Welcome to another week of Uncle Bing’s Favorite Tunes. Well, as I expected, Gene Cotton did rocket to number one this week with “You’ve Got Me Runnin.” Cotton is a pop-folk singer that had four Top 40 songs in the 70′s, including a duet with Kim Carnes. But, he retired to Tennessee in the early 80′s to dabble in politics and music programs for underprivileged children.
Elsewhere on the chart, last week’s number one song by Exile holds steady after being pushed down to number two and the only other big mover within the Top Ten is “Diplomat’s Son.” Last week’s highest debut song, “Back in Love Again,” leaps six spots to number eleven and almost cracks the Top 10. After that, everything else in the Top 25 is pretty stagnant this week.
We have two new debut songs by Prozzak and Toto. We’ll see how well they do in future weeks. I’ve linked a few songs for you on youtube. Have a Happy Week!
LW TW --- April 19th, 2014 4 1 - Gene Cotton - You Got Me Runnin 1 2 - Exile - How Could This Go Wrong 7 3 - Vampire Weekend - Diplomat's Son 2 4 - Bananarama - Venus 8 5 - Modern English - I Melt With You 9 6 - Taco - Putting On The Ritz 3 7 - ABBA - Knowing Me, Knowing You 10 8 - Tom Petty - Free Falling 6 9 - Electric Light Orchestra - Rock and Roll is King 5 10 - Yes - Leave It 17 11 - LTD - Back In Love Again 18 12 - Steel Breeze - You Don't Want Me Anymore 14 13 - The Killers - Human (Armin Van Buren Club Mix) 15 14 - The Art of Noise - Paranoimia 16 15 - 5000 Volts - I'm On Fire 20 16