Only fitting to play this today – 50 years ago, Woodstock was going on. Joni Mitchell recorded the song first, but Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young took the song to #11 on the Billboard charts in 1970.
If you ever wondered where the first four notes of “Jump Around” by House of Pain came from, here you go.
This version of “Harlem Shuffle” went to #44 on the Billboard charts in 1963 – but turned into a hit for the Rolling Stones when they remade the tune in 1986.
Last night marked the start of the 2019-2020 NFL season with the annual Hall of Fame preseason game in Canton, Ohio. For those keeping score, the Denver Broncos won a 14-10 verdict over the Atlanta Falcons.
This is also the 100th NFL season, and the 50th season of Monday Night Football. Bob’s Band scored a minor hit in 1970 with MNF’s first theme, which lasted six seasons.
Zager and Evans are short for the duo of Rick Evans and Danny Zager, and this song was a #1 song for six weeks in 1969 – and on top of that, the top song on the Billboard charts as Apollo 11 successfully landed on the moon.
One of the many covers of the 1971 Led Zeppelin classic that, oddly enough, wasn’t a hit when it was first released – but has since been a go-to song in the playlists of classic rock radio stations all over the world.
I picked the Parton cover because it is a dedication to my ex-girlfriend, who’s mother passed away this past Wednesday afternoon.
Peaked at #8 on the Billboard charts back in early 1984 – and a pretty decent song for a 4th of July weekend.