Saturday, June 28, 2008

Show #134--6/29/08

Maiden Voyage—Herbie Hancock
Civilians—Joe Henry
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine—Bongwater
Long Distance Runaround—Yes
Brighter Day—The Tubes
Getaway (February)—Jen Trynin
One (Blake’s Got a New Face)—Vampire Weekend
I Can’t Stand It—Chris Whitley
Man Smart, Woman Smarter—Big Wu
It’s All Right—The Impressions
Gonna Be a Big Thing—The Yum Yums
I Say a Little Prayer—Dionne Warwick
It Ain’t the Way—Michel Pagliaro

Hour 2—80s Also-Rans: Great Singles That Missed the US Top 40 (save one)

I Don’t Like Mondays—The Boomtown Rats
And She Was—Talking Heads
If You Want My Love—Cheap Trick
Your Love is King—Sade
What I Like About You—The Romantics
Only a Memory—The Smithereens
Run Like Hell—Pink Floyd
Perfect—Fairground Attraction
Don’t Give Up—Peter Gabriel/Kate Bush
Closer to Fine—Indigo Girls
The Kid is Hot Tonite—Loverboy
Peek-a-Boo—Siouxsie and the Banshees
Baby Talks Dirty—The Knack
You’re the Only Love—Paul Hyde and the Payola$

Hour 3—Feature album: A Scratch in the Sky—The Cryan’ Shames (1967)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Show #133--6/22/08

Take it Away—Paul McCartney
Saint Paul—Terry Knight
All You Need is Love—Sungha Jung
I Need Love—Sam Phillips
Piece of My Heart—Erma Franklin
Angel in Your Arms—Millie Jackson
Tane Mahuta—The Ruby Suns
Stop Watch--Cryptacize
Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart—Stone Temple Pilots
Anything You Want—Spoon
Orion—Rodrigo y Gabriela
Let it Go—Luba
What Would You Say—Dave Matthews Band

Hour 2—Sporting Life

Me Like Hockey—The Arrogant Worms
Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song)—Warren Zevon
Backfield in Motion—Mel & Tim
Hot Rod Race—Jim & Jesse
Baseball/Football—George Carlin
Willie, Mickey & the Duke (Talkin’ Baseball)—Terry Cashman
Centerfield (Live)—John Fogerty
Catch a Wave—The Beach Boys
Tell ‘Em I’m Surfin’—The Fantastic Baggys
Shooting Hoops—G. Love & Special Sauce
All He Wants to Do is Fish—The Replacements
Runner—Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
The Hunting Song—Tom Lehrer
Poker—Electric Light Orchestra
Boxing—Ben Folds Five

Hour 3—Feature album: How Dare You!—10cc (1976)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Show #132--6/15/08

Step Inside Love—Cilla Black
Summer Wind—Frank Sinatra
Think Twice—LaVern Baker & Jackie Wilson
Lucille—The Everly Brothers
Don’t Throw Your Love Away—The Searchers
Out of Limits—The Marketts
Woman—Peter & Gordon
Lost Girl—The Troggs
Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song)—The Buckinghams
Things I’d Like to Say—New Colony Six
As We Proceed—Travis Morrison
Sinner—Downtown Harvest
Babylon—David Gray
Cheek to Cheek—Kenny Burrell Trio
Harmony—Elton John

Hour 2--Mystery theme

A chance to win a CD ("Because of the Times" by Kings of Leon) by guessing the theme that ties these 2nd hour songs and sound clips together. See the previous post!

Update: No winner! A few guesses, but no winner. (We'll see if McCardle figured it out). Here was what was played:

“The Love Boat” theme—Jack Jones
I’m Gone—King Pleasure
Sweet Lorraine—King Cole Trio
Queen Elizabeth Christmas speech excerpt
All That She Wants—Ace of Base
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright—Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Better Together—Jack Johnson
You’re My Best Friend—Queen
3’s and 7’s—Queens of the Stone Age
How Long—Ace
I Feel the Earth Move—Carole King
Queen Latifah for “Cover Girl” makeup
Third Rate Romance—The Amazing Rhythm Aces
Jack Kerouac reading from “On the Road”
Dancing in the Moonlight—King Harvest
On Call—Kings of Leon
This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ to Glide—The Kings

Theme: Playing cards

Thanks to those of you who gave it a try!--Marc

Hour 3--Feature album: I've Seen Everything--The Trash Can Sinatras (1993)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


This week's show will feature a "Mystery Theme" contest in the 9 o'clock hour. I play the music and certain audio snippets and pretty much keep my mouth closed. Your mission? Guess what these songs and sound clips have in common, and then either call me at the station (724-357-WIUP) with your answer, or IM me on AOL Instant Messenger, keyword IUPRADIO. First person to guess the theme will win...(yes, I have a prize this time)...the Kings of Leon CD "Because of the Times," a CD that had some of my favorite songs from last year.

Last time I did the mystery theme hour, the theme was "Songs that feature flute." Not too difficult, really. This time around it will be more difficult, I do believe. The theme can involve the song titles, or the group or singers' names...or maybe it's concerning lyrical content, or instrumentation...or something else very obscure. Bend your brain and have a listen and have a guess, if you're so inclined.

And if no one calls...or gets the right answer...I keep the CD (and I drink your milkshake)!

Good luck to ya.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Show #131--6/8/08

God Put a Smile Upon Your Face—Mark Ronson feat. the Daptone Horns
Before the Money Came (The Battle of Bettye LaVette)—Bettye LaVette
Knock on Wood—Eddie Floyd
Keep a Knockin’—Little Richard
Ugly and Slouchy—The Maddox Brothers
Oh Lonesome Me—Don Gibson
In Another Life—XTC
Break it Up--Rocket from the Crypt
Finders Keepers—The Electric Prunes
Four Seasons in One Day—Then There Were Two
Orbiting—The Weepies
Vanilla Sky—Paul McCartney
Captain Marvel—Chick Corea and Return to Forever

Hour 2--Songwriter Spotlights

Something a bit different this hour: Here are six well-known songs, and all were hits for these artists. But these artists didn't write any of these songs. I'll play the hit, and then focus on some of the actual songwriters' performing their own stuff. If you even know one of these composers, you're doing well! If you know all 5 (without Googling!), I tip my Altoona Curve baseball cap to you--you really know your music...

So here's the hits, along with the (initials) of the songwriter following after:

They Don't Know--Tracey Ullman (KM)
Fifteen Minutes--Kirsty MacColl
Terry--Kirsty MacColl
Me and Bobby McGee--Janis Joplin (KK)
Help Me Make it Through the Night--Kris Kristofferson
This Old Road--Kris Kristofferson
City of New Orleans--Arlo Guthrie (SG)
Jessie's Jig--Steve Goodman
Men Who Love Women Who Love Men--Steve Goodman
Eli's Comin'--Three Dog Night (LN)
Sweet Blindness--Laura Nyro
You've Really Got a Hold on Me--Laura Nyro & Labelle

and here's 2 very different types of songs from this final songwriter:

Hush--Deep Purple
Rose Garden--Lynn Anderson (JS)
Games People Play--Joe South

Hour 3--Feature album: Take-Offs and Put-Ons--George Carlin (1967)