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    Unless you lived in the South East where it was THE dance - and incorporated into Dirty Dancing, right?
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    Well, while some of the moves in the Dirty Dancing finale dance seem like Shagging, but I think it's actually called the Pachanga. I looked it up. HOWEVER, that movie was filmed near Asheville, NC. There are variations of the dance I suppose. And some people who are shagging incorporate other steps.

    Shagging is technically more of a very distinctive foot movement. Here's a link. It's an awkward move, but comes naturally if you do it a lot. They are professionals, but most people have a more relaxed style.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l5pczCZw04

    Here's a nice video about shagging by Alabama. Oh, it takes me back. I wish I had some video of my group shagging. Oh well, it was so fun!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZYOJQ79DOw

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    I kind of hesitate in posting this one cause I figure no one will respond, but what the hey...here it is anyway.

    All through the course of the Billboard Charts there have been like a bazillion 1 Hit Wonders. Some for a good reason, some you have to wonder why. But here is a guy that had his one & only chart hit on January 6 of 1958. The song is pretty good I think, but the interesting part is his "Where's Waldo" post recording career whereabouts:

    Henrietta - Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats

    Jimmy was from San Antonio Texas & this was his only chart appearance, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. Evidently he recorded for 11 different labels & he worked as a studio musician in both Memphis & Nashville. What happened to him after his recording career ended in 1966 is pretty murky, but some say he joined the Houston police force, others like Joel Whitburn reckon he managed the Houston Astrodome. A third source puts him in Chicago living the life of a wealthy man with no interest in his rock & roll past. Another source has him still performing as ate as 2007.

    The song peaked at #48 & he never got another one into the Top 100.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6UsgF3LaDY

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    How the heck did you dig that one up? Fun to listen to, but I'm sure I've never heard it before or heard of it. It's not like it was well known.
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    I listened to the song. That's pretty interesting. He sounds a little like Jerry Lee Lewis to me. I wonder what really happened.

    You know one hit wonders are amazing really. I mean the artists sounds so great and they have a great song and then it goes away.

    Some of my FAVORITE songs of all time fall into that category.

    Do you recall Tighter Tighter by Alive and Kicking (1970)? LOVE that song.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjG9wK-Cn-o

    Other one hit wonders are:

    This one is rather funny. Have you ever heard it. I have heard it over the years.
    "You Talk Too Much" by Joe Jones in 1960. lol It's rather catchy.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GOYYbiEul0

    This was a huge song and became to be rather iconic.
    "Eve of Destruction" by Barry McGuire 1965.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfZVu0alU0I

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    The thing I always find amusing about one hit wonders is how media promote these singers as if they are huge gigantic stars. The next lifetime superstar. But when the song dies down in the charts, you couldn't find that "star" anywhere.
    I always think they should get the money while they can & hoard it just in case. I wonder how many did.
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    LOVED THIS ONE! Another one hit wonder and from a WONDERFUL year in music 1971!

    Chirpy, Chirpy Cheep, Cheep by Middle of The Road!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSNSTerj2Kc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Scarlet View Post
    How the heck did you dig that one up? Fun to listen to, but I'm sure I've never heard it before or heard of it. It's not like it was well known.
    I have been researching the new songs that appeared on the Billboard Top 100 Charts for each week beginning in the rock era which started in January of 1955 & I am now up to July 1958. Each week I take a look at the new songs that appeared that week & find out how the songs did, who the writers were, what other sngs the artists may have had hits with etc. etc. Sometimes it may be as many as 12 new songs on a week's chart, sometimes it may be as few as 2.

    There is a guy named Joel Whitburn. He runs a company called Record Research. He got the rights from Billboard early on to reproduce their charts into book form & his company now has a lot & I mean a lot of different of different books on covering all aspects of the Billboard Charts going way back to songs that hit the Top 40 in the 1920's. I use a lot of his books to find this information. For instance right now I am using 3 different ones:

    1) Billboard Pop Charts of the 50's...All the songs that hit the Top 100 from 1955-59, broken down on a week by week basis (In other words, the charts that you still see today).
    2) The Billboard Hot 100 Annual....this has all the songs that hit the Hot 100 from 1955 through 2005. This book is broken down on a year by year basis & shows exactly where a song peaked.
    3) The Billboard Top 40 Hits....all the Top 40 hits from 1955-2009. This book is broken down by artist alphabetically & all their hits are listed chronologically.

    So, as you can see from just these 3 books you can get tons of cool info.

    This video is about 34 minutes long, but it shows Joel's Record collection. This is certainly the most complete collection of Hit Music in existence. It has to be worth well into the $10's of millions. I think you would enjoy it if you have the time.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3m1DwU0ImI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70 View Post
    I listened to the song. That's pretty interesting. He sounds a little like Jerry Lee Lewis to me. I wonder what really happened.

    You know one hit wonders are amazing really. I mean the artists sounds so great and they have a great song and then it goes away.

    Some of my FAVORITE songs of all time fall into that category.

    Do you recall Tighter Tighter by Alive and Kicking (1970)? LOVE that song.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjG9wK-Cn-o

    Other one hit wonders are:

    This one is rather funny. Have you ever heard it. I have heard it over the years.
    "You Talk Too Much" by Joe Jones in 1960. lol It's rather catchy.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GOYYbiEul0

    This was a huge song and became to be rather iconic.
    "Eve of Destruction" by Barry McGuire 1965.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfZVu0alU0I
    Those were all good songs, and it makes you wonder what happened that these folks never hit the Top 40 again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70 View Post
    LOVED THIS ONE! Another one hit wonder and from a WONDERFUL year in music 1971!

    Chirpy, Chirpy Cheep, Cheep by Middle of The Road!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSNSTerj2Kc
    OK, this one we are going to quibble on. This song by this particular band never hit the American Charts. It was a hit in England (the band was from Scotland), Germany, Australia, Switzerland, Norway, & New Zealand. But, they never hit the US Charts with this song or any other for that matter.

    The version you are thinking of comes from the brother & sister act from Port of Trinidad Spain, Mac & Katie Kissoon. It was a #20 hit single in 1970 & their 1 Hit Wonder.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqkkZ7eYVfs

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