Sorry about the interruption. God thought we might like a taste of the "good old days." Frankly, I only minded the heat, especially between 2 and 7 PM. And Laurie had her iPad that she charged at my son's place, so she was good once I bought battery lights and fans. BTW, entrepeneurs out there, I think there's a market for battery fans that are too big to hide in your armpit, just sayin'. And now, back to our countdown.
120- A Life Of Illusion, Joe Walsh, #34, #1 mainstream rock, 1981. One of those lines that my mind often hears in times of crisis: "Pow, right between the eyes, Oh, how nature loves her little surprises..."
119- Don't Dream It's Over, Crowded House, #2, 1986. Tell me you never sang along with "hey now, hey now..."
118- Kiss On My List, Hall And Oates, #1, 1981. Especially when the play the long version that leaves in the entire guitar solo by Jeff Southworth. Why cut that out in the first place?
117- Twilight, ELO, #38, 1981. Not an era of ELO's history that I'm very fond of, but this one's stood the test of time for me.
116- No Control, Eddie Money, not released, 1982. The autobiographical title track of one of the best rock lps ever.
115- Any Way You Want It, Journey, #23, 1980. A new generation learns this as an insurance jingle. We old farts remember Rodney Dangerfield on the golf course in Caddyshack.
114- Breakfast In America, Supertramp, #62, 1980. And the live version hit #62 the next year. WTF?
113- In A Little While, Amy Grant, unreleased, 1982. The lead cut off the fantastic Age To Age lp.
112- Stop Draggin' My Heart Around, Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, #3, 1981. Really established her as one of the tough female vocalists of all time.
111- Another Brick In The Wall, Pink Floyd, #1, 1980. A lot of kids wanted this to be our graduating class song. I doubt we were alone.
110- Somebody's Baby, Jackson Browne, #7, 1982. Can't stand the dude's politics, but he's a great musician.
109- Highwayman, Kristofferson/Jennings/Cash/Nelson, #1 country, 1985. I played this tape into the ground. As of about a month ago, I have the CD.
108- King Of Pain, the Police, #3, #1 MSR, 1984. No other band had the ability to be so consistant in sound but so innovative.
107- Eye In The Sky, Alan Parsons Project, #3, 1982. The one big popular hit they had, but still pure APP.
106- Rock On, Michael Damian, #1, 1989. Hey, you already knew I was a big The Young And The Restless fan. Is it a shock I'd like Danny Romalotti's one big hit?
105- You Make My Dreams, Hall and Oates, #5, 1981. Back then, this would have been a LOT higher. Of course, back then the eighties were a year and a half along.
104- Miss Emily's Picture, John Conlee, #2 country, 1981. One of the most immediate tear-producing songs for me.
103- Tweeter And The Monkey Man, Travelling Wilburys, #41 MSR, 1989. Really puzzled that MSR only had this at 41. Our msr station played the crap out of it. Dylan at his best.
102- Boys Of Summer, Don Henley, #5, #1 MSR, 1984. On the "karaoke's greatest hits" or whatever it was they played at work, they changed, "Out on the road today, I saw a Dead Head sticker on a cadillac" to "...a blck flag sticker..." Talk about losing the entire meaning of the song in one shot!
101- Passing By The Graveyard, Eddie Money, Unreleased, 1982. The story of John Belushi's death, from No Control.
Next week, we hit the top 100 at last. See you then!