Flashback: “Woodstock” by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young

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.

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Flashback: “Harlem Shuffle” by Bob & Earl

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.

Flashback: “SCORE” by Bob’s Band

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.

Flashback: “More, More, More” by the Andrea True Connection

Until Stormy Daniels or someone else in adult films records a bigger hit record (and stranger things in pop music have happened), this is the biggest US pop hit performed by a porn star, going to #4 in 1976 for Andrea True.

Flashback: “In The Year 2525” by Zager And Evans

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.

Flashback: “Stairway To Heaven” by Dolly Parton

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.