Remember That Song/I’ll Be Back…

Hi Everybody! If you were thinking that it is odd that I’ve been posting tropical/boating songs and trivia in the middle of winter, there is a reason for it. It is vacation time again! However, this time, I don’t think I’m going to have access to a computer at all. I am going to miss you guys. But, I’ll be back posting again the day after the Super Bowl.

In the meantime, you can pretend you’re on vacation with me, and go to “Kokomo”. Here is the answer for yesterday’s question about the places named in the song:

Aruba
Jamaica
Bermuda
Bahama
Key Largo
Montego
Florida Keys
Martinique
Monserrat
Port au Prince

And here is the song:

One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1986 – Regina

“Baby Love” by Regina

Regina (Regina Richards) wanted to work as a songwriter. She co-wrote “Baby Love” with frequent Madonna collaborator Stephen Bray. The song definitely has an early Madonna feel to it. Regina wanted somebody other than herself to sing the song, however her record label, Atlantic Records, thought otherwise and told Regina to sing the song herself.

The song was put on Regina’s Curiosity album, which also included “Say Goodbye,” a song she had originally written with Kenny Rogers in mind. She struck it big with the song “Baby Love”, which shot all the way up to #10 on September 13, 1986. The song was her only mainstream top 40 hit. She did have other songs, such as “Beat of Love,” “Head On,” and “Extraordinary Love,” that were a little more popular on the dance charts.

A second Regina album, Best Kept Secret, was never released. However, she did appear in an anti-drug public service announcement with the animated McGruff the Crime Dog, that aired well into the 1990s.

Now let’s Return to 1986, and from the “Oh, now I remember this song!!!” department, here is “Baby Love” by Regina:

Daily Trivia: 1/26/12


Question: In the movie Overboard, how does Dean (Kurt Russell) prove that he can identify Joanna (Goldie Hawn)?


Last Question: Which singer performed the vocals for ‘The Love Boat’ from 1977 to 1985?

A. Jack Jones
B. Robert Goulet
C. Tom Jones
D. Wayne Newton

Answer: Jack Jones

Jack Jones was a popular singer in the ’60s. In a time when Rock and Roll was taking the world by storm, Jones performed with the Big Band/Vocalist sound – and was successful. He would go on to change his appearance from the smooth club entertainer of the 1960s Las Vegas scene to the long-haired singer of the early seventies. He performed “The Love Boat” theme, and then recorded a disco version of the song for his 1979 album Nobody Does it Better. Since 1980, Jones has recorded only a handful of albums.

Here is the opening theme of The Love Boat:

Daily Trivia: 1/25/12


Question: Which singer performed the vocals for ‘The Love Boat’ from 1977 to 1985?

A. Jack Jones
B. Robert Goulet
C. Tom Jones
D. Wayne Newton

Last Question: What movie did this quote come from: “The luck is gone, the brain is shot, but the liquor we still got”?

Answer: Cocktail

Here is a scene from the movie:

Remember That Song? – 1/25/12

Can you name the artist and song and complete the lyrics:

And if the wind is right you can find the joy
Of innocence again
Oh, the canvas can do miracles
____ ___ ____ ___ ___


Last Song: “The Tide is High” by Blondie:

Every girl wants you to be her man, ooo, ooo, ooo, but I’ll wait, my dear, ’till it’s my turn.
I’m not the kinda girl who gives up just like that, oh, no.

One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1986 – Gavin Christopher

“One Step Closer to You” by Gavin Christopher

Gavin Christopher is a R&B singer and musician who has worked with legends such as Donny Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, and Herbie Hancock. He wrote a couple of hit songs such as “Once You Get Started,” which was recorded by the band Rufus, and hit #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975, and “Stars in Your Eyes” by Herbie Hancock.

He moved from Chicago to New York, and signed with EMI Manhattan Records. He released the album One Step Closer. The single “One Step Closer to You” from that album was Christopher’s only hit as a singer. It peaked at #22 on August 16, 1986. He only released one more album – 1987’s Gavin – but did not score any other hits. He has worked as a songwriter and producer for Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa and The Ritchie Family. He also mentored and worked with a young Mariah Carey prior to her getting her big break.

Let’s listen to Gavin Christopher’s big break – “One Step Closer to You”:

Daily Trivia: 1/24/12


Question: What movie did this quote come from: “The luck is gone, the brain is shot, but the liquor we still got”?


Last Question: In National Lampoon’s Vacation, how long was Wally World going to be closed?

A. one day
B. two weeks
C. one week
D. two months

Answer: B. two weeks

Didn’t they think it was odd that they were the first ones there? Poor Griswolds! After having their car vandalized, killing the dog Dinky, having Aunt Edna die on them, and getting stranded in the desert, they finally made it to Walley World! Only to find that it is closed for 2 weeks “to clean and repair”. Here is the scene of their arrival:

Clark then has a meltdown, gets a BB gun, and takes park security guard (John Candy) hostage to go on the rides.

Remember That Song? – 1/24/12

Can you name the artist and song, and complete the lyrics:

Every girl wants you to be her man, ooo, ooo, ooo, but I’ll wait, my dear, ____ ____ __ ____.
___ ___ ___ ____ __ _____ ___ _____ __ ____ ____ ____ __ __


Last Song: “I’m So Excited” by the Pointer Sisters in honor of Anita Pointer who celebrated her 64th birthday yesterday:

I want to squeeze you, please you, I just can’t get enough
And if you move real slow I let it go