Please Come To Boston: Who Did If First?

Song: Please Come to Boston (1974) Artist: Dave Loggins Album: Apprentice (In a Musical Workshop) – (Epic) Having just wrote about Danny’s Song, by Kenny Loggins, I couldn’t help but think of another heartfelt song by his kin. If you’re a country fan, you have probably heard one or another country star sing the lyrics “I’m … Read more

Even Though We Ain’t Got Money – What Song is It?

Song: Danny’s Song (1972) Artist: Loggins & Messina Album: Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin’ In (Columbia) Even though we ain’t got money are perhaps the most recognizable lyrics in the chorus of Danny’s Song, written by Kenny Loggins. Many people do not realize that Kenny Loggins was not always the king of the movie soundtrack. In … Read more

25 or 6 to 4 Meaning: Time of Day or Drugs?

Chicago 25 or 6 to 4

Song: 25 or 6 to 4 (1970) Artist: Chicago Album: Chicago II (Columbia) The Tommy Tutone song Jenny (867-5309) spawned quite a myth, or maybe not a myth, about thousands of people calling the number from the song and overloading the circuit boards, thus causing the number to always be “out of service,” or something like that. But … Read more

What Song Goes “In 1814 We Took a Little Trip”

Spectacular Johnny Horton album cover

Song: The Battle of New Orleans (1958) Artist: Johnny Horton Album: The Spectacular Johnny Horton (Columbia) The Battle of New Orleans was a huge country/folk hit in 1959 for Texas-born Johnny Horton, sometimes known as the “singing fisherman.” After an already successful singing career, he had been signed to Columbia in the late 1950s and in 1957 … Read more

I’m Special, So Special: What Song Is It?

Song: Brass in Pocket (1980) Artist: Pretenders Album: The Pretenders (Real Records/Sire) Brass in Pocket may be the most well-known Pretenders song, but since, like so much of the Pretender’s music, it has lived on so long, many people who hear it may have never heard of the Pretenders. Since the words “Brass in Pocket” are … Read more

What Song Was the Scorpions’ First Major U.S. Hit?

Scorpions band portrait

Song: No One Like You Album: Blackout (1982) Label: Mercury Although Blackout was not the Scorpions’ first album to break in America, it offered up their first major hit: No One Like You. Scorpions had already had album success with 1979’s Lovedrive (1979), which featured guitar work from both original guitarist Michael Schenker, Rudolph Schenker’s brother and … Read more