Monday, May 18, 2009

Killing top Song blogs

Decided to kill this blog....

Saturday, May 16, 2009

3rd Week of August 1976

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" is a duet by Elton John and Kiki Dee

It was written by Elton John without Bernie Taupin under the pseudonym "Ann Orson" and "Carte Blanche" (a pun on the expression "an horse and cart, blanche"), and intended as an affectionate pastiche of the Tamla Motown style, notably the various duets recorded by Marvin Gaye and singers such as Tammi Terrell and Kim Weston. It is not to be confused with the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song of the same title recorded in 1966 by Dionne Warwick.

3rd week of August 1975

"Jive Talkin'" is a song by the Bee Gees

The song was originally called "Drive Talking". The song's rhythm was modeled after the sound a car would make crossing the bridge from Biscayne Bay into Miami. The sound of the car's tires were making a "Chicka, Chicka, Chicka," sound, which was used vocally before the group sings the title of the song. Producer Arif Mardin wished to market the song toward the teen market, and suggested the change to "Jive Talkin'" (the phrase "jive talkin'", slang for "telling lies", was a popular colloquialism at the time). Barry Gibb wrote the song and then had to fix the lyrics upon completion because he had assumed "jive talkin'" referred to "speaking in jive", a then-popular term for African-American Vernacular English. All actual "talking jive" references were fixed so they meant "lying".

3rd Week of August 1974

"The Night Chicago Died" by: Paper Lace

is a song by the British group Paper Lace, written by Peter Callander and Mitch Murray. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week in 1974 and also reached number 3 in the UK charts. It is about a fictional shoot-out in Chicago between gangsters tied to Al Capone and the Chicago Police. The narrator retells his mother's anguish while awaiting news of the fate of her husband, a Chicago