- Poor Al Stewart should have never tried doing videos.
- Great, OP? Forgotten? Praise B
- Jackie Blue Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Cars Gary Numan
The Night Chicago Died Paper Lace
Magnet and Steel Walter Egan
Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
- Egads. I wouldn't exactly call those songs posted upthread forgotten. Here's a great little forgotten song from 1965 by Billie Davis. I could see Duffy covering this tune.
- TATTOO MAN
- MORE by Bobby Darin.
- Bob (Cousin O.) by The Gits
- Broadway Hotel Al Stewart
Baker Street Gerry Rafferty (RIP)
She's Gone Hall & Oates
Boomtown--David & David
Whole of the Moon & Fisherman's Blues--The Waterboys
- One from the '80s
- Another '80s gem
- "Baker Street" is NOT forgotten! It's still played on the radio to this day, not infrequently. I heard it within the past couple of weeks.
"Jackie Blue" and "Year of the Cat" , "She's Gone" and "Ventura Highway" are also still played on the radio.
- "Come To Me" by France Joli.
- Reach out for those healing hands
- Anyone remember Tracy Bonham. 'Mother, Mother' was a great song.
What ever happened to her, she was awesome.
- storm before the calm - luba
- Love With A Proper Stranger by Jack Jones
- "Miracles" - Jefferson Starship
"Today" - Jefferson Airplane
Carly Simon's early catalogue
Anything by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
"Tops" - Rolling Stones
- I can't believe no one has mentioned "The Pussy Song" by Connie Vannett.
It's a work of genius....pay close attention to the lyrics of course.
- How insensitive-Frank Sinatra
It can give you goosebumps.
- "Tinseltown in The Rain" -- The Blue Nile
- "I Think He's Gay" by Pussy Tourette
- "1900 Yesterday" by Liz Damon's Orient Express
- R18, i liked the Pussy Song. You were right. It is brill.
- Long John Baldry, "Don't try to Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll".
A really rockin' tune y'all.
- Sweet Surrender - Tim Buckley (Jeff's dad).
- The Blue Hour by Intimate Strangers
- "My Man."
- The Year of The Cat sucked donkey balls. Only an asshole would like that.
Time Passages was classic though.
Ventura Highway and Miracles were not good. They had an awesome hook and opening but that was all. It makes you think they're good but they're not
Please follow the poster's guidelines and post GREAT forgotten songs. Not mediocre ones.
- Many of these songs aren't forgotten!
Here's one I liked but I think people forget:
"Pilot Of The Airwaves" by Charlie Dore
- "A Famous Myth", off of the Midnight Cowboy Soundtrack, sort of like the Fifth Dimension/Carpenters for people who like that kind of harmonious pop sound.
- "Bang My Box" by Robin Byrd.
- Dear God - XTC
New Orleans - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Cell Block #9 - Wanda Jackson
- You're the One: Little Sister
- OP? Sadly, I haven't forgotten either of those. I wish I had.
Let's try some Quarterflash for forgotten 80's music.
- Oh R32 you took me back in time with Dear God. I used to make out to it in the car with my first bf. On Long Island listening to WLIR.
Don't they use the intro from Ventura Highway on SNL's The Californians?
Great & forgotten: One Tin Soldier by Coven.
I Heart the 80's
- "Go All the Way," Eric Carmen and The Raspberries
- "L.A. International Airport," Susan Raye
- "Heaven's Just a Sin Away" by The Kendalls. Classic '70s country made skeevy by the fact that Royce and Jeannie Kendall were father and daughter.
- 'How Important Can It Be?'
by Joni James
- I'm trying to stick to obscure songs that were big back in the day.
In that vein, I'll go with "Late In The Evening" by Paul Simon. Very big hit then, but do they play it now?
- i love this song and i want to share it with you bitches.
It's not forgotten if you like Diana Krall
I'll listen all the songs you posted tomorrow.
Now it's too late for today...
- "The Big Hurt," Miss Toni Fisher
- "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" -- Joe Jackson
(Not that one!)
- I wish Toby Keith would cover this one
- Do they still play this one at Christmas?
