Thursday, January 13, 2022

January 8, 2022 - JH: "Night" and "Day"

 January 8, 2022

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)

Spotlight: "Night" and "Day" songs 

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·     songs with * were requests
·     all chart information comes from the Billboard Top 100 (for chart dates before/during July 1958) or Billboard Hot 100 (for chart dates during/after Aug 1958) unless otherwise noted
·     a glossary of terms is below the playlist

6:00 - 7:00

OPENING THEME:  Good Old Rock ‘n’ Roll – Cat Mother & the All-Night Newsboys (1969 - #29: produced by Jimi Hendrix)

Background song: Last Night - The Mar-Keys (1961 - #3)

*A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles (1964 - #1: theme song from the Fab Four's first film; the song ranks #153/RS500 and opens with a distinctive G7 chord with an added 9th and suspended 4th)

(Night Time Is) The Right Time - Ray Charles (1959 - #95: variations of the song date back to 1937, but Charles borrowed heavily from Nappy Brown's 1957 recording)

All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks (1965 - #7: song was the group's second BB Hot100 single)

Nights on Broadway - The Bee Gees (1975 - #7: the song on which Barry Gibb discovered his ability to sing falsetto)

One Fine Day - The Chiffons (1963 - #5: great girl-group song written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, it ranks #460/RS500)

Another Day, Another Heartache - The 5th Dimension (1967 - #45: song was written by P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri)

Night - Jackie Wilson (1960 - #4: although lesser-known, song was "Mr. Excitement's" highest charting single)

Day After Day - Badfinger (1972 - #4: former Beatle George Harrison produced and played slide guitar on the song)

The Night Has a Thousand Eyes - Bobby Vee (1963 - #3: one of 38 BB Hot100 singles for the teen idol from Fargo, N.D.)

Day by Day - The Four Freshmen (1955 - #72: the vocal band had a big influence on Beach Boy Brian Wilson)

One of These Nights - The Eagles (1975 - #1: song was a conscious effort by the band to get away from a country-rock and ballad sound)

Daybreak - Nilsson (1974 - #39: Harry Nilsson received all-star help on this single: Ringo Starr on drums, Peter Frampton on guitar, and George Harrison on cowbell)

Nights Are Forever - England Dan and John Ford Coley (1976 - #10: song was the follow-up to their hit, "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight", both of which were written by Parker McGee)

45 Corner

Another Day - Paul McCartney (1971 - #5: the first single release, and a non-album track, by the former Beatle, the song has been criticized by some as 'irrelevant' while others have recognized it for highlighting a person leading a life of boring everyday routines similar to "Eleanor Rigby")

In the Still of the Nite - The Five Satins (1956 - #24: classic doo-wop song written by band member Fred Parris, it ranks #90/RS500) 

Happy Days - Pratt & McClain (1976 - #5: a one-hit wonder for the duo, the song was used for seasons 3-10 on the hit TV show)

Here Comes the Night - Them (1965 - #24: Bang records founder Bert Berns wrote the song for the band from Northern Ireland that was led by a young Van Morrison)

7:00 - 8:00

Birthday Calendar

Background Song: The Hustle - Van McCoy (1975 - #1)

January 2:

Roger Miller - born 1936

January 3:

George Martin (producer) - born 1926
Stephen Stills - 77
John Paul Jones (John Baldwin of Led Zeppelin) - 76

January 4:

Arthur Conley - born 1946

January 5:

Sam Phillips (producer) - born 1923
Wilbert Harrison - born 1929
Athol Guy (The Seekers) - 82
Chris Stein (Blondie) - 72

January 6:

Nino Tempo (Antonio LoTiempo) - 87
Paul Wilson (The Flamingos) - born 1935
Doris Troy (Doris Payne) - born 1937
Van McCoy - born 1940

January 7:

Paul Revere - born 1938
Kenny Loggins - 74

January 8:

Elvis Presley - born 1935
Shirley Bassey - 85
Little Anthony (Jerome Anthony Gourdine) - 81
John Peterson (Beau Brummels) - born 1942
Robbie Krieger (The Doors) - 76
David Bowie (David Robert Jones) - born 1947

Dang Me - Roger Miller (1964 - #7: Miller's first single on the pop charts won him 3 Grammys)

Sister Golden Hair - America (1975 - #1: in addition to producing The Beatles, George Martin also produced for this group, among others)

For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield (1967 - #7: Stephen Stills wrote this classic song that ranks #63/RS500)

Sunshine Superman - Donovan (1966 - #1: before going on to stardom with Led Zeppelin, John Paul Jones was a session musician who played bass on this hit)

Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley (1967 - #2: Conley co-wrote this song with Otis Redding; "The Happening" by the Supremes kept it out of the top spot)

Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis (1958 - #2: Lewis was an early signee to Sam Phillips' Sun Records in Memphis, along with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins; song ranks #96/RS500)

Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison (1959 - #1: song was written by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller when they were both 19 years old, it has been recorded by over 300 artists)

