I’m Not In Love, It’s Just a Silly Phase I’m Going Through

Song: I’m Not in Love (1975) Artist: 10cc Album: The Original Soundtrack (Mercury) Writers: Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman I’m Not in Love is the first song played in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy (1). It plays while Peter Quill is waiting to see his mom in the hospital. This was not the first movie soundtrack … Read more

You Don’t Have to Be a Star to Be in My Show

Song: You Don’t Have to Be a Star (1976) Artist: Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. Album: I Hope WE Get to Love in Time (ABC) Writers: James Dean, John Glover You Don’t Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show) was a number one hit for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. … Read more

What Was Boston’s First Hit Song?

Song: More Than a Feeling Artist: Boston Album: Boston Writer: Tom Scholz Boston’s first big hit came on their self-titled debut album in 1976. Actually, it’s a bit of a misleading question because the album was one of the best-selling rock debut albums of all time and had three hit singles, one after the other. … Read more

Ooh, Jackie Blue

Song: Jackie Blue (1975) Artist: Ozark Mountain Daredevils Writers: Larry Lee and Steve Cash Album: It’ll Shine When It Shines (A&M) Ooh, Jackie Blue, Lives her life from inside of her room. If you look up OMD on Google, you’ll likely find Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, an English electronic group formed in the late 1070s. … Read more

You Got The Way To Make Me Happy – Cracklin Rosie

Song: Cracklin’ Rosie (1970) Artist: Neil Diamond Album: Tap Root Manuscript Writer: Neil Diamond Oh, I love my Rosie child, She got the way to make me happy, You and me, we go in style. Cracklin’ Rosie wasn’t Neil Diamond’s first hit, as a writer, that is. He first topped the charts with “I’m a … Read more

Everything Is Beautiful In It’s Own Way

Song: Everything Is Beautiful (1970) Artist: Ray Stevens Album: Everything Is Beautiful (Barnaby) Writer: Ray Stevens I grew up listing to Ray Stevens comedy songs. I was so used to laughing so hard to Ray Stevens on the radio that I probably never realized that the song Everything is Beautiful was written and performed by Stevens. I … Read more

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