Why’s Everybody Always Pickin On Me?

Album: Yakety Yak (Atco) Song: Charlie Brown (1959) Artist: The Coasters Writers: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown He’s a clown, that Charlie Brown He’s gonna get caught Just you wait and see (Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me) The Coasters, often called ‘the clown princes of 1950’s rock,’ had a no. 2 … 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

That Dirty Lowdown

Song: Lowdown (1976) Artist: Boz Scaggs Album: Silk Degrees (CBS) Lowdown was the biggest hit off of Boz Scaggs’ Silk Degrees Album, in 1976. Boz Scaggs, whose real name is William Royce Scaggs, began working on Silk Degrees, he had just come off his first album without his road band, Silk Dancer. There were a number of … Read more