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All these Stevie picks make me nervous that I'd better take this right now. 11.02  Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke (1977) I'm taking this on the single, not the album, release date.  And some versi

Time for another all-timer for my theme. This is another absolutely stacked year for me, but I’d be bummed big time if I couldn’t get this on my jukebox playlist. Yo Mama selects:   9.23 - M

33.xx I Wanna Hold Your Hand (US B-side - I Saw Her Standing There), Beatles (1963)

2 minutes ago, Eephus said:

he was noble enough not to name me Cyril Dewain Jr.

I don't know your name, but that seems like a cool name to me.  Maybe notsomuch when you're in elementary school or whatnot, though.

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1 hour ago, Yo Mama said:

All this old lady name dropping got me thinking of the second half of this song
Sorry to spotlight - doubt it’ll be drafted. 

Oh, you probably got that right. 

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2 hours ago, Yo Mama said:

All this old lady name dropping got me thinking of the second half of this song
Sorry to spotlight - doubt it’ll be drafted. 

Oh, you probably got that right. 

I have it long-listed for my 50 years of Sisqo jukebox in the early 2040s

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I guess I should take the Detroit-related act now given @Ilov80s announcement from last night. Though this album was mostly recorded in Philly (woot!) under the helm of legendary producer Thom Bell, who also co-wrote this song. I love the 7-minute album version, but I'll keep with the theme and take the shorter single version.

Round 42: The Spinners -- Rubberband Man

Year: 1976

Album: Happiness Is Being with the Spinners

B-side: Now That We're Together

With that, I am done with the '70s. 

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The original's cool. Always a good one playing in the background and kinda hum along. It never had the effect that this one did the first time I heard it though.

Round 42 "Fuel" - Daniel (2000)

It isn't really the band; it's just Brett Scallions. He re-did the arrangement and brought a level of passion to this that Elton just didn't in the original. I'd like to thank Binky again for yesterday's sniper attack as this was the one of the 4 I was going to walk away without and I wouldn't have been happy about it. 

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If you bring up Elvis to my mom, she loves to talk about being at "The" Greensboro Concert in 1972.  She saw him again a few years later, and said he still sounded good and was engaging with the audience, but had gained a lot of weight and couldn't do his dance moves as well anymore. Here's a double dose of The King.

Round 42

Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley (1956)

I'll take the A-side too - Hound Dog

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13 hours ago, Hov34 said:

Don't know why I've been sitting on this one so long.  Had this and two other songs pegged for this year and this has to be the clear favorite, right?

40.xx It's A Shame - The Spinners (1970)

 

I will claim the B-Side (Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music) for now.

 

All-time great group vocals.

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Double post, so I'll use it to applaud the "Cherry Bomb" pick. Was one of the songs that came up on my DID shuffle-through the other day.

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I ask myself, “Yo Mama, how do you fill your 1990 spot when it will directly follows NWA (88) and Public Enemy (89) on the jukebox?” Yo Mama replies, “Well, by taking an Ice Cube song featuring Chuck D, #######!”  Yo Mama selects:

 

42.ym - Ice Cube - Endangered Species (Tales from the Darkside) (1990)

 

Every cop killer goes ignored
They just send another [ninja] to the morgue
A point scored, they could give a #### about us
They rather catch us with guns and white powder
If I was old, they'd probably be a friend of me
Since I'm young, they consider me the enemy
They kill ten of me to get the job correct
To serve, protect, and break a [ninja’s] neck
Cuz I'm the one with the trunk of funk
And "#### tha Police" in the tape deck
You should listen to me cuz there's more to see
Call my neighborhood a ghetto cuz it houses minorities

 

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6 minutes ago, Pip's Invitation said:

They also did a cover of some renown that you could draft! 

I already used 94 (Nirvana Unplugged made that year easy) and while I still have 95 available there are 2 cuts from that year that stand quite a bit above anything else I'm familiar with. The only reason I haven't picked one yet is I can't decide which one.

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42nd Round  Ray Charles & Diana Krall - You Don't Know Me (2004)

Although I had Krall written down as a possibility, I'd sorta brushed her off as, though I know she's very talented, her type of music just isn't at all my jam.  Then I found she had done this duet with Ray as part of his modestly titled album, Genius Loves Company.  Score, I get Ray!!!

Krall played piano and contributed the arrangements, as well as her backing band, to Paul's album, Kisses on the Bottom.  

 

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Listened to Mrs. R's jukebox while working today partly because she unexpectedly sniped me 5 times . Could do without a couple of the B-sides but overall a nice mix. Seems to be missing at least 10 tracks though.

Best discovery- Camila Cabello - Havana

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42nd Round  Ray Charles & Diana Krall - You Don't Know Me (2004)

Although I had Krall written down as a possibility, I'd sorta brushed her off as, though I know she's very talented, her type of music just isn't at all my jam.  Then I found she had done this duet with Ray as part of his modestly titled album, Genius Loves Company.  Score, I get Ray!!!

Krall played piano and contributed the arrangements, as well as her backing band, to Paul's album, Kisses on the Bottom.  

 

one of my 10 favorite songs, gorgeously & sumptuous performed, but one i always put the skip on when i'd listen to the CD. Why would anyone sing the world's loneliest song in duet?

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@Binky The Doormat @Raging weasel Why is it so hard to find good one-hit wonders in the 21st century? I submit the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Among other things, this deregulated the music business and gave conglomerates more leeway to buy up record companies. So the major labels were consolidated very quickly. Once they were in the hands of conglomerates, the execs did what conglomerate execs do and made artist roster/promotion decisions based on numbers.

This led to a mass purge from major-label rosters of niche, cult and has-been acts. It also meant that there was no interest in signing new acts unless the potential for a major payoff was there. And once those new acts were signed, the labels would do whatever they could to justify their investment, and were not content with an act just having one hit.

