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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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Options October 15, 2018: Every Single Year

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plowboy And His Guitar  It Makes No Difference Now   Options single  RCA Victor  1949  45    0:00:00 ()
Mildred Bailey with the Ellis Larkins Trio  That's Not Right   Options single  RCA Victor  1950  45    0:04:29 ()
Louis Prima and Orchestra  Pizza and Beer   Options single  Robin Hood  1951  45    0:07:34 ()
Ella Mae Morse  Oakie Boogie   Options single  Capitol  1952  45  with Nelson Riddle and Orchestra  0:10:31 ()
Ray Anthony and HIs Orchestra  Dragnet   Options single  Capitol  1953  45    0:12:27 ()
Eartha Kitt with Henri René and His Orchestra  Mink Schmink   Options single  RCA Victor  1954  45    0:15:10 ()
Betty Blake & Thurl Ravenscroft  Are You Mine   Options single  Abbott  1955  45    0:18:12 ()
Jimmy Bryant & Speedy West  The Night Rider   Options single  Capitol  1956  45    0:20:40 ()
The Fabulous McClevertys  Don't Blame It on Elvis   Options single  Verve  1957  45    0:23:09 ()
"Froggy" Landers and the Cough Drops  River Rock (Part 1)   Options single  Ensign  1958  45    0:25:33 ()
 
Martin Denny  Quiet Village   Options single  Liberty  1959  45    0:34:24 ()
Rosie and the Originals  Angel Baby   Options single  Highland  1960  45    0:37:03 ()
Dick and Deedee  The Mountain's High   Options single  Liberty  1961  45    0:40:43 ()
Ray Charles and Betty Carter  Baby It's Cold Outside   Options single  ABC-Paramount  1962  45    0:42:48 ()
The Everly Brothers  Nancy's Minuet   Options single  Warner Bros.  1963  45    0:47:02 ()
Cal Tjader  Soul Sauce (Gaucha Guaro)   Options single  Verve  1964  45    0:48:58 ()
The Sharpees  Do the 45"   Options single  One-Derful!  1965  45    0:51:22 ()
Percy Sledge  Warm and Tender Love   Options single  Atlantic  1966  45    0:53:49 ()
 
The Recurring Love Habit  A Day in the Life   Options single  Buddah  1967  45    1:01:51 ()
The Monkees  Porpoise Song   Options single  Colgems  1968  45    1:04:18 ()
Dion  The Dolphins   Options single  Laurie  1969  45    1:08:22 ()
Fairport Convention  Now Be Thankful   Options single  Island  1970  45    1:13:18 ()
Faces  Maybe I'm Amazed   Options single  Warner Bros.  1971  45    1:15:43 ()
David Bowie  John, I'm Only Dancing   Options single  RCA  1972  45    1:19:14 ()
Buckingham Nicks  Don't Let Me Down Again   Options single  Polydor  1973  45    1:21:58 ()
Ken Boothe  Everything I Own   Options single  Wild Flower  1974  45    1:25:29 ()
 
Merry Clayton  Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow   Options single  Ode  1975  45    1:38:42 ()
Leroy Hutson and the Free Spirit Symphony  Feel the Spirit (In '76)   Options single  Curtom  1976  45    1:41:14 ()
The Clash  1977   Options single  CBS  1977  45    1:44:36 ()
Television  Ain't That Nothin'   Options single  Elektra  1978  45    1:46:15 ()
Au Pairs  You   Options single  021  1979  45    1:50:03 ()
Our Daughters Wedding  Lawnchairs   Options single  Design  1980  45    1:52:59 ()
Village People  Food Fight   Options single  RCA  1981  45    1:56:28 ()
 
Heaven 17  Let Me Go   Options single  Arista  1982  45    2:04:40 ()
Robert Plant  Big Log   Options single  Atlantic  1983  45  Dedicated to Daniel Blumin  2:08:02 ()
Coyote McCloud Featuring Clara Peller  Where's the Beef?   Options single  Awesome  1984  45    2:12:48 ()
R.E.M.  Driver 8   Options single  I.R.S.  1985  45    2:15:51 ()
Kate Bush  The Hounds of Love   Options single  EMI  1986  45    2:19:10 ()
Voice of the Beehive  I Say Nothing   Options single  London  1987  45    2:22:15 ()
Prince  I Wish U Heaven   Options single  Paisley Park  1988  45    2:25:39 ()
Wire  Eardrum Buzz   Options single  Enigma  1989  45    2:28:26 ()
 
