One of the neat pleasures on listening to these old AT 40's is finding a long lost tune you had almost forgot about. Lately, here are some discoveries of mine... Warm Ride-Rare Earth Winners & Losers-Hamilton, Joe, Frank & Reynolds You're The Love-Seals & Crofts Looking For Space-John Denver Some of my favorites are tunes that got to #32 and dropped off of the face of earth. We played all of those at the AM station I was at and we didn't have them at the FM years later. It's easy to forget those sometimes. Anyone have anymore that have suprised you?
A very recent example and not for AT40 but AT20 HAC.....I recently listened to a show from early 2004 that featured the song "She Don't Want Nobody Near" by Counting Crows which is a song I really like and had completely forgotten about!! And with these lost songs...it's fun because you usually can remember every word of the song!
Some favorites that I had completely forgotten about until rediscovering them on old AT40s include:
Lulu, "I Could Never Miss You (More Than I Do)" Robbie Patton, "Don't Give It Up" Jim Photoglo, "Fool In Love With You" Jesse Winchester, "Say What" Carole Bayer Sager, "Stronger Than Before"
Seems that 1981 was a big year for "forgotten" tunes for me. I think it's because I was at the age where I was really getting into music, but didn't have quite enough allowance to afford to buy every single that I liked (and for whatever reason I didn't have the opportunity to tape those songs off the radio). And, of course, there were so many true "pop" songs that hit the Top 40 around that time (between the end of Disco and the emergence of New Wave) that never got played again once they fell off the chart.
Last Edit: Mar 15, 2006 16:43:11 GMT -5 by mstgator
Post by liberaljag on Mar 15, 2006 17:30:56 GMT -5
I've been listening to a lot of 1979 shows recently and I've heard a few terrific lost/forgotten tunes: "Get Used To It" by Roger Voudouris "Don't You Write Her Off" by McGuinn, Clark & Hillman "A Little Bit of Soap" by Nigel Olsen
For late '90's-early 00's AT/CT40 lost tunes, how about: "This Is How We Party" by S.O.A.P. "I'll Fly With You" by Gigi D'Agostino "Looking For a Place to Land" by Dakota Moon
For early-to-mid 90's AT/CT40 forgotten hits, how about: "Better Than You" by Lisa Keith "Sleeping Satellite" by Tasmine Archer
Some of my favorites that spent way too little time on the countdown.
Last Edit: Mar 15, 2006 17:31:49 GMT -5 by liberaljag
you hit on a great topic. I am a very big collector and am in the process of puting every top pop chart hit I own on my sony hd walkmans. I own a good portions of the hot 100 chart and every top 40 since 1980 and every hot 100 since 2000. I plan to get the missing hits from 1980 on on my way down the list. I agree tyhat some of the best songs never made it that high. my list of the best lost 45's as i call them
this list was taken from my collecrtion of lost 45's cd's 1 In The Mood - Henhouse 5 Plus 1 2 Long haired Lover From Liverpool - Little Jimmy Osmond 3 Gonna Fly Now - Maynard Ferguson: The more dance version of the rocky theme 4 The Beatles Movie Medley - The Beatles (I Copyed The 45 as It never appered on CD) 5 Put it in a Magazine - Sonny Charles (Copied the 45) 6 Close Encounters - John Williams/Meco: Williams Single version does not apper on the Close Encounters Soundtrack 7 Pop Goes The Movies - Meco 8 I'm A Train - Albert hammond 9 You Could be my Lady - April Wine 10 Don't Ever Wanna Loe Ya' - New England 11 Go Down Gamblin - Blood Sweat & Tears 12 Beer Barrel Polka - Bobby Vinton 13 After Gold Rush - Prelude 14 Teddy Bear - Red Sovine 15 Rivers Of Babylon - Bonnie M 16 Sugar Baby Love- Rubettes 17 Dance Across The Floor - Jimmie Bo Horne:Produced By Kc 18 The Circle Is Small - Gordon lightfoot; His Last Top 40 hit 19 Run From Home - Lindafame:Once Played as a dedication 20 Where Were You when I Was Falling In Love - Lobo 21 Love In c minor - Cerrone 22 Shakedown Cruse - Jay Furgison 23 Mississippi - John Phillps:From the first AT40 24 Battle Hymm Of Lt. Caley - C Company Featuring Terry Nelson 25 Years - Wayne Newton 26 Automatic Man - Michael Sambello 27 The Clapping Song - Pia Zadora 28 1900 Yesterday - Liz Damon's oriant Express 29 Sugar Don't Bite - Sam Harris:Remember Star Serch the AI of the 80's I was a big fan Of Sam back them 30 So Wrong - Patrick Simmons 31 nicole - Point Blank 32 Holdin' On - Tane Cain 33 Savanah Nights - Tom Johnston 34 Girls With Guns - Tommy Shaw 35 Tragidy - john hunter 36 Bruce - Rick SpringfieldLShame no greatest hits features this great song 37 Chatanooga Cho-Cho - Tuxedo Junction 38 Shine Shine - Barry Gibb 39 Boys Do Fall In Love - Robin Gibb 40 Obscene Phone Caller - Rockwell 41 I.O.U. - Jimy Dean 42 Oh Girl - Boy Meets Girl 43 Geoge jackson - Bob Dylan:Shame It's not on a dylan album
Remember these are only the ones that made AT40. I have a wole bunch more. With over 8000 Cd's i have a lot to choose from. In 2003 I compleate recorind the compleate top 40's of the 1980's on about 125 cd's and there are a lot of great lost 45's on those discs!!
Last Edit: Mar 16, 2006 1:33:40 GMT -5 by cdman71031
Thanks for all of the quick replies, in viewing your responses, I had almost forgot about, "Fool In Love With You", "Say What" (though I remember a beige record label with a little orange circle at the top), and "Stronger Than Before". Thanks for reminding me of those. Others mentioned that I like are, "Don't You Write Her Off", "Get Used To It", "Run For Home", "Savannah Nights". Do any of you remember one of my all time chart droppers, "Hold On", by Ian Gomm, circa 1979?
As a certified chart hound/junkie and music lover,rarely do any of the top 40 songs from the 70's or 80's remain forgotton to me. And as I have a CD copy of every charted Top 40 record from that era,its fun to go back and make additional compilations. Great thread here though,and some interesting choices from some of you. I just listened to the 3-20-76 show yesterday,and several songs stood out as "forgotton" to me,that actually deserve better. They include Jigsaw's "Love Fire",the followup to the #3 hit "Sky High",John Denver's "Looking For Space" and Carole King's "Only Love is Real." For the life of me,I can't figure out why King's song hasn't recieved more attention or airplay over the years. Great lyrics,and its Carole King for Crying out loud! Oh,one more: Cledus Maggard's Novelty hit "The White Knight." Yeah,it would be a shock to hear it on regular radio,but thankfully XM's classic Country channels haven't forgotton it!
Oh, there are lots of lost 45's that pop-up once every now and then, when spinning the old AT40 or CT40...
Recently I heard: Breakin'... There's No Stoppin' Us - Ollie & Jerry Why Me - Irene Cara I'm Not The One - The Cars Don't Walk Away - Rick Springfield Life In The Northern Town - The Dream Academy When The Heart Rules The Mind - GTR Counting Blue Cars - Dishwalla Mishale - Andru Donalds and so on... & so on...
...some really fine lost forgotten songs...
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