Saturday, February 2, 2008

Spin City Playlist For 2/2/08

4 pm hour

Modern Love- David Bowie
Bring the Boys Home- Freda Payne
Right On Time- The Brothers Johnson
Armageddon It- Def Leppard
Tender Years- John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band
I Don't Know If It's Right- Evelyn "Champagne" King
An Everlasting Love- Andy Gibb

Double Retro segment's feat. artist: Tina Turner
You Should'a Treated Me Right- Ike & Tina Turner (1962)
Better Be Good To Me (1984)

Up All Night- The Boomtown Rats
Parents Just Don't Understand- DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
The Bells- The Originals
Forget Me Nots- Patrice Rushen

5 pm hour

Temptation Eyes- The Grass Roots
It's All Over Now- Bobby Womack
You Haven't Done Nothin'- Stevie Wonder
The Look- Roxette
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker- The Ramones
This Is the Day- The The
Johnny Come Home- Fine Young Cannibals
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe- Barry White

Now & Then segment's feat. artist: Carly Simon
Jamaica Farewell (from her 2006 CD "Into White")
You Belong To Me (1978)

Give Me the Reason- Luther Vandross
The Fat Boys Are Back- The Fat Boys
Let's Go- The Cars
Space Race- Billy Preston
There's the Girl- Heart

6 pm hour

My Prerogative- Bobby Brown
Get Outta Town- Dan Hartman
Mothership Connection- Parliament
Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)- The Four Tops
What About Love- 'Til Tuesday
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, & Understanding- Elvis Costello
We Got the Beat- The Go Gos
Love Land- Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band

#1 segment
I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)- Daryl Hall & John Oates (song was #1 on both the Billboard pop and R&B charts this week in 1982)

Hang On To Your Love- Sade
Mama Used To Say- Junior
Carefree Highway- Gordon Lightfoot
Seven Wonders- Fleetwood Mac
Funky Cold Medina- Tone Loc'

Did any of your faves make this week's playlist?

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8 comments:

pjazzypar said...

Good show as always. That was quite a bomb you dropped about Carly Simon. I researched it and found that she had made several quotes referencing the fact that her "mother" was Black. I was chatting with Clarence on the computer while listening to your show and he said "who cares". He went on to say that Carly Simon had "passed" all these years and now when her career is virtually over she comes out.

Now I get what he's saying, but on the other hand I really don't think she would not have had the big career she experienced because of the times in which her music came of age and the genre of the music itself. I was a fan, but not many others in my circle can name, much less have purchased her music.

In my opinion an admission of that magnitude in the late 60's, early 70's would have been very damaging.

Barbara said...

I missed another goodie. Hopefully next week I will be able to tune in!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Yay you played Gordon! 2 weeks until his tickets go on sale. That's one show I'm really looking forward too. And you probably guessed that I love love love the EC song :) and The Grass Roots :)

Holly Smith said...

"I asked her for Adidas and she bought me Zips!"
Love that one, I recorded it off of the radio and I probably have it in a box somewhere.
Also, Funky Cold Medina is one of the coolest songs ever.

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gurl with glasses said...

Malcolm,

I KNOW you are in my head for sure, the evidence is in the sheer number of favorites week after week on your playlists :)
This week, you blew me away with Barry (i can't get enough of your love baby) and Gordon.

Of course, you played some of my other faves: Modern Love, Parents Just Don't Understand, Temptation Eyes, You Haven't Done Nothin', The Look, The Fat Boys are Back, Ain't No Woman, and too bad i missed Funky Cold Medina.

So, next week is a short show? How are you ever going to pack it all in?

~dawn

Malcolm said...

Pjazzy: If she had admitted being part Black back then, I wonder if she might have earned airplay on some R&B stations or a guest shot on "Soul Train". Hmm...

Barbara: I hope so too.

Mistress of the D: Oh yes, I know very well of your love for Declan MacManus and the Grass Roots. It had been awhile since I had played either of them.

Holly: Back when "Funky Cold Medina" was popular, there was a devious character named Gabrielle Medina. I always thought that ABC should have done some promos about her and used "Funky Cold Medina" as the theme song.

Dawn: Because of the time I spend in your head, you're not going to start charging me rent are you? When I do my normal three hours, it flies by so I know two hours will go by like a snap of my fingers.

pjazzypar said...

Actually "You Belong To Me" was a big crossover hit and got plenty of airplay on the R&B stations. In fact that's what turned me on to her now that I think back.

Malcolm said...

Pjazzy: What I should have said was "more R&B airplay" instead of "some" because I had forgotten that I first heard "You Belong To Me" on the Flint R&B station when I was a kid. Although they played "You Belong To Me" quite a bit, I was surprised when I looked it up about a week ago and found that it never crossed over to hit the Billboard R&B charts.

 
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