WPON-AM 1460 - Insane World Of Mike Sain - Celebrations - July 14, 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. Today, Mike celebrated two years on the air with WPON, and his theme for today was celebrations. Jukebox John also made a special guest appearance.


  • "I Just Want To Celebrate" by Rare Earth was one of many hits by this Detroit-based band.
  • The Five Satins are best remembered for their classic "In The Still Of The Nite" (1956). "Our Anniversary" (written by Jesse Murphy & James Freeman) was released as a single (Ember 1025 b/w "Pretty Baby"). "Our Anniversary" and other rare Five Satins songs are included on the CD Spotlite on Ember Records, Vol. 1.
  • "Birthday Party" was the Pixies Three chart debut song. Formed in 1957 in Hanover, PA, the Pixies Three group members ranged in age from 14-16. "Birthday Party" by the Pixies Three is included on the CD Early Girls, Vol. 3.
  • "Celebrate Your Victory" by the Shirelles is one of a number of Phil Scepter records that was released years after its original recording (ca. early 1960s).
  • "Monster Mash Party" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett was the B-side song of the perennial "Monster Mash" which first charted in 1962.
  • Sal Mineo was a teen idol and Broadway/movie actor who appeared in "Rebel Without A Cause." Mineo made a splash from 1957-1958 with a string of songs that made the Billboard Pop/Rock charts, including "Party Time."
  • "Party Doll" by Buddy Knox topped the charts in 1957 and was his chart debut song. "Party Doll" also charted that same year for Steve Lawrence, Wingy Manone, and Roy Brown.
  • Jan & Dean's version of "Yellow Balloon," which features a solo performance by Dean, peaked at only #111 in 1967. The best known version of "Yellow Balloon" is that of Yellow Balloon which was a chart hit that same year.

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