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Great, forgotten songs

"The Year of the Cat" by Al Stewart

"Ventura Highway" by America

by Casey Kasemreply 30801/13/2013

Poor Al Stewart should have never tried doing videos.

by Casey Kasemreply 110/15/2011

Great, OP? Forgotten? Praise B

by Casey Kasemreply 210/15/2011

Jackie Blue Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Cars Gary Numan

The Night Chicago Died Paper Lace

Magnet and Steel Walter Egan

Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes

by Casey Kasemreply 310/15/2011

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 410/15/2011


by Casey Kasemreply 510/15/2011

MORE by Bobby Darin.

by Casey Kasemreply 610/15/2011

Bob (Cousin O.) by The Gits

by Casey Kasemreply 710/15/2011

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

by Casey Kasemreply 810/15/2011

One from the '80s

by Casey Kasemreply 910/15/2011

Another '80s gem

by Casey Kasemreply 1010/15/2011

"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.

by Casey Kasemreply 1110/15/2011

"Come To Me" by France Joli.

by Casey Kasemreply 1210/15/2011

Reach out for those healing hands

by Casey Kasemreply 1310/15/2011

Anyone remember Tracy Bonham. 'Mother, Mother' was a great song.

What ever happened to her, she was awesome.

by Casey Kasemreply 1410/15/2011

storm before the calm - luba

by Casey Kasemreply 1510/15/2011

Love With A Proper Stranger by Jack Jones


by Casey Kasemreply 1612/21/2012

"Miracles" - Jefferson Starship

"Today" - Jefferson Airplane

Carly Simon's early catalogue

Anything by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

"Tops" - Rolling Stones

by Casey Kasemreply 1712/21/2012

I can't believe no one has mentioned "The Pussy Song" by Connie Vannett.

It's a work of close attention to the lyrics of course.

by Casey Kasemreply 1812/21/2012

How insensitive-Frank Sinatra

It can give you goosebumps.

by Casey Kasemreply 1912/21/2012

"Tinseltown in The Rain" -- The Blue Nile

by Casey Kasemreply 2012/21/2012

"I Think He's Gay" by Pussy Tourette

by Casey Kasemreply 2112/21/2012

"1900 Yesterday" by Liz Damon's Orient Express

by Casey Kasemreply 2212/21/2012

R18, i liked the Pussy Song. You were right. It is brill.

by Casey Kasemreply 2312/21/2012

Long John Baldry, "Don't try to Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll".

A really rockin' tune y'all.

by Casey Kasemreply 2412/21/2012

Sweet Surrender - Tim Buckley (Jeff's dad).

by Casey Kasemreply 2512/21/2012

The Blue Hour by Intimate Strangers

by Casey Kasemreply 2612/21/2012

"My Man."

by Casey Kasemreply 2712/21/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 2812/21/2012

Many of these songs aren't forgotten!

Here's one I liked but I think people forget:

"Pilot Of The Airwaves" by Charlie Dore

by Casey Kasemreply 2912/21/2012

"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.

by Casey Kasemreply 3012/21/2012

"Bang My Box" by Robin Byrd.

by Casey Kasemreply 3112/21/2012

Dear God - XTC

New Orleans - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Cell Block #9 - Wanda Jackson

by Casey Kasemreply 3212/21/2012

You're the One: Little Sister

by Casey Kasemreply 3312/21/2012

OP? Sadly, I haven't forgotten either of those. I wish I had.

Let's try some Quarterflash for forgotten 80's music.

by Casey Kasemreply 3412/21/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 3512/21/2012

"Go All the Way," Eric Carmen and The Raspberries

by Casey Kasemreply 3612/21/2012

"L.A. International Airport," Susan Raye

by Casey Kasemreply 3712/21/2012

"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.

by Casey Kasemreply 3812/21/2012

'How Important Can It Be?'

by Joni James

by Casey Kasemreply 3912/21/2012

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?

by Casey Kasemreply 4012/21/2012

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...


by Casey Kasemreply 4112/21/2012

"The Big Hurt," Miss Toni Fisher

by Casey Kasemreply 4212/21/2012

"Is She Really Going Out With Him?" -- Joe Jackson

(Not that one!)

by Casey Kasemreply 4312/21/2012

I wish Toby Keith would cover this one

by Casey Kasemreply 4412/21/2012

Do they still play this one at Christmas?