"Same Auld Lang Syne" by Dan Folgeberg
- "Centerfold" by J. Geils Band
- "Native New Yorker" - Odyssey
- I think this one captures the spirit of the thread, since it came out in 1982, rebooted disco as "dance" music, and its sound was copied by many who followed her, especially Madonna.
"Let The Music Play" by Shannon
- "19" by Paul Hardcastle, for whom "19 Entertainment" (American Idol) is named.
Kids in clubs used to stop dancing to listen to the lyrics. So much for the "selfish" 1980s.
- I don't know if these songs are forgotten or just not known by anyone under 60:
Moonlight in Vermont
Doesn't matter who sings either of them. This is "Skylark" by teen Julie Budd in 1969. She did a much better version on an excellent 1998 CD called Pure Imagination.
- The Year of the Cat is a brilliant song.
Tori Amos accompanied Al Stewart in 1991 on it.
- [quote]The Year of the Cat is a brilliant song.
A three-chord wonder with incredibly complex lyrics!
P. Townshend and J. Hendrix
- Here's one that definitely qualifies. Its longevity, pardon the pun, "died in a GREASE fire." Easily her best work.
"A Little More Love" by Olivia Newton John
I want a royalty from the cover band looking for remake ideas
- I love early-'80s Hi-NRG music, which was the thing when I was starting to sneak out to the queer bars in high school: "I'm Gonna Get Your Love" by Jade, "Coming Out of Hiding" by Pamala Stanley, "Menergy" by Patrick Cowley, "Feels Like I'm in Love" by Kelly Marie, "I'm Losing You" by The Uptown Girls, "Don't Stop" by Sylvester ...
- "I'd Like To Get To Know You" - Spanky and Our Gang.
- [quote]love early-'80s Hi-NRG music
Like this one?
- San Francisco Girls, Fever Tree
- R46: back when "Centerfold" and "Freeze Frame" were played 24/7 in alternation, my then best friend had the latter, and I hated the former!
- Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Country Girl.
- Do they still play this one at Christmas?
"Same Auld Lang Syne" by Dan Folgeberg
Yes, they do. It's a staple at Christmas, just like "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole and "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby.
- Who's to say that a song has been "forgotten?" Several of the songs mentioned on this thread are probably remembered by a lot of people.
- "Mr. Roboto" by Styx
- Big Cocks
i'm an LA driver, got a need for speed
i had a heart once, now full of material greed
yeah, i'll rock my strut like i'm the alpha dog
though my cognition is in a london fog
forcefeed me those raw eggs, i'll scale those stairs
i'll shoot the shit with the barflies without a care
i'm the best i've ever been, you'd be wise to buy stock
ego bolstered by the bitches when you've got a big cock
yeah my heart is empty but my stomach's churnin'
boozed the night away, yet still i'm yearnin'
for some real connection past valley girl inflection
doesn't matter if they swoon when i walk in their direction
yeah just make an appearance like a proper scenester
flit eyes at drunk miniskirt queens heard yonder
i'm no party animal, but i'm not just talk
bitches look at you reverently when you've got a big cock
big cock, yeah
this whole song is an ego trip
i care not, yeah
- When rap got serious:
"Eric B. Is President" by Eric B. and Rakim
- For the Eldergays:
"We Built This City" by Starship
Just has a "gay" feel to it.
- A very young Bobby Brown and New Edition (the "new Jackson Five") singing "Candy Girl"
- "Here Comes The Rain Again" by Eurythmics
- And speaking of Annie Lennox -- "Why".
- You're Not Alone, Olive.
- Brimful of Asha - Cornershop.
- "Day After Day" by the underrated 70s rock group, Badfinger, with slide guitar work by George Harrison.
- The Subdudes, "Why Can't I Forget About You".
- Someone to Lay Down Beside Me - Linda Ronstadt
- Thank you so much R73.
- "Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum
- Yeah, I liked that song, Runaway Train.
- 6 Underground by the Sneaker Pimps.
- "Low", Cracker.
- The Jaynetts - Sally, Go 'Round The Roses
- Walk on the Wild Side - Brook Benton
- A nice one by Eddie Kendricks.
Vuelve---Ricky Martin (Grammy-winning album of same name)
The Lonely Bull---Tijuana Brass
Fire---The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
7th Son of a 7th Son---Johnny Rivers
- Battleflag - Lo Fidelity Allstars
This is the song Lucy and Carter (on ER) got stabbed to.
