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Mike's 9 at 9

 

 

 

9 great songs from one of Mike's favorite years at 9am.  There's no better way to start your workday in Lansing!

 

 

 

2/7/13

1984 --- Mike's watching the Cosby Show for the first time.  Does it need to be said that Mike's laughing a lot?

 

Huey Lewis & The News - The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll

Prince - Purple Rain

Cars - You Might Think

Eurythmics - Here Comes The Rain Again

John Mellencamp - Pink Houses

Bananarama - Cruel Summer

Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It

Talk Talk - It's My Life

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1984:

Culture Club - Karma Chameleon

 

2/6/13

1974 --- The Lansing movie theater workers are getting to know Mike on a first name basis.  Godfather Part 2 is on the big screen.

 

Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run

Redbone - Come and Get Your Love

Bachman Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

David Essex - Rock On

Elton John - The Bitch Is Back

Chaka Khan - Tell Me Something Good

Golden Earring - Radar Love

Billy Joel - Piano Man

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1974:
Ringo Starr - You're Sixteen

 

2/5/13

1988 --- Mike wants to be a bobsledder like those cool Jamaicans at the Olympics.

 

Van Halen - When It's Love

When In Rome - The Promise

Steve Winwood - Roll With It

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

Guns 'n' Roses - Sweet Child o Mine

Traci Chapman - Fast Car

Joan Jett - I Hate Myself For Loving You

Elton John - I Don't Want To Go On With You Like That

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1988:
INXS - Need You Tonight

 

2/4/13

1980 --- Mike's jealous of that little kid in the Coke commercial.  He wanted Mean Joe's jersey!

 

Tom Petty - Don't Do Me Like That

Hall & Oates - You've Lost That Loving Feeling

Rolling Stones - She's So Cold

Gary Numan - Cars

Genesis - Misunderstanding

Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Manhattans - Shining Star

Billy Joel - It's Still Rock and Roll To Me

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1980:
Michael Jackson - Rock With You

 

2/1/13

Super Bowl Halftimes --- Mike's favorite part of the big game!

 

The Who - Who Are You?

Madonna - Vogue

Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days

Paul McCartney - Live And Let Die

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

Aerosmith - Walk This Way

Blues Brothers - Soul Man

U2 - Beautiful Day

Rolling Stones - Start Me Up

 

1/31/13

1994 --- Some knucklehead is whacking Nancy Kerrigan's knee at Cobo Arena.  Mike's not crying like Nancy...but he too is wondering "WHY?"

 

Ace Of Base - The Sign

Aerosmith - Crazy

Melissa Etheridge - Come To My Window

Collective Soul - Shine

John Mellencamp - Wild Night

Cranberries - Linger

Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song

Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1994:

Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, & Sting - All For Love

 

1/30/13

1982 --- Mike's trying scalp tickets to the Super Bowl at the Silverdome.  Turns out 10 bucks and a Flock Of Seagulls haircut won't get you in.

 

Cars - Shake It Up

America - You Can Do Magic

Asia - Heat Of The Moment

Huey Lewis & The News - Do You Believe In Love?

Flock of Seagulls - I Ran

Van Halen - (Oh) Pretty Woman

Journey - Open Arms

John Mellencamp - Jack & Diane

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1982:

Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That

 

1/29/13

1979 --- Mike's laughing at Bill Murray's first big movie roll, "Meatballs" is on the big screen.

 

Billy Joel - Big Shot

Charlie Daniels Band - Devil Went Down To Georgia

Police - Roxanne

Cars - Let's Go

Blondie - Heart Of Glass

Supertramp - The Logical Song

Bad Company - Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy

Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1979:
Chic - Le Freak

 

1/28/13

1987 --- The Super Bowl is broadcast in Dolby Surround Sound for the first time ever.  Mike notes football has never sounded so good!

 

George Michael - Faith

Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive

The Cure - Just Like Heaven

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Aerosmith - Dude (Looks Like a Lady)

Richard Marx - Don't Mean Nothin'

Genesis - Land Of Confusion

Kim Wilde - You Keep Me Hanging On

 

...and then number one song on this day in 1987:
Billy Vera & The Beaters - At This Moment

 

1/25/13

1983 --- Mike would totally hire "The A-Team."  He just can't seem to find them...

