I’m travelin’ down the road and I’m flirtin’ With Disaster

Song: Flirtin’ With Disaster (1979) Artist: Molly Hatchet Writers: Dave Lawrence Hludeck, Danny Joe Brown, Banner Harvey Thomas Album: Flirtin’ With Disaster (Epic) Flirtin’ With Disaster by Molly Hatchet is often listed as one of the best country rock or Southern rock songs of all time, along with such classics as Can’t You See by Marshall … Read more

Jet Airliner: Who Did It First Before Steve Miller Band?

Song: Jet Airliner Artist: Paul Pena (Covered by Steve Miller Band) Album: New Train Writer: Paul Pena Think of the Steve Miller Band. Are you thinking,”big old jet airliner, don’t carry me too far away?” Chances are many of you are. It is one of Steve Miller Band’s most popular songs. Believe it or not, … Read more

The Stampeders – Sweet City Woman

Song: Sweet City Woman (1971) Artist: Stampeders Writer: Rich Dodson Sweet City Woman was released in 1971 by a Canadian Band out of Calgary, Alberta, the Stampeders. They were together for eight years before they had a huge number one rock hit in Canada on their debut album called Against the Grain. The song also reached … Read more

No Sugar Tonight In My Coffee

Song: No Sugar Tonight (1970) Artist: The Guess Who Album: American Woman Writer: Randy Bachman No Sugar Tonight was released as a B-side for the Guess Who’s single, American Woman, perhaps their best-known song. The single hit number one on the week of May 9, 1970, becoming their biggest hit. Originally, however, No Sugar Tonight was … Read more

Who Sings Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting?

Song: Kung Fu Fighting Artist: Carl Douglas (1974) Album: Single w/ B-side, Gamblin Man (Pye / 20th Century Fox) Martial Arts mania was at its height in the 1970s and, due to Bruce Lee, kung fu was the biggest of all. I mean, everybody was kung fu fighting, and so goes the song. But did … Read more

Brandy You’re A Fine Girl

Song: Brandy Artist: Looking Glass (1972) Album: Looking Glass (Epic) For a one-hit wonder, Looking Glass scored a huge one. Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) was tremendously popular and is still a soft radio classic, not to mention a staple of Karaoke. It was, in fact, so big that it caused Barry Manilow to rename his song … Read more

La Grange: ZZ Top

Song: La Grange (1973) Artist: ZZ Top Album: Tres Hombres What’s the most covered ZZ Top song? La Grange. What ZZ Top Song is most often played on the radio? La Grange. Released in 1973 on the album, Tres Hombres, the song also has the most interesting history, although it was not originally a big hit, … Read more