WPON-AM 1460 - Insane World Of Mike Sain - Titles The Same - September 15, 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 featured songs with two-word titles in which both words in the song title are identical.

Notes:

  • "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" was one of Cher's earlier solo hits while she was still a member of the Sonny & Cher duo.
  • The Playmates had a string of Billboard Hot 100 hits from the late 1950s-early 1960s. Their best known song is the 1958 hit, "Beep Beep," a novelty song featuring honking car noises. The song starts off slow and gradually accelerates throughout until the very end.
  • It seems that the Supremes who sang "Honey, Honey" are not that famous Motown group led by Diana Ross. These Supremes were an all-male doo wop group from Columbus, OH, which was formed in 1954 and first known as the Fabulous Supremes. "Honey, Honey" was recorded as a single on Ace in 1957 but not released (b/w "Just For You And I"). This obscure song is included on the hard-to-find CDs "First Take Is the Deepest" and Huey "Piano" Smith's Rock & Roll Revival.
  • "Baby, Baby" by Canadian-born Jack Scott was the B-side song of the 1960 hit "What In The World's Come Over You."
  • The Archies' chart topping "Sugar, Sugar" was voted "Song Of The Year" in 1969. Wilson Pickett later charted in 1970 with a more soulful version of this bubblegum smash hit.
  • Gene McDaniels had a number of Pop/Rock chart hits in the early 1960s including the 1962 hit "Chip Chip." In the early 1970s, McDaniels recorded as Universal Jones with several hits on the Adult Contemporary charts.
  • "Goody Goody" by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers was previously a chart topping hit for Benny Goodman in 1936. Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers started out as the Premiers in 1955, and the group was later inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
  • "Green, Green" by the New Christy Minstrels features a gruff and gravelly solo by lead vocalist Barry McGuire (of "Eve Of Destruction" fame).
  • The Kingsmen's smash garage band hit, "Louie Louie," was originally written and released as a Jamaican love song in 1957 by Richard Berry, but because of its somewhat unintelligable lyrics it stirred up a lot of controversy when it was first released in 1963. "Louie Louie" was both the chart debut song and final chart hit for the Kingmen in 1966 (as a re-release). "Louie Louie" was also a chart hit for the Sandpipers (1966), John Belushi (1978), and the Fat Boys (1988).
  • "Sticky, Sticky" by the 1910 Fruitgum Company was the B-side song of the 1968 hit, "1, 2, 3 Red Light." "Stick, Sticky" is a mindnumbingly simple tune in which the lyrics consist almost entirely of the song title repeated throughout, with a tinny-sounding honky tonk piano playing in the background.
  • "Wack Wack" was the chart debut song for this R&B instrumental trio who later became known as Young-Holt Unlimited. The song title is spoken once or twice in this mostly instrumental song.
  • "Ta Ta" is one of many of a long string of solo hits by Clyde McPhatter. He started out as a member of Billy Ward and the Dominoes in 1950, then formed the Drifters in 1953. McPhatter was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
  • Best known as one of the top female pop singers of the early to mid 1960s, Brenda Lee has a long and distinguished career which started at around age 5. Lee has a long string of pop, country, and R&B hits, and she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

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