- From wayyyyyyy back in '56, SKULL AND CROSSBONES. Sparkle Moore's wailin' pipes will really send ya Daddy-O.
- Number 9 Dream - John Lennon
- Beware of Darkness - George Harrison
Venus and Mars - Wings
Graceland - Paul Simon
I'll Be Your Mirror/Sweet Nuthin' - The Velvet Underground
Satellite of Love - Lou Reed
- The Fever - Bruce Springsteen
- Let Me Roll It, Paul McCartney & Wings
- R14 Yes! that whole album ('the burden of being upright')was roll-down-the window sing-along ballsiness.
happy solstice everybody
- Isn't it Time, by the Babies
- Indian Summer, by Poco, was a hit where I grew up, and is great to have in your head before going to bed
- Couldn't Get It Right - Climax Blues Band
- "Ride Captain Ride" by Blues Image
- Nothing But A Heartache, the Flirtations.
- the musical version of 'sex on a stick', one of the funkiest things ever recorded.
best listened to on a hot July late afternoon
'scuse me while I go grindin'
- I like 'Indian Summer' by Poco, which I had never heard before. Thanks r91!
- Anybody remember this one? I listen to it now and it's such an obvious ode to being on the down low, but I had no idea what it meant when I was a kid. It really should be a camp classic.
- Ramblin' Gamblin Man by Bog Seger
- Don't forget "Heaven Must Be Like This", by The Ohio Players too.
- something smoky and proto-Quiet Storm.
I Try - Angela Bofill
- Soavecito - Malo
Sorry about the ad but you can skip it.
If you don't remember, give it a listen. This song always makes me happy.
- something to listen to while you're getting ready to go out tonight
Happiness- Pointer Sisters
(didn't know it was in Donnie Brasco)
- "Heart and Soul" by T'Pau, one of favorite one-hit wonders.
And check out the lead singer's gravity-defying spiral perm! It doesn't sway an inch when she busts a move 80s style.
Gotta love the 80s
- this hockey jock guy in my dorm played this non-stop for hours. the message board on his door had a pic of Popeye saying "well blow me down"
he also dyed a t-shirt lavender...
I sang this at karaoke and never saw my date again. no sense of humor!
Into the Night - Benny Mardones
- from 12 years ago when I lived in England
Black Coffee - All Saints
while the 3-D effect was new at the time, I never understood the couple fighting all though the video
- "I Put A Spell On You" - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Satan's Little Helper
- from my paper route days, I used to try to time it in my head to go through this puddle during one of the brass fanfares.
Swearin' To God - Frankie Valli
- dance on vaseline david byrne
- Gone Flying - Phil Manzanera
- "Wave" - Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
Two all-time greats performing the Jobim classic. Jobim wrote the English lyrics just for this recording with Sinatra. Supposedly Sinatra sings the lowest note he ever hit on this song, at the end of the main theme:
"...whenever two can dream a dream to-ge-THER"
- Real Real Real by Jesus Jones
- "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nelly"
- Sinatra's work with Jobim is some of the best music he's ever done as R19 and R110 have stated. As much as I love the first lp with Frank and Jobim, I think the second one is even better if not as well known.
- Guys, some of the songs we sent are great. I liked some of them a lot and i didn't know some of them
Another beautiful song that i'm afraid is forgotten is
'I Only Want My love To Grow In You' by Strawbs
- I Know There's Something Going On - Frida
- "Kandi" by One Eskimo. They sample another GREAT song called "He Called Me Baby" by Candi Staton.
- "Call me Maybe"
I suffer from short term memory loss.
- R104, your story made me youtube the song as I don't know it. The lyrics CRACKED me up:
'She's just sixteen years old/
Leave her alone, they say/
Separated by fools/
Who don't know what love is yet ...'
By a guy who sounds 100.
Your date's loss!
- When I was in school, Al Stewart was a big favorite of all the Asian Tiger kids (although no one called them that then.) Someone would mention YOTC and they would bubble, "He has a Masters in History!"
- Discovering Japan -- Graham Parker
- Do you guys not know the difference between a song (sheet music written by a composer), and a recording of a song?