"Same Auld Lang Syne" by Dan Folgeberg

by Casey Kasemreply 4512/21/2012

"Centerfold" by J. Geils Band

by Casey Kasemreply 4612/21/2012

"Native New Yorker" - Odyssey

by Casey Kasemreply 4712/21/2012

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

by Casey Kasemreply 4812/21/2012

"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.

by Casey Kasemreply 4912/21/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 5012/21/2012

The Year of the Cat is a brilliant song.

Tori Amos accompanied Al Stewart in 1991 on it.

by Casey Kasemreply 5112/21/2012

[quote]The Year of the Cat is a brilliant song.

A three-chord wonder with incredibly complex lyrics!

by Casey Kasemreply 5212/21/2012

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

by Casey Kasemreply 5312/21/2012

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 ...

by Casey Kasemreply 5412/21/2012

"I'd Like To Get To Know You" - Spanky and Our Gang.

by Casey Kasemreply 5512/21/2012

[quote]love early-'80s Hi-NRG music

Like this one?

by Casey Kasemreply 5612/21/2012

San Francisco Girls, Fever Tree

by Casey Kasemreply 5712/21/2012

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!

by Casey Kasemreply 5812/21/2012

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Country Girl.

by Casey Kasemreply 5912/21/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 6012/21/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 6112/21/2012

"Mr. Roboto" by Styx

by Casey Kasemreply 6212/21/2012

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

by Casey Kasemreply 6312/21/2012

When rap got serious:

"Eric B. Is President" by Eric B. and Rakim

by Casey Kasemreply 6412/21/2012

For the Eldergays:

"We Built This City" by Starship

Just has a "gay" feel to it.

by Casey Kasemreply 6512/21/2012

A very young Bobby Brown and New Edition (the "new Jackson Five") singing "Candy Girl"

by Casey Kasemreply 6612/21/2012

"Here Comes The Rain Again" by Eurythmics

by Casey Kasemreply 6712/21/2012

And speaking of Annie Lennox -- "Why".

by Casey Kasemreply 6812/21/2012

You're Not Alone, Olive.

by Casey Kasemreply 6912/21/2012

Brimful of Asha - Cornershop.

by Casey Kasemreply 7012/21/2012

"Day After Day" by the underrated 70s rock group, Badfinger, with slide guitar work by George Harrison.

by Casey Kasemreply 7112/21/2012

The Subdudes, "Why Can't I Forget About You".

by Casey Kasemreply 7212/21/2012

Someone to Lay Down Beside Me - Linda Ronstadt

by Casey Kasemreply 7312/21/2012

Thank you so much R73.

by Casey Kasemreply 7412/21/2012

"Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum

by Casey Kasemreply 7512/21/2012

Yeah, I liked that song, Runaway Train.

by Casey Kasemreply 7612/21/2012

6 Underground by the Sneaker Pimps.

by Casey Kasemreply 7712/21/2012

"Low", Cracker.

by Casey Kasemreply 7812/21/2012

The Jaynetts - Sally, Go 'Round The Roses

by Casey Kasemreply 7912/21/2012

Walk on the Wild Side - Brook Benton

by Casey Kasemreply 8012/21/2012

A nice one by Eddie Kendricks.

by Casey Kasemreply 8112/21/2012

Vuelve---Ricky Martin (Grammy-winning album of same name)

Jump---Pointer Sisters

The Lonely Bull---Tijuana Brass

Fire---The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

7th Son of a 7th Son---Johnny Rivers

by Casey Kasemreply 8212/21/2012

Battleflag - Lo Fidelity Allstars

This is the song Lucy and Carter (on ER) got stabbed to.

by Casey Kasemreply 8312/21/2012

From wayyyyyyy back in '56, SKULL AND CROSSBONES. Sparkle Moore's wailin' pipes will really send ya Daddy-O.

