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Monday, August 17, 2015

NEW "BOTTOM 45" ADDS

Here are some new platters that will be showing up as "bottom 45s" starting today on The Retro Attic. 3 minor charters/non-charters are mixed in with the top 40 hits every hour. Most of these were heard on the "Awfully Awesome Eighties" edition of "The American Bottom 45" this past weekend:

1. Indigo Girls - Closer To Fine - '89
2. Asia - Go - '85
3. Beau Brummels - Don't Talk To Strangers - '65
4. Zebra - Tell Me What You Want - '83
5. UFO - Back Into My Life - '82
6. Missing Persons - I Can't Think About Dancin' - '86
7. Utopia - Feet Don't Fail Me Now - '83
8. Millie Jackson - If You're Not Back In Love By Monday - '77
9. Billy Squier - Don't Say You Love Me - '89
10. Altered Images - Don't Talk To Me About Love - '83
11. Polecats - Make A Circuit With Me - '83
12. Rubber Rodeo - Anywhere With You - '84
13. Saga - Wind Him Up - '83
14. Rhythm Corps - Common Ground - '88
15. Haysi Fantayzee - Shiny Shiny - '83
16. The Pursuit Of Happiness - I'm An Adult Now - '88
17. FM UK - Frozen Heart - '86
18. Michael Furlong - Use It Or Lose It - '84
19. Kingdom Come - Get It On - '88
20. Wang Chung - Praying To A New God - '89
21. Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - Circle - '89
22. Pseudo Echo - Living In A Dream - '87
23. Benjamin Orr - Too Hot To Stop - '86
24. The Animals - The Night - '83
25. The Waitresses - Make The Weather - '83
26. Billy Rankin - Baby Come Back - '84
27. The Untouchables - Free Yourself - '84
28. Patty Smyth - Never Enough - '87
29. Triumph - Follow Your Heart - '85
30. Luis Cardenas - Runaway - '86
31. Michael Bolton - Fools Game - '83
32. Greg Kihn Band - Reunited - '84
33. Split Enz - Six Months In A Leaky Boat - '82
34. Alan Parsons Project - Let's Talk About Me - '85
35. Three O'Clock - Jet Fighter - '83
36. Wild Blue - Fire With Fire - '86
37. Vitamin Z - Burning Flame - '85
38. Talk Talk - Life's What You Make It - '86
39. Farrenheit - Fool In Love - '87
40. Nena - It's All In The Game - '85
41. Giant - I'm A Believer - '89
42. Haircut One Hundred - Favourite Shirts(Boy Meets Girl) - '82
43. Belinda Carlisle - I Feel The Magic - '86
44. A Flock Of Seagulls - The More You Live, The More You Love - '84
45. Dave Edmunds - High School Nights - '85
46. Roger Hodgson - Had A Dream(Sleeping With The Enemy) - '84

Coming up on 8/29 will be a "We Had Clunkers Too!" edition of AB45. For 3 hours, you will hear some of the bigger names of the rock and roll era and some of their lesser-known, unsuccessful charters; examples could include The Beatles' "I'm Down," The Rolling Stones' "What A Shame," The Monkees' "A Man Without A Dream," The Bee Gees' "You Win Again," The Doors' "Tightrope Ride," etc.

If you thought that the so-called awful was indeed awesome, then please join our Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/theamericanbottom45. It doesn't matter whether it charted at #3 or #93; in our group, rock and roll lives and breathes in the hearts of the young(yes, that's a nod to #29 above!)!

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