Cheech & Chong have hit the charts with parodies of three very different songs: Brighter Slide Of Darkness' "Lone Jones," the Floaters' "Float On," and Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The U.S.A."
The Chordettes' two biggest hits have resurfaced in two of the biggest movie hits of the mid-80s. "Mr. Sandman," a No. 1 hit from 1954, appeared in Back To The Future, while "Lollipop," a No. 2 entry from 1958, was heard in Stand by Me.
Eric Clapton's highest-charting album was titled 461 Ocean Boulevard, which was the address of the Miami studio where the album was recorded. Julio Iglasias' highest-charting album was 1100 Bel Air Place, which was the address of the Bel Air home in which he lived while he was recording. Personally, we think these guys need to get out more.
Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne's "You're A Friend Of Mine" was a hit at the same time as Dionne & Friends' "That's What Friends Are For," and while Andrew Gold's "Thank You For Being A Friend" was heard every week as the theme for TV's "Golden Girls."
Jimmy Cliff's "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" was a new, original song, not a medley of "Wonderful World" and "Beautiful People." But that might not be a bad idea either.