonder where my energy went! Wow! Lesser hit, but a good song!
Time for Livin', Association Everyone knows Windy. This was a lesser known hit in 1968
Broken Hearted Melody, Sarah Vaughn
You won't get much better than this. 1958
Don't You Know, Della Reese I certainly remember my mother/dad playing this on the "hi-fi" in 1959. They were young too!
You Were On My Mind, We Five I still love this song sixty years later. Ah, the Go Go boots!
Virginia, Bill AMesbury WOKY played this a few weeks. Catchy. Now I can hear it on Canadian's like W1440!
A Wonderful Dream, Majors 1962. Doo Wop! Wow, is the world a different place from then!
Disadvantages of You, Brass Ring Remember this being used for Benson & Hedges cigarettes? 1966
In the Heart of the Night, Poco I certainly remember this on WOKY and dx'ing K-Fire!
Middle of the Road, Pretenders "Hit Radio 1 double Oh 7-WRKR, Pretenders on WRKR!" 1984 hit #19 nationally
I Can Make it With You, Pozo Seco Singers Classic. Overlooked. 1966
Stereo Love, Edward Mya 2011. Limited US airplay, though noted to me, on ND/SD stations at time. Mid-chart hit!
Sitting on a Poor Man's Throne, Copperpenny 1973. Nice, nice song. Soundin' like Staples Singers
Peppermint Stick, Elchords 1958. Wow. Classic doo-wop!
Do It Again, Jon & Robin 1967. Top10 WOKY WRIT hit! From Dallas!
Happy, Sunshine Company 1967. Peaked on #50? Certainly Top10 on WOKY!
Carpet Man, 5th Dimension Good lyrics. Top30 in 1968!
Your Love, Marilyn McCoo/Billy Davis, Jr. 1977. Still sounding good a decade after Up Up & Away!
My Back Pages, Byrds 1966. Peaked at #30. "I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now!"
Diamonds & Rust, Joan Baez Sad, burned badly, angst. "I've already paid!"
Help Me, Joni Mitchell 1974. Guitar in the front and the last 50 seconds! Wow!
I'm Going Home, Ten Years After
Guitar jammin' from a different time!
Yellow Balloon, Yellow Balloon
1967. Don Grady/My 3 Sons was the drummer! A summer song for sure!
Birds Of A Feather, Raiders
1970. Letter Raiders hit. They did so many songs!
Don't It Make You Want to Go Home - Joe South
1969. It's so many decades later and the songs lyrics still stand!
Miss America, Mark Lindsay 1961. Not for the woman, but for the country! Heard only twice! 1340 WRIT, 1290 WIRL!
L.A. Goodbye, Ides of March
Outta Chicago. What good times we've lived through!
Black Pearl, Sonny Charles & the Checkmates Slower song about a pretty girl!
Hot Smoke & Sasafrass, Bubble Puppy WOKY, WRIT, Gosh, everyone played this rocker in 1969!
Baby Come Back, Equals Remember hearing this with Good Guy Don Anderson on WGRD. 1967!
Journey To The Center Of The Mind, Amboy Dukes Yes, that Ted Nugent is in here! Rocked in 1968! Went to #8 on WRIT!
Syndicate Of Sound, Little Girl 1966. This graced the airwaves!
Washington Square, Village Stompers Oh, that's the name of that song!
Still, Bill Anderson Still remember my mom, er mother listening to this! May, 1963. Such memories!
A Wonderful Dream, Majors Do Wop, rockin. Still sounds good so many decades later!
Sleepwalk, Santo & Johnny Slow, nice. Melodic!
Forever, Little Dippers Nice, catchy.
Shake, Shadows Of Knight Lesser hit. More regional hit in Chicago, Milwaukee area.
Our Winter Love, Bill Pursell Another nice, relaxing ditty.
Woman From Tokyo, Deep Purple To me, way, way better than Smoke on the Water. Remember this on "Mighty 1290 Koil!"
Fire Woman Cult 1989. Rockin the US with the Cult!
Jeans On, David Dundas 1976 and this was a fun, bubbly song on WOKY! To #3 in the UK! #17 in the good ol' US of A!
Rebel Yell, Billy Idol Remember this so well on "HitRadio 1-double-oh 7 WRKR!"
Music! Music! Music! Teresa Brewer 1953. Came back in 1972 as a hit again! Remember this on WOKY!
Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo, Rick Derringer This song kicked! "Lordy mama, light my fuse!"
Bang The Drum All Day Todd Rundgren
"...the boss is a jerk..." No? Really! I've worked for a few, though life is way better now!
Walk Like An Egyptian, Bangles
I can listen to the hook/riff on this over & over & over! And over!
New Day for You, Basia Loved it, tons on Q107 "Upper Michigan's Hottest Hits!"
Twilight World, Swing Out Sister Swing Out's follow up to Breakout! 1988
I Heard A Rumor, Bananarama AUptempo song. 1987. Played tons on Q107 and Magic 97!
Captain Of Her Heart, Double Played tons in late 1980s! Another U.P. memory!
(You Really) Rock Me Nick Gilder
Another song played to death on "HitRadio WRKR!"
Hot Hot Hot, Buster Poindexter
Played in mid 1980's. A true summertime hit! Sounds like summer!
Let's go all the way, Sly Fox "98 WSPT, now with 12 in a row. Sly Fox on 98 WSPT!"
Sweet Blindness, 5th Dimension 1968-1969 Truly underrated! "Jim Brown, and the 5th Dimension on Funlovin' WOKY!"
All I Need- The Temptations Heard this on the old "15Q" in Madison,WI (then WWQM.) Running RKO's oldies format. Never played in Milwaukee, so must have remembered this from CKLW or Big Jack on WKYC Radio 11 -Fun-n-n!
Valley of the Dolls, Dionne Warwick Just a different song. 1968
Superstar, Temptations There were a lot of songs with messages then. This was one! 1971!
Ungena Za Ulimengu (Unite The World)-Temptations
Went to tape then brand new KSLQ in St.Louis, in April,1973. (Q went on in 1972) and the DJ was Jim Morgan. They played this 1970 oldie. Never, never heard it again! Bartell Media!
Rhapsody in Blue, United Airlines Theme This was the song United used for decades! Feel like flyin? Don't!
I'll Take Manhattan, Piano Solo:Rogers and Hart Just sounds nice. Clean. Crisp
Fly Me to the Moon, Joe Harnell/Orchestra
Relaxing, easy to listen to. Pre Beatles, JFK. Life was different. Songs were pretty!
I Want Candy, Bow Wow Wow 1980's remix of old Strangeloves hit!
Catch Me (I'm Falling), Pretty Poison
Cannot say how many times I heard this one Q107 Marquette! 1989
I Heard a Rumour, Bananarama "They say you got a broken heart!" Karma
Breakout ,Swing Out Sister "Upper Michigan's Hottest Hits - Q107!"
Take My Breath Away Berlin Down tempo jam! Should have done better!
Unwind, Ray Stevens 1968. The serious side of Mr. Stevens
Ghost Riders in the Sky, Johnny Cash
I Want You Now, The AMerican Tea Co.
No knowledge of this. #1 on WDLB 1450 in April, 1970. Local group! WSPT (30 miles away) same week: nowhere!
Supernaut 1000 Homo DJs Top 5 in nightly countdown. 1990 on Q101 Chicago. Don't know if he has vocal chords left!
Lover's Holiday, Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson
Played to the hilt on WAWA and WNOV. 1969.
Games, Redeye I remember 1340 WRIT playing this much more than 92-WOKY. 1971
Money, The Flying Lizards Barrett Strong has a 1979 update. Still like it now!