"Wave" was written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and recorded by dozens of vocalists and musicians. Sinatra's is not the best. It is NOT forgotten -- it's a standard.
- R121, i tickle your toes, you are so serious!
- I'd like to give you a few music lessons!
- Nicolette Larson, R.I.P.
- Year of the Cat was stuck on endless loop in my head for much of 2012.
- This is funny because I've very recently downloaded a lot of this stuff. Year of the Cat may have been my most recent download. I was going to post it but someone beat me to it.
Pilot of the Airwaves sure takes me back to Jr. High.
- Heaven Help Me by George Michael and Deon Estus
It's a totally forgotten song from George Michael's catalog, yet it's one of the best songs he ever did.
- Just thought of another one - Cool Night by the late Paul Davis. My parents used to play this a lot; it's really nice and mellow.
- Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
- r118 yep, well it didn't help that the occaasion was his job's holiday party. I did change the pronouns to 'he' and 'him', and prefaced my performance with 'I'm gonna do a Christmas song...'
and here's a song to listen to on a warm beach, preferably in Maryland
Moonlight Feels Right - Starbuck
- here's an amazing live version of a great song for the cuddlers out there, perfect for a chilly and rainy San Francisco morning
You're The Biggest Part of Me - Ambrosia
performed on Midnight Special
listen for the line 'peace and love and sodomy'*
*at least that what I heard
- another by Ambrosia, but only if you feel like crying...
I Keep Holding on to Yesterday
the video is a taping of another performance and nothing exciting, but the audio is boss quality
- speaking of Ms. Psychic Friend, something happy
Then Came Through - with The Spinners
- Bark Psychosis - The Loom
- Slowdive - Alison. One of my favorite songs from a lost 90s masterpiece, Souvlaki. So sad the UK instead decided to cum all over Blur, Oasis and the britpop shite.
- "Until it's Time For You to Go" Buffy Saint Marie
- another awesome live performance of a great song, in an older version you probably hadn't heard before
The First Time - Peter, Paul and Mary
- Embrace Me You Child - Carly Simon
I don't think it was ever known to begin with though.
- Always liked this one - "How 'Bout Us" by Champaign.
- R121, you'll give me music lessons?
London's bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down lalalalalaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
- [quote]Then Came Through - with The Spinners
It's actually called Then Came You.
- Here's the original video for Benny Mardones' "Into the Night" mentioned upthread. It's pretty hilarious.
- "Four Leaf Clover" - Abra Moore
- ^ Benny Mardones looks like a dyke.
- Yvonne Elliman - Love Me
- "The Wayward Wind," Gogi Grant
- "Party Fears Two" - The Associates
- Another gem from Yvonne Elliman - Hello Stranger.
I love this thread - some songs I've never heard before, and others I haven't thought about in years; it's keeping me busy on iTunes. Thanks to everyone for these links.
- "Truth, Rest Your Head" - Gene
- R137 I don't think "The First Time" has been forgotten?
I also prefer Nana Mouskouri's cover:
- "Here's the original video for Benny Mardones' "Into the Night" mentioned upthread. It's pretty hilarious."
Yes, it is. That guy was not meant for videos. I don't know how old he was at that time, but he looked like a forty year old dwarf. And the girl "just sixteen years old" looked like she was in her late twenties. It would have been better if his voice had just been in the background as the song/story played out with the boy and girl played by nice-looking teenagers. Maybe they could have had brief shots of him singing mixed with the storyline. It's a great song, though. His career lasted about 15 minutes. Too bad. He had a great voice; too bad he was so painfully unattractive.
- I love Yvonne. A great voice and so fucking beautiful.
- I loved Year of the Cat. But Al Stewart had a lot of interesting albums before that one made him famous in the US. My favorite was Modern Times. I love how so many of his songs are time-related.
- The first white rapper to go gold (I'm serious):
- "Listen Peple," Herman's Hermits
"Everyone's Gone to the Moon," Gerry and the Pacemakers
"You Were on My Mind," We Five
- Fleetwood Mac Child of Mine.
Fantastic tune that for me evokes the essence of bad-ass, freewheeling, glorious freak youth that roamed about the pre-sprawl American landscapes of the early seventies before disco and yuppies.