by Casey Kasemreply 8412/21/2012

Number 9 Dream - John Lennon

by Casey Kasemreply 8512/21/2012

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

by Casey Kasemreply 8612/21/2012

The Fever - Bruce Springsteen

by Casey Kasemreply 8712/21/2012

Let Me Roll It, Paul McCartney & Wings

by Casey Kasemreply 8812/21/2012

R14 Yes! that whole album ('the burden of being upright')was roll-down-the window sing-along ballsiness.

happy solstice everybody

by Casey Kasemreply 8912/21/2012

Isn't it Time, by the Babies

by Casey Kasemreply 9012/21/2012

Indian Summer, by Poco, was a hit where I grew up, and is great to have in your head before going to bed

by Casey Kasemreply 9112/21/2012

Couldn't Get It Right - Climax Blues Band

by Casey Kasemreply 9212/21/2012

"Ride Captain Ride" by Blues Image

by Casey Kasemreply 9312/21/2012

Nothing But A Heartache, the Flirtations.

by Casey Kasemreply 9412/21/2012

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'

by Casey Kasemreply 9512/21/2012

I like 'Indian Summer' by Poco, which I had never heard before. Thanks r91!

by Casey Kasemreply 9612/21/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 9712/21/2012

Ramblin' Gamblin Man by Bog Seger

by Casey Kasemreply 9812/21/2012

Don't forget "Heaven Must Be Like This", by The Ohio Players too.

by Casey Kasemreply 9912/21/2012

something smoky and proto-Quiet Storm.

I Try - Angela Bofill

by Casey Kasemreply 10012/21/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 10112/21/2012

something to listen to while you're getting ready to go out tonight

Happiness- Pointer Sisters

(didn't know it was in Donnie Brasco)

by Casey Kasemreply 10212/21/2012

"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.

by Casey Kasemreply 10312/21/2012

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

by Casey Kasemreply 10412/21/2012

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

by Casey Kasemreply 10512/21/2012

"I Put A Spell On You" - Screamin' Jay Hawkins

by Casey Kasemreply 10612/21/2012

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

by Casey Kasemreply 10712/21/2012

dance on vaseline david byrne

by Casey Kasemreply 10812/21/2012

Gone Flying - Phil Manzanera

by Casey Kasemreply 10912/21/2012

"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"

by Casey Kasemreply 11012/21/2012

Real Real Real by Jesus Jones

by Casey Kasemreply 11112/21/2012

"Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nelly"

by Casey Kasemreply 11212/21/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 11312/21/2012

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

by Casey Kasemreply 11412/22/2012

I Know There's Something Going On - Frida

by Casey Kasemreply 11512/22/2012

"Kandi" by One Eskimo. They sample another GREAT song called "He Called Me Baby" by Candi Staton.

by Casey Kasemreply 11612/22/2012

"Call me Maybe"

I suffer from short term memory loss.

by Casey Kasemreply 11712/22/2012

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!

by Casey Kasemreply 11812/22/2012

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!"

by Casey Kasemreply 11912/22/2012

Discovering Japan -- Graham Parker

by Casey Kasemreply 12012/22/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 12112/22/2012

R121, i tickle your toes, you are so serious!

by Casey Kasemreply 12212/22/2012

I'd like to give you a few music lessons!

by Casey Kasemreply 12312/22/2012

Nicolette Larson, R.I.P.

by Casey Kasemreply 12412/22/2012

Year of the Cat was stuck on endless loop in my head for much of 2012.

by Casey Kasemreply 12512/22/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 12612/22/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 12712/22/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 12812/22/2012

Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

by Casey Kasemreply 12912/22/2012

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

by Casey Kasemreply 13012/22/2012

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

by Casey Kasemreply 13112/22/2012

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

by Casey Kasemreply 13212/22/2012

speaking of Ms. Psychic Friend, something happy

Then Came Through - with The Spinners

by Casey Kasemreply 13312/22/2012

Bark Psychosis - The Loom

by Casey Kasemreply 13412/22/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 13512/22/2012

"Until it's Time For You to Go" Buffy Saint Marie

by Casey Kasemreply 13612/22/2012

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

by Casey Kasemreply 13712/22/2012

Embrace Me You Child - Carly Simon

I don't think it was ever known to begin with though.

by Casey Kasemreply 13812/22/2012

Always liked this one - "How 'Bout Us" by Champaign.

by Casey Kasemreply 13912/22/2012

R121, you'll give me music lessons?

