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Options January 16, 2010: Less filler, more killer

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Artist Track
Lloyd Michigan Enterprises  Bigfoot   Options
Jonathan King  Hooked On A Feeling   Options
Al Terry  Watch Dog   Options
Winfield Scott  Clambake   Options
Buzzcocks, The  Love You More   Options
Del Shannon  It's My feeling   Options
Murry Kellum  In A Phone Booth On My Knees   Options
Solomon Burke  It's Been A Change   Options
Rudies, The  Train To Vietnam   Options
Green  Curry Your Favor   Options
Mel Torme  Comin' Home Baby   Options
Dave Berry  Go Home Girl   Options
Link Davis  Grasshopper Rock   Options
Willie Hightower  Walk A Mile In My Shoes   Options
She & Him  Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?   Options
Rod McKuen  Bathtub Surfing   Options
Hank Thompson  Too In Love   Options
Shuggie Otis  Ice Cold Daydeam   Options
Hall Negro Quartet  Peter   Options
New Musik  Straight Lines   Options
Jackie Deshannon  Breakaway   Options
Charlie Rich  Rebound   Options
Ray Scott  The Prayer   Options
Ray Mason  You're 19   Options
Ray Lamar  The Party Went Wild   Options
Checkmates Ltd.  Black Pearl   Options
Willie Bobo  Evil Ways   Options
Steve Ward  Switch It On   Options
Crickets, The  I'm Not A Bad Guy   Options
Grandpa Jones  Eight More Miles To Louisville   Options
Foster Sylvers  Misdemeanor (accapella dub)   Options
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra  Rhythm Is Our Business   Options
Harry Nilsson  Girlfriend   Options
Bruce Channel  Mr. Bus Driver   Options
Freddie King  Now I Got A Woman   Options
Money Mark  Tomorrow Will Be Like Today   Options
All Night Workers  Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket   Options
Tommy Collins  Be Serious Ann   Options
Super Stocks, The  This Bike Of Mine   Options
A MINUTE WITH  Scott Schinder   Options
Biz Markie  Just A Friend   Options
WFUN Miami  1969 aircheck pt 1   Options

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Listener comments!

  11:06am davidDid:

Just curious, did Brainen hijack this show?
  11:14am ted:

Whats the deal with the oka chaga thing in Hooked on a Feeling? Seems there were other songs that had that oka Chagga. Seems like it was an afterthought. We have a bubblegum song and lets put this chanting on it.
  11:19am ted:

OK: this is what the Wiki thing says but I still don't get it. Maybe there is nothing to get :P

"Hooked on a Feeling" is a 1968 pop song written by Mark James originally performed by B. J. Thomas. Featuring the sound of the electric sitar, the song reached number five in 1969 on the Billboard Hot 100. This then had two successful covers. In 1971, Jonathan King produced his own version, adding ooka shaka jungle chants similar to, but not exactly the same as, Johnny Preston's "Running Bear." King described it as "a reggae rhythm by male voices." His version was a Top 30 hit throughout Europe.[citation needed]
In 1974 the Swedish pop group Blue Swede with Björn Skifs as lead singer did a cover, with the "ooka shaka" introduction. Their version reached number one in the United States and was revived on the Reservoir Dogs soundtrack in 1992. In 1975, this version was subject to some minor controversy when Wilson Bryan Key, in his book Subliminal Seduction, claimed the words "ooka shaka" are changed to the phrase "who got sucked off" at 0:31 into the song.
It was covered again in 1997 by David Hasselhoff.
  11:19am Michael:

Not sure what you mean. You say "We have a bubblegum song and lets put this chanting on it. " like its something bad.
  11:21am ted:

Ha ha, No judgement. I'm just mental. Just seems that the two sounds clash.
  11:22am Michael:

I hear "genius at work" - the idea of combining the 2 sounds = #1 hit!
  11:23am ted:

OK! = #5 hit. Judgmental, get it?
  11:26am ted:

I was hoping you had interviewed him and he had given some insight how he came to make that record.
  11:50am John:

it has to be either "she and he" or "her and him".
  12:01pm Bad Ronald:

The Silver Fox!
  12:33pm Red:

Good show today
  12:34pm Peter:

Michael, A newsfeed is an RSS feed (that little icon you see next to the playlists). Your browser periodically checks, and pulls down updates.

A live-feed dynamically updates, like in Facebook. It's a 'push'.
  12:34pm Dave R.:

Hey, you played Watch Dog! That's a Number One hit!
  12:34pm Bun:

Miista Eddy Fadah!!
  10:31pm Kevan A:

thought I'd give you a #1 hit.
This is from an old Vinyl comp I ripped called " The Beat Merchants-
British Beat Groups 1963-64 released around 1972.. It never was released on a CD but most of the songs have been comped since. Except this one. The Addicts - That's My Girl. It's a sure # 1 hit.

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