Free Your Mind

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! Today I’m tuning it back to the fantastic “Free Your Mind” by En Vogue. Enjoy!

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: September 24, 1992

TRIVIA: The opening line: “Prejudice, wrote a song about it. Like to hear it? Here it go!”, is adapted from a line originally used by David Alan Grier’s character Calhoun Tubbs from Fox’s In Living Color.

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Oh L’Amour

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! And Happy New Year!!!! I’m starting off 2018 by tuning it back to “Oh L’Amour” by Erasure. Enjoy! And here’s to a wonderful year ahead filled with love and happiness.


TRIVIA: It was issued by Mute Records in the UK and Sire Records in the U.S. to herald the June release of Erasure’s debut album Wonderland, but became the third consecutive commercial failure for the band in both territories. Despite its low chart placing, “Oh L’Amour” has proven to be one of Erasure’s signature songs, due to its popularity in dance clubs. It remains a favourite among fans, particularly when performed live.

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All I Want For Christmas Is You

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! With only 6 days until Christmas, I’m tuning it back to the classic holiday jam, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey.


TRIVIA: Carey released a children’s book based on “All I Want for Christmas Is You” on November 10, 2015, which went on to sell over 750,000 copies.

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Santa Baby

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! With just under 2 weeks until Christmas, it’s time to tune it back to a holiday classic. Today I’m tuning it back to “Santa Baby” by the simply marvellous Eartha Kitt. Enjoy!!


TRIVIA: “Santa Baby” was originally recorded by Eartha Kitt with Henri René and his orchestra in New York City, in July 1953. The song was a huge hit for Kitt, and she later said that it was one of her favorite songs to record.

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Fox On The Run

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! Today I’m tuning it back to the classic ’70s hit “Fox On The Run” by Sweet. Enjoy!


TRIVIA: The song appears in numerous films, including Dazed And ConfusedDetroit Rock CityWhen in RomeCatch .44, and The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. Its inclusion in the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 led to the song reaching number one on the iTunes Rock Chart in late 2016.

Fuchs geh’ voran is a German cover version of the song with lyrics about a literal fox being chased by hunters to sell its fur. It was released as a single in 1975 by the German rock band Scorpions as The Hunters.

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I Think I Love You

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY! In honour of David Cassidy (who passed away last week), I’m tuning it back to “I Think I Love You” by The Partridge Family.


TRIVIA: The single was produced by Wes Farrell and issued on Bell Records a month before the debut of the network television musical sitcom The Partridge Family. During the show’s first season the song was featured on the show twice as it was climbing the actual Billboard charts.

The only cast members of the television show to actually sing on the recording of the song were David Cassidy and Shirley Jones. Background vocals on this, and all other Partridge Family recordings, were provided by veteran session singers: Ron Hicklin, John Bahler, Tom Bahler, and Jackie Ward.

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Proud Mary

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! This weekend Tina Turner will be celebrating her 78th Birthday! To honour the living legend, I’m tuning it back to “Proud Mary”. Enjoy!


TRIVIA: Proud Mary was written by John Fogerty and first recorded by his band Creedence Clearwater Revival in January 1969. The line “Left a good job in the city” was written following Fogerty’s discharge from the National Guard, and the line “rollin’ on the river” was from a movie by Will Rogers.

BONUS VIDEO: Here’s CCR doing the original version of the song…

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Nights on Broadway

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! I’ve had the Bee Gees stuck in my head for the past few days (due to seeing my Dad’s tribute band, STAYIN’ ALIVE Canada, perform over the weekend in Vegas)… so today I’m tuning it back to “Nights on Broadway”. Enjoy!!


TRIVIA: Producer Arif Mardin asked if one of the Bee Gees members could do some screaming during the main chorus to make the song more exciting. In response, Barry Gibb began singing higher and higher, eventually singing it in a falsetto that was unexpectedly powerful. He had never known he had such an ability and Barry’s falsetto became a trademark of the Bee Gees, although Maurice had been harmonizing in falsetto for years. Barry recalled in a May 2001 interview with Mojo magazine “Arif said to me, ‘Can you scream?’ I said, ‘under certain circumstances’. He said, ‘Can you scream in tune?’ I said, ‘well, I’ll try’ “.

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Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! Well… tomorrow I’m seeing Cher, live in concert!!! So in honour of this fantastic woman, I’m tuning it back to “Believe”. Enjoy!


TRIVIA: Cher’s voice is altered by a pitch correction speed that is “set too fast for the audio that it is processing.” Producer Mark Taylor added the effect to Cher’s vocal simply as a kind of mischievous experiment. In interviews at the time, he claimed to be testing out his recently purchased DigiTech Talker. It later emerged that the effect was not created by a vocoder, but by using extreme (and then-unheard-of) settings on Antares Auto-Tune. Taylor said about the effect that “this was the most nerve-wracking part of the project, because I wasn’t sure what Cher would say when she heard what I’d done to her voice”, but that when she heard it she said, “It sounds great.” When her record company requested that the effect be removed, she responded, “Over my dead body!” After the massive success of the song, use of Auto-Tune became very popular and many other artists imitated this technique, and it would eventually become known as the “Cher effect”.

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Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY: Halloween Edition!! Today I’m tuning it back to “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr.. Enjoy!!


TRIVIA: When the theme song of Ghostbusters was released, Huey Lewis sued Ray Parker Jr. for plagiarism, stating that Parker’s song was too similar to Lewis’ “I Want a New Drug”. Lewis had been approached to compose the main theme song for the film, but had to decline because of his work on the soundtrack for Back to the FutureThe two parties settled out of court. Details of the settlement (specifically, that Columbia Pictures paid Lewis a settlement) remained confidential until 2001, when Lewis commented on the payment in an episode of VH1’s Behind the Music. Parker subsequently sued Lewis for breaching confidentiality.

It was nominated at the 57th Academy Awards for Best Original Song, but lost to Stevie Wonder’s “I Just Called to Say I Love You”.

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