The Big Hurt , Toni Fisher Song was way head of its time!!
West Of The Wall, Toni Fisher Still remember this song when I was a child!
Happy Endings,Melissa Manchester 1976 mid level hit. "I'm a sucker for happy endings"...and I am!
Tonight, The Move "that's the Move. This is Love Stereo, WLVE Baraboo-Madison, I'm Dean Sherwood." 1971 for this!
I'm Coming Home,Stories Heard one time on WCFL. One time on WRIT. That was it!
- Oh Lonesome Me ~ Don Gibson 1958!
Just heard this on WMID. My mother played this song over & over & over!
I'm a Man, Yardbirds Old, old blues song! Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley!
Tell Me Why, Beatles Heard this as a "WLS Souvenir" in the Top40 days, and never, ever, ever got sick of it!
Desiderata, Les Crane This 1971 spoken work hit Top10 on Top40 stations. Never knew he was married to Tina Louise!
Bullet - White Lies, Blue Eyes Tuning across the AM radio dial. Fall '71. WLS WCFL WOKY WRIT, so many played this hit!
Absolutely Right-Five Man Electrical Band In Milwaukee, I could be wrong on this, but I'm pretty sure 1340-WRIT gave this a bigger push than market leader 920-WOKY! WOKY #24, WRIT #28. WOKY had 30 songs, WRIT 40.
You Girl, Lighthouse Limited US airplay (sadly)! I do remember hearing on WRIT and WCFL!
I Can't Stand the Rain, Eruption Certainly remember this from 1978. Disco 99 (WNUW) Milwaukee!
Saturday Night, Herman Brood Heard on 98 WSPT in 1977. Mr.Brood commited suicide in 2001. Sad!
Travelin' Shoes,Elvin BishopXTENDED Long version. Elvin loved jammin'. Still does!
Travelin' Shoes,Elvin Bishop Only one time I heard this: Al Sellars at WRIG. 1974. AM radio was rockin'!
Fallin' In Love,Souther-Hillman-Furay Band Heard this only one time: 1400 WRIG Wausau in 1974!
Star Love,Cheryl Lynn Hit the high notes. Break the glass! Disco 99 (WNUW) Milwaukee memory!
DownTown, One 2 Many 1989. First heard on then Top40, WGRD, Grand Rapids. #1 in Norway for 6 weeks!!
Cross My Broken Heart,Jets 1987. Another "Hot Fun in the Summertime" song from Hot Rockin' Q107!
If You Remember Me,Chris Thompson 1979. Funlovin' WOKY played this in their twilight years!
Miss You,Holidays Do Wop from Pittsburgh! Wow! Easy. Nice. Really!
The Israelites,Desmond Dekker & The Aces In 1969, June of that year this was a Top 10 song on WRIT WOKY KDWB WCVS WCOL..... Mr.Dekker passed away in 2006!
I'm Living In Shame,The Supremes In 1969, this was a hit! You'll never hear it on today's oldies stations! "Mama I miss you!"
Miss You Like Crazy, Natalie Cole
While in the dentist office, heard this one! One benefit of going to the dentist, I guess!
The Composer,DianaRoss&TheSupremes In 1968. Excellent, excellent song! Hardly every hear this at all, tho it was Top 10!
Love Hangover Diana Ross The full monty! The "disco" version. Still remember hearing this (short version) on 13-Wife!
Thou Shalt Not Steal, Dick & Dee Dee In 1965, January - this hit Top 10 from CHUM to KHJ, from WQAM to KDWB!
Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel, Tavares 1976. I certainly remember B J Crocker shukin' & jivin' this on 'KAU!
If There's Love, Amant Disco 99 (then WNUW, Milwaukee) hit!
Souvenirs,Voyage Another Disco hit. These long versions were long!
Come to Me,France Joli "WSPT, France Joli, on Stereo 98!"
Heaven Must Have Sent You,Bonnie Pointer Hit the drums. Relax and enjoy!
Funkytown,Lipps Inc. 1980. Disco was about 2 years old and this was till getting AM airplay: 1230 KKRC Sioux Falls, 920 WOKY Milwaukee!
The Night Owls,Little River Band 1981, and LRBs last US hit! Are you a night owl dx'er or a sunrise skipper?
Life in A Northern Town, Dream Academy
1985 and Q107, Magic 97 Marquette were playing to the hilt! Life in a Northern Town. Nothing like it!!
Isn't It Time - The Babys Could listen to this melodic song over & over ^ over & over!
All I Ever Wanted,Santana (the late) Bob Hattrick played this in February 1980 on "KWK 13.8!"!
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood,Santa Esmeralda An old Animals song updated rather decently!
Song of Joy,Miguel Rios 1970 and the famous WOKY WRIT Top40 battle, and in Milwaukee we got good radio!
Hey, Mister Sun,Bobby Sherman 1969. Innocence and bubble gum and this was one of Bobby's hits!
Bobby Sherman - La La La Sherman rules AM radio in the late 60s, early 70s. Fun. Feelin' good!
Superstar,Carpenters My favorite song by the Carpenters! Karen of course, gone too soon!
My Dad,Paul Petersen I was blessed beyond most in this department! Not only my dad, but my friend!
Deck Of Cards,Wink Martindale A 1959 classic. I'm bringing my cards to church!
I.O.U.Jimmy Dean A staple for Mother's Day, back when there was 24/7 live radio! I O U!
Something About You, Level 42 A summertime staple on Q107-Marquette in the late 1980's. Good memories!
Tall Cool One,Robert Plant Hot Rockin', lame Throwin' in the late 1980's, when Top 40 still rocked!
Desiderata,Les Crane 1971 on Top 40 radio, this was a major hit!
Don't Misunderstand Me,Rossington-Collins Band
certainly remember hearing this on then Top40 WSPT, Stereo 98!
I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight, Atlanta Rhythm Section #14 Billboard. Hot summer of '78, still be played on AM Top 40 radio!
Casino Royale, Herb Alpert you actually used to hear instrumentals on Top 40 radio!
Zorba The Greek,Herb Alpert you actually used to hear instrumentals on Top 40 radio!
Tijuana Taxi,Herb Alpert you actually used to hear instrumentals on Top 40 radio!
Whipped Cream,Herb Alpert you actually used to hear instrumentals on Top 40 radio!
Work Song,Herb Alpert you actually used to hear instrumentals on Top 40 radio!
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,Joan Jett Joan jett or AC/DC? Both are excellent!
Psycotic Reaction,Count 5 1966. Heavy hits! AM radio rocked!
Nothing But A Heartache,Flirtations Remember hearing this on "the Big 8, C K L W!
My City Was Gone,Pretenders Tuff stuff! Good song!
Middle of the Road,Pretenders 1984 and this was Top40 music on "Hitradio 1 double Oh-7 WRKR!"
How Do You Do? Mouth & MacNeal You'd hear this then "the Rock of Chicago - WLS!"
Spill The Wine,Eric Burdon & War 1969, different. Still like this decades later!
The Clapping Song,Shirley Ellis Another fun tune from the mid 60's. Fun Vibrations!!
No More Words,Berlin Q107 played the heck out of this at the time!
Praise You,Fatboy Slim F M 102-1 Milwaukee played this. A button on the car radio!
Rockafeller Skank,Fatboy Slim F M 102-1 Milwaukee played this. Check it out! 6 words in the whole song!
Get on the Good Foot, James Brown Heard it one time. Record starts with "Hit Me" . "CKLW" jingle plays over the record! Bam!