London's bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down lalalalalaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

by Casey Kasemreply 14012/22/2012

[quote]Then Came Through - with The Spinners

It's actually called Then Came You.

by Casey Kasemreply 14112/22/2012

Here's the original video for Benny Mardones' "Into the Night" mentioned upthread. It's pretty hilarious.

by Casey Kasemreply 14212/22/2012

"Four Leaf Clover" - Abra Moore

by Casey Kasemreply 14312/22/2012

^ Benny Mardones looks like a dyke.

by Casey Kasemreply 14412/22/2012

Yvonne Elliman - Love Me

by Casey Kasemreply 14512/22/2012

"The Wayward Wind," Gogi Grant

by Casey Kasemreply 14612/22/2012

"Party Fears Two" - The Associates

by Casey Kasemreply 14712/22/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 14812/22/2012

"Truth, Rest Your Head" - Gene

by Casey Kasemreply 14912/22/2012

R137 I don't think "The First Time" has been forgotten?

I also prefer Nana Mouskouri's cover:

by Casey Kasemreply 15012/22/2012

"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.

by Casey Kasemreply 15112/22/2012

I love Yvonne. A great voice and so fucking beautiful.

by Casey Kasemreply 15212/22/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 15312/22/2012

The first white rapper to go gold (I'm serious):

by Casey Kasemreply 15412/22/2012

"Listen Peple," Herman's Hermits

"Everyone's Gone to the Moon," Gerry and the Pacemakers

"You Were on My Mind," We Five

by Casey Kasemreply 15512/22/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 15612/22/2012

"5 O'Clock World" last used on Drew Carey's show.

by Casey Kasemreply 15712/23/2012

Shani Wallis

'What a Man'

by Casey Kasemreply 15812/23/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 15912/23/2012

'Reason to Believe' by Glen Campbell

Great song that should not be forgotten...

by Casey Kasemreply 16012/24/2012

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...)

by Casey Kasemreply 16112/24/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 16212/24/2012

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."

by Casey Kasemreply 16312/25/2012

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

by Casey Kasemreply 16412/25/2012

Sheena Easton - Telephone. I'm posting this live 2012 stage performance for fun.

by Casey Kasemreply 16512/25/2012

Toein' the Line, Rocky Burnette

Without You, Harry Nilsson

by Casey Kasemreply 16612/25/2012

Touch and Go - The Cars. Great jam. Saw them do this 16th row center at Poplar Creek 1980. Motels opened.

by Casey Kasemreply 16712/25/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 16812/25/2012


by Casey Kasemreply 16912/25/2012

The La's

by Casey Kasemreply 17012/25/2012

Swallowed by the Cracks - David & David

by Casey Kasemreply 17112/26/2012

Redneck Friend _ Jackson Browne

by Casey Kasemreply 17212/26/2012

Danny Whitten's original version of 'I don't want to talk about it' that Rod Stewart took and butchered.

by Casey Kasemreply 17312/26/2012

"Nice To See You" by the Left Banke. Should have been one of their big hits like Walk Away Renee and Pretty Ballerina.

by Casey Kasemreply 17412/26/2012

"Singing My Song" - Partridge Family

by Casey Kasemreply 17512/26/2012

Mombasa--Robert Manos

by Casey Kasemreply 17612/26/2012

Bourgeois Tagg--sorry about the visuals, great song though

by Casey Kasemreply 17712/26/2012

Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band -

Cherchez la Femme

by Casey Kasemreply 17812/26/2012

One of my favorites of all time, but I don't hear much anymore.

by Casey Kasemreply 17912/26/2012


Gnome Song

by Casey Kasemreply 18012/26/2012

Eli's Cumming hide your hardon...

