September 13th, 2006

10-L

Ten random things: Reader Request Month, day 13

Ten songs that peaked at no. 7 on the Billboard pop singles chart:

  1. Bobby Helms, My Special Angel (1957)
  2. Nancy Sinatra, How Does That Grab You, Darlin'? (1966)
  3. Atlanta Rhythm Section, Imaginary Lover (1978)
  4. Marvin Gaye, Trouble Man (1973)
  5. Beach Boys, Surfer Girl (1963)
  6. Total, Trippin' (1999)
  7. Gerardo, Rico Suave (1991)
  8. Sheila E., The Glamorous Life (1984)
  9. Roy Orbison, In Dreams (1963)
  10. Taylor Dayne, Prove Your Love (1988)

Today's list is for manoosha, who wanted to see Sheila E.'s biggest hit, "The Glamorous Life," mentioned in a list. You know, I like that song a lot. And I have an unusually clear memory of the video as well. Remember how she had glitter on the head of her snare drum so that it leaped up into the air when she beat it? And the bustier? Good stuff.

I find this a rather interesting list of songs. Some of these songs can still be heard on the radio today; others have completely faded away. I haven't heard all these songs, and in one case (no. 6) I've never heard of the performer, either. (Late 20th century R&B is a weakness in my body of popular music knowledge.)

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