There was a Time, James Brown and there was a time!!
Brother Rapp, James Brown Only one time did I hear this! Once! 1971 1410 WPOP Hartford,CT on late night dx!
Take Me Out,Franz Ferdinand Crank it up! "This is Rockin' Eagle music!
Lonely Boy,The Black Keys This song from 2011 Rocks! The UP's Rockin' Eagle tuned me on to this! Enjoy!
Day by Day,Godspell
Talk about good songs you don't hear anymore! Godspell, from 1971!
Welcome To The Real World,Jane Child When WKTI was still a Top40 in 1989, heard this a few times!
Head Over Heels,Go-Go's Q107 Marquette played this summertime song. Piano at end sticks in my head! 1984!
Are You Gonna Go My Way,Lenny Kravitz Lenny rocked! This, from mid 1990's, when Top40s wen't afraid to rock!
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes,Bobby Vee What a song! The night has 1000 eyes. Hello Philadelphia!
Midnight Cowboy,Ferrante & Teicher Slower song.Nice. 1970!
Airport Love Theme,Vincent Bell When I first heard this on WSPT, thought it was a Ferrante & Teicher! Can you blame me?
Digging in the Dirt,Peter Gabriel This was first heard on 103-7 the Kat, in Omaha when they were Top40!
In Your Eyes,Peter Gabriel 1986, for the former member of Genesis!
Three Strange Days,School of Fish In 1991, heard this o K-Hit 97 in Minot!
Girlfriend,Matthew Sweet Another song played on the Kat in Omaha and New Rock 102-1 in Milwaukee! Rock & Roll!
Everything I Own, Bread Written by David Gates on the loss of his father. You never take anyone for granted!
Don't Hang Up,Orlons Love the Orlons. Still performing today!
The Wah-Watusi, Orlons So many of the group died so very young. What a group. What a time!
South Street, Orlons Love it. Sickened when I read of murder of Shirlrey Brickley in 1976. RIP Shirley
Mama Didn't Lie,Orlons 1963! Mama Didn't Lie. Another Orlons classic! BTW, mama didn't lie!
Crossfire,Orlons Cameo-Parkway and the Orlons. Wow!!
Not Me,Orlons Done in 1963, just before the British Invasion! Peaked at #21 in July 1963
Twist Twist Senora,Gary U.S. Bonds Nice follow up to Quarter to Three!
Smooth Operator,Sade 1984 and I guarantee you I was flipping between Q107 and Magic 97 in Marquette, with my sister. All these years later, I still go, sit in the park and look at Lake Superior!
I Don't Feel Like Dancin',Scissor Sisters
Feel like dancin? Minor hit from 2006! Nice! Q107 Marquette played it!
Something In Your Eyes,Richard Carpenter,Dusty Springfield Dedicated to Karen. Dusties' haunting voice. 1987
Perfect Way,Scritti Politti One of those "Q107" songs! In Marquette, it was Hot Fun in the Summertime!
It Will Stand by the Showmen 1961 1961 and Rock & Roll will be around a long time!
Tonight,The New Seekers In 1971, WRJN's Ron Jones played this song. Only heard it once! Still love it!!
Different Worlds,Maureen McGovern Another song that was so big at the time. Now, you'll never hear it except here!!
What Are You Doing Sunday? Tony Orlando & Dawn My favorite from MrOrlando. 1974.!
Do What You Wanna Do, Five Flights Up 1971 and a song of lost love. We've all had it!
Can't Find The Time, Rose Colored Glass WOKY, the Mighty 92 played this mid level hit in 1972! Still nice.
Silent All These Years, Tori Amos Silent all these years. Nobody, nobody has to take it.
Temma Harbour,Mary Hopkin From 1968. Lower level follow up to her other songs. Nice.
Closer to Fine, Indigo Girls 1989 and these two girls from the South and as we get older, we get better...hopefully!
Falling in Love Again,Marlene Dietrich Original was from the late 1930s!
Don't Let The Rain Come Down,Serendipity Singers 1964. Every song on the chart wasn't by the Beatles!
Midnight Mary,Joey Powers 1962. My Lord, life was so different. We had it all! Didn't we? And it only got better!
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes,Bobby Vee 1962. Can listen to this over & over & over. Mr. Vee died too young. Alzheimers.
Never On A Sunday, The Chordettes 1960 and I certainly remember my mother listening to this on WOKY!
A Brand New Me, Dusty Springfield Wow! Live on TV. What a voice. Too, what a loss! RIP Dusty
What's Forever For? Michael Martin Murphy With lyrics. What is forever for. Gotta wonder sometimes.
The Snake,Al Wilson This song, the lyrics, the meaning stand true. Watch for the snake! 1968. Really underrated!
Selfie,The Chainsmokers 2014. Aw, for the generation so in love with themselves!
Shame Shame Shame,Shirley & Co. 1975. Perky. WOKY played this in Milwaukee and in Chicago it was D-H-F!
Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp,O.C.Smith In 1968 WOKY and WRIT played this hit! Now, you'll never hear it!
Resurrection Shuffle,Tom Jones 1971. I liked Ashton, Gardener & Dyke way, way better. Still have on an old WIFC aircheck!
1971. This is way, way better than Tom Jones version. Both out same time, summer of 1971!
I've Gotta Make You Love Me,Steam Follow up to Na Na Hey Hey. 1340 WRIT Milwaukee gave it a little airplay. Nice song!
Six O'Clock,Lovin' Spoonful Another great Spoonful song you'll never hear anymore. What a shame!
She Is Still a Mystery,Lovin' Spoonful 1967, Big Jack played this on WKYC Radio 11 Cleveland. Now? You'll hardly hear it!
Darlin' Be Home Soon, Lovin' Spoonful "A quarter of my life is almost past" and that was years ago! My favorite Spoonful song. So very good!
Someone New,Hozier 5th track off the album. Honestly, this is good! Thanx to 106.9 WUPM Ironwood for playing!
Feelings,Maroon 5 5th track off this album. Honestly, this is good! 106.9 WUPM Ironwood,MI had this on nightly Top5 for weeks!
Come Along,Vicci Martinez 106.9 WUPM Ironwood,MI playing this in 2016 on this nice sounding Adult Top 40!
Another Lonely Night,Adam Lambert 106.9 WUPM Ironwood,MI playing this in 2016. Never heard anywhere else. as below. Just so good!
Hold My Hand,Jess Glynne 106.9 WUPM Ironwood,MI playing this in 2016. Never heard anywhere else. Why? It is so good!
Little Miss Sad, Five Emprees From Benton Harbor MI. To #74 on Billboard. Debut at #33 on WLS and went to #3 in late August, 1965, where it was played for two months! So many good bands then!
Lay It All On Me,Rudimental Great song! Heard this only on 106.9 WUPM. 2016!
Try Everything,Shakira Released in early 2016. I'd never have heard this except I listen to 106.9 WUPM, easily 80+ miles away! Thank God! No good radio nearby, sadly.
Grey Foggy Day, Eddie Coffey Newfoundland music. Accordian reminds me of Polish Polkas I heard as a child and still enjoy all these years later!
You Girl,Lighthouse 1340 WRIT Milwaukee was still Top40 then and that's where I remember this!
Is That All There Is? Peggy Lee 1969. With all the psychedelic, rock, soul and bubblegum. This stood out!
Rice Is Nice, Lemon Pipers Played on 1100 WKYC Cleveland in 1968! March,1968. WKYC was "Power Radio" and Big Jack was gone!
My True Story,Jive Five Greasy Gold. Does it get much better than this?
