WPON-AM 1460 - Insane World Of Mike Sain - Name The Same Three Times - September 22, 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 played songs with three-word titles in which all three words in the song title are identical. Mike also paid tribute to Skeeter Davis who passed away last Sunday.


  • "The End Of The World" by country singer and Grand Ole Opry veteran Skeeter Davis was played this morning in her memory. She was born Mary Frances Penick in Dry Ridge, Kentucky, and had battled breast cancer since 1988. She recorded with Betty Jack Davis in the 1950s as the Davis sisters and adopted the name Skeeter Davis. She charted numerous country chart hits from 1958-1976 and also recorded hits with Bobby Bare and George Hamilton IV. "The End Of The World" was a huge crossover hit reaching No. 2 on the country charts, No. 1 on the adult contemporary charts, No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No. 4 on the R&B charts. "
  • "Please, Please, Please" by funkmeister James Brown has more than one incarnation as is typical of many of his songs. Written by Brown, "Please, Please, Please" was first released in 1955 as a demo, then it was re-recorded in 1956 and became Brown's R&B debut chart song that same year (peaking at #5). "Please, Please, Please" later became a minor hit on both the Pop/Rock and R&B charts in 1964. The 1964 version is essentially the same song as the original except for some "live" effects dubbed in.
  • First known as the Challengers, the Olympics were formed in 1954 and had a number of personnel changes. Their best known songs include their 1958 chart debut song, "Western Movies."
  • "Music! Music! Music!" by Teresa Brewer, which topped the charts in 1950, later charted for the Sensations (1961) and the Happenings (1968). Teresa Brewer since then had a long string of chart hits ending in 1961, but "Music! Music! Music!" remains her best remembered song.
  • "Judy, Judy, Judy" by Johnny Tillotson was the B-side song of his 1963 chart hit, "You Can Never Stop Me Loving You."
  • One of the best known girl groups, the Chiffons are best remembered for their chart topping "He's So Fine." "Dream, Dream, Dream" was recorded while the Chiffons were at Laurie records (1962-1966) but was not released by Laurie until 1976 (Laurie 3648 b/w "Oh My Lover"). The Chiffons also recorded a few songs as the Four Pennies on the Rust label.
  • The 1967 instrumental hit, "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" by jazz saxophonist "Cannonball" Adderly, was also a chart hit that same year for the Buckinghams (sung version), Marlena Shaw (sung version), and Larry Williams & Johnny Watson (sung version).
  • "Girls Girls Girls" was recorded in 1962 by Elvis Presley as the title song for his movie, "Girls! Girls! Girls!" "Girls Girls Girls" was a minor hit for the Coasters in 1961.
  • "Buzz-Buzz-Buzz" and its tag-along B-side, "Crazy," was the only Pop/Rock chart hit for Hollywood Flames who later had one more hit on the R&B charts with "Gee" (1961). Hollywood Flames was formed in 1950 by Bobby Byrd (a.k.a. Bobby Day) and went through many group name and personnel changes. In 1958, the group included Earl Nelson and founder Bobby Byrd who later recorded together as Bob & Earl.
  • The Earls (a.k.a. Larry Chance and the Earls) were a NY-based doo wop group from the early 1960s best known for their 1963 hit "Remember Then" (Old Town 1130 b/w "Let's Waddle"). "Cry Cry Cry" was released shortly thereafter as a single (Old Town 1145 b/w "Kissin'). Larry Chance and the Earls are today one of the more sought-after original doo-wop groups performing on the contemporary doo-wop circuit.
  • "Fun, Fun, Fun" by the Beach Boys was one of many chart hits by the best known surf rock band of all time.
  • "La La La" by Gerry and the Pacemakers was one of a number in a string of chart hits for this British Invasion group.
  • "Run, Run, Run" was the Third Rail's only Billboard Hot 100 chart hit (they had one other minor hit in 1968, "It's Time To Say Goodbye," which peaked at only #113). The Third Rail was a studio group featuring Joey Levine of the Ohio Express and Reunion.
  • Famed rockabilly singer and songwriter Carl Perkins is best known for his smash chart debut song, "Blue Suede Shoes." "Gone Gone Gone" was written and recorded by Perkins in 1955 and was one of the first songs he recorded for Sun Records. "Gone Gone Gone" was released as a single (Sun 224 b/w "Let The Jukebox Keep On Playing") and later included on his 1957 album "The Dance Album Of Carl Perkins" (Sun 1225). Carl Perkins was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

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