Sunday, July 6, 2008

C's Continued...

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.

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Captain & Tennille's "Love Will Keep Us Together" was a very big record, but there is no truth to the rumor that it inspired the Joy Division's rock classic "Love Will Tear Us Apart."

Belinda Carlisle led the Go-Go's to a spot in the history books in 1982, when their debut album, Beauty and the Beat, became the first album by a female rock band to hit No. 1.

Eric Carmen's first solo hit was the solem "All By Myself." His second was the forlorn "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again." Could this be the same Eric who had sung the Raspberries' classic "Go All The Way" with such optimism and abandon just four years earlier?

Johnny Cash recorded two live albums in prisons in the late 60s--Folsom and San Quentin--and both topped the two million sales mark. A third live album, recorded at the Grand Ole Opry, didn't sell nearly as well. There's just nothing like a captive audience.

Peter Cetera is one of seven artists to hit No. 1 as a soloist, as part of a duet, and as part of a group. The six others to have hit the top in all three configurations: Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder, and Elton John.