- "5 O'Clock World" last used on Drew Carey's show.
- Shani Wallis
'What a Man'
- The interesting thing about "Into The Night" was that the same recording charted twice on the Hot 100. The song was first released in 1980, and peaked at No. 11 that September. The same performance of the song by Benny Mardones re-charted in 1989, this time reaching No. 20.
- 'Reason to Believe' by Glen Campbell
Great song that should not be forgotten...
- I forgot to write that 'Reason to Believe' has been sung by many singers but i love Glen Campbell's cover. Glen has covered great songs in a very beautiful way ('It's Only make believe','All I Have To Do Is Dream' and many others...)
- I love Rod Stewart's hit version of Tim Hardin's 'Reason To Believe' too, R161.
My favorite version was by Peter, Paul & Mary on their brilliant 'Late Again' album from 1968.
- I recently rediscovered Crosby Stills and Nash (and occasionally Young). Several of the albums were extraordinarily popular and everybody knew the songs. "You Don't Have To Cry," "Guinevere," "49 Bye Byes"(Bye Bye Baby),
"Longtime Gone," "Helplessly Hoping," "Marrakesh Express," were songs that everyone in my high school knew and we'd sing them walking home from school or hanging around outside the cafeteria at lunch.
But all you ever hear of them is "Suite Judy Blue Eyes," which seems like it is played at least once an hour on oldies/classic rock stations.
Here's "You Don't Have to Cry."
- Here's "49 Bye Byes." It starts out slowly but builds up to where you can really hear the influence of the Mamas and the Papas music on CSN
- Sheena Easton - Telephone. I'm posting this live 2012 stage performance for fun.
- Toein' the Line, Rocky Burnette
Without You, Harry Nilsson
- Touch and Go - The Cars. Great jam. Saw them do this 16th row center at Poplar Creek 1980. Motels opened.
- WMMS used to play this GREAT Elliott Murphy song called "Last of the Rock Stars" that I can't find anywhere. There are a few inferior versions floating around (not many) but the studio version they played was so much better.
Crap now I'm gonna start searching again.
- The La's
- Swallowed by the Cracks - David & David
- Redneck Friend _ Jackson Browne
- Danny Whitten's original version of 'I don't want to talk about it' that Rod Stewart took and butchered.
- "Nice To See You" by the Left Banke. Should have been one of their big hits like Walk Away Renee and Pretty Ballerina.
- "Singing My Song" - Partridge Family
- Mombasa--Robert Manos
- Bourgeois Tagg--sorry about the visuals, great song though
- Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band -
Cherchez la Femme
- One of my favorites of all time, but I don't hear much anymore.
- Eli's Cumming hide your hardon...
- Long John Baldry - Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On The King Of Rock and Roll
The Pointer Sisters - Betcha Got A Chick On The Side
- One of these nights - The Eagles
Angel - Aretha Franklin
Steal Away - Sam Cooke
- R182, I chose that one too, it's great.
- I don't know if these songs are forgotten exactly, but I though I'd mention them:
"Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues" by Danny O'Keefe
"Please Come To Boston" by Dave Loggins
"Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)" by Melanie
"Do You Know What I Mean" by Lee Michaels
"Carefree Highway" by Gordon Lightfoot
"Until You Come Back To Me" by Aretha Franklin
- [quote]Magnet and Steel by Walter Egan
For the longest time, I had an ear worm of this song and would walk around singing, "For you are a faggot and I'm your meal!"
- 'Seasons in the Sun', 'Billy, Don't Be A Hero', 'Sunshine on My Shoulders'; 1974 was a goldmine. Best chart year of the decade.
- 'Seasons in the Sun', 'Billy, Don't Be A Hero', 'Sunshine on My Shoulders'; 1974 was a goldmine. Best chart year of the decade.
"Seasons In The Sun" and "Billy, Don't Be A Hero" are invariably on "worst songs" lists. Those songs sucked. They were dreck! "Sunshine On My Shoulders" was a syrupy John Denver song that is kind of tolerable in a way.
- You seem to be familiar with lists made to guide your personal opinions about the merit of popular music. 'Billy Don't Be A Hero' is an awesome anti-war record with a biting finale that resonated with war weary audiences of the '70s. It's banned to this day on oldies radio stations for the same reasons it became one of the most popular, yet hated records of its time. In other words, it would be of value for people to look at who is writing these lists and why.