Trouble In Paradise, Crests or "Calling All Angels" Either way you call it, it is a great Doo-Wop classic!
You Belong To Me, Duprees 1958.Jo Stafford did this in 1952, but this was a more "pop" version!
Church Bells May Ring, Willows 1956 was the year from this moldy oldie! Still sounds good 7 decades later.
Smokey Joes Cafe, The Robins 1956 and I had to be a few years old when I heard this. WOKY or WRIT was always on in the car or at home. I had cool parents!
Lump,Presidents of the USA
A fun song from 1995. Heard on 106 KHQ in Northern Michigan. Still lovin' it
NO, Meghan Trainor Here this played to death in Myrtle Beach, Spring 2016. Cute song! (then) Star 92.1!
Me Too,Meghan Trainor Heard this first on WUPM! Catchy. Looked it up. Why can't others do good stuff like this?
Shake Your Money Maker,Paul Butterfield This was done in 1966. Song has been stretched to 30 minutes in the hot smokey jazz clubs!
Shake Your Money Maker,Elmore James 1961. A little risque? Blues? Top40? Soul? FunK? The original!
Moody Woman,Jerry Butler The Ice Man did this in 1968. A summertime hit!
What's The Use Of Breaking Up,Jerry Butler Who played this on oldies radio? Mr. Butler had so many hits!
Get It From The Bottom, Steelers Certainly remember this on WAWA and WNOV in 1969. Chicago Soul!
You Only Live Twice, Nancy Sinatra A Top40 hit. Haunting, haunting melody.
Spies Like Us, Paul McCartney 1985 and Sir Paul still had his boyish looks and still rocked!
Little By Little,Tony's Tygers WOKY and WRIT (Milwaukeee) both charted this local band in 1968. In the garage at 107th & Villard!
Them Changes, Buddy Miles 1970. Few Top40's touched this BUT KILT Houston played it as an oldie in 1975. So there!
I Recommend Her, Skunks One of the Beer City's bands that made it. Hot Rockin' Skunks!!
Rock Me, Steppenwolf How many times can you hear Magic Carpet Ride or Born to Be Wild? Best song from this under rated band!
Stop and Listen, Shag Wow. This was one of those "heavy" songs played on Milwaukee's WRIT, WOKY and for sure WDUZ. 1400 in Green Bay. What ever happened to rock music?
Black Cat, Janet Jackson This song rocks! Love the guitar. Rock On midAMerica!
I Can't Make You Love Me, Bonnie Raitt Broken hearts, and broken for years. Even decades!
People Like Us, Kelly Clarkson There are very, very good people in this world. A few bad apples too. Never let them hurt you!
Happy Feeling, Bert Kaempfert So widely used in 1960's call in, cooking, hello neighbor shows. Oh ya! You remember this!
Humble and Kind, Tim McGraw Wow! We were taught well. Heard this crossover on 106.9 WUPM. Excellent content!
Sunday Morning Coming Down, Johnny Cash Not a country fan, but this Johnny Cash classic will tear you to the bone!
Dangling Conversation, Simon & Garfunkel What happened to a faded love? It is .....a dangling conversation!
Get Dancing,Disco Tex And The Sex O Lettes One of the more goofy songs from the disco era. A medley of his hit!
Beggin'-Four Seasons You'll never hear this golden goodie for sure. Mid level 1967 chart hit!
Canadian Sunset,Hugo Winterhalter 1957 classic. I first remember hearing this on a 1340 WRIT Million Dollar Weekend!
Route 66 (theme),Nelson Riddle Remember the TV show from the 1960s? Here's the song!
Yellow River,Christie Upbeat song. "The war is done"---Yellow River in Vietnam. Not by "I.P.Daily"--hi!!
Hot Love, T.Rex Only heard this once on the radio. WBBM-FM in 1972. Went to Chicago after High School to check out radio!
She Didn't Do Magic, Lobo Requested as an oldie on 980 WTOB in 2016! Last heard on WSPT Stevens Point i 1971!!!!!
I Didn't Know I Loved You Till I Saw You Rock and Roll, Gary Glitter Heard this only two times! 1340 WRIT played it. Follow up to Rock & Roll Part 2. 2nd time on 1490 KORN Mitchell,SD as a twin-spin oldie!!
Good Girls, Elle King I've only heard this on 106.9 WUPM Ironwood,MI, one of my favorite stations! Kicks!
Heartbreaker,Pat Benatar 1170 KSTT Davenport,IA and 92 WOKY Milwaukee (as it was known then) played this butt kicker!
Blow,Kesha Always liked this song. The WODS format change made me like it more!
I Knew You Were Waiting for Me, George Michael & Aretha Franklin Remember this from the old "94-1 the Fox" WTFX Watertown-Madison. Nice, nice song!
Turn Around, Harry Belafonte WOKY played this in 1959 and I certainly remember my mother listening to this on the kitchen radio! I was 6 years old!
Try To Remember..... Harry Belafonte Another tested all time classic, but not as good the stuff out now. --Joking!
Run Through The Jungle,Creedence Clearwater Revival Next to Green River, this is my favorite by CCR, then I'd go with Suzy Q. WRJN Racine plays this goodie!
Love for Love, Robin S Heard this, I believe, on I-95 in Albert Lea,MN. Remember them? 1993
Show Me Love, Robin S This moldy oldie was played on the "90s at noon" on 106.9 WUPM. Nice!!
You Win, I Lose, Supertramp Heard this one time on the old 580 CKPR Thunder Bay,ON. Was listening in Houghton,MI at the lake front! Too, used to get the CKPR Top 58 surveys weekly for a while. Nice!
Good Grief,Bastille Another song heard on WUPM! A Nice song, but of course, not a hit I guess. 2017.
Hold My Heart,Lindsey Stirling feat. ZZ Ward Another nice, nice song, noted on 106.9 WUPM. To me, WUPM is, in 2017, what Q107 was to Marquette in 1987. That is a compliment!
Cycles, Frank Sinatra Nice song. Keep the head up high!
Paralyzed, Legendary Stardust Cowboy
Remember hearing this on 1340 WRIT Million Dollar Weekends! 1968.
Love's Been Good To Me,Frank Sinatra Once in a while.....!
Angel On My Shoulder,Shelby Flint Peaked at #22 in early 1961. Heard this on a WTOB Million Dollar Weekend in 2017!
Tomorrow, Strawberry Alarm Clock
Played on the very first Laugh-In. Follow up to Incense & Peppermints! Tiny Tim was on that show. Dick Martin's looks (at Tiny Tim) were hysterical. Here's that!
Inner Demons,Julia Brennan Wow! What song, first heard on 106.9 WUPM in February, 2017!
Chains, The Cookies Another Moldy Oldie you won't hear anywhere! 1962!
I Can't Stay Mad At You,Skeeter Davis 1963. Heard this recently on I Heart Real Oldies WRIT-FM HD2! So there!
The Wayward Wind, Gogi Grant Certainly remember my mother listening to her records and playing this 1956 goodie!
I Make A Fool Of Myself, Frankie Valli
Heard this as a "lost oldie." Lost indeed. Nice song from 1967. Underplayed, of course.
Allegheny Moon, Patti Page Soft. Nice. Patti Page from a simpler time. 1956
Daisy A Day, Jud Strunk Jud was on Laugh In. In 1973, this was a hit, sung on the show.
Last Chance to Turn Around, Gene Pitney Always loved this 1965 classic!
The Apartment, Ferrante and Teicher
Heard this on a NOStalgia station. 1960. A more innocent time, certainly.
