Flashback: “Let Me In” by The Sensations

The last couple of Sundays watching the NFL games on the FOX network, I’ve seen this Cadillac commercial that had this song I didn’t recognize. I tend to think I’m pretty good at songs from the post-Beatles era onward. If I heard a few notes of any song, I could reasonably tell you the title and artist relatively quickly.

But this commercial with the song with the “wee-oo” in it – that stumped me, and I’m lucky enough not get stumped that often. Turns out that this song was a #4 hit for The Sensations back in 1962, and was covered by Bonnie Raitt in 1973.

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Flashback: “Hip Hop Hooray” by Naughty By Nature

A #8 hit on the Billboard charts for this hip-hop group back in 1993 – which somehow doesn’t seem all that long ago. I remember it from the NBA Live 2000 video game – a neat little song.

Flashback: “Thank God And Greyhound” by Roy Clark

As some of you heard yesterday, Roy Clark of Hee Haw fame passed away at the age of 85.

Much like Buck Owens, Clark had a legendary career on the country music circuit. “Thank God And Greyhound” went to #6 on the country charts at one point in 1970, also reaching #90 on the Billboard “Hot 100” that covers pop music.

My memories of Mr. Clark also hearken back to a series of commercials back in (if I remember accurately) the 1980’s. Back in an era when workout videos by Jane Fonda were the rage, Clark had advertisements for a tape he put together on how to learn to play the guitar.

Well, now that I’ve done a bit of investigating on YouTube – my memory may be incorrect. At one point, Clark had a book that taught readers how to play the guitar. Not so sure about a VCR tape now.

Anyways, rest in peace, Roy.