Post by Michael1973 on Apr 6, 2006 12:50:47 GMT -5
Not to be nitpicky, but satellite stations as a rule tend to play a wider mix of music than conventional stations.
My original point in starting this thread was to note times when your average radio station threw on a song you really hadn't heard in ages. (Unlike the ones they tell you you haven't heard in ages, but in fact they just played three days ago...)
This morning, I heard "Hopefully" by Rick Astley on WEFM. A few songs later, they played "Only A Lonely Heart Sees" by Felix Cavaliere (of course that song isn't very obscure to me, since it's on the Barry Scott Lost 45's that I have and I listen to that CD a lot.
Last night, my radio managed to pick up some extra signals from far-away places and I heard "Jesus He Knows Me" by Genesis. The station was on 104.5, which I'm guessing is either KBYO Tallulah, LA or WXRR Hattiesburg-Laurel. JHKM isn't obscure to me since I have this on a Genesis greatest hits CD.
Post by Michael1973 on Apr 7, 2006 12:52:20 GMT -5
This morning, I heard "Hopefully" by Rick Astley on WEFM.
Was this released before or after "Hopelessly?"
WHCN, a "classic hits" station out of Hartford, has an "80's at 8" show weekday mornings, and once in a while they play something way out of the ordinary. Today I heard Joe Jackson's "You Can't Get What You Want."
Heard two songs today on WDUV that aren't really obscure (at least on Soft AC), but it was interesting hearing them programmed back-to-back since they're from the same soundtrack album: "Look What You've Done To Me" by Boz Scaggs and "Love The World Away" by Kenny Rogers.
I don't know if people here are listing songs heard on speciality shows, but tonight I heard a lot of obscure songs on Todd Michael's Saturday Night 80s, so I'm going to list some of them... Here is a sample of some obscure songs I heard in the past 2 hours:
Donna Allen - Serious Olivia Newton John - Xanadu The Fixx - Are We Ourselves Kenny Loggins - I'm Free (Heaven Help The Man) Haircut One Hundred - Love Plus One Linda Ronstadt - Get Closer
Right now, on WEFM, they're playing "Your Secret's Safe With Me" by Michael Frank, an AC-only hit from the fall of 1985.
I've heard tons of obscure hits on that station tonight. Actually, I'm surprised that they're even playing music, as they're usually running some ball game or other at night.
Anyway, I tried to put together a sample hour of the station, but the only problem is, they play about three or four jazz pieces every hour and, since I don't really know my smooth jazz music (and I can't very well do a Google Search for the lyrics for obvious reasons!), that left a few holes:
7:00 - Too Much Heaven/The Bee Gees 7:05 - (jazz piece) 7:10 - The One You Love/Glenn Frey 7:14 - (jazz piece) 7:18 - Sharing The Night Together/Dr. Hook 7:20 - The Power Of Love/Celine Dion 7:25 - Commercials 7:28 - (Dance With The) Guitar Man/Duane Eddy 7:30 - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine/Lou Rawls 7:35 - (jazz piece) 7:38 - Just Remember I Love You/Firefall 7:42 - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time/The Spinners 7:45 - (jazz piece) 7:49 - Something Better To Do/Olivia Newton-John 7:52 - Willing To Forgive/Aretha Franklin 7:56 - Commercials 7:59 - Thank You Fallettin' Me Be Mice Elf Again/Sly & The Family Stone
Several of those hits are songs that most radio stations no longer touch. Also, in the last fifteen minutes of the 6:00 hour alone, I heard "Sometimes It's Only Love" by Luther Vandross, "Without Your Love" by Roger Daltrey, and "And So It Goes" by Billy Joel. So it goes without saying that WEFM has an extensive library of music.
And now, they're playing "All I Ask Of You" by Barbra Streisand, from early 1989. When was the last time you heard that song on radio?
Post by jimmy74747 on Apr 11, 2006 13:27:44 GMT -5
On Jack FM today, I heard "Born To Be My Baby" from Bon Jovi.
The fact that you consider that song obscure shows how playlists differ in different areas of the country. Along the Hartford/NYC/Philly corrdior, that song is still played on Hot AC stations quite frequently.
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