"Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard mentions at the very beginning of the version heard on AT40, "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith (original 70s version or 1986 remake with Run DMC):
"Step Aside, Walk This Way..."
Speaking of this, did AT40 ever air the version of "Pour Some Sugar On Me" that was used in the music video? Instead of starting with "step aside/walk this way", it started with "hit me like a bomb/bomb-ba-bomb" or something like that.
Post by OldSchoolAT40Fan on Feb 9, 2013 15:38:38 GMT -5
On this weekend's retro broadcast from 1988, "Hazy Shade of Winter" by The Bangles, most likely in the top ten, referenced "Seasons Change" by Expose, the latter of which was #2 that week. "Seasons Change" would hit #1 the following week, if I recall.
As for ponderousman's question about "Pour Some Sugar On Me", since I was a die-hard fan of AT40 back in 1988, having listened to such show on a weekly basis, the version you may be referring to may be the album version, which I do remember hearing on "Scott Shannon's Rockin' America Top 30", but I can declare that the version heard on AT40 was the version that started with "Step aside, walk this way" during the entire time the song was played on AT40 - most likely the single version. It was still being played on AT40 when Shadoe Stevens took over as host!
Post by doomsdaymachine on Mar 8, 2013 6:13:55 GMT -5
The Commodores' 1985 tribute song, "Nightshift," mentions Jackie Wilson's "Baby Workout" and Marvin Gaye's "What Going On."
If you want to picky about it, the Pointer Sisters' "Fire" is an indirect reference to both the Ohio Players and Arthur Brown. And the Thompson Twins' "Lies" is an oblique reference to the Knickerbockers!
Paul Anka's "I Don't Like to Sleep Alone" says "like a man said in his song, help me make it through the night"--the man being Kris Kristofferson, who wrote "Help Me Make It Through the Night", though it was actually a top 40 hit for two different female singers (Sammi Smith and Gladys Knight.)
Last verse of Sly & The Family Stone's "Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin" contains several of their own song titles: "Dance To The Music", "Everyday People", "Sing A Simple Song", "You Can Make It If You Try"
Tom Petty's "Runnin' Down A Dream": Me & Del were singing a little "Runaway".
Obscure pre-AT 40 one: The last line of the Box Tops "Cry Like A Baby" was "You Left The Water Running". "Cry Like A Baby" was written by Dan Penn who also co-wrote "You Left The Water Running", a soul classic recorded by many artists including Wilson Pickett, James & Bobby Purify, and Otis Redding. My favorite version is by the duo of Maurice & Mac
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