Good Time Good Life, Erin Bowman Listening to this on Radio Disney. Catchy!
Wait Til' My Bobby Gets Home, Darlene Love Grew up singing in church! 1963, this went to #26!
Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry, Darlene Love In 1963, this went to #39! Remember this on WOKY on my mother's radio. My dad listened to WEMP, and later WBBM as I do now!
Jar of Hearts, Christina Perri This song sicks in my head. Last song like this for me: That's the Way I Always Heard it Should Be, Carly Simon! Haunting.
More Than This, 10000 Maniacs Heard as an oldie on WUPM. Remember it, but barely. Nice!!
Breathe, Anna Nalick When 99-7 WIMI (99-7 the Storm) was Top 40 in 2005, they played the heck out of this!!
All I Need, Temptations One of the Temp's best! Of course you will never hear it anymore!
Because, Dave Clark Five 1965. Nice, good ballad. Love had a different definition in 1965!
I Must Be Seeing Things, Gene Pitney
1965. Went to #78. Hear it. You might remember it! Rest in peace Mean Gene!
Straight Shootin Woman, Steppenwolf
Remember this from October of 1974. WSPT played it as did 1560 WDXR Paducha! Oh yes, they were Top40!
All Lips 'n Hips, Electric Boys
Heard this in 1990 on 99-5 Yes FM in Sault Ste. Marie. 24/7, Hot JAM jingles. Whew!
Can You Save My Soul? 21 Pilots Noted on 106.9 WUPM. A rock n roll hit in 2017. Not! So sad!!
Be The One, Dua Lipa Heard this in 2017 on 106.9 WUPM. Rather interesting song. Caught my ear!
House Full of Reasons, Jude Cole I certainly remember this from 100.7 WRKR. Song stood out!
I Believe, Yolanda Adams
Whew! Another neat song noted on 106.9 WUPM. Nice stuff!
Devil Woman, Marty Robbins I remember my mother listening to his songs, his albums over. Here's to you, Mother! Good taste!
Big Iron, Marty Robbins Heard this while dx'ing in June 2017. My mother loved Marty Robbins music and all C&W music! Marty Robbins died too young: 57!
I Confess, New Colony Six Whoda thunk I'd hear this 1966 WLS-WCFL on Classic Radio 1320 KOZY in 2017! Totally forgot about this one! KOZY plays TONS of regional hits and is one of my 13 QSL cards!
Goin' Down, Monkees Fun party song first hear by me while DX'ing WABC in 1967! Aside, I couldn't ever try to sing this!
The Girl I Knew Somewhere, Monkees One of the nicer songs! You can only hear Daydream Believer so many times
Twelve Thirty, The Mamas & The Papas My favorite from the Mama's & Pap's. Michelle looked so much like an old grade school crush!
Don't Wake Me Up in the Morning, Michael, Peppermint Rainbow Second "hit" for the group. Peaked at #54. WRIT played it as a Disc-Covery, though I don't believe it charted! July 1969!
Memphis Soul Stew, King Curtis
WNOV played this after they signed on in late summer, 1967. Cecil Hale or Jim Frazier were jocks at 'NOV!
Ring Dang Doo, Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs If you hear anything, it's Wooly Bully. Another hit, which I liked better!
Soulfinger, Bar Kays 4 members were killed in plane crash in Lake Monona,Madison,WI in 1967. This song rocked! A true shame!
King of Rock and Roll, Crow
1971. Certainly remember hearing this on WOKY. Don't believe it ever charted, even Hit-Bound!
Falling Apart At The Seams,Marmalade 1971. Spring of 1976 and B J Crocker played this on K-A-U!
What'll I Do? Rosemary Clooney
I swear I remember this song from my childhood. Was is on the radio or a TV show?
Tie Dye Princess, Ides Of March 1970. Heard this as a Hitbound on "Big 10 & Channel 98 WSPT. Phil Murphy was the jock!
And I Love You So, Perry Como
The former barber. This was on WOKY in Spring 1973. Certainly remember "Mr C's" TV show. A class act!
Mr. Lucky -Henry Mancini
Certainly remember this song from the TV series! Mancini was magnificent!!
The Martian Boogie, Brownsville Station Funlovin' WOKY played this rocker in 1977. Cute, fun song!
You're Moving Out Today, Bette Midler 1977. Summer. Not a huge hit, but one I remember!
She's The One, The Chartbusters
To midchart level in US. Song came into my head the other night!!
New York State of Mind, Mel Torme Certainly a classic. Mel has a nice version, easy on the mind!
Harlem Nocturne, Viscounts Check out the "KWK" reference at the end. RIP: 1380 KWK St.Louis!
Night Train, Guns n Roses Heard this on Hot 102.3 Waukegan when they were Top40, and not afraid to rock!
Girl On A Swing, Gerry & The Pacemakers - This British pop song you will never hear anymore, but a hit!
Girl Don't Come, Sandie Shaw -
Sandy's sultry voive. 1964!
AMerica Communicate with Me, Ray Stevens Steven's song was on 1340-WRIT in May 1970. George Wilson was the p.d!
I'll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time, Wayne Newton Such a nice, simple song of love!
River Road, Uncle Dog Peaked at #86 on Billboard. On 2 months! WOKY, WMYQ & WDRQ (Bartell radio) played this rocker!
That's All You Gotta Do, Brenda Lee Summer of 1960! The B side of I'm Sorry. Hear this once in a while on WMID in 2017. Rockin'!
My Own True Love, Duprees Wow, do I remember this! Heards it on Real Oldies feed. Mom must have had WOKY on back in '62. I was 8! Yikes!
It’s Over, Jimmie Rodgers - 1966. I certainly remember this. Peaked at #37. Nice. Sad
Jimmie Rodgers "Child of Clay" 1967 What a voice, and sadly, what a life!
Turn Around, Harry Belafonte A 1959 classic. Again, my mother would have WOKY on. This was a "memory maker." Great to be raised by a wonderful mother and father. So very, very blessed!
I Do, Marvelows from 1965 formed in Chicago Heights, IL, but a certain Do-Wop classic!
I Promise To Remember, Frankie Lymon 1956 - and a familiar voice. Again heard on "be boppin' do woppin' WMID!
Harbor Lights, Platters 1960. What music. Beautiful arrangement
Bad Girlfriend-Theory of a Deadman
When driving through the U.P. gotta hear the Rockin' Eagle. Love the song, never listened to the lyrics!. Duh!
I Want To Stay Here, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme Heard this while dx'ing one day! Wow! Then I saw Carole King & Gerry Goffin wrote it! Peaked at #28. Kids bought this! I was 10 years old. Yikes!
Love Me Love Me love - Frank Mills Heard this forgotten flashback on Famous 1310 W G H in 2017!
Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now - Patience & Prudence The rotten relationship anthem! Teenagers in 1957, when this was a hit!
The End of the World, Skeeter Davis
Davis passed away in the prime of life. 72 years young!
Have You Heard~ The Duprees This was toward the end of the Do-Wop era. 1963 hit heard in 17 on 1340 WMID!
My True Story, Jive Five WMID classic and ane of the last Do-Wop songs. But a classic anyway!
A Visit To A Sad Planet, Leonard Nimoy October 1967 and a mid-level hit. Spoken word! Illogical?
Jax Jones - Instruction ft. Demi Lovato, Stefflon Don Heard this a lot on 106.9 WUPM in 2017. Nice song!
We're Not Who We Used to Be -Harry Styles Another nice song on 106.9 WUPM. A lot of good music on those "up North" stations!
Good Time Good Life, Erin Bowman Listening to WUPM yields another neat song! Nice, uptempo, peppy! 2018.
