John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
jheaton

  • Music:

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.)

Subscribe

  • My tweets

    Fri, 12:37: The bus I take to work is detoured, but for once it works in my favor: the detour route drops me off literally in front of the…

  • My tweets

    Thu, 12:10: Does Homer still own the Denver Broncos? https://t.co/j3RWaoGqi1 Thu, 12:16: RT @ BostonGlobe: Counselors punched by campers.…

  • My tweets

    Tue, 15:53: RT @ crampell: .@ jonathanchait on Trump's hierarchy of needs. https://t.co/Rvn0f8B2OG Tue, 17:07: Same author, 13 days apart…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments