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With bonus Vivian Stanshall and slightly NSFW footage!



Have yrself a good time,

This is dF


 
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And now here’s the original Six Million Dollar Man theme song.

By Dusty Springfield.

True!



This is from the TV movie that served as the pilot for the actual show.

Obviously, they decided to go with a different theme for the series.



I think they made the right decision. Dusty Springfield is great and all, but I can’t imagine that song opening the show every week.

Catch him if you can,

This is dF

 
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ME: Hey Internet, I bet you don't have a video that includes Plasmatics, Andy Gibb and Marilyn McCoo together.

INTERNET: Well, as a matter of fact –

ME: AND features Wendy O. Williams being interviewed by Madame?

INTERNET: Here you go.

ME: Well, damn.



Also, if you’ve never seen someone carve a guitar with a chainsaw, now’s yr chance.

Solid gold indeed,

This is dF
 
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The weekend has arrived.

Here is a video of Christopher Walken doing a striptease and generally misbehaving.



Yr too good,

This is dF
 
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You haven’t really heard Boney M’s “Rasputin” until you’ve heard it introduced by an Italian comedian with awesome hair.



Ra ra ra,

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Especially when she’s had a few.

And especially when Sammy Davis Jr does it in a sailor suit.



Dance it out,

This is dF



 
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Rock on.



Any kind of land,

This is dF
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One of the problems of radio as a musical promotion channel is that it relies on the DJ backselling the songs played between talk/commercial breaks. And often, for whatever reason, the DJ will only mention the song being outroed, rather than all the songs played in that block.

Consequently there were a number of songs from my youth that I heard quite a bit, but never knew the song title or the artist.

This is one of those songs.



I always liked this song, but no one ever said who it was by. Now thanks to the magic of random YouTube surfing, I know.

You know what? It’s still a good song. For the era, anyway.

Shame about the band name, mind.

News is blue,

This is dF


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I am so in love with that guitar riff.



PARENTAL GUIDANCE: Features slightly gratuitous topless go-go dancers, briefly.

Everything you do is wrong,

This is dF


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Some Northern Soul for you.

All the way from Monmouthshire, south Wales.



He’s got me all won,

This is dF


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Storytime, children. 



FUN FACT: This was actually an “answer song” to “Hot Rod Race” by Arkie Shibley and His Mountain Dew Boys, which was about two hod rod drivers racing each other on the street only to be overtaken by “some kid in a Model A”. The above song – written by Charlie Ryan and WS Stevenson (not Commander Cody) is from the POV of the Model A driver.

Fast cars,

This is dF


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And neither would Isaac Hayes, baby.



Shucks,

This is dF


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With gratuitous pulp art from Robert McGinnis




FUN FACT: The song in question was banned by the BBC when it was released. By a complete coincidence, the song was also allegedly inspired by the Profumo Affair.

Yr secret is safe with me,

This is dF


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The weekend has arrived.

And the Village People have their credit cards ready. If you know what I mean.

And I think you do.



Phoning it in,

This is dF
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When you think of Andy Warhol, you don’t usually think of The Cars.

Or vice versa.

But there is a connection – Warhol directed their video for “Hello Again”.

And as you might guess, it is NSFW.



You might have forgot,

This is dF


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European gothic new wave: very big on physical fitness.

Not a lot of people know that.



WARNING: There is a lot of running in this video.

On the run,

This is dF


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And now, the fabulous sound of Tijuana, which is in Mexico.

It looks like this. Apparently.



Notice the gratuitous panty flashing. You see a lot of that in Tijuana, you know.

FUN FACT: I remember a different version of this song from a Herb Alpert hits album from my mom’s record collection. I remember it mainly because one of the instruments was one of those AAAAAAAOOOOOOGAH car horns.

Dancing in the street,

This is dF


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Would you like to see Lita Ford beat up street punks with a guitar?

Of course you would.



Remember: it’s not Metal unless yr performing it in a dungeon with tiki torches.

Also, the drummer must repeatedly hit himself on the head to illustrate just how Metal he is.

Get outta my house,

This is dF


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Pop music will always prevail because it can take anything out of context – say, the Japanese code word referring to the Pearl Harbor attack – and turn it into a thing you say when you meet a hot bikini babe on a beach who wants to have sex with you.



FUN FACT: “Tora Tora Tora” literally means “tiger tiger tiger”.

Easy, tiger,

This is dF


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