It's Gonna Take a Miracle, Deniece Williams
This one just popped into my head one day. Reading the horrendous spelling in the comments section: wow!
Your Song, Rita Ora . "I don't wanna hear sad songs anymore" as the song goes. Cute, upbeat. Heard on WUPM. 2018.
Sowing The Seeds Of Love, Tears For Fears Heard this 'moldy oldie' on 106.9 WUPM. Forgotten. Just like the melody, I guess.
Ram a Lama a Ding Dong, Edsels In 1957, I was 4. Yet, heard it on a WRIT Million Dollar Weekend in 1972 and thought "I remember that!" Recently heard it on 1340-WMID. Supressed memories indeed!
Walk on By, Leroy Van Dyke
Still remember my mother playing this record. (1962?) She loved C&W. Me? Mostly hated it. Heard in 2018 on 1430-WRDN!
I Never Said I Love You, Orsa Lia
Then 1250 WEMP (Milwaukee) played this a ton in 1979. Went to #84 in Billboard. What a song.
Lullaby - Shawn Mullins Heard this in 2018 on Q107 in Marquette. This really jolted me back!
Dear One - Larry Finnegan Went to #11 in 1962. My mother heard this on WOKY,of course, and I certainly remember the record being played on the Silvertone from Sears!
I Am What I Am, Lois Fletcher WOKY CKLW and SuperCFL played this in early 1974. Peaked at #64! "I want to live til I die."
Good Things, BoDeans - Heard this as bumper music on 1130 WISN. Called and found out the song! From Waukesha,WI. Now, the former friends can't stand each other!
Whatever Happened To Old Fashioned Love, B. J. Thomas from 1983, heard this on a Country oldies station. Gosh, whatever happened?
Sunflower, Glen Campbell Another moldy oldie heard on a country oldies show. Uptempo. 1977!
With Pen In Hand, Vicki Carr Written by Bobby Goldsboro. I remember the song, but neither WRIT or WOKY played it, but WISM-FM Madison as an oldie on "Stereo 98!" Peaked at #35!
Been Around the World, Lisa Stansfield 1989! Certainly remember this on Q107 Upper Michigan's Hottest Hits and Magic 97, the Magic of the Great Lakes!
Half A Million Miles From Home, Albert Hammond 1340 WRIT gave this a chance. Do not remember 920 WOKY playing this as their charts really tightened up then!
Orinoco Flow, Enya Don't know why, but this song popped into my head. 1988. She lives in a castle in Ireland!
If You Remember Me, Chris Thompson Remember this in the last years of WOKY's reign of AM Top40.We'd just gone thru disco craze.
Blowing Away, 5th Dimension ~ 1969. Loved Sweet Blindness, Carpet Man and this! Peaked at #21! Bright. Bouncy.
Uptown - The Crystals From 1962. Never, never knew who did this. Looked on the radio and the RDS readout showed "the Crystals." Never, ever knew!
Let's Have a Party, Wanda Jackson - "I've never kissed a bear, I've never kissed a goon, But I can shake a chicken in the middle of the room!" There ya go! Wow! 1960.
Spanish Eddie, Laura Branigan
Heard this a few times in 1985. 1400 WRJN Racine was AC then. Peaked sadly at #40. Nice song and WRJN is still, in 2018, a good station with oldies! Laura -gone too soon.
Love Power, Sand Pebbles When WKYC was moving from Fun Vibrations to Power Radio, this was a hit! Early 1968!
Mr Monday, Original Caste Heardcthis on W1440 (CKJR) in May 2018! Nice oldie. Never knew of this one at all!
Point Of No Return, Gene McDaniels - From 1962! Still nice to hear it on 1340 WMID as a moldie oldie in 2018! Good songs last!
I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday, Fats Domino This from 1958! Fats was without a doubt an institution! And, that smile. Always the smile. RIP Fats.
Day Is Done, Peter, Paul And Mary - mid-1969. Day is Done! Never was a big PP&M fan, but they did have some good songs!
A Fine Fine Boy, Darlene Love - As heard on Classic Oldies WMID in 2018! Peaked #53 in late 1963!
I Make A Fool Of Myself, Frankie Valli Always always liked this song and heard it on an old aircheck. 1967!
Keem-O-Sabe, Electric Indian You sure don't hear instrumental anymore, though they were popular in the 60's/70's. Nice song!
Doin' It Right,Powder Blues Band when in Wawa, Ontario, Jam-FM plays this 1979 Can-Con oldie!
i'm Running After You, Major Hoople
1975! Uptempo goodie heard on W-1440! Heard too on oldies stations like CJOY and CKKW.
Hey Girl Go It Alone, Big Town Boys went to #9 on 1050-Chum in Toronto in the mid 1960's. Nice Can-Con before there was Can-Con!
Roxy Roller, Sweeney Todd from 1975. Nick Gilder left to go solo, so Bryan Adams was brought in to do a third recording of the record!
We Gotta Make It Together, Marty Butler - Heard this rocker in 2018 on W1440!
Dr Music - Sun Goes By
Certainly not a hit in USA. Peppy. Upbeat. Heard this rocker in 2018 on W1440!
Pilot Ian Thomas from 1979. Certainly not a hit in USA, tho I do remember Painted Ladies!
One Night Lovers, Tom Middleton - From 1976. The "singing postman's" oldie certainly heard on KY58 and W1440!
Reach Out in the Darkness, Friend & Lover
In 1968, my mother HATED this song! In 2000, we heard it. I reminded my mother. "It's not that bad!" Now when I hear it, I think of my mother.
Everlasting Love, Howard Jones This 1989 song was a hit on Hot 102.3 Waukegan! Heard mention on Jones in aircheck. Song clicked!
Lonesome Mary, Chilliwack Entered the charts in Feb'72. Peaked at 72 and gone in 3 weeks. Nice song heard in 2018 on Can-Con heavy W-1440!
The Chokin' Kind, Joe Simon FRpm 1969. Peaked at #13 and was in the Top 100 12 weeks. Joe Simon had quite a few chart topper hits!
Step by Step, Joe Simon From 1972, a moderate hit, but I love the beginning (hook) of the song, and that's why it's here!
Kiss, Tom Jones An old Prince song, Tom Jones does it justice! Heard on Maine's Big Z in 2018! From 1989!
Explosion In Your Soul, Soul Survivors - Sounded just like Expressway to your Heart. To me, just as good!
Pay it to the Piper, Chairman of the Board
Follow up to Gimme Just a Little More Time. Remember this from (then) 950 WGRT Chicago!
You Want It, You Got It, Detroit Emeralds
Heard the slogan in 2018. Immediately triggered this single. Had it. Loved the label too!
Lucky Ladybug - Billy & Lillie heard this on WMID in 2018! Peaked at #13 in 1959. I remember my mother rockin' & rollin' this one! She was young too! Swan Records
Don't Give Up, Petula Clark Pet had a lot of great songs. Remember this last on WGRD, the Big 14!
Matthew & Son, Cat Stevens Sticks in my head as "different" for 1966. Remember this on WOKY!
Mr. Saxobeat, Alexandra Stan In 2012, heard this a lotta times on 106-7 the Point in South Dakota! Good song.
Just Too Many People, Melissa Manchester
1975. Certainly remember this on "96-ZUU" in 1975. Wow. So many, many good songs. Deep stuff!
You Cheated, the Shields - Heard this 1958 classic in late 2018 on 1340 WMID. Stood out! A classic! Wow!