1974 is the most quintisentially '70s year of the decade. If you hate the music of 1974, you simply hate America at the apex of its self awareness as a culture.
- Pow Wow by Cory Daye
- Fools Overture by Supertramp, I Love The Night by Blue Oyster Cult, Parents by Budgie
- Virtually everything by the Irish band Thin Lizzy. What a band. Most people in the U.S. only know them for a handful of hits off the Jailbreak album. I would name "Still In Love With You", "Wild One", "Don't Believe a Word" and "Waiting For An Alibi." My favorite band as a kid growing up in Texas. Great memories.
- I remember Thin Lizzy. My brother and I had several of their albums and 8-tracks as teens. Good times. Thanks for the reminder. We loved them. I miss you, Griff (RIP 1960-1980). The best brother and friend a guy could have.
- Funny How the Time Slips Away - Jimmy Elledge.
Sunday Morning Coming Down - Johnny Cash.
For the Good Times - Ray Price
Tragedy - Thomas Wayne. also, The Fleetwoods.
You've Still Got a Place in My Heart - Glen Campbell.
Kalua - Louie Roberts. A teenager.
Help Me Make It Through the Night - Sammi Smith
- California Soul, Marlena Shaw.
- Paul, what happened to Griff?
- Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Candida (Tony Orlando and Dawn)
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
Ego (Elton John)
- "Lick It Before You Stick It" by Denise Lasalle
- 'You've got your troubles' by The Fortunes
- My favorite Elton John song "Friends".
- R197 He was killed by a drunk driver in the August of 1980. He is missed every day.
- "Telephone Man" by Meri Wilson. Great novelty song. My step-dad was a telephone man back then and I had a huge crush on him. He looked like the construction worker in the Village People (but straight).
- Edge of the Universe by the Bee Gees. A great track from their Main Course album. The live version from Here at Last... was even better.
- I forgot about Edge Of The Universe. The Bee Gees were brilliant and had just as many great "deeper tracks" as they did hits. Another great one was "Down The Road".
- Relight My Fire by Dan Hartman. It was huge in U.S. clubs (circa early-1980) and big in Europe, but it never made much of an impact on the pop charts. Excellent song. Also, Walk The Night by The Skatt Brothers (unfortunate name for a group, but a great song). It was out at the same time.
- Dreams by Barry Goudreau. A Boston rip-off, but a good one.
- 'She Did It' by Michael Damian. The best song of 1981 by the sexiest man ever.
- DROP DA PILOT by JOAN ARMATRADING
I NEEDS A MAN by GRACE JONES
PULL UP IN MY BUMPER by GRACE JONES
- Radioland - Kraftwerk
- He's a Liar Bee Gees. Very under-rated song from a very under-rated album (Living Eyes).
- Snortin' Whiskey - Pat Travers Band ('80)
- Two songs by my all time favorite singer, Gloria Loring. "Facts Of Life" and "Friends & Lovers". She was the greatest rock/pop singer of the 1980s bar none.
- You Dont Want Me Anymore from Steel Breeze
- One I loved was "Down Deep Inside" by Donna Summer. It was from a Nick Nolte movie called "The Deep." There were two different versions. One was disco, the other was a ballad. I liked the disco version. I had it on a 12" single (it followed the fabulous "I Feel Love"). A great forgotten single by the queen of disco. Ah, the memories.
- Rush Rush by Debbie Harry and Giorgio Moroder. It was a massive club hit in '83
- "Joan Crawford" by Blue Oyster Cult
- "Love Sensation" by the late Loleatta Holloway
- I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
- Another little known Bee Gees song "Charade".
- Action Man by the Village People. Lady by Little River Band. Freakazoid by Midnight Star. Let Me Tickle Your Fancy by Jermaine Jackass. Attack of the Name Game by Stacy Lattisaw. Square Biz by Teena Marie.
- Auf Wiedersehen-CHEAP TRICK, Jocko Homo-DEVO, Dirty Back Road-THE B-52'S, This Town-THE GO-GO'S, Take Me To The Top-LOVERBOY, Red Skies-THE FIXX
- Mickey Mouse Theme by Lisa Whelchel & the Forgotten Mousketeers of the 70s.