Love Child  He's So Sensitive   Options single  Trash Flow  1990  45    2:34:06 ()
Sebadoh  Gimme Indie Rock   Options single  Homestead  1991  45    2:35:19 ()
Sugar  Changes   Options single  Singles Only Label (SOL)  1992  45    2:38:50 ()
Stereolab  Lo Boob Oscillator   Options single  Sub Pop  1993  45    2:42:38 ()
Flying Saucer Attack  Land Beyond the Sun   Options single  Drag City  1994  45    2:48:55 ()
Pizzicato Five  Happy Sad   Options single  Matador  1995  45    2:54:28 ()

Listener comments!

  🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 9:02am 12539:

Yip! Yip! Single File All Day Long!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 9:02am annie:

good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 9:02am steveo:

Radio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 9:02am The Oscar:

RAY DEE OH.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 9:04am Krys O.:

Howdy, Joe! It's nice to hear the honey voice of Eddy Arnold. :)
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 9:04am Rocky Horror:

the Sesame Street aileans
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 9:05am Rocky Horror:

Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plowboy??
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 9:06am northguineahills:

Now, if only someone has the yipyips on 45 (I only have them on LP).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 9:08am Ken From Hyde Park:

Eddy Arnold was so funny on Green Acres. He never accomplished much plowing because the wheels kept falling off his Hoyt-Clagwell tractor. Boing boing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 9:09am The Oscar:

Annnnd clickystarred.
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 9:10am Sem:

Good morning, Joe, McGaskoes, new listeners, closet Louis Prima fans, and all.
  Mon. 10/15/18 9:11am Brendan:

Agghhhh human voices in first set! Energy.. diminishing... don’t... know if .. I can ... sustain... life ... support....
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 9:11am northguineahills:

Can't argue w / this premise.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 9:12am Ken From Hyde Park:

I pledged via texting WFMU to 201-989-0561 the other day. I thought I never received an email, but found out that it went into my spam folder. Hoo boy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 9:12am Irene Trudel:

This Louis Prima is really a terrible song, mainly because of those backup singers. Yikes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 9:13am Krys O.:

Ken from Hyde Park, same here. I donated via text last week too. Thought it went into the ether.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 9:14am Krys O.:

Joe, you are the best at Singles Going Steady!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 9:14am The Oscar:

Joe Monday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 9:15am pantz:

Just the facts, ma'am.
  Mon. 10/15/18 9:16am Brendan:

It was Tuesday, February 9. It was raining in Los Angeles. We were working the late shift.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 9:16am Ken From Hyde Park:

On the subject of pledges: For tax or matching grant purposes, is there a year-end summary available to know how much a person has sent to the station? How does that work?
  Mon. 10/15/18 9:16am Brendan:

Some poor kid on bennies and booze was out on a ledge
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 9:18am pantz:

I look forward to your premium, Joe! Grrrls of the 90's.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 9:19am Roger:

dang fine show, so far!
Whoa, it just got even finer!
  Mon. 10/15/18 9:20am queems:

great set, joe!
  Mon. 10/15/18 9:20am tadpoles:

That Eartha Kitt was sublime!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 9:21am The Oscar:

A tender love duet between a beautiful young woman and Tony the Tiger.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 9:22am lukavino:

nothing beats back the flames of monday morning anxiety like this show, i tell you what.
  Mon. 10/15/18 9:23am Brendan:

Now were talking . Or not. Great instrumental!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 9:23am Joe McG:

Hey everybody! Welcome to Singles Going Steady week! Going year by year today to celebrate the history of the 45 single.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 9:24am lukavino:

oh wow i see what's goin on now. oh jeez.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 9:24am steveo:

that's fun! how'd we miss it???
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 9:29am Beast of Boonton:

Little records with big holes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 9:29am joe:

'ello folks
  Mon. 10/15/18 9:31am tadpoles:

#Beast of Boonton.....lots of mine have little holes.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 9:32am Vincent Nifigance:

Unsurprising the hearts and radios are so commonplace in this show's chat. Bravo, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 9:34am ChrisB.:

Worng Froggy, Joe. Billy "Froggy" Laughlin, of Our Gang, died in 1948.
  Mon. 10/15/18 9:35am Brendan:

Thurl also did ‘They’re Grrrrreat!’
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 9:36am Joe McG:

@ChrisB: Thanks! I always thought it was THAT Froggy. @Brendan: Yes, Tony the Tiger!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 9:39am karlward:

Joe, don't turn around, but David Lynch is literally right behind you. Be cool.
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 9:42am Dances with Moomins:

They don't make 'em like they used to! I remember Angel Baby wow ..holy smokes I was 7 in 1960!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 9:45am crateslinger:

Used my woof moo lunch box today, or cooler or whatever it is. It worked very well. Yes, I already ate my lunch.
  Mon. 10/15/18 9:45am Brendan:

Baby it mid 50’s and raining outside.
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 9:46am yobink:

Baby it IS cold outside - 31 degrees in chilly Albuquerque NM this morning!
  Mon. 10/15/18 9:46am tadpoles:

It is still a wonder to me that all this magic is locked into these little slabs of plastic. Not quite the same feeling for mp3s I'm afraid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 9:47am joe:

You know I dont' know if I have ever heard this version of Baby I'ts Cold... or at least not to the extent of most other versoins
  Mon. 10/15/18 9:47am Andrea in Jersey City:

Wow this is the best version I have ever heard
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 9:50am Krys O.:

This Everly song is exquisite!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 9:51am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe (adopts John Lennon voice "I think you've passed the audition)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 9:52am pantz:

Ah, this reminds me of one of the best albums I ever went out on a limb with, "More Than Mambo". No better way to start a day than with Afro-Cuban jazz.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 9:54am Brian in UK:

@tadpoles mp3s are not tactile. Last Saturday was National Album day. As if it needed validation.
www.bbc.co.uk...
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 9:55am drr:

I keep waiting for the gunshot sounds in this Sharpees track.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 9:58am Vincent Nifigance:

Remember when singers were great singers?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:00am steveo:

hm, maybe play the rest at 78, so we can make it to 2018?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:00am steveo:

(jk, of course; this is amazing; history in action!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:02am joe:

Sgt Pepper Killed Rock and Roll ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:02am steveo:

after all, it was you and me
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 10:03am Jay Goges:

dig this cover
  Mon. 10/15/18 10:03am Dan Bodah:

Sounding great, Joe. Loving the history of the single, and that Martin Denny is a big fave.
  Mon. 10/15/18 10:03am KP in DC:

Is this the Rutles?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:04am Brian in UK:

You might say that Sgt Pepper validated the album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:04am joe:

This seems to be their only release
  Mon. 10/15/18 10:04am Brendan:

The verse rhythm is Like a Rolling Stone
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:04am Joe McG:

Thanks, Dan, great to see you!
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 10:05am Sem:

The drummer here does an excellent Ringo tribute.
  Mon. 10/15/18 10:06am tadpoles:

# KP...The Rutles never played Beatles' songs.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:06am jayjay:

The Carole King demo of Porpoise Song is amazing (as well)
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:06am Brian in UK:

Surface Noise. Ahhh.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:07am Joe McG:

@jayjay: Yes, it's so good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:09am steveo:

i am the eggman! oops, wrong song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:10am The Oscar:

Sea mammals going steady.
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 10:10am Marc Francis:

Good morning Joe! Good morning all!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:10am Brian in UK:

@steveo we have chickens,does that make me the eggman?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:11am Krys O.:

Now Dion! Oof, I'm melting.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:13am Tim 07030:

Hi Joe, great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:15am steveo:

@brian goo goo g'joob
  🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:15am Kenny rotten:

Enjoying the show Joe! thanks
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:15am Brian in UK:

Think we might here more Brits in the 70s & 80s.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:15am Joe McG:

@Tim and Kenny: Thanks! Having great fun going through the years!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:16am Summer and Michael:

Great show, as ever, Joe!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:17am Joe McG:

Thanks, S&M!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:17am Irene Trudel:

Lotta favorites in this set, Joe! Great alternate versions too. Lovin' it!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:18am Joe McG:

@Irene: Great to see you at the Mini Record Fair!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:19am pantz:

Love this Faces cover. Where's my lighter?!
  Mon. 10/15/18 10:20am Will:

Joe, You just played two of my favorite songs of all time in one set(Porpoise Songs and Now Be Thankful). Uncanny. Please don't play the Rita Coolidge version of Superstar or I might flip out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:20am Krys O.:

Singing along at my desk in the office. My co-worker is off today and I can play FMU at a respectable volume AND sing along if needed.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:21am Joe McG:

