WPON-AM 1460 - Insane World Of Mike Sain - First And Last - April 28, 2004

The "Insane World Of Mike Sain" airs every Wednesday at 9:00 AM Eastern Time on WPON-AM 1460 Detroit both on the air and on the Internet. On today's program Mike played the very first and very last charted songs by various artists.


  • "Boogie Woogie" and "Nut Rocker" by B. Bumble & the Stingers are rock & roll adaptations of, respectively, Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight Of The Bumble Bee" and Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcraker Suite."
  • Both "Never On Sunday" and its tag along B-side song, "Faraway Star," were the last chart hits for the Chordettes in 1961. "Never On Sunday" was the title song from the movie starring Melina Mercouri. Don Costa & His Orchestra recorded an instrumental version of "Never On Sunday" which became a chart hit in 1960, and Lale Anderson recorded a German version of this song which charted in 1961.
  • Billy J. Kramer's first charted songs were "Little Children" and its tag along B-side song, "Bad To Me." "Trains And Boats And Planes" was also a chart hit for Dionne Warwick in 1966.
  • Gary Puckett formed the Union Gap in 1967 which was named after the town, Union Gap, Washington. Gary Puckett started recording solo in 1970. His very last charted song was "Keep The Customer Satisfied" which peaked at #71 in 1971. "Keep The Customer Satisfied" was first recorded by Simon & Garfunkel on their "Bridge Over Troubled Water" album.
  • Percy Sledge's "When A Man Loves A Woman" not only topped the Pop/Rock charts in 1966 but also the R&B charts. This song was re-released in 1987 as a cut from the movie "Platoon."
  • The Kingsmen's "Louie, Louie" was originally written and recorded by Richard Berry & the Pharaohs as a Jamaican love song in 1957. "Louie, Louie" was re-issued in 1966 and charted again that same year. "The Jolly Green Giant" was the last song by the Kingsmen to reach the Top 40. This song has the same tune as the Olympics "Big Boy Pete" with lyrics inspired by the "Jolly Green Giant" TV commercials.

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