- Oh, no. Here goes the Lisa Whelchel obsessive again...
- Thankfully, the entire catalog of that bigot Anita Bryant. I hope they incenerated the master tapes and send her the ashes in HELL.
- "Stars Fell on Alabama"
"All the Things You Are"
- Me too r225. I'm old enough to remember that cunt.
- FREE BIIIRRRDDDD!
- Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes
- Andy Fairweather-Low - Wide Eyed and Legless (which always reminds me of Maria Muldaur's Midnight at the Oasis)
- The wonderfully experimental late '70s and early '80s as (commercially) epitomised by David Bowie's Scary Monsters, but easily surpassed by this now-forgotten gem - Robert Fripp's Exposure.
- Sheena Easton's classic Sugar Walls. Also Strut. Two great 80s classix.
- Thanks for the info, Paul. I'm sorry for your loss.
- I just heard this forgotten 1990 song I Don't Know Why I Love You by House of Love. They sound like The Church.
- You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be in My Show) - Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
- 'Times Like These' by Dan Fogelberg
- Born Thia Way -Lady Gaga
Call mE mAYBE - cARLEY rAE
- Rise by Herb Alpert conjures up a really happy time in my life.
- Mine too, R238. Rise reminds me of the autumn of 1979. The best time of my life. I love that smooth jazzy sound, with just a hint of light disco. Wondrous!
- Baby I Need Your Loving - Johnny Rivers
- Right, R239. I know what I was doing. What were you doing back then? Spill.
- I'm familiar with all of these songs. How can they be forgotten if I hear them all several times during the course of the year whether at home or out and about? I hear more seventies music than at any time since the seventies. The stores spin the records that make their target consumer most comfortable. Ten years ago it was the sixties, twenty years ago the fifties.
- R241 - Lots of things that I'm too old and to responsible to do now. LOL. Let's just say there was great fun abundant for all involved. It's a much different world now. Alas.
- Here's a great ignored song from 2012 that wouldn't surprise me if it becomes forgotten.
- Hold On by Ian Gomm
- This Industrial tune by The Machines of Loving Grace always lifts my spirits.
- I'm the queen who always puts this song on here. It was never a hit but it deserved to be.
- The Divinyls
I Touch Myself
- Yaz - Only You
- Fallin' by Connie Francis. Possibly the only cool thing she ever sang.
- "Hotel California" by The Eagles. Oh, wait. It's on the radio right now. Never mind.
Don Henley's Hot Tub
- I hope and pray that "Gangnam Style" by PSI is forgotten very fucking soon. That is the worst thing to hit the airwaves since the fucking Spice Girls.
Dr. Johnny Fever, WKRP Radio
- So Alive - Love and Rockets
- Born to be Alive - Patrick Hernandez
- Land of Make Believe - Esther Satterfield and Chuck Mangione
- I think in general songs used to last longer. It seemed like the hits were "hits" for years.
I'm surprised at some of the older singers and songs my nieces and nephews (ages 2-12) know. For instance one of the girls is obsessed with Tom Petty, and one loves Cindy Lauper. I think video games is part of it.
For those of us in our 30s, we were lucky enough to have a great eclectic AOR station like Chicago's XRT. That's where I first heard stuff like Steely Dan as a kid. Sirius/Xm has too many choices, so its actually limiting. You are not held hostage to a station, so you skip past the stuff that at first listen may not be your cup of tea, limiting your exposure.
I'm not sure how much is memorable now...maybe Adele.
- "Private Affair" by Garfield from around 1977. The song was even over-looked at the time, but was a beautiful song. It did get some airplay on FM stations. A wonderful story song.
- [quote]Hold On by Ian Gomm
Thanks, R245. Love that one!
- Let's all Chant by Michael Zager Band. I heard that song today for the first time since about 1978. It reminds me of the old days of dancing all night and laughing with friends that I later lost in the early years of the plague.I still have my memories of those wonderful nights and beautiful people.