@Will: Ha ha, you're lucky I left my Rita Coolidge at home! Thanks, Krys!
  Mon. 10/15/18 10:22am KP in DC:

Tadpoles, all Rutles songs are credited to Innes/Lennon-McCartney. I met the former, BTW. Super nice guy
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:24am Roberto:

Buckwood Nac!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:25am Krys O.:

KP, I met Neil Innes also. He is incredibly nice and such a joy to see him play live.
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 10:25am Jay Goges:

Joe you're a mad scientist! Loving this set!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:26am Joe McG:

Havin' so much fun spinning these singles, Jay!
  Mon. 10/15/18 10:26am tadpoles:

Excellent KP...Neil Innes wrote one of my all time favorite songs.."The Equestrian Statue". Jealous that you met him. Cheers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:26am Beast of Boonton:

Lindsey Buckingham suing Fleetwood Mac for 12 million dollars in today's news
  Mon. 10/15/18 10:27am kevlicki:

Joe McG, and other DJs, how different is the size of your singles going steady playlist, from an average show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:27am The Oscar:

I saw Innes back in the early 2000s, in what I think he said was his first solo US show ever. Terrific show, and one of my favorite songwriters ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:28am annie:

i lerve ken boothe
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:28am Roberto:

Dr. Evil voice: twelve MEELEEON dollars!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:28am Krys O.:

HA! Interesting lyric change there....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:30am Krys O.:

KP & Oscar, I saw Innes at B.B. Kings and Maxwell's. Yo La Tengo backed him up at the latter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:31am Krys O.:

KP & Oscar: Here's a link to some pics of the Innes meeting. www.angelfire.com...
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:31am Vincent Nifigance:

Joe "elastic bladder" McGasko.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:33am Lixiviated Life:

I am neither steady nor single.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:33am joe:

I just remembered that as a very very young child I thought it was Fleetwood Max
  Mon. 10/15/18 10:38am Listener Alexandra:

Good morning, Joe! I just did the thing :-)
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 10:38am JakeGould:

Morning Joe!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:39am Lixiviated Life:

joe,
i don't see you as much of a talker.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:39am Krys O.:

Yes!!!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:39am Roberto:

I saw Robert Blake working out in a gym once. He was kind of being a putz.
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 10:40am Sem:

Thank you, Joe. Merry, Merry, Merry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:40am The Oscar:

It's impossible for me to imagine latter-day Robert Blake without his spooky Lost Highway makeup. Even at the gym.
  Mon. 10/15/18 10:42am Brendan:

Keep your eye one the sparrow - thats the name of that tune ( to use a Tony Barettaism)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:43am Little Danny:

Howdy Joe and everybody
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:45am Hughie Considine:

Robert Blake was also one of the most unappealing Our Gang characters: little Mickey Gubitosi.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:45am steveo:

2 in a row with the year in the title!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:46am karlward:

No Elvis?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:47am Roberto:

No Beatles?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:47am Hughie Considine:

If the Undertones' "78 RPM" came on next, that wouldn't completely shock me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:47am karlward:

They can't really mean it!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:47am Lixiviated Life:

The Clash.
a majestic band of punks if ever
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:47am Ken From Hyde Park:

No Slim Whitman?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:47am Tim 07030:

This song was not exactly The Clash's high-water mark lyric or (especially) rhymewise
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:48am Lixiviated Life:

... and Television
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:48am Krys O.:

Excellent transition!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:49am Hughie Considine:

"Ain't That Nothin'" was the catchiest thing on Adventure. Richard LLoyd solo. Some people prefer Adventure to Marquee Moon, but I just can't see it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:50am Hughie Considine:

Hmm..different fadeout in the single version...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:52am Beast of Boonton:

Joe - Have you visited televisiontunes.com?
It is huge archive of 32,189 TV theme songs - amazing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:53am steveo:

severe chair dancing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:55am Krys O.:

Holy smokes!! Our Daughters Wedding played all the time a the Left Bank club in Mount Vernon back then.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:55am Joe McG:

@Beast: No, I'll have to check that out!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:55am Davee:

GREAT SHOW Joe!
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 10:56am northguineahills:

Our Daughters Wedding, new to me!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 10:56am Joe McG:

@Davee: All Sngle File today! :)
  Mon. 10/15/18 10:57am whattawino:

ODW! A staple on the Hurrah dancefloor! Yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:58am The Oscar:

FOOOOOOD FIIIIIGHT!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:58am tim from champaign:

Howdy Joe and everyone. Did I miss Album File?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 10:59am tim from champaign:

Food Fight is blowing my mind! How did I ever miss this?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:00am tim from champaign:

Holy shit! Nit only did Village People do fake disco but they do fake punk too!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:00am Vincent Nifigance:

Sad to say I am a veteran of zero food fights.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:01am The Oscar:

I saw the Village People at a local street fair a couple years back. They did not play "Food Fight," but not for lack of me screaming for it.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:02am Roberto:

I really need to take a closer look at New Wave Village People.
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:05am Listener Alexandra:

Oh wow...great choice, Joe!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:06am Lixiviated Life:

Heaven 17????
Flashback to WNYU New Afternoon Show circa 1980 something.
yikes
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:07am jess:

love this! great 80s song.
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:08am KP in DC:

WDRE to be Indifferent
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:08am Colleen:

I always enjoy your show Joe....Nicely done!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:09am Joe McG:

Thanks, Colleen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:09am Matt Fiveash:

Bob Plant!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:10am steveo:

brilliant show joe! (i am SHOCKED to find that i like the singles from my childhood years best :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:11am Hughie Considine:

Was this written about his pants?
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:11am emily:

Hey Joe, you're having too much fun. Are you sure this is legal or you won't go blind?
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:11am SeanG:

love this tune
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:11am Joe McG:

@hughie: Ha ha ha
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:12am Roberto:

Roberto Planta!
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:12am jess:

I loved this Robert Plant. so good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:12am Krys O.:

Es Paranza
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:13am Roberto:

Does this dedication imply something about Daniel Blumin?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:13am Matt Fiveash:

Also, I was on the subway for the 60s portion of the show- the MTA was such a clusterfuck this morning that it felt like I was on the train for the entire decade of the 1960s- but anyway: you are not the first WFMU DJ to play "Porpoise Song" and "The Dolphins" back-to-back.
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:14am Bobby:

I just tuned in, was not ready for Big Log
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:15am Joe McG:

@Roberto: It's a favorite of his, he often plays it during Singles Going Steady week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:15am karlward:

There oughta be a log.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:16am The Oscar:

One time when I was 12 I was served a cheeseburger at McDonald's where the server failed to add a beef patty. Any disappointment I may have felt was outweighed by the thrill of getting to actually ask that.
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:16am northguineahills:

Ok, coworkers think I'm crazy, I'm Lultzing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:16am tim from champaign:

Between Food Fight and Where's The Beef, you have made it extremely difficult for the other DJs to top you, Joe!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:16am Davee:

Thanks for the Robert Plant!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:16am Tim 07030:

@Krys I saw Our Daughter's Wedding at the Left Bank! And I own that 45, Joe.
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:17am northguineahills:

Nice, The Oscar!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:17am Davee:

I think Clay needs that sound bite
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:17am northguineahills:

Classic REM!
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:17am SeanG:

nice to hear these tunes in context
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:17am Hughie Considine:

Seriously, one of the most R.E.M. of R.E.M. songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:18am Beast of Boonton:

Driver ate
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:18am The Oscar:

Also, holy shit, I just realized there were TWO "Where's the Beef?" novelty singles in the '80s (The other was by Ruth Buzzi!)
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:18am SeanG:

jangle baby
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:18am Hughie Considine:

Love Ruth Buzzi's early punkier stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:19am Goyim in the AM:

Is there any producer credit on that "Where's the Beef"? It is interestingly non-terrible -- but given that it probably was recorded in Nashville, God knows dude could get good musicians.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:19am Roberto:

Is there a Favoriters Anonymous?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:19am Jeff Moore:

Damn, that "Where's the Beef?" song is a cultural throwback! Was that Wendy's commercial really that long ago, 1984?
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:19am Brendan:

Enjoying this REM from Rockville
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:19am Tim 07030:

REM had a massive backlog of great songs back in the beginning, I saw them on the Murmur tour and they were already playing Driver 8.
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:20am jess:

it's a trip through my teens
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:21am Jeff Moore:

en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:21am Stanley:

Hello Joe and assembled listeners. I'm home early waiting for a repair fella to inspect my windows. Expecting sharp suck of air between his teeth and a "it's going to cost you, mate"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:21am Krys O.:

I saw R.E.M. at Radio City Music Hall in 1985. They did a meet 'n' greet after the show and I was about seven feet away from them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:21am joe:

Bummer I was hopig we were going to get the Rappin Duke for 1984 :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:22am BLCKDGRD:

Kate, still love.
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:22am prudy:

thanks for including Kate Bush. I played the entire album over and over again when it came out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:22am ChrisB.:

Oh, those 80's drums...
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:22am jess:

kate!
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:22am kudubundu:

And then Kate Bush! Bliss.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:23am Krys O.:

Probably the best sounds ever produced by the Fairlight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:23am Irene Trudel:

Kate!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:24am Stevel:

Wow. That last hanging chord on Hounds of Love might be the same chord that opens Let's Go Crazy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:24am Irene Trudel:

And Voice of the Beehive!!!
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:25am Mark in Toronto:

Talk about distilling an artists entire output to just one song. I mean that in a good way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:25am BLCKDGRD:

Great segue! into VoB.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:27am lukavino:

what a tune, "I Say Nothing". wow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:28am joe:

THis kids got something he might go somewhere.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:28am jayjay:

Just wondering..Is gated Reverb a felony or a misdemeanor?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:29am The Oscar:

Echoing Steveo's sentiment earlier-- I was not expecting to get so heavily into the portion after I came onto the scene!
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:29am Mark in Toronto:

What singles year is this going to stop at? Maybe 2000?
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:30am SeanG:

first Wire song I heard
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:30am Joe McG:

@Mark: We'll see how far we get! But around there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:31am The Oscar:

@Joe Whatever you don't get to can always be next week's single file!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:32am joe:

That Robert Plant track was re discovery for me a few years ago. I love the guitar on it.
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:32am Listener Alexandra:

Okay, I seriously just realized this show is in chronological order. Clearly it's early and I need more tea....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:33am Krys O.:

That should have been a Top 40 hit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:33am Goyim in the AM:

Grabbed my bass for that one. Boy, is it fun to play.
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:34am northguineahills:

Well, you're faster then I am, Alexandra, I've been here for 2.5 hours, and didn't notice until you pointed it out.
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:36am Listener Alexandra:

@northgineahills working on my second cup right now!
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:36am Brendan:

Uh huh huh... he said Big Log from Robert Plant .. yeah.
Shut up Butthead.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:37am RomanDogBird:

heh heh heh heh yeah yeah yeah yeah
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:37am Bobby:

Ha good call, Joe
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:37am Sem:

Singles going steady in single file by year. Joe, amazing.
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:38am northguineahills:

@Alexandra: still on my first cup of yerba mate....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:40am mb:

Amazing display of singles from the 1900's DJ Joe McGasko. Very nice.
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:40am northguineahills:

Sugar!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:40am Brian in UK:

Was playing Sugar the other day. It does not date.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:40am Stevel:

Sugar=Sofa King good.
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:40am northguineahills:

already pre-clickied!
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:40am rw:

Good morning! We're only three songs in but so far I don't know any of the songs from the '90s. I knew all the '80s though!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:40am lukavino:

ahhh the opening notes to "Changes" can melt steel.
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:40am David in London:

Oh man, this is Bob Mould at next level genius.
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:41am northguineahills:

Joe played it 53 weeks ago!
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:41am SeanG:

saw these dudes at the 40watt back then
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:41am Roberto:

This is the only sugar I'd put in my coffee...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:41am tim from champaign:

Not being into Sugar when they were around was a 90s mistake for me. I don't remember anymore why I didn't listen.
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:42am northguineahills:

I'm a 80s/90s kid, and so far, only the first three tracks this show are new to me (minus Our Daughters Wedding).
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:43am johnk77:

great show:>
seang/the old 40 watt?
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:43am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Tim-I lived on the Lower East Side and always discounted Yo La Tengo because I thought they were just another crappy salsa band. I was SO dumb.
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:43am Wild Neil||Peace All:

Lower East Side of Manhattan that is. Avenue B (Clinton Street) and Houston.
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:44am SeanG:

yeah man Athens GA! 1992
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:44am northguineahills:

recognized the Lab even at the wrong speed (done it many times myself).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:44am Hughie Considine:

From Sugar to French creme
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:44am Carmichael:

Yes! Stereolab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:45am The Oscar:

Aw, Lo Boob! Good call :)
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:47am Joe McG:

