Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Another One From the Spin City Archives

The following playlist is from 3/18/06. Since March is Women's History Month, I decided to do a show devoted to female solo artists/groups or duos with female lead singers. For good measure, I also threw in a few theme songs to TV shows with female lead characters. How many of these do you remember?

4 pm hour

Cha, Cha, Cha- MC Lyte
Missionary Man- Eurythmics
What Can I Do For You?- Labelle
Remember Me- Diana Ross
Robert DeNiro's Waiting- Bananarama
Destination Unknown- Missing Persons
On & On- Gladys Knight & the Pips
Hit Me With Your Best Shot- Pat Benatar
I'll Set You Free- The Bangles
Can the Can- Suzi Quatro
Theme from Police Woman
Nutbush City Limits- Ike & Tina Turner
Once You Get Started- Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
Girls Just Want To Have Fun- Cyndi Lauper
Love In C Minor- Cerrone

5 pm hour

Back On the Chain Gang- The Pretenders
Just Like Jesse James- Cher
Look Into Your Heart- Aretha Franklin
Nathan Jones- The Supremes
Modern Girl- Sheena Easton
Like A Virgin- Madonna
Come Give Your Love To Me- Janet Jackson

The Guilty Pleasure of the Week:
Magic- Olivia Newton- John

Sukiyaki- A Taste of Honey
Ladies First- Queen Latifah
Theme from One Day At A Time
Charity Ball- Fanny
I Love Rock & Roll- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Kiss Me Deadly- Lita Ford
Fly Robin Fly- Silver Convention

6 pm hour

Love Is In Control- Donna Summer
He's So Dull- Vanity 6
How Do I Make You- Linda Ronstadt
Me & Bobby McGee- Janis Joplin
Magic Man- Heart
The Belle of St. Mark- Sheila E.
How Much More- The Go Gos (from the LP that was #1 on the Billboard Pop Album chart the week of March 18th, 1982: "Beauty and the Beat")
I Want Candy- Bow Wow Wow
Tramp- Salt & Pepa
One Monkey Don't Stop No Show- The Honey Cone
Dreamin'- Vanessa Williams
All Around the World- Lisa Stansfield
The Best Disco In Town- The Ritchie Family


Taj said...

LOL! I'm playing I Love Rock N Roll at this very moment!

Anther great list Malcolm! I became obsessed with Joplin when I was about 17, I'd go around singing Bobby McGee and Mercedes Benz constantly!

And WOW, Leather Tuscadero! I so wanted to be Quatro when I was 12! I wanted to be Joan Jet too. And Annie Lennox. lol And MC Lyte in her "Gotta Get A Roughneck" days.

Malcolm said...

Hey Taj! It's hard to go wrong with Joan Jett! She's another artist that I feel belongs in the RRHOF.

I put Janis Joplin in the category with singers such as Aretha and Otis Redding... the ability to take a standard and make you feel as if it was written specifically for them. Janis' version of "Summertime" comes to mind.

As for Suzi Quatro, I think she was a little ahead of her time (at least the U.S. wasn't ready for her). She was huge in the UK back in the mid to late 70s, but only had 1 hit over here (her duet w/ Chris Norman, "Stumblin In"). If she had come out during the early MTV era, I think she would've been bigger over here. If you haven't, check out my playlist for 5/26/07. There's a link to her video for "Devil Gate Drive"... a song I first heard her perform on "Happy Days".

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