The 80s Continue Tonight on One Hit Wonder Wednesday Night Shift
Tonight on the One Hit Wonder Wednesday Night Shift with Craig Allen, we spotlight 1981.
7 pm: Diesel – Sausalito Summernight
This Dutch band is singing about a California road trip. Maybe that's why it barely cracked the Top 20 in the United States. But Canadians loved it because it was #1 there.
8 pm: Joey Scarbury - "Believe It or Not" (Theme from Greatest American Hero)
Sometimes hit TV shows produce hit songs. This one certainly did. It only lasted three seasons, sort of. Seasons 1 and 3 only had a handful of episodes. But I do remember watching the show all the time as a child.
"Believe It or Not" spent two weeks at #2, but never hit the top, held off by the Diana Ross and Lionel Richie duet "Endless Love." - Songfacts.com
9 pm: Frankie Smith – Double Dutch Bus
Another song that was barely a hit. In fact, it's more known now because it has seen airplay for many years and it's been sampled a number of times.
10 pm: Bertie Higgins – Key Largo
Key Largo seems to get some love in songwriting. Just like Joey Scarbury earlier, Bertie rocked the 70s/80s beard.
11 pm: Tom Tom Club – Genius of Love
I guess it's the"barely were hits" night. But it certainly helped become more known after Mariah Carey sampled it for her song "Fantasy."