I'm going to run out of time today. Question: Should I finish it up next week or skip it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:47am lukavino:

please finish next week!!
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:48am Listener Alexandra:

More next week, please!
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:48am yobink:

I vote finish!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:48am jayjay:

II second that motion
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:48am David in London:

Be a starter-finisher Joe. We need to see this sucker through.
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:48am rw:

Joe you should bleed into Joe B's show. I'm sure he wouldn't mind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:48am lukavino:

maybe finish and just skip single file then?
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:48am northguineahills:

what David said....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:48am Carmichael:

Don't cut and run, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:49am Krys O.:

More next week, please!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:50am tim from champaign:

Joe, finish up next week, then work your way back in time.
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:50am tadpoles:

Just a great show today Joe and thanks for all the effort you put into it. Not easy when a lot of singles don't put the date on them.
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:50am Marc Francis:

Yep. Keep it going next week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:50am Carmichael:

Kenzo would say that, Tim
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:50am Irene Trudel:

Joe is the Surface Noise King! You're keeping me from doing some mundane shopping, but I don't mind. Loving today's show (as always).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:51am The Oscar:

Or continue with singles that have yet to be recorded.
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:51am listener Rey:

Hey Joe. I’m on the west coast this week and missed most of the show :(
The playlist looks stellar and I’ll be downloading the program just as soon as it’s available
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:51am joe:

Great ghow Joe Thank you
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:51am Carmichael:

Where u at, Rey?
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:51am northguineahills:

Classic FSA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:51am tim from champaign:

@Wild Neil - I can relate! With YLT I picked up President YLT when in came out, then always intended to get their next album but didn't get around to it until like 2006.
  🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:52am 12539:

More next week!

Thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:52am Krys O.:

Brilliant, just brilliant show, Joe. Thank you so much.
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:52am rw:

Still don't know any of these '90s singles. I must have skipped over the '90s more than I had thought.
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:52am Wild Neil||Peace All:

My 15 year old son and I watched the Roku app for WFMU this weekend. He was like "is this ALL videos of obscure bands?" and I said "well, some of them are REGIONALLY known and some are known nationwide on the college radio charts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:52am tim from champaign:

Man, Flying Saucer Attack is sooo good. Great follow up tp Stereolab.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:53am Summer and Michael:

Loving this Flying Saucer Attack single, Joe! Not familiar with their work. Gorgeous stuff! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:53am joe:

@wild neil if you watch the Survive videos close enough you can see the fire alarms go off because of their fog machine :)
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:53am Joe McG:

OK, I'll finish up next week!
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:54am SeanG:

sounds like richard butler
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:54am Brendan:

Thanks for playing the round things with the big holes Joe! Without you we’d all have a big hole in our lives.
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:55am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Joe-it would be great if you try to predict which songs will be songs in the future. Can you do that? Does FMU have that kind of equipment?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:55am steveo:

thank you thank you!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:56am Brian in UK:

Great show as ever, Joe. Set the bar high.
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:56am rw:

Thanks Joe! Super Singles going Steady Show. Looking forward to the remainder! Have a great week everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:56am Mungerphut:

This is a great set. Thanks so much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:56am Dominick:

totally fabulous!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:56am Carmichael:

I heard there was another Joe with different records ... :)
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:56am Sem:

Thanks, Joe. See you and all later.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 10/15/18 11:57am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting today, everybody! Hope you had as much fun as I did. Stay tuned for a lot more great singles all week long...
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:57am Brendan:

The opening of this one reminded me of one of my Jackson 5 45s
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:58am Mark in Toronto:

Finish next week. I loved the Sebadoh. Amazing that I'd never heard it before! Funny how you just miss some songs
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:58am SeanG:

Thank YOU Joe!
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:58am Listener Alexandra:

You're the bestest, Joe!
Avatar Mon. 10/15/18 11:59am Jay Goges:

beastly set Joe!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:59am pantz:

I'm happy/sad too, but I look forward to next week. Thanks Joe.
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:59am johnk77:

college radio becoming
taste-maker in
eighties/nineties
dented music history?
at least in north america?
great show selecter!
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:59am Brendan:

Joe if you enjoy playing them half as much as we enjoyed listening to them then we enjoyed them twice as much
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/15/18 11:59am Jeff Moore:

Well done, Joe!
  Mon. 10/15/18 11:59am nardo:

shoulda bet money. I guessed 1995.
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