WPON-AM 1460 - Insane World Of Mike Sain - She Loves You - September 6, 2006


The "Insane World Of Mike Sain" airs every Wednesday at 9:00 AM Eastern Time on WPON-AM 1460 Detroit. Today's show was inspired by the Beatles' "She Loves You" which was the first song played this morning. Mike followed this song with four sets of 3 songs, each set consisting of first one song with the word "she" in the title, followed by another song with "loves" (or "love's"), and then another with "you."

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Notes:

  • The Beatles' chart topping "She Loves You" was one of the songs they performed as part of their historic debut on the Ed Sullivan Show in February, 1964. The Beatles also had a minor hit that same year with "Sie Liebt Dich," a German version of "She Loves You."

  • The Monkees' were a made-for-TV band that became immensely popular in the late 1960s. Their noncharting "She" was included on their 1967 album, "More Of The Monkees" (Colgems C0S-102; Colgems COM-102; RCA Victor RD-7868). This song became a minor hit for Del Shannon in 1967 (peaking at only #131).

  • The Underdogs were a garage band from Grosse Pointe, MI. This group's lineup consisted of Chris Lena, Michael Morgan, Tony Roumell, and Dave Whitehouse. The Underdogs had only one song that charted nationally, "Love's Gone Bad," which became a minor hit in 1967 (peaking at #122). This song was previously an R&B chart hit for Chris Clark (1966). The Underdogs recorded several other songs that became regional hits, including "Man in the Glass" and "Little Girl." Their "Love's Gone Bad" is included on the CD, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968 [BOX SET]. This song is also on the hard-to-find CDs, "Michigan Memories, Vol. 1" and "Michigan Nuggets."

  • The Aquatones were a male-female doo-wop group from Long Island whose members were David Goddard, Eugene McCarthy, Lynn Nixon, and Larry Vannata. This group is best remembered for "You" which reached the Top 40 hit in 1958. In this song, Nixon provided the lead vocals. The Aquatones had only one other song that charted nationally, "Crazy For You," which became a minor hit in 1961 (peaking at #119).

  • Paul Petersen was a child actor best known for his roles on "The Mickey Mouse Show" and "The Donna Reed Show." He had several hits from 1962-1964 that included "My Dad" (1963) and "She Can't Find Her Keys" (1962) as played this morning.

  • TV and movie actress Shelley Fabares is best known for her roles on "The Donna Reed Show" and "Coach." From 1962-1963, she had several hits that included the chart topping "Johnny Angel" (1962) and the sequel, "Johnny Loves Me" (1962).

  • The Turtles were formed in LA in 1962 but started out under a different group name. They did not officially become known as the Turtles until 1965. They had a long string of hits from 1965-1970 that included the chart topping "Happy Together" (1967), "Elenore" (1968), and "You Showed Me" (1969) as heard this morning. "You Showed Me" later also charted for Salt-N-Pepa in 1992.

  • Jay and the Americans were formed in New York in 1959. Their many hits from 1961-1970 included the 1962 smash hit, "She Cried," as heard this morning. From 1959-1962, Jay and the Americans were led by John "Jay" Traynor who left the group shortly after "She Cried" became a hit; he was then replaced by Jay Black. "She Cried" later also charted for the Shangri-Las in 1966 (as "He Cried") and for the Lettermen (1970).

  • Gary Lewis is the son of comedian Jerry Lewis. He debuted in 1965 with the chart topping "This Diamond Ring" and had many other hits through 1969 that included "Everybody Loves A Clown" as heard this morning.

  • The Capris were formed in Queens in 1957 and are famous for "There's A Moon Out Tonight" (1961) and "Morse Code of Love" (1982). They have continued recording and performing over the years and two of the original founding members, Nick Santo and Frank Reina, are still with the group. The Capris' noncharting "You Are" as heard this morning was included on their 1982 album, "There's A Moon Out Again!" (Ambient Sound FZ 37714), and is on the CD, Morse Code Of Love. "You Are" was first recorded in 1956 by the Cadillacs (Josie 792 b/w "Zoom").

  • The Diamonds were a doo-wop group from Toronto formed in 1953. They had a long string of hits from 1956-1961 that included "Little Darlin'" (1957), "The Stroll" (1958) and "She Say (Oom Dooby Doom)" (1959) as heard this morning. The Diamonds had many personnel changes over the years and re-emerged on the Country charts in 1987 with two hits: "Just A Little Bit" and Two Kinds Of Woman."

  • Looking Glass is best remembered for the chart topping 1972 hit, "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)." This group had another Top 40 hit in 1973 with "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" which later also charted for Josie Cotton in 1984.

  • The Kinks were a highly acclaimed British Invasion rock band whose key members included brothers Ray and Dave Davies. They debuted in 1964 with the smash hit, "You Really Got Me," and this song later also became a hit for Van Halen in 1978. The Kinks many other hits also included "All Day And All Of The Night" (1965) and "Lola" (1970). They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

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