- "Kiss" by Tom Jones and Art of Noise
- Your Love - LIME / Pull Up To The Bumper - GRACE JONES / Cruising The Streets - BOYS
Drunk and Remembering
- Alright, I'm just gonna say it. Many of these posts look just plain stupid on a thread titled Forgotten Songs. As r242 notes, a lot of these songs listed aren't even that obscure if you've been on this planet for a while. Oh, and teenybop crap songs from 1974 don't qualify as great songs.
- One of my favorites, "Pump Your Blood" by Potsie Weber.
- "Ebony And Ivory" by Scott Baio and Jamie Foxx
- I Paralyze by Cher. Her greatest song. It was criminally overlooked because her label, Casablanca, was up to their assholes in debt and couldn't promote it. Should have been massive. Another forgotten classic was I Eat Cannibals by Total Coelo. I think it was a bigger hit in England but it was on MTV quite a bit here in 82.
- General Hospi-tale by The Afternoon Delights. Possibly the greatest novelty song ever.
- The Losers by Warrior Soul from 1990. They should have ruled the world.
- "Suppertime" sung by Ethel Waters. It's about a woman who doesn't know how to tell her kids that their father has been lynched. Written by Irving Berlin, its from "As Thousands Cheer".
"Justified and Ancient" by KLF and Tammy Wynette. This is the weirdest fusion of musicians but it totally works.
- "Justified and Ancient"-
- "Don't It Make My Brown-Eye Blue" by Clay Aiken
- "Tango" by Peggy Lee
- I never liked Van Halen after Roth and the first few albums, but this is a great song. Hagar is also the better singer.
- 'Johnny Reno' by Jerry Wallace
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- 'Easy To Be Stupid' by Howlin' Maggie
- Miss America by Styx
- Skyy - Call me
- Floyd - Fearless
- 10cc - Rubber Bullets
- Shes a Woman in Love
- Party Town - Glen Frey
- Patsy Cline
- More Patsy.
- R276 thru R283 - One, two, or even three songs would have been enough. We don't need you to list everything in your record collection.
- I don't think that this song is forgotten but with Americans you never know...
I'm sure that Europeans Dataloungers are fond of this highly erotic song.
Terry Hall-Forever J
- "I Was Made For Loving You"- Kiss
"Good Lovin'"- The Young Rascals
- I LOVE SERGE GAINSBOURG SONGS.
He wrote this cool and breezy song for Isabelle Adjani to sing. I love it!
- From 3:29 to 3:40 i really love this video clip
- I have several of these on my Ipod.
- Others on my current playlist:
Ashes to Ashes-- Bowie
Don't Look Back--Boston
Dream Police--Cheap Trick
Go Now--Moody Blues
Hot Fun in the Summertime--Sly
I Feel for You--Chaka
Does Your Mama Know--Abba
Love's Theme--Love's Unlimited Orchestra
Strawberry Letter #23-Brothers Johnson
Sweet Talking Woman--ELO
You're My Best Friend--Queen
- 'Sorry' by Adrina Thorpe
It makes me shiver at certain times
- Popping in to say that I have never heard of most of these songs.
- "The Same Old Tears On A New Background" - Art Garfunkel
- The Sign-Ace of Base
You Oughta Know-Alannis Morrisette
Everybody Hurts-Depeche Mode
Losing My Religion-REM
People Are Still Having Sex-LaTour
- Somebody has a case of the seventies (this means you R290).
- Proud of it, R295!
- "It's a Heartache"- Bonnie Tyler
Her 80s power ballads are what most people remember about her, not her first US hit.
- Ayla by Flash & the Pan
- Fool's Garden-Lemon Tree
- Thoughts of a winter moon
Warm in a distant room
Why did I fall asleep so soon
Ooh, ooh, ah, Ooh, ooh, ah
My painted horse is weeping
- "Get Off" by Foxy
- Brides of Neptune -- Cracker
Concrete Blonde -- Take Me Home
- There are lots of oldies radio stations (they must be popular) and they continuously play a lot of these so-called "forgotten" songs.
- New Orleans Ladies by Louisiana Leroux
- R303 can you stop being an asshole?
- Jackson Browne - Redneck Friend
- "Da Gatsby Be Fly, Motha Fucka" (Love Theme from "The Great Gatsby") by Jay-Z
Snoop Doggy Lion Tiger and Bear, Oh my!
- Last Night Was Made For Love-Billy Fury