WPON-AM 1460 - Insane World Of Mike Sain - First And Last Part 2 - May 5, 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 first and last Top 40 charted songs by various artists. Today's program is a continuation of last week's theme in which Mike also played first and last charted songs.


  • Sue Thompson's "Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)" peaked at #5 on the Billboard Pop/Rock charts and topped the Adult Contemporary charts in 1961, and the Lennon Sisters' version of this song was also a Pop/Rock chart hit that same year. "Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)" was written by John D. Loudermilk, as were many of Sue Thompson's other charted songs. She later became a popular country singer in the 1970s and had many hits with Don Gibson.
  • "Memphis" as performed by Johnny Rivers was first recorded by Chuck Berry in 1959 as "Memphis, Tennessee" and also recorded by Lonnie Mack In 1963. Johnny River's last Top 40 hit, "Slow Dancing (Swayin' To The Music)," was also a chart hit for the Funky Kings in 1977.
  • "Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)" was a chart hit not only for the Shangri-Las (1964) but also for Louis Goffin (1979) and Aerosmith (1980). Part of the introduction to "Long Live Our Love" (the Shangri-Las' last Top 40 hit) has the same melody as "When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again."
  • Bill Haley's 1954 hit, "Shake, Rattle And Roll," topped the R&B charts for Joe Turner that same year. "Shake, Rattle And Roll" was also a chart hit for Arthur Conley in 1967. "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock" originally charted in 1955. This song was featured in the movie "Blackboard Jungle" starring Glenn Ford and used as the opening theme for the TV sitcom "Happy Days."
  • Originally released in 1961, Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" was re-released in 1986 as the title song from the movie that same year and it peaked at #9 on the Billboard charts. This re-release of "Stand By Me" was Ben E. King's last appearance on the Billboard Pop/Rock charts. His first charted song was "Spanish Harlem" which peaked at # 10 in 1961.

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