Club 99: Songs That Peaked at #99 on the Billboard Hot 100

Club 99: Billy Williams, “I’ll Get By (As Long As I Have You)”

In Club 99, I look at songs that peaked at position #99 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and help to put them into context. Together we can decide if the song deserved more success or got too much. The Song: “I’ll Get By (As Long As I Have You)” The Artist: Billy Williams #99 Chart Date: […]

Elvis Presley - King Creole, Vol. 2

Top 40 Radio Killed the Radio Star?

In 1958, a popular DJ predicted doom and gloom for the music business, and all thanks to the Top 40 radio format. He even predicted Elvis would be killed.

The Pac-Man Christmas Story (1983)

The Best Bizarre Christmas Album Covers Ever, Part 2

I had to take a year off after the first gallery of odd Christmas album covers, but I’m back with a strange vengeance. Here’s another set of Yuletide records sure to leave you saying, “Ho ho huh?”

The Border Brass - Tijuana Christmas
The Border Brass — Tijuana Christmas (date unknown)

So outrageous it can’t possibly be offensive, right? From the back cover: Take the festive spirit of the Christmas season, spice well with the merry mariachi sounds & you have a wassail bowl full of the happiest holiday music ever!

Christmas at Home with Nina and Frederik
Nina and Frederik — Christmas at Home with Nina and Frederik (1960)

From the looks of Frederik, there’s only one of four things he wants to do this Christmas.

1. Sex you up.
2. Chop you into little pieces.
3. Sex you up and then chop you into little pieces.
4. Chop you into little pieces and then sex you up.

The Pac-Man Christmas Story (1983)
The Pac-Man Christmas Story (1983)

And behold, Pac-Man was visited that night by the Ghost of Christmas Past. Pac-Man then consumed a power pellet and ate the ghost. Story over!
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Listening Booth — No Doubt, “Settle Down”

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