Heart Attack – Olivia Newton-John

Chart Position: 3

  • Written by Steve Kipner and Paul Bliss
  • Produced by John Farrar
  • Recorded in London U.K.

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Break It to Me Gently – Juice Newton

Chart Position: 11

  • Won Best country performance- female Grammy award
  • Written by Joe Seneca and Diane Lampert
  • Guitar: Andrew Gold, Juice Newton
  • Keyboards: Michael Boddicker, Philip Aaberg
  • Originally recorded by Brenda Lee (1962)
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Also recorded by Ruth Brown (1997), Dean Martin (2005) and Lorrie Morgan (2009)

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Make Believe – Toto

Chart Position: 30

  • Written by David Paich
  • Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball
  • Guitar: Steve Lukather
  • Keyboards: David Paich, Steve Porcaro
  • Backing vocals: David Paich, Steve Lukather, Tom Kelly
  • Saxophone: Jon Smith
  • Produced by Toto
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA

You Dropped a Bomb on Me – Gap Band

Chart Position: 31

  • Written by Lonnie Simmons, Rudy Taylor and Charlie Wilson
  • Lead vocals: Charlie Wilson
  • Backing vocals: Ronnie and Robert Wilson
  • Guitar: Robert Wilson
  • Keyboards: Charlie Wilson
  • Produced by Lonnie Simmons
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA

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The One You Love – Glenn Frey

Chart Position: 15

  • Written by Glenn Frey and Jack Tempchin
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Saxophone: Ernie Watts, Jim Horn
  • Guitar: Danny Kortchmar, Josh Leo, Glenn Frey
  • Keyboards: Allan Blazek, Glenn Frey
  • Produced by Glenn Frey, Allan Blazek and Jim Ed Norman
  • Glenn Frey is a childhood friend of singer Bob Seger; they both grew up in Detroit MI
  • Jack Tempchin wrote one of The Eagles’ early hits “Peaceful Easy Feeling”

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When I’m Holding You Tight – Michael Stanley Band

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Kevin Raleigh
  • Lead vocals: Michael Stanley
  • Guitar: Michael Stanley, Gary Murkasky
  • Keyboards: Kevin Raleigh, Bob Pelander
  • Backing vocals: Kevin Raleigh
  • Produced by Don Gehman

Voyeur – Kim Carnes

Chart Position: 29

  • Written by Kim Carnes, Dave Ellingson and Duane Hitchings
  • Keyboards: Bill Cuomo, Duane Hitchings
  • Guitar: Josh Leo, Waddy Wachtel
  • Produced by Val Garay
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA

Hang On Sloopy – McCoys

Chart Position: 1

  • Written by Wes Farrell and Bert Russell as ‘My Girl Sloopy’
  • Originally recorded by Vibrations (1964)
  • Lead vocals: Rick Zehringer (Rick Derringer)
  • Backing vocals: Randy Zehringer and Randy Jo Hobbs
  • Produced by Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein and Richard Gottehrer
  • Recorded in New York City NY
  • The McCoys members were still in high school when they recorded this song
  • The rhythm track from The Strangeloves then-unreleased recording of this song is used on this record
  • In 1985 the State of Ohio General Assembly voted Hang On Sloopy the ‘official state rock song’
  • This is McCoys’ only #1 single
  • McCoys were formerly called Rick and the Raiders, but changed their name to avoid being confused with Paul Revere and the Raiders
  • McCoys are from Union City IN
  •  Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz changed the songs title to Hang On Snoopy for his Peanuts cartoon strip
  • The song’s basic riff came to define the ‘garage band’ sound and was used in many garage band songs of the era
  • Dorothy Sloop, a jazz singer and student at Ohio University, is supposedly the inspiration for this song
  • Drummer Randy Jo Hobbs died in Aug 1993
  • Rick and Randy Zehringer later became Johnny Winter’s band for several LPs
  • ‘Hang On Sloopy’ is a staple at Ohio State University sporting events as well as Cleveland Indians baseball games
  • Also recorded by Little Caesar & Consuls (1965), Yardbirds (1965), Ramsey Lewis Trio (1966), Beau Brummels (1966), Newbeats (1965), Dino, Desi & Billy (1965), Jan and Dean (1965), Dave Clark Five (1965), Fabulous Echoes (1965), Challengers (1965), Gentrys (1965), Freddy Cannon (1965), Sandy Nelson (1965), Quincy Jones & His Orchestra (1966), Vogues (1966), Eliminators (1966), Barry McGuire (1966), New Colony Six (1966), Arthur Lyman (1966), Jean King (1966), Raves (1966), Floyd Cramer (1966), Chicks (1966), Phantoms (1966), James Last (1966), Supremes (1966), Wailers (1966), Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra (1966), Ace Cannon (1966), Kingsmen (1966), Venturs (1966), Lettermen (1970), David Porter (1970), Johnny Rivers (1973), Power Pack (1969), Rick Derringer (1975), New York City (1973), Sandpipers (1976), Rod McKuen (1980), Remains (1983), Outcasts (1985), Youth in Asia (1995), Lounge Brigade (1998), Daddy Memphis (1998), Aaron Carter (2000), Lolita No. 18, Saving Jane (2006), Mystic Eyes (2001), Pedestrians (2001), Baskervilles (2007) and many others

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Hi-Heel Sneakers – Stevie Wonder

Chart Position: NR

  • Written and originally recorded by Tommy Tucker (1964)
  • Keyboards: Stevie Wonder
  • Instruments: Funk Brothers
  • Produced by Henry Cosby
  • Recorded in Detroit MI
  • Also recorded by Searchers (1964), Johnny Rivers (1964), Jerry Lee Lewis (1964), Sir Henry and His Butlers (1964), Vanguards (1964), Tina Turner (1965), Jimmy Gilmer & Fireballs (1965), Freddy Cannon (1965), Adam Faith (1965), Billy Thorpe & Aztecs (1965), Rokes (1965), Vince Taylor (1965), Jose Feliciano (1968), Ramsey Lewis Trio (1966), Chambers Brothers (1966), American Breed (1967), Jimmy Hughes (1967), Eddie Floyd (1967), Jackie Shane (1968), Elvis Presley (1968), John Davidson (1969), Stack (1970), Tom Jones (1971), Sammy Davis Jr. (1970), Shakin’ Stevens and Sunsets (1972), Cleo Laine (1973), Chuck Berry (1975), Bill Haley and Comets (1973), Felix Pappalardi (1979), Johnny and Hurricanes (1980), Magic Sam (1980), Janis Joplin (1982),  Riff Burglars (1983), Love Construction (1988), Paul McCartney (1988), Clarence Edwards (1991), Pinetop Perkins (1992), Johnny Hallyday (1996), Neatbeats (1998), Waylon Jennings (2000), Dee Clark (2002), Faces (2004), T-Model Ford (2008), Ben Wasson (2009), George Thorogood & Destroyers w/Buddy Guy (2011) and many others

Agent Double-O-Soul – Edwin Starr

Chart Position: 25

  • Written by Edwin Starr
  • Recorded in Detroit MI
  • Edwin Starr is from Cleveland OH
  • This song references the popular James Bond secret agent films
  • Later recorded by Untouchables (1993) and John Schroeder Orchestra (1996)

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