by Casey Kasemreply 18112/26/2012

Long John Baldry - Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On The King Of Rock and Roll

by Casey Kasemreply 18212/26/2012

The Pointer Sisters - Betcha Got A Chick On The Side

by Casey Kasemreply 18312/26/2012

One of these nights - The Eagles Angel - Aretha Franklin Steal Away - Sam Cooke

by Casey Kasemreply 18412/27/2012

R182, I chose that one too, it's great.

by Casey Kasemreply 18512/27/2012

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

by Casey Kasemreply 18612/27/2012

[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!"

by Casey Kasemreply 18712/27/2012

'Seasons in the Sun', 'Billy, Don't Be A Hero', 'Sunshine on My Shoulders'; 1974 was a goldmine. Best chart year of the decade.

by Casey Kasemreply 18812/27/2012

'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.

by Casey Kasemreply 18912/27/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 19012/27/2012

Pow Wow by Cory Daye

by Casey Kasemreply 19112/27/2012

Fools Overture by Supertramp, I Love The Night by Blue Oyster Cult, Parents by Budgie

by Casey Kasemreply 19212/27/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 19312/27/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 19412/27/2012

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

by Casey Kasemreply 19512/27/2012

California Soul, Marlena Shaw.

by Casey Kasemreply 19612/28/2012

Paul, what happened to Griff?

by Casey Kasemreply 19712/28/2012

Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Candida (Tony Orlando and Dawn)

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

Ego (Elton John)

by Casey Kasemreply 19812/28/2012

"Lick It Before You Stick It" by Denise Lasalle

Wonderful lyrics.

by Casey Kasemreply 19912/28/2012

'You've got your troubles' by The Fortunes

by Casey Kasemreply 20012/28/2012

My favorite Elton John song "Friends".

by Casey Kasemreply 20112/28/2012

R197 He was killed by a drunk driver in the August of 1980. He is missed every day.

by Casey Kasemreply 20212/28/2012

"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).

by Casey Kasemreply 20312/28/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 20412/28/2012

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".

by Casey Kasemreply 20512/28/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 20612/28/2012

Dreams by Barry Goudreau. A Boston rip-off, but a good one.

by Casey Kasemreply 20712/28/2012

'She Did It' by Michael Damian. The best song of 1981 by the sexiest man ever.

by Casey Kasemreply 20812/28/2012


by Casey Kasemreply 20912/28/2012

Radioland - Kraftwerk

by Casey Kasemreply 21012/28/2012

He's a Liar Bee Gees. Very under-rated song from a very under-rated album (Living Eyes).

by Casey Kasemreply 21112/28/2012

Snortin' Whiskey - Pat Travers Band ('80)

by Casey Kasemreply 21212/28/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 21312/28/2012

You Dont Want Me Anymore from Steel Breeze

by Casey Kasemreply 21412/28/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 21512/28/2012

Rush Rush by Debbie Harry and Giorgio Moroder. It was a massive club hit in '83

by Casey Kasemreply 21612/28/2012

"Joan Crawford" by Blue Oyster Cult

by Casey Kasemreply 21712/28/2012

"Love Sensation" by the late Loleatta Holloway

by Casey Kasemreply 21812/28/2012

I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick

by Casey Kasemreply 21912/28/2012

Another little known Bee Gees song "Charade".

by Casey Kasemreply 22012/28/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 22112/28/2012

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

by Casey Kasemreply 22212/28/2012

Mickey Mouse Theme by Lisa Whelchel & the Forgotten Mousketeers of the 70s.

by Casey Kasemreply 22312/28/2012

Oh, no. Here goes the Lisa Whelchel obsessive again...

by Casey Kasemreply 22412/28/2012

Thankfully, the entire catalog of that bigot Anita Bryant. I hope they incenerated the master tapes and send her the ashes in HELL.

by Casey Kasemreply 22512/28/2012

"Stars Fell on Alabama"

"All the Things You Are"

by Casey Kasemreply 22612/28/2012

Me too r225. I'm old enough to remember that cunt.