 

Stevie Nicks - Stand Back

Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut

Def Leppard - Rock Of Ages

Madness - Our House

David Bowie - China Girl

Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Sammy Hagar - Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy

Billy Joel - Uptown Girl

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1983:

Men at Work - Down Under

 

1/24/13

1986 --- Mike's resisting the urge to do the "Super Bowl Shuffle."

 

Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone

Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls

Van Halen - Why Can't This Be Love

Mike & The Mechanics - All I Need Is a Miracle

Timbuk 3 - Futures So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love

Run DMC & Aerosmith - Walk This Way

Huey Lewis & The News - Hip To Be Square

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1986:

Dionne Warwick & Friends - That's What Friends Are For

 

1/23/13

1992 --- Mike can't get enough of the face-changing sequence of Michael Jackson's "Black Or White" video.

 

Spin Doctors - Little Miss Can't Be Wrong

Eric Clapton - Tears In Heaven

Nirvana - Come As You Are

Annie Lennox - Walking On Broken Glass

Genesis - I Can't Dance

Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy

Tom Cochrane - Life Is a Highway

U2 - One

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1992:

Michael Jackson - Black Or White

 

1/22/13

1989 --- President George H.W. Bush is taking the oath.  Mike was hoping he'd wear neon parachute pants for the occasion...no such luck.

 

The Cure - Love Song

Young MC - Bust a Move

38 Special - Second Chance

Roxette - The Look

Madonna - Cherish

Tom Petty - Runnin' Down a Dream

Paula Abdul - Straight Up

Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1989:

Phil Collins - Two Hearts

 

1/21/13

1976 --- It's not the Dreamliner testing the skies in 76...rather Mike's dreaming of a mach-speed ride on the new Concorde.

 

Boston - More Than a Feeling

Gary Wright - Dream Weaver

Electric Light Orchestra - Evil Woman

Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing

Steve Miller Band - Take The Money and Run

Orleans - Still The One

Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town

Paul McCartney & Wings - Silly Love Songs

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1976:

Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster

 

1/18/13

Days Of The Week --- Mike's apologies to Wednesday and Thursday...apparently they're too boring to be sung about.

 

U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning

Bangles - Manic Monday

New Order - Blue Monday

Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday

The Cure - Friday I'm In Love

Katy Perry - Last Friday Night (TGIF)

Chicago - Saturday In The Park

Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright

 

1/17/13

1985 --- Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats!!!  Mike's got a new guilty pleasure on TV.

 

Dire Straits - Walk Of Life

Corey Hart - Never Surrender

Loverboy - Lovin' Every Minute Of It

John Parr - St Elmo's Fire

Tom Petty - Don't Come Around Here No More

Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine

John Mellencamp - Lonely Ol Night

Simple Minds - Alive & Kicking

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1985:
Madonna - Like a Virgin

 

1/16/13

1978 --- The Blizzard of '78 has Mike snowbound for days.  Fortunately Mike has enough music he never has to repeat anything while waiting to be dug out.

 

Queen - We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions

Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive

Foreigner - Double Vision

Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street

Styx - Come Sail Away

Jackson Browne - Running On Empty

ABBA - Take a Chance On Me

Heart - Straight On

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1978:

Player - Baby Come Back

 

1/15/13

1988 --- Mike's laughing at Eddie Murphy in "Coming To America"...and Eddie Murphy, and the other Eddie Murphy, and that other Eddie Murphy too...

 

Def Leppard - Hysteria

Escape Club - Wild Wild West

Cheap Trick - The Flame

Robert Palmer - Simply Irresistable

Belinda Carlisle - I Get Weak

Poison - Nothin' But a Good Time

M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up The Volume

INXS - Need You Tonight

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1988:
George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You

 

1/14/13

1981 --- Who wants one of the first DeLoreans rolling off the line?  Mike of course!

