The "Insane World Of Mike Sain" airs every Wednesday at 9:00 AM Eastern Time on WPON-AM 1460 Detroit. This morning, Mike played songs that are mostly or entirely spoken, along with a special song request.
- A Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash - 1969
- Is That All There Is - Peggy Lee - 1969
- Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean - 1961
- King Tut - Steve Martin - 1978
- Little Ole Man - Bill Cosby - 1967
- The Man In My Little Girl's Life - Mike Douglas - 1966
- Ringo - Loren Green - 1964
- Tijuana Taxi - Kingston Trio
- Patches - Dickie Lee - 1962
- Mr. Tambourine Man - William Shatner
- Convoy - C.W. McCall - 1976
- Three Stars - Eddie Cochran - 1959
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- Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" was enormously popular, reaching #1 on the Pop/Rock, Country, and Adult Contemporary charts. Dean had originally recorded the song with the spoken passage "At the bottom of this mine lies one hell of a man ..." but this created such a stir that Dean rush-recorded the song, substituting "At the bottom of this mine lies a big, big man ..." The original "hell version" of "Big Bad John" is included on the Big Bad John CD.
- "King Tut" was recorded in 1978 by Steve Martin as a single and on his "Wild And Crazy Guy" album with the Toot Uncommons who included members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
- "Three Stars," originally recorded by Eddie Cochran and made into a chart hit by Tommy Dee, was a tribute to friends Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, and the Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson) who died in a plane crash in 1959. Eddie Cochran had a string of rockabilly hits in the late 1950s and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He was killed in an automobile accident in 1960.
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