Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Retro Mix Playlist for 10/5/13

Show theme: Obscure versions of famous songs

6 pm hour

Bette Davis Eyes- Jackie DeShannon
Let 'Em In- Billy Paul
Come See About Me- Jr. Walker & the All-Stars
Louie Louie- Paul Revere & the Raiders
Girls on Film- Billy Preston
Love Is Strange- Everything but the Girl
Our Lips Are Sealed- Fun Boy Three
California Sun- Joe Jones
Do Wah Diddy- The Exciters
Kitty- Racey (the Toni Basil remake was retitled "Mickey")
Jolene- Strawberry Switchblade
Too Many Fish in the Sea- The Rascals
This Diamond Ring- Sammy Ambrose
Call Me- The Box Tops
The Letter- A*Teens
Chain Gang- Otis Redding
Pleasant Valley Sunday- Magnapop

7 pm hour

I Heard It Through the Grapevine- The Miracles
Charlie Brown- The Orlons
Tell Her- Kenny Loggins
Cottonfields- Elton John
Fire- Bruce Springsteen
Something- Musiq Soulchild
Eli's Coming- Laura Nyro
I Left My Heart in San Francisco- Bobby Womack
"Papa Oom Mow Mow" and "The Bird's the Word"- The Rivingtons (These two songs served as the basis for the Trashmen hit "Surfin' Bird")
Will You Love Me Tomorrow- The Four Seasons
Stand by Me- Spyder Turner
California Dreamin'- Barry McGuire
Christine Sixteen- Hayseed Dixie
I Want You Back- David Ruffin
Piece of My Heart- Erma Franklin

8 pm hour

Girls Just Want to Have Fun- Robert Hazard
Burning Love- Doctor & the Medics
You Got What I Need- Freddie Scott (this song served as the basis for the Biz Markie hit "Just a Friend")
I Love Rock & Roll- The Arrows
Gimme Some Lovin'- Olivia Newton-John
The Pale Faced Indian- Marvin Rainwater (The Raiders had a #1 hit with this song in 1971 under the title "Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)"
Oops!... I Did It Again- Richard Thompson
I'm Into Something Good-Earl Jean
I Saw Her Standing There- Little Richard
Light My Fire- Jackie Wilson
All Right Now- Rod Stewart
Now That We Found Love- The O'Jays
Philadelphia Freedom- Hall & Oates
They Long to Be Close to You- Richard Chamberlain
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap- Lesley Gore

The Retro Mix Video of the Week: Jolene by Strawberry Switchblade

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