 

Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me

Rick Springfield - I've Done Everything For You

Blondie - Rapture

Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

Journey - Who's Crying Now

Rick James - Super Freak

The Who - You Better You Bet

Greg Kihn Band - The Breakup Song

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1981:
John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over

 

1/11/13

1971 --- Mike's jealous of Alan Shephard...Mike's always wanted to play golf on the moon.

 

Santana - Black Magic Woman

Issac Hayes - Theme From Shaft

The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again

Elton John - Your Song

Doors - Love Her Madly

Van Morrison - Domino

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On?

Three Dog Night - Joy To The World

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1971:

George Harrison - My Sweet Lord

 

1/10/13

1984 --- Where's The Beef?  Mike never considered that question before Wendy's brought it up this month.

 

Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Prince - Let's Go Crazy

Cars - Drive

Van Halen - Panama

Madonna - Lucky Star

Huey Lewis & The News - I Want a New Drug

Pointer Sisters - Jump (For My Love)

Ratt - Round and Round

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1984:
Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson - Say Say Say

 

1/9/13

1980 --- Alabama wins the National Championship.  Mike can't help but notice...the more things change, the more they stay the same.

 

Pat Benatar - Heartbreaker

Eagles - The Long Run

Devo - Whip It

Billy Joel - Don't Ask Me Why

AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long

Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night

Bob Seger - Fire Lake

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall Pt2

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1980:

Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colata Song)

 

1/8/13

1996 --- Mike loves the sports portions of "Jerry McGuire"...Mike's girlfriend likes the "Had me at hello" scene.

 

Gin Blossoms - Follow You Down

Tracy Chapman - Give Me One Reason

Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany's

The Verve Pipe - Photograph

No Doubt - Just a Girl

Goo Goo Dolls - Name

Alanis Morisette - Ironic

Dishwalla - Counting Blue Cars

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1996:
Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day

 

1/7/13

1982 --- Kate Middleton is born.  Mike's wishing he'd know...he'd have bought her a baby's first princess crown.

 

Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure

Tommy Tutone - 867-5309 (Jenny)

Quarterflash - Harden My Heart

Dazz Band - Let It Whip

Jackson Browne - Somebody's Baby

John Mellencamp - Hurts So Good

Stevie Nicks / Don Henley - Leather and Lace

Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1982:
Olivia Newton-John - Physical

 

1/4/13

1987 --- Mike's cheering on Aretha Franklin this week.  She's becoming the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 

Bon Jovi - Livin' On a Prayer

Prince - U Got The Look

Genesis - Land Of Confusion

Robbie Nevil - C'est La Vie

Pink Floyd - Learning To Fly

Salt 'n' Pepa - Push It

Steve Winwood - The Finer Things

Poison - Talk Dirty To Me

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1987:
Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian

 

 

1/3/13

1975 --- Notre Dame beats Alabama in a New Year's Bowl Game.  Mike's not making any predictions for next week...he's just saying.

 

Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run

Eagles - Lyin' Eyes

ZZ Top - Tush

Bee Gees - Jive Talkin'

Grand Funk Railroad - Some Kind Of Wonderful

Ace - How Long

Bad Company - Movin' On

War - Why Can't We Be Friends?

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1975:
Elton John - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

 

1/2/13

1983 --- Plinko is the new game on "The Prince Is Right" this week.  Mike's losing his mind trying to guess where that thing will end up.

 

Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang

Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
Journey - Seperate Ways

Police - King Of Pain

David Bowie - Let's Dance

Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money

Huey Lewis & The News - Heart And Soul

Tubes - She's a Beauty

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1983:
Hall & Oates - Maneater

 

1/1/13

Happy New Year!!! --- Mike's ringing in the New Year with the appropriate mood music.

 

Prince - 1999

Judas Priest - Living After Midnight

Pink - Get The Party Started

Eagles - Funky New Year

Lou Gramm - Midnight Blue

Jennifer Lopez - Waiting For Tonight

INXS - New Sensation

Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Sine

U2 - New Years Day

 

12/25/12

Merry Christmas!!! --- Mike's dipping into the red and green crates of tunes...