Georgy Girl - The Seekers (1967 - #2: big hit for the group from Australia that was kept out of #1 by The Monkees' "I'm a Believer"; theme from the movie of the same name starring Lynn Redgrave)

Heart of Glass - Blondie (1979 - #1: Chris Stein co-wrote the hit with bandmate Debbie Harry; although the group's third single from their third album, it was their first song to chart)

Deep Purple - Nino Tempo and April Stevens (1963 - #1: song was also a #1 hit in 1939, this version won the Grammy Award for Best Rock and Roll (?) Recording for the brother-sister act)

Lovers Never Say Goodbye - The Flamingos (1959 - #52: fist charting single for the doo-wop group whose biggest hit was "I Only Have Eyes for You")

Just One Look - Doris Troy (1963 - #10: a one-hit wonder for the long-time session singer that Troy co-wrote, the song was later recorded by The Hollies and Linda Ronstadt, among others)

Him or Me - What's It Gonna Be? - Paul Revere and the Raiders
(1967 - #5: song was co-written by band member Mark Lindsay and producer Terry Melcher, who used the Wrecking Crew for the instrumental backing)

My Music - Loggins & Messina (1973 - #16: Kenny Loggins has had a long and varied musical career)

(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame - Elvis Presley (1961 - #4: "The King" has had 151 singles chart on the BB Hot100)

Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey (1965 - #8: George Martin produced this hit for the Welsh singer, the theme song from the James Bond movie of the same name)

Hurt So Bad - Little Anthony and the Imperials (1965 - #10: song was also a hit for The Lettermen and Linda Ronstadt)

Don't Talk to Strangers - The Beau Brummels (1965 - #52: one of four charting singles for the San Francisco band in 1965)

Runnin' Blue - The Doors (1969 - #64: one of band's few singles that features a voice other than Jim Morrison's)

8:00 - 9:00

Starman - David Bowie (1972 - #65: from the LP The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, the song is considered to be one of Bowie's finest; the chorus was inspired by Judy Garland's "Over the Rainbow")

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - Joan Baez (1971 - #3: Baez's cover of the classic Band song was her biggest hit)

Day Tripper - The Beatles (1966 - #5: double-sided single with "We Can Work It Out", the song was influenced by American soul music)

Long Lonely Nights - Lee Andrews and the Hearts (1957 - #45: song was used as the sign-off for legendary Philadelphia DJ Joe Niagara of WIBG)

Feelin' Stronger Every Day - Chicago (1973 - #10: song was written by band members Peter Cetera and James Pankow)

Let's Spend the Night Together - The Rolling Stones (1967 - #55: band performed the song on The Ed Sullivan Show, but Sullivan insisted that the band alter the lyrics to "Let's spend some TIME together")

Turn Down Day - The Cyrkle (1966 - #16: band was discovered and managed by Beatles manager Brian Epstein and John Lennon suggested the unique spelling of the new name for the former Rhondells)

Saturday Night at the Movies - The Drifters (1964 - #18: Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill wrote the hit song and Johnny Moore was lead vocalist for the group at this time)

Daisy a Day - Jud Strunk (1973 - #14: although most of his material was in a humorous vein, the Jamestown, NY-born Strunk wrote this sentimental ballad)

Thank the Lord for the Night Time - Neil Diamond (1967 - #13: Diamond is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, with over 100 million records sold)

Those Were the Days - Mary Hopkin (1968 - #2: the Welsh singer was one of the first artists signed to The Beatles' Apple Records, and Paul McCartney produced this hit that was kept out of the #1 spot by "Hey Jude")

It's Now Winter's Day - Tommy Roe (1967 - #23: Roe's last Top 40 single until the #1 "Dizzy" provided him something of a comeback in 1969) 

That'll Be the Day - Buddy Holly (1957 - #1: Holly's first hit was inspired by John Wayne's line from the classic western movie "The Searchers")

Day Is Done - Peter, Paul, and Mary (1969 - #21: group member Peter Yarrow wrote the anti-war song that was recorded live at a Carnegie Hall concert with overdubs added)

Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite - The Spaniels (1954 - #5 R&B: classic doo-wop song used by DJ Dick Biondi to sign off from his show on WLS; also known for its use as a lullaby in the film Three Men and a Baby)

CLOSING THEME:  Sleepwalk – Santo & Johnny (1959 - #1 for two weeks; brothers Santo [steel guitar] and Johnny [rhythm guitar] Farina from Brooklyn)

dnc = did not chart
nr = not released as a single at the time
AC = Billboard’s chart for “Adult Contemporary” records
BB = Billboard Magazine, which publishes the Hot 100 chart (previously known as the Top 100), along with several other charts
Bubbling Under = songs that were ranked but fell below the top 100
C&W = Billboard’s chart for “Country & Western” records
R&B = Billboard’s chart for “Rhythm & Blues” records
RRHOF = Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
RS500 = Rolling Stone Magazine’s ranked list of the top 500 singles of all-time

Host January 15, 2022: John Simon (JS) with a spotlight on artists who left us in 2021.

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