Want Some Whiskey In Your Water? | Mama Told Me

Song: Mama Told Me (Not To Come) – 1970 Artist: Three Dog Night Album: It Ain’t Easy “Mama told me not to come; that ain’t the way to have fun!” Three Dog Night, from 1969 to 1975, was a hit-making machine. They had 21 songs on the charts, and 11 of them were in the … Read more

Imaginary Lovers Never Turn You Down

Song: Imaginary Lover (1978) Artist: Atlanta Rhythm Section Atlanta Rhythm Section, active from 1972 to 1981, was a Southern Rock influenced band often compared to Lynyrd Skynyrd or the Allman Brothers, albeit more radio-friendly. Imaginary Lover was one of two top ten hits, written by Bobby Buie, Robert Nix, and Dean Daughtry: Imaginary Lovers Never turn you … Read more

Get Your Motor Running!

Song: Born to Be Wild (1968) Artist: Steppenwolf Album: Steppenwolf/ Music from the Easy Rider Soundtrack Writer: Mars Bonfire (a.k.a Dennis Edmonton, a.k.a. Dennis Eugene McCrohan) Born to Be Wild is an anthem to motorcycle clubs and, for that matter, many heavy metal fans. It is one of the songs by Steppenwolf to appear in the … Read more

Hot Child in The City

Song: Hot Child in the City (1978) Artist: Nick Gilder Album: City Nights (Chrysalis) At around the same time that Billy Joel was winning a Grammy for Just the Way You Are and disco, punk, and New Wave were simultaneously selling records, a pop/rock song about a runaway teenage girl who may or may not be a … Read more

I Wanna Kiss You All Over

Song: Kiss You All Over (1978) Artist: Exile Album: Mixed Emotions Casual country fans might be shocked to know that the 80’s country hitmakers, Exile, toured with acts such as Aerosmith, Heart, Dave Mason, Boston, and Seals & Crofts in 1978. Although their first no. 1 country hit was Woke Up in Love in 1983, … Read more

Wake Up Maggie I Think I Got Something To Say To You

Song: Maggie May (1971) Artist: Rod Stewart Album: Every Picture Tells a Story (Mercury) Maggie May was Rod Stewart’s first big number one hit. Ironically, it was the B-side of the song he thought would be his breakthrough, Reason to Believe, a cover of a folk song by Tim Hardin, today a true classic in … Read more

I Got My First Real Six String | Summer of ’69

Song: Summer of ’69 (1985) Artist: Bryan Adams Album: Reckless Bryan Adams sang about getting his first real six-string guitar, trying to start a band, contemplating forever with his teen-age girl-friend, and similar teenage dreams in 1984 on his fourth studio album, Reckless. Now, the Canadian singer-songwriter is 56 years old, having been born in November … Read more