 

Bruce Springsteen - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping

Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas

Jose Feliciano - Feliz Navidad

Eagles - Please Come Home For Christmas

Elton John - Step Into Christmas

Paul & Linda McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime

Wham! - Last Christmas

Bob & Doug McKenzie - 12 Days Of Christmas

 

12/24/12

1989 --- Mike's trying to decorate his house like Clark Griswold in "Christmas Vacation"

 

Fine Young Cannibals - Good Thing

B-52's - Roam

Aerosmith - Love In An Elevator

Jeff Healey Band - Angel Eyes

Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down

REM - Stand

Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl

Great White - Once Bitten Twice Shy

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1989:
Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise

 

12/21/12

First day of Winter --- Good thing Mike hasn't forgotten how to drive in the snow...it came right on cue!

 

Foreigner - Cold As Ice

Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby

Icehouse - Electric Blue

Paula Abdul - Cold Hearted

Four Seasons - December, 1963

Pat Benatar - Fire and Ice

J Geils Band - Freeze Frame

Collective Soul - December

Bangles - Hazy Shade Of Winter

 

12/20/12

1981 --- Pat Sajak is taking over on Wheel of Fortune.  Doesn't matter who the host is...Mike still hasn't been able to get his crack at spinning that wheel.

 

Rolling Stones - Start Me Up

Steve Winwood - While You See a Chance

Styx - Too Much Time

Earth, Wind, & Fire - Let's Groove
Tom Petty - The Waiting

Hall & Oates - Kiss On My List

Foreigner - Urgent

Donnie Iris - Ah! Leah!

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1981:
Olivia Newton-John - Physical

 

12/19/12

1985 --- Mike's checking out the revolutionary midsize sedan from Ford this month...the Taurus.  Mike liked the minivan better...more room for music.

 

Eurythmics - Would I Lie To You?

John Mellencamp - Small Town

Prince - Raspberry Beret

Survivor - High On You

Bryan Adams - Heaven

Don Henley - The Boys Of Summer

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax

Phillip Bailey & Phil Collins - Easy Lover

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1985:
Mr. Mister - Broken Wings

 

12/18/12

1970 --- American workers are getting OSHA for Christmas.  Mike thinks that whole fewer chemicals in the workplace thing is a good idea...

 

Guess Who - American Woman

Sugarloaf - Green-Eyed Lady

Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia

Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4

Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up Around The Bend

Blues Image - Ride Captain Ride

Free - All Right Now

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1970:
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord

 

12/17/12

1988 --- Barry Sanders wins the Heisman Trophy.  Mike's hoping Santa brings the Lions that fine young running back for Christmas.

 

Aerosmith - Rag Doll

Johnny Hates Jazz - Shattered Dreams

U2 - Desire

George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You

Edie Brickell - What I Am

John Mellencamp - Cherry Bomb

Guns 'n' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle

Kylie Minogue - The Loco-Motion

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1988:
Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn

 

12/14/12

1984 --- Vince Neal and Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen are in serious car accidents.  Mike's wisely using a Designated Driver.

 

Night Ranger - Sister Christian

Madonna - Like a Virgin

ZZ Top - Legs

Prince - When Doves Cry

Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark

Rick Springfield - Love Somebody

Tina Turner - Better Be Good To Me

Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1984:
Hall & Oates - Out Of Touch

 

12/13/12

1980 --- John Lennon's funeral is this week.  Mike's bawling his eyes out.

 

Tom Petty - Refugee

Manhattans - Shining Star

Journey - Any Way You Want It

Pretenders - Brass In Pocket

Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown

Jefferson Starship - Jane

Billy Joel - You May Be Right

Jackson Browne - Boulevard

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1980:
Kenny Rogers - Lady

 

12/12/12

1973 --- Mike's learning the guitar lick to "Smoke On The Water"...just like every other wanna-be rock star in America.

 

Steely Dan - Reeling In The Years

Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

Doobie Brothers - China Grove

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Grand Runk Railroad - We're An American Band

Pink Floyd - Money

Paul Simon - Kodachrome

Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1973:
Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl

 

12/11/12

1982 --- Time's Person Of The Year is the Computer.  As long as it's name isn't HAL Mike's okay with it.