It's not impossible to be a one-hit wonder anymore, but it's less likely. The flip side is that it's very easy to be a no-hit wonder, as today's technology enables artists to develop an audience without the kind of push from a label that used to be required. 

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4 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

one of my 10 favorite songs, gorgeously & sumptuous performed, but one i always put the skip on when i'd listen to the CD. Why would anyone sing the world's loneliest song in duet?

:lmao:  Fair point.

If I ever get around to making a playlist, I'll be including the solo Ray version, because this record isn't on Spotify.

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11 minutes ago, Pip's Invitation said:

@Binky The Doormat @Raging weasel Why is it so hard to find good one-hit wonders in the 21st century? I submit the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Among other things, this deregulated the music business and gave conglomerates more leeway to buy up record companies. So the major labels were consolidated very quickly. Once they were in the hands of conglomerates, the execs did what conglomerate execs do and made artist roster/promotion decisions based on numbers.

This led to a mass purge from major-label rosters of niche, cult and has-been acts. It also meant that there was no interest in signing new acts unless the potential for a major payoff was there. And once those new acts were signed, the labels would do whatever they could to justify their investment, and were not content with an act just having one hit.

It's not impossible to be a one-hit wonder anymore, but it's less likely. The flip side is that it's very easy to be a no-hit wonder, as today's technology enables artists to develop an audience without the kind of push from a label that used to be required. 

Good info,that makes sense. Probably why many artists form their own record company for distribution and signings. Alot of my remaining picks will be no hit wonders from 2000-now.

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11 minutes ago, Pip's Invitation said:

@Binky The Doormat @Raging weasel Why is it so hard to find good one-hit wonders in the 21st century? I submit the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Among other things, this deregulated the music business and gave conglomerates more leeway to buy up record companies. So the major labels were consolidated very quickly. Once they were in the hands of conglomerates, the execs did what conglomerate execs do and made artist roster/promotion decisions based on numbers.

This led to a mass purge from major-label rosters of niche, cult and has-been acts. It also meant that there was no interest in signing new acts unless the potential for a major payoff was there. And once those new acts were signed, the labels would do whatever they could to justify their investment, and were not content with an act just having one hit.

It's not impossible to be a one-hit wonder anymore, but it's less likely. The flip side is that it's very easy to be a no-hit wonder, as today's technology enables artists to develop an audience without the kind of push from a label that used to be required. 

It's also almost impossible to define what a hit is anymore.

Pop charts have always been crooked, though. Just depended who had a thumb on the scale.

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3 minutes ago, Uruk-Hai said:

It's also almost impossible to define what a hit is anymore.

Pop charts have always been crooked, though. Just depended who had a thumb on the scale.

And the man in the suit has just bought a new car from the profit he's made on your dreams.

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33 minutes ago, Pip's Invitation said:

@Binky The Doormat @Raging weasel Why is it so hard to find good one-hit wonders in the 21st century? I submit the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Among other things, this deregulated the music business and gave conglomerates more leeway to buy up record companies. So the major labels were consolidated very quickly. Once they were in the hands of conglomerates, the execs did what conglomerate execs do and made artist roster/promotion decisions based on numbers.

This led to a mass purge from major-label rosters of niche, cult and has-been acts. It also meant that there was no interest in signing new acts unless the potential for a major payoff was there. And once those new acts were signed, the labels would do whatever they could to justify their investment, and were not content with an act just having one hit.

It's not impossible to be a one-hit wonder anymore, but it's less likely. The flip side is that it's very easy to be a no-hit wonder, as today's technology enables artists to develop an audience without the kind of push from a label that used to be required. 

Also clear channel homogenizing the airwaves. Corporations, man.

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Gonna be a common theme the rest of the way, waffling between two options. As much as I wanted to take this it reminded me a lot of Incubus, Prince, and Let's Go Crazy. They took a rare good 80's song, didn't reinvent anything, but I enjoy their modern rendition of it more than the original because it comes without that 80's vibe. But I already have some Blondie. And I don't categorize her on the same level as Prince. So...

Round 43 Fall Out Boy - Beat It (2008)

...I am picking another song that did the same damn thing. So why this over that? Well, Binky taking Smooth Criminal yesterday left me without any Michael. At the time I thought he broke one tie, but as it turns out he broke two. So, thanks again, Binky!

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1 hour ago, Pip's Invitation said:

@Binky The Doormat @Raging weasel Why is it so hard to find good one-hit wonders in the 21st century? I submit the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Among other things, this deregulated the music business and gave conglomerates more leeway to buy up record companies. So the major labels were consolidated very quickly. Once they were in the hands of conglomerates, the execs did what conglomerate execs do and made artist roster/promotion decisions based on numbers.

This led to a mass purge from major-label rosters of niche, cult and has-been acts. It also meant that there was no interest in signing new acts unless the potential for a major payoff was there. And once those new acts were signed, the labels would do whatever they could to justify their investment, and were not content with an act just having one hit.

It's not impossible to be a one-hit wonder anymore, but it's less likely. The flip side is that it's very easy to be a no-hit wonder, as today's technology enables artists to develop an audience without the kind of push from a label that used to be required. 

:tldr:

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1 hour ago, krista4 said:

42nd Round  Ray Charles & Diana Krall - You Don't Know Me (2004)

Although I had Krall written down as a possibility, I'd sorta brushed her off as, though I know she's very talented, her type of music just isn't at all my jam.  Then I found she had done this duet with Ray as part of his modestly titled album, Genius Loves Company.  Score, I get Ray!!!

Krall played piano and contributed the arrangements, as well as her backing band, to Paul's album, Kisses on the Bottom.  

 

whoa, had forgotten all about this ...beauty

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