by Casey Kasemreply 22712/28/2012


by Casey Kasemreply 22812/28/2012

Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes

by Casey Kasemreply 22912/28/2012

Andy Fairweather-Low - Wide Eyed and Legless (which always reminds me of Maria Muldaur's Midnight at the Oasis)

by Casey Kasemreply 23012/28/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 23112/28/2012

Sheena Easton's classic Sugar Walls. Also Strut. Two great 80s classix.

by Casey Kasemreply 23212/28/2012

Thanks for the info, Paul. I'm sorry for your loss.

by Casey Kasemreply 23312/29/2012

I just heard this forgotten 1990 song I Don't Know Why I Love You by House of Love. They sound like The Church.

by Casey Kasemreply 23412/29/2012

You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be in My Show) - Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.

by Casey Kasemreply 23512/29/2012

'Times Like These' by Dan Fogelberg

by Casey Kasemreply 23612/29/2012

Born Thia Way -Lady Gaga

Call mE mAYBE - cARLEY rAE

by Casey Kasemreply 23712/29/2012

Rise by Herb Alpert conjures up a really happy time in my life.

by Casey Kasemreply 23812/29/2012

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!

by Casey Kasemreply 23912/29/2012

Baby I Need Your Loving - Johnny Rivers

by Casey Kasemreply 24012/29/2012

Right, R239. I know what I was doing. What were you doing back then? Spill.

by Casey Kasemreply 24112/29/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 24212/29/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 24312/29/2012

Here's a great ignored song from 2012 that wouldn't surprise me if it becomes forgotten.

Divine Fits

by Casey Kasemreply 24412/29/2012

Hold On by Ian Gomm

by Casey Kasemreply 24512/29/2012

This Industrial tune by The Machines of Loving Grace always lifts my spirits.

by Casey Kasemreply 24612/29/2012

I'm the queen who always puts this song on here. It was never a hit but it deserved to be.

by Casey Kasemreply 24712/29/2012

The Divinyls

I Touch Myself

by Casey Kasemreply 24812/29/2012

Yaz - Only You

by Casey Kasemreply 24912/29/2012

Fallin' by Connie Francis. Possibly the only cool thing she ever sang.

by Casey Kasemreply 25012/29/2012

"Hotel California" by The Eagles. Oh, wait. It's on the radio right now. Never mind.

by Casey Kasemreply 25112/29/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 25212/29/2012

So Alive - Love and Rockets

by Casey Kasemreply 25312/29/2012

Born to be Alive - Patrick Hernandez

by Casey Kasemreply 25412/29/2012

Land of Make Believe - Esther Satterfield and Chuck Mangione

by Casey Kasemreply 25512/29/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 25612/29/2012

"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.

by Casey Kasemreply 25712/29/2012

[quote]Hold On by Ian Gomm

Thanks, R245. Love that one!

by Casey Kasemreply 25812/29/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 25912/29/2012

"Kiss" by Tom Jones and Art of Noise

by Casey Kasemreply 26012/29/2012

Your Love - LIME / Pull Up To The Bumper - GRACE JONES / Cruising The Streets - BOYS TOWN GANG

by Casey Kasemreply 26112/29/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 26212/29/2012

One of my favorites, "Pump Your Blood" by Potsie Weber.

by Casey Kasemreply 26312/29/2012

"Ebony And Ivory" by Scott Baio and Jamie Foxx

by Casey Kasemreply 26412/29/2012

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 26512/29/2012

General Hospi-tale by The Afternoon Delights. Possibly the greatest novelty song ever.

by Casey Kasemreply 26612/29/2012

The Losers by Warrior Soul from 1990. They should have ruled the world.

by Casey Kasemreply 26712/29/2012

"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.

by Casey Kasemreply 26812/30/2012

"Justified and Ancient"-

by Casey Kasemreply 26912/30/2012

"Don't It Make My Brown-Eye Blue" by Clay Aiken

by Casey Kasemreply 27012/30/2012

"Tango" by Peggy Lee

by Casey Kasemreply 27112/30/2012

I never liked Van Halen after Roth and the first few albums, but this is a great song. Hagar is also the better singer.