 

Police - Spirits In The Material World

Go Go's - Vacation

Toto - Rosanna

Loverboy - Working For The Weekend

Human League - Don't You Want Me

Laura Branigan - Gloria

38 Special - Caught Up In You

J Geils Band - Freeze-Frame

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1982:

Toni Basil - Mickey

 

12/10/12

1998 --- President Clinton is being impeached.  Mike's feeling a little naughty every time he's reminded what started the whole thing...

 

Natalie Imbruglia - Torn

Eve 6 - Inside Out

Sixpence None The Richer - Kiss Me

Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy

Will Smith - Gettin' Jiggy Wit It

Goo Goo Dolls - Iris

Faith Hill - This Kiss

Matchbox 20 - Real World

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1998:
R Kelly & Celine Dion - I'm Your Angel

 

12/7/12

1-Hit-Wonders --- Mike's got 9 songs that made him buy an album...just for that 1 stinking song.

 

A Ha - Take On Me

Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

Meredith Brooks - Bitch

Gary Numan - Cars

Quiet Riot - Cum On Feel The Noize

Big Country - In a Big Country

Gnarles Barkley - Crazy

Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky

Nena - 99 Luftballoons

 

12/6/12

1987 --- MTV's first original non-music programming is launching on Mike's TV.  Mike's still trying to figure out where 72 Whooping Cough Lane is to visit the basement where "Remote Control" originates from.

 

U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name

Los Lobos - La Bamba

Peter Gabriel - Big Time

Whitesnake - Is This Love

Bob Seger - Shakedown

Whispers - Rock Steady

Def Leppard - Animal

George Michael/Wham! - I Want Your Sex

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1987:
Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is a Place On Earth

 

12/5/12

1983 --- Mike's not shopping for a Cabbage Patch Kid in 83.  Mike doesn't want to be trampled or elbowed...

 

Don Henley - Dirty Laundry

Naked Eyes - Always Something There To Remind Me

Police - Every Breath You Take

Def Leppard - Photograph

Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance

Pat Benatar - Love Is a Battlefield

The Kinks - Come Dancing

Greg Kihn Band - Jeopardy

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1983:
Lionel Richie - All Night Long

 

12/4/12

1977 --- Mike's learning about love from Woody Allen's "Annie Hall"...is it any wonder Mike's still single.

 

Eagles - Life In The Fast Lane

10cc - The Things We Do For Love

Queen - Somebody To Love

Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke

Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop

Heart - Barracuda

Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23

Steve Miller Band - Jet Airliner

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1977:
Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life

 

12/3/12

1989 --- Mike's watching a Christmas classic on the big screen: "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation."  Mike's a fan of the excessive use of Christmas lights...it goes well with Mike's excessive use of music.

 

Tone Loc - Funky Cold Medina

Don Henley - The Last Worthless Evening

Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus

U2 - Angel Of Harlem

Cher - If You Could Turn Back Time

Motley Crue - Dr. Feelgood

Tom Petty - Free Fallin'

Madonna - Like a Prayer

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1989:
Milli Vanilli - Blame It On The Rain

 

11/30/12

1981 --- Mike's dressing like the people in his favorite music video:  Olivia Newton-John's "Physical."  Scary...

 

Journey - Don't Stop Believin'

Blondie - The Tide Is High

REO Speedwagon - Take It On The Run

Kool & The Gang - Celebration

Police - Don't Stand So CLose To Me

Phil Collins - I Missed Again

Billy Squire - The Stroke

Foreigner - Waiting For a Girl Like You

 

...and the number one song on this day in 1981:
Olivia Newton-John - Physical

 

11/29/12

1993 --- It wasn't me!  It was the one-armed man!  Mike's watching "The Fugitive" on the big screen.

 

REM - Man On The Moon

Aerosmith - Livin' On The Edge

Duran Duran - Come Undone

Spin Doctors - Two Princes

The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

Stereo MC's - Connected

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Soul To Squeeze

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