Thursday, December 8, 2022

 December 3, 2022

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)

Spotlight Theme: "Girl" songs (Theme was suggested by a Rockin' Remnants listener)

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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)

This Little Girl's Gone Rockin' - Ruth Brown (1958 - #24: King Curtis played the sax solo on this hit for "Miss Rhythm" that was written by Bobby Darin)

Go Away Little Girl - Donny Osmond (1971 - #1: Gerry Goffin and Carole King wrote this hit song that is one of only nine to hit #1 by two different artists [Steve Lawrence 1963])

Girl - Davy Jones (1971 - DNC: despite performing it in an episode of "The Brady Bunch", the song failed to chart for the former Monkee)

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison (1967 - #10: considered his signature song, although Morrison says that he has 300 better ones, it has been recognized by BMI for having over 10 million radio plays)

Girl Don't Come - Sandi Shaw (1965 - #42: song went to #3 in Shaw's native UK)

San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native) - Fever Tree (1968 -  #91: psychedelic rock from the band out of Houston)

See That Girl - The Vogues (1969 - DNC: song was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil)

The Girl I Knew Somewhere - The Monkees (1967 - #39: written by Michael Nesmith, song was the flip side to "A Little Bit Me, A Litttle Bit You")

My Girl - The Temptations (1965 - #1: the signature song of the Motown group, it ranks #88/RS500)

Little Girl - Syndicate of Sound (1966 - #8: one-hit wonder from the garage rock band from San Jose, CA)

I'd Much Rather Be With the Girls - Donna Lynn (1965 - DNC: song was written by Rolling Stone Keith Richards and Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham but not released by the Stones until 1975's "Metamorphosis" LP)

Hey Little Girl - Dee Clark (1959 - #20: Clark had a big hit in 1961 with "Raindrops")

Girl of My Dreams - Bram Tchaikovsky (1979 - #37: British band was named for the lead singer, whose real name was Peter Bramall)

Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Backseat - Paul Evans (1959 - #9: Evans was also a songwriter whose credits include "Roses Are Red (My Love)" and "When")

Twelve-thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon) - The Mamas and the Papas (1967 - #20: song has been called the group's last great single)

Bobby's Girl - Marci Blane (1962 - #3: Blane was only 18 when this million seller was recorded; turned out to be a one-hit wonder)

7:00 to 8:00

The Birthday Calendar

November 27:

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix - born 1942
Betty Weiss (The Shangri-las) - 76

November 28:

Berry Gordy - 93
Gary Troxel (The Fleetwoods) - 83
Bruce Channel - 82
Ronald Bertram "R.B." Greaves - born 1944

November 29: 

Chuck Mangione - 82
Denny Doherty (The Mamas & the Papas) - born 1941
Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals) - 80

November 30:

Allan Sherman - born 1924
Rob Grill (The Grass Roots) - born 1944

December 1:

Lou Rawls - born 1933
Billy Paul - born 1934
Raymond "Gilbert" O'Sullivan - 76

December 2:

Ted Bluechel (The Association) - 80

December 3:

Andy Williams - born 1927

Crosstown Traffic - The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968 - #52: song was Hendrix's second-highest charter on the BB Hot 100)

Remember (Walking in the Sand) - The Shangri-las (1964 - #5: the girl group consisted of sisters Betty and Mary Weiss and twins Mary Ann and Marge Ganser)

Reet Petite (the Finest Girl You'll Ever Meet) - Jackie Wilson (1957 - #62: song went to #6 in the UK and was co-written by Berry Gordy, who went on to found Motown Records)

Runaround - The Fleetwoods (1960 - #20: Gary Troxel was the male voice of the Olympia, WA trio)

Hey!Baby! - Bruce Channel (1962 - #1: Channel co-wrote and co-produced this one-hit wonder)

Take a Letter Maria - R.B. Greaves (1969 - #2: Greaves wrote the song that was kept from the #1 spot by The 5th Dimension's "Wedding Bell Blues")

Hill Where the Lord Hides - Chuck Mangione (1971 - #76: song was in regular radio rotation in Mangione's native Rochester, NY)

Gathering the Words - Denny Doherty (1971 - DNC: flip side to Doherty's post-Mamas and Papas single "Watcha Gonna Do", which also didn't chart)

A Girl Like You - The Young Rascals (1967 - #10: Felix Cavaliere wrote the song about his girlfriend)

The Twelve Gifts of Christmas - Allan Sherman (1963 - #5 [Christmas charts]: the novelty singer/songwriter's biggest hit was "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadda")

Heaven Knows - The Grass Roots (1969 - #24: Rob Grill was the lead singer and bass player for the band)

You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Lou Rawls (1976 - #2: song was Rawls' break-through hit)

Me and Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul (1972-3 - #1: song was #1 for the last two weeks of 1972 and the first week of 1973)

Clair - Gilbert O'Sullivan (1972 - #2: song was about O'Sullivan's manager's daughter and was kept out of the top spot by "Me and Mrs. Jones")

Standing Still - The Association (1966 - DNC: band drummer Ted Bluechel wrote the song that was the flip side of "Pandora's Golden Heebie-Jeebie's")

8:00 to 9:00

Moon River - Andy Williams (1962 - NR: Williams' cover of the Oscar-winning song became his signature song but was only released on an album of movie themes)

Rockin' Remnants tribute to Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, who passed away November 30 at the age of 79

Spare Me a Little of Your Love - Fleetwood Mac (1972 - DNC: McVie penned this single release from the LP Bare Trees)

Heroes Are Hard to Find - Fleetwood Mac (1974 - DNC: McVie wrote the title track from the LP of the same name)

*Morning Girl - The Neon Philharmonic (1969 - #17: great one-hit wonder from the Nashville studio group, Don Gant on vocals and songwriter/keyboardist Tupper Saussy)

Morning Girl, Later - The Neon Philharmonic (1969 - NR: this and the above song were from the LP The Moth Confesses and featured the Nashville Symphony Orchestra)

Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) - Looking Glass (1972 - #1: 'Brandy' increased in popularity as a girls' name following the song's release, and it played an important role in the film The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

The Girl From Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto (1964 - #5: song won the Grammy for Record of the Year and featured Stan Getz on saxophone)

I Want You to be My Girl - The Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon (1956 - #13: Lymon was only 14 when the song was recorded and shortly his name would precede the group)

The Little Girl I Once Knew - The Beach Boys (1965 - #20: the group's follow-up to "California Girls")

Sunshine Girl - The Parade (1967 - #20: one-hit wonder from the Summer of Love)

Image of a Girl - The Safaris (1960 - 1960 - #6: one-hit wonder for the Los Angeles band)

Play Girl - Thee Prophets (1969 - #49: only chart entry for the Milwaukee rock group)

She's My Girl - The Turtles (1967 - #14: some radio stations banned the song for its themes, but the group sang the song on The Ed Sullivan Show)

Younger Girl - The Critters (1966 - #42: although written by John Sebastian and recorded by The Lovin' Spoonful, this was the version that made the BB Hot100)

Girl, You'll be a Woman Soon - Neil Diamond (1967 - #10: one of Diamond's 56 singles to grace the BB Hot100)

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 December 10, 2022: Gregory James (GJ) with a spotlight on "Sitting" and "Standing" songs!

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