Right Now

by Casey Kasemreply 27212/30/2012

'Johnny Reno' by Jerry Wallace

by Casey Kasemreply 27301/02/2013

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by Casey Kasemreply 27401/02/2013

'Easy To Be Stupid' by Howlin' Maggie

by Casey Kasemreply 27501/02/2013

Miss America by Styx

by Casey Kasemreply 27601/04/2013

Skyy - Call me

by Casey Kasemreply 27701/04/2013

Floyd - Fearless

by Casey Kasemreply 27801/04/2013

10cc - Rubber Bullets

by Casey Kasemreply 27901/04/2013

Shes a Woman in Love

by Casey Kasemreply 28001/04/2013

Party Town - Glen Frey

by Casey Kasemreply 28101/04/2013

Patsy Cline

by Casey Kasemreply 28201/04/2013

More Patsy.

by Casey Kasemreply 28301/04/2013

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.

by Casey Kasemreply 28401/04/2013

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

by Casey Kasemreply 28501/05/2013

"I Was Made For Loving You"- Kiss

"Good Lovin'"- The Young Rascals

by Casey Kasemreply 28601/05/2013


He wrote this cool and breezy song for Isabelle Adjani to sing. I love it!

by Casey Kasemreply 28701/06/2013

From 3:29 to 3:40 i really love this video clip


by Casey Kasemreply 28801/06/2013

I have several of these on my Ipod.

by Casey Kasemreply 28901/06/2013

Others on my current playlist:

Ashes to Ashes-- Bowie

Don't Look Back--Boston

Dream Police--Cheap Trick

Everybody's Talkin'--Nilsson

Go Now--Moody Blues

Hot Fun in the Summertime--Sly

I Feel for You--Chaka

Jessica--Allman Bros.

Does Your Mama Know--Abba

Let's Go--Cars

Love's Theme--Love's Unlimited Orchestra

Strawberry Letter #23-Brothers Johnson

Sweet Talking Woman--ELO

Tusk--Fleetwood Mac

You're My Best Friend--Queen


by Casey Kasemreply 29001/06/2013

'Sorry' by Adrina Thorpe

It makes me shiver at certain times

by Casey Kasemreply 29101/06/2013

Popping in to say that I have never heard of most of these songs.

by Casey Kasemreply 29201/06/2013

"The Same Old Tears On A New Background" - Art Garfunkel

by Casey Kasemreply 29301/06/2013

The Sign-Ace of Base

You Oughta Know-Alannis Morrisette


Everybody Hurts-Depeche Mode

Losing My Religion-REM

People Are Still Having Sex-LaTour

by Casey Kasemreply 29401/06/2013

Somebody has a case of the seventies (this means you R290).

by Casey Kasemreply 29501/08/2013

Proud of it, R295!

by Casey Kasemreply 29601/08/2013

"It's a Heartache"- Bonnie Tyler

Her 80s power ballads are what most people remember about her, not her first US hit.

by Casey Kasemreply 29701/08/2013

Ayla by Flash & the Pan

by Casey Kasemreply 29801/08/2013

Fool's Garden-Lemon Tree

by Casey Kasemreply 29901/08/2013

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

by Casey Kasemreply 30001/08/2013

"Get Off" by Foxy

by Casey Kasemreply 30101/08/2013

Brides of Neptune -- Cracker

Concrete Blonde -- Take Me Home

by Casey Kasemreply 30201/08/2013

There are lots of oldies radio stations (they must be popular) and they continuously play a lot of these so-called "forgotten" songs.

by Casey Kasemreply 30301/08/2013

New Orleans Ladies by Louisiana Leroux

by Casey Kasemreply 30401/08/2013

R303 can you stop being an asshole?

Thank you.

by Casey Kasemreply 30501/09/2013

Jackson Browne - Redneck Friend

by Casey Kasemreply 30601/10/2013

"Da Gatsby Be Fly, Motha Fucka" (Love Theme from "The Great Gatsby") by Jay-Z

by Casey Kasemreply 30701/10/2013

Last Night Was Made For Love-Billy Fury

by Casey Kasemreply 30801/13/2013
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