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Some 1979 one-hit wonders for the weekend

This week we have two massively catchy one hit wonder songs from 1979 which is my favourite year in pop. This was a massively strong year with all the biggest hitters in music active. 184 more words


The Knack - 'My Sharona

Was there ever a song as bad as ‘My Sharona’?

To several generations younger than me as well as the lunkheads that put it in the charts in the first place, this possibly sounds like madness. 2,190 more words


The Story Behind The Knack's My Sharona

Though not a one-hit wonder, The Knack never really sustained the 10-million My Sharona sales in 1979. Here’s the story behind the name in the song. 15 more words

Classic Rock Songs

CLASSIC CONCERT: The Knack @ Hurrah / New York, NY / May 19, 1979

My first notice of The Knack was seeing a picture in the NME British weekly of Bruce Springsteen joining the band on stage at a Los Angeles night club (October 17, 1978 at the Troubadour). 286 more words

Classic Concerts

song of the day - “My Sharona” | THE KNACK | 1979.

After last week’s Presidential “election” here in America, there’s an effort on the Interweb to “break the internet with love.”  So, the best way I can help with that via this blog is to highlight (as “songs of the day”) some gems from 1979 through 1989 that are universally loved, if I haven’t highlighted them already.  974 more words

Hot 100

Music Video of the Day: It's Tricky by RUN-DMC (1987, dir. Jon Small)

When I picked out this music video to feature today, I thought it would just be a catchy song that happens to feature Penn & Teller. 354 more words

Music Video

My honey's not a sweet thing

On 15 March 1980, “Baby Talks Dirty” by The Knack peaked at #38.

Before I talk about “Baby Talks Dirty” by The Knack, I want to talk about The Turtles.  558 more words