Come In from the Rain, Captain & Tennille
105-KAU played this. Certainly not one of their Top 5 hits, but precious. Went to #61. Only the strong survive!
For Lovin' Me, Peter, Paul & Mary I remember this B side and the red Warner label. Just a sad, sad song. 1966. Written by Gordon Lightfoot.
Get It Right Next Time | Gerry Rafferty
June 1979 and WOKY was still rockin' or their version of it. Nice, nice song.
Old Man & Me, Hootie & The Blowfish - My old man and me. I was truly blessed beyond belief with a wonderful father .... and friend!
Imagination, The Quotations
Just a nice do-wop classic!
My Prayer,The Platters Haven't heard this in a while. Classic Do-Wop.
Tonight Could Be the Night, The Velvets Nice song. What else can be said?
Whisper, Avons More Do-Wop. Does it get any better>?
On the Streets of the Bronx, the Colgates This is a Do-Wop classic. Singing on the street corners of New York. A different time I guess.
The Ten Commandments Of Beautiful Hair , Moonglows 1970 commercial for Protein 21! Remember that stuff? 4 commercials played
Babalu's Wedding Day, Eternals
Fun, uptempo Do-Wop from 1959. Rock on Babalu!
Collide, Howie Day Both Hot ACs 99-7 the Storm & 106.9 WUPM Ironwood,MI were playing this to death in 2004! Now, you never hear it!
AMerican City Suite, Cashman and West
Talk about a song forgotten! THis 7+ minute ditty played on WRIT 1340 in fall 1972, but not on WOKY...
1900 Yesterday Liz Damon's Orient Express Peaked #33 Billboard, #23 on WOKY, the Mighty 92! Pretty song. Stood out!
I Can't Stay Mad At You, Skeeter Davis -- August 1963. Still remember this with dad and mom in the 1961 Dodge wagon with push button transmission! My sister Lisa, under 1 month old! WRIT and WOKY on the radio!
Rock A Hula Baby, Elvis Presley - Love the guitar work in this underplayed oldie. I always wanted to go to Hawaii to....oh, forget it!!
Come Back Silly Girl - Lettermen What a song. We all make mistakes. And, there is forgiveness! "I
You Wouldn't Listen, Ides Of March - Summer of 1966. A great, great Chicago group. Many good "garage" bands then from Milwaukee, Chicago, Minnesota!
Softly As I Leave You, Matt Monro -
Top 10 in the UK. #116 in the US! Go figure! Still, I remember this. Heard it somewhere.
She Understands Me, Johnny Tillotson heard this on a 1965 aircheck on KDWB. Loved their jingles. Same as KFWB or 1550-KQWB in Fargo.
Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On ( 1957 ) - Johnny Tillotson A sad song from Mr Tillotson.Chart topper on WOKY and WRIT. Rocky Fox too! WFOX-860 in Milwaukee!
Come Back Silly Girl - Lettermen 1962,
A song about lost love. I guess we've all had that for sure.
Who's That Knocking at My Door? Genies 1959 Doo-Wop, from Long Island.
Here's To You, Hamilton Camp - 1968. A minor, minor hit, if that! Still, it sticks in your head!
Today ~ The New Christy Minstrels
Innocence. Time. Where did it go? And the years? Life itself? WOKY, WRIT played this chart topper!
Mystic Eyes, Them 1965 and this was heavy! Jammin' harmonica. Don't make 'em like this at all any more! WOKY played 1 or 2 weeks. WRIT went 2 months! Mid-chart hit.
La Dee Dah - Billy & Lillie 1958, Swan Records. Another song my mother played on the old Silvertone!
Darling Baby, Elgins 1956, Peaked at #72, but that means nothing! This was a good song. Period!
Round Every Corner, Petula Clark 1965, and the future is so bright! So much good is ahead!
I Remember, Harptones 1959, uptempo doo-wop!And the kids sang on the street corners in Philly and New York.
Tall Paul - Annette 1959. Annette, the prettiest of the Mousketeers, could read the phone book and I'd be happy! RIP.
It Was I ~ Skip & Flip 1959. Another doo-wop hit, and there were many of them!
Our Winter Love - Bill Pursell
1963. Just a beautiful instrumental. Hardly hear instrumentals anymore it seems.
Take Me Back, Little Anthony & the Imperials
This is a down tempo, tear jerker.
You've Got To Be Loved - The Montanas 1968 groovy sound. Do remember this. Certainly not a chart-topper, but I remember this song. Maybe while dx'ing?
What Two Can Easily Do - -Mary Wells From late 1963. Mary Wells! Heard it in 2018. Nice!
Cinderella Rockefella, Esther & Abi Ofarim
Novelty from 1968! Had to hear this while dx'ing. Reminds me of Double Barrel by Dave and Ansell Collins
Double Barrel, Dave & Ansell Collins
When they said W O O O, the jock would say W O K Y. I miss this! WRIT never played. WOKY #30 or so. Tops.
Lola, Chessmen 1960. Rockin! And you thought your parents were always old? Not quite.
">I'll Be Forever Loving You, Eldorados -
Lauren Daigle - You Say My cousin Barb turned me on to this song. Nice they still make pretty, beautiful music! There is hope!
Dance With The Devil - Cozy Powell Certainly remember "the mighty 92 WYXE" in Madison playing this overnight with Rockin' Reggie!
I'll Be Forever Loving You , El Dorados
1955 in December. Leader of El Dorados, in 2015 was working in NYC at a soup kitchen! Gary,Indiana's Vee Jay records!
Maybe, Chantels - 1958 and does it get any better than this. These ladies could sing and I do remember this!
One Summer Night, the Danleers
1958! A slow do-wop goodie. Some day they'll look back at 2019 and say the same thing I guess. NNNN
Stranger On The Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk
#1 in 1962. Remember when they always played instrumentals into the news?
Still Waters Runs Deep/ Brook Benton -
Brook Benton could sing the phone book! 1960
I've Been Everywhere, Hank Snow
With lyrics. I guess he's been everywhere....and he sings it quick!!!!.
Whole Lotta Shakin Going on In My Heart - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
from 1966, this was on the chart and dropped like a bad habit! Nice, nice song!
Doggin’ Around - Jackie Wilson
We all remember Higher & Higher, 1967. Here's a slow tune from 1960.
Daisy Petal Pickin' The Fireballs
Nice Do-Wop. and all I thought they had was "bottle of Wine." Way famous for this song too!
Sleep - Little Willie John
1960. Sleep. Something a dx'er gets in awkward doses. On the King label. As was James Brown!
Good Lovin' Ain't Easy to Come By, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 1969. When Tammi Terrell passed away, it was way too young. Brain tumor. 24. Succumbed after 8 surgeries. What a voice! Tragically abused.
Another Night, Dionne Warwick - 1966. One of the very few people I've seen in concert. Riverside, MIlwaukee! What a find!
Angel On My Shoulder - Shelby Flint
1961. What a beautiful, simple song. Again, a hit on the Top40s of the day. Peaked #22 Billboard.!
Good Feelin' Time - The Yellow Balloon
Heard this in 2018.Online, of course. Always liked Yellow balloon, the song. This was the follow up.
Follow Me ...Mary Travers This was played on 1340- W-RIT in Milwaukee. Possibly WOKY also. Nice song.
I Can't Hear You No More - Helen Reddy
This went to #29 in 1976. Long Version and it's a goodie. Capitol wanted it. Reddy didn't. Capitol won.
I Can't Hear You No More, Dusty Springfield & Martha & The Vandellas Dusty died way too young. What a haunting voice! Martha was/is class.
Bless You, Martha and the Vandellas Heard this on C K L W in 1971. Their last Motown hit. Motown would move to Los Angeles in 1974.
I Can't Hear You No More, Lulu
Found out that Lulu did this in 1966 or so. Sounds so much like Brenda Lee/That's All You Gotta Do! Smoky/raspy/nice!
The Boat That I Row, Lulu 1967 -
Lulu, truly underrated. Here she is in the follow up of To Sir With Love.
Shout, Lulu & The Luvvers -
Shout was a rockin' song. Lulu puts her spin on it. When I collected surveys in 1967, say it listed.
Shout, Lulu 2009
Shout it out! Lulu kicked this song in 1966.
Alone (Why Must I Be Alone) - Shepherd Sisters
1340 WRIT had Greasy Million Dollar Weekends when AMerican Graffiti was popular. This was played & I had the record. Had.
Day After Day, Shango -
Heard this on an online OLDies outlet. 1969. Wonder if it was played on WNUW 99.1 "Hitparade '69?"
Apricot Brandy, Rhinoceros
1969. This instrumental was played on WOKY and WRIT. I still remember Bob Barry (WOKY) doing an ad for Glen Rock (Milwaukee soda) with this music.
Witchi Tai To, Everything is Everything
1969. WOKY played this and went to #9! WRIT did not. George Wilson left WOKY for WRIT. Big things were to happen! WOKY even played it as an oldie to 1970 or 1971.
Talking in Your Sleep, Gordon Lightfoot
Certainly remember this seldom heard song on then WNUW, 99.1 Milwaukee. Drake's Solid Gold format.
These Are Not My People, Joe South -
People are interesting. Some good. Some a big let down, honestly. Be with the good few!
All you Get From Love Is A Love Song - The Carpenters I remember who told me she died. Just shocked. This was on 'KAU and that's where I remember it from (WKAU, Kaukauna)
When I’m Dead & Gone – McGuiness-Flint
...hat's when people say the nice things, I guess.
The Angels Listened In, Crests -
1959. How can you go wrong with Johnny Maestro?
Move In a Little Closer Baby, Cass Elliot
No mention of this on WRIT or WOKY. Must have heard this while dx'ing. I do remember it! #57 Nillboard -April 1969.
Mamy Blue, Pop Tops
1971 and another song I remember. Remember the many songs played back then?
Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Hearts? Darlene Love Scrapin' the mold off this 1962 gold! Wow!!
Cool Aid, Paul Humphrey & His Cool Aid Chemists Heard this on an old aircheck of 93-KDWZ in Des Moines with Big Ron. Wow! Radio used to rock!
Brownsville, Joy of Cooking
One thing. When I listen to old airchecks, I heard songs I've completely forgotten or said Wow! This is one!
Rainbow - Since You Been Gone
Certainly heard this on "98 WSPT" and "13.8 KWK" in 1978. AM radio "rockin 'WK!" #9 song November 9 on KWK!
Morse Code of Love, Capris -
Uptempo do-wop from the 1950's, the AM radio is crankin, the dice on the window. Does it get any better?
Sweet Love, Anita Baker- 1986! Sultry voice! Went to #8 in USA.
Good For Me, Amy Grant 1991! Certainly remember this on Hit 100-Rapid City, Breakfast Flakes in the morning, Hit music all day long! HIT 100FM!
Born Too Late, Poni-Tails
1958. So was life better than or now? I look at all I've learned. Better than I ever dreamed!!
Quiet Village, Martin Denny This from 1958, and no birds were hurt during the making of this record!
Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love) - Pat Boone Heard this in 2019 on WRJN Racine. Thank goodness for local radio! 1956! Glad I was listening.
Fuel Metallica - A good rock song! Remember this from the Michael Savage Show.
Far North Again - Clean Living Their biggest was In Heaven There is No Beer, a Milwaukee hit, of course, but this follow up was nice!!!
I Got to Know, Starbuck B J Crocker of WKAU sure could pick songs! I still remember this from September 1976! Group had "Moonlight Feels Right." Peaked #46, sadly.
Howlin' For You, The Black Keys- Heard this a ton on the Rockin' Eagle in the UP. Finally on ALT 2K -WMIL HD3, got a readout on the screen!
Back in Baby's Arms, Patsy Cline- From 1963! Never heard this until 2019 on WIOE Oldies 101. Go figure!
Suzanne, Noel Harrison By no means a chart topper, but did some airplay in 1967. Guess that was when more than 5 companies owned most of radio. Peaked at #56!
Put Your Hands Together OJays Motown was making it in the 60's, but the Philly Sound came on in the 70's. Here's a great sample!
The Love I Lost Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Remember hearing this on WDUX Waupaca in 1973. They were using, oddly enough, the Philly Sound jingles from Jam! Go figure!
Paper Maché Dionne Warwick W-103 Wisconsin Rapids, in 1970! They ran the HitParade formar from Drake-Chenault. Saw her at the Riverside. Nice! Class! A pretty woman.
One Too Many Mornings- Beau Brummels From 1965. Nice, nice, nice song! Went to #95 on Billboard! 93.1 WMID-FM played it!
I Want To Stay Here - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme 1963. Nice to hear this moldy-oldie. Thanx 93.1 WMID-FM!
Macarena, Los del Río From 1996. Certainly played to death! What was it, number 1 for 100 weeks? Still, it is nice to hear. Thanx 93.1 WMID-FM!
Mammy Blue, Pop Tops Certainly heard this song one or two times. Still, after all these years, a nice song! WRIT played it, 1970. Good memories!
In The Summertime (You Don't Want My Love), Andy Williams - Maybe the Roger Miller version is not the one I remember. My mom certainly played this!
Ajax Liquor Store - Hudson and Landry Catholic? Punch line is precious!
Up In A Puff Of Smoke, Polly Brown One thing I do remember: WOKY never touched this and WZUU played it to death! It was certainly a hit! 1975
Waterloo ~ Stonewall Jackson from 1959, I certainly remember my mother playing this and me stamping my tiny little feet!
Silly, Silly, Fool Dusty Springfield Dusty's voice was haunting. Beautiful! Just died way too young.
~ Soul Makossa Manu Dibango 1972
Remember hearing this when it came out. Just sounded different!
Intergalactic- Beastie Boys
There are benefits to listening to the Rockin' Eagle in L'Anse!
Stranded In The Jungle -Cadets
Moldy Oldies, as heard on 93.1 WMID-FM, in 2019!
Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
Listening to FM 101-1 in Milwaukee, and heard this. Nobody rocks anymore!
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Another Foo Fighters classic! Ya never hear rock music on Top40 anymore.....
Lady Put The Light On Me-Brownsville Station Brownsville Station was a fun, good, rock & roll group from the 1970's!
Let Your Yeah Be Yeah -Brownsville Station
WOKY I believe played everything from Brownsville Station. Radio was different then!
Sea Of Heartbreak - Don Gibson My mother must have played this. For some reason I remember this! Heard it on WMID in October 2019!
Secretly, Jimmie Rodgers
I Want to Meet Him, Royalettes Heard this October 1965 classic in October of 2019, on 93.1 WMID stream! What a goodie this is!
Song On The Radio, Al Stewart Completely forgot about this, from 1979! Heard it on Oldies 102.9/Oldies 95.3 (WHRY-WVVE) in 2019!
Let Me Be Lonely, Dionne Warwick
Nice song. She's had so many, many songs. One I clearly forgot! WoW!
Mah Na Mah Na, Soundtarck In 1968 I remember WOKY "Go Guys" George Wilson and Guy Williams playing this. Fun song! Mah Na Mah Na!