The Jerk – Larks

Chart Position: 7

  • Written by Don Julian
  • Lead vocals: Don Julian
  • Backing vocals: Charles Morrison, Ted Waters
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • This song, inspired by a dance called The Jerk, was followed on the charts by a number of other paens to The Jerk including Capitols’ ‘Cool Jerk’ (1965)
  • This is Larks’ only hit single
  • Larks were originally called Meadowlarks
  • Larks are from Los Angeles CA
  • Don Julian died in Nov 1998

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Without the One You Love (Life’s Not Worthwhile) – Four Tops

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Holland/Dozier/Holland
  • Lead vocals: Levi Stubbs
  • Backing vocals: Obie Benson, Lawrence Payton, Duke Fakir, Andantes
  • Instruments: Funk Brothers
  • Produced by Frank Wilson
  • Recorded in Detroit MI

(Theres) Always Something There to Remind Me – Sandie Shaw

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • OrIginally recorded by Lou Johnson (1964)
  • Sandie Shaw is from Essex U.K.
  • Also recorded by Brenda Lee (1965), Burt Bacharach (1965), Joy Marshall (1965), Four Seasons (1965),  Dionne Warwick (1968), Patti LaBelle & Bluebells (1967), Lou Christie (1966), Wayne Fontana (1966), Oxfords (1966), Johnny Mathis (1967), Jay & Americans (1967), Martha Reeves & Vandellas (1968), Jose Feliciano (1968), The Senate (1969), Buddy Greco (1969), R.B. Greaves (1969), Pozo-Seco Singers (1970), Barbara Mason (1970), Peggy Lee (1970), Blue Swede (1974), Viola Wills (1980), Stylistics (1982), Naked Eyes (1983), Carpenters (1981), Anita Meyer (1989), Troggs (1990), Joe Bourne (1993), Tin Tin Out (1995),  Captain Howdy (1998), Clock Strikes Thirteen (1999), Braid (1998), Joe Longthorne (1999), Hippos (1999), Voodoo Court (2000), Jane McDonald (2005), Butch Walker (2005), Mel Fausto (2007), Baskervilles (2007), Alison Ruble (2008), Steve Tyrell (2008), Salena Jones (2008), Thurston Moore (2010), Hazell Dean (2014), KC & Sunshine Band (2015), Richard Poon (2014), Mary Byrne (2017) and many others

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Its All Over – Walter Jackson

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Curtis Mayfield
  • Produced by Carl Davis and Curtis Mayfield
  • Recorded in Chicago IL
  • Walter Jackson is from Pensacola FL
  • This is Walter Jackson’s biggest hit single

 

My Love Forgive Me (Amore Scusami) – Robert Goulet

Chart Position: 16

  • Written by Gino Mescoli and Vito Pallavincini with English lyrics by Sydney Lee
  • This is Robert Goulet’s biggest hit single
  • Robert Goulet is from Lawrence MA
  • Originally recorded by John Foster (1964)
  • Also recorded by Acker Bilk & Bent Fabric w/Leon Young String Chorale (1965), Jerry Vale (1967), Jerry Adriani (1965), Ferrante & Teicher (1965), Peggy Lee (1965), Nancy Wilson (1965), Al Martino (1965), Dan Hill (1966), Pat Boone w/Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra (1965), Ray Charles Singers (1965), Trini Lopez (1966), 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett (1967), Tommy Mottolla (1968), Lovelace Watkins (1971), Rita Pavone (1975), Jane Duboc (1992), Frank Michael (1994), Alfio (2006), Deliriumon (2009),

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Getting Mighty Crowded – Betty Everett

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Van McCoy
  • Produced by Calvin Carter
  • Recorded in Chicago IL

Breakdown Dead Ahead – Boz Scaggs

Chart Position: 15

  • Written by David Foster and Boz Scaggs
  • Guitar: Boz Scaggs, Ray Parker Jr, Steve Lukather
  • Keyboards: David Foster, James Newton Howard, Don Grolnick
  • Backing vocals: Venetta Fields, Paulette Brown, Bill Thedford
  • Produced by Bill Schnee
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA

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Don’t Cry for Me Argentina – Festival

Chart Position: NR

  • Adapted from the musical Evita
  • Originally recorded by Julie Covington (1976)
  • Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
  • Festival is a studio band put together by Boris Midney
  • This is Festival’s only U.S. hit single
  • Also recorded by Top of the Pops (1978), David Essex (1978), Petula Clark (1977), Alan Tew Orchestra (1977), Olivia Newton-John (1977), Gracie Rivera (1977), Carpenters (1977), Bruce Baxter Orchestra (1977), Caravelli (1977), Le grande orchestra de Paul Mauriat (1977), Shadows (1979), Julie Grey (1978), Shirley Bassey (1978), Tom Jones (1979), Richard Clayderman (1979), Pete Knight (1979), Cilla Black (1980), Robert Wolfe (1980), Tonix (1979), Anita Meyer (1982), Marti Webb (1980), Barbara Dickson (1985), Lars Roos (1986), Rebecca Storm (1988), Allen Toussaint Orchestra (1988), Ricky King (1990), Sinead O’Connor (1992), Sarah Brightman (1992), Mantovani Orchestra (1993), West End Concert Orchestra (1995), Donna Summer (1996), Christopher Peacock (1996), Madonna (1996), Mike Flowers Pops (1997), James LastPrima (1996), Andrea McArdle (1996), Blondes on Ice (1998), Judy Collins (1999), BB Band (1999), Cheryl Porter (2004), Katherine Jenkins (2005), Matthew Cooke (2003), Lisa Addeo (2005), Wing (2006), Il Divo (2011), Tina Arena (2012), Big Daddy (2013), Jennifer Bullock (2014), Nicki White (2016) and many others

Heart Hotels – Dan Fogelberg

Chart Position: 21

  • Written by Dan Fogelberg
  • Guitar: Dan Fogelberg
  • Keyboards: Dan Fogelberg
  • Lyricon: Tom Scott
  • Saxophone: Tom Scott
  • Recorded in Boulder CO, Nashville TN and Los Angeles CA
  • Produced by Marty Lewis, Dan Fogelberg and Norbert Putnam

Rock Lobster – B-52s

Chart Position: NR

  • #147 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 500 greatest songs
  • Written by Fred Schneider and Ricky Wilson
  • Lead vocals: Fred Schneider
  • Guitar: Ricky Wilson
  • Keyboards: Kate Pierson
  • Backing vocals: Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson
  • Produced by Chris Blackwell
  • Recorded in Nassau Bahamas
  • Originally recorded by B-52s in 1978
  • B-52s are from Athens GA
  • Hearing this song at a club helped persuade John Lennon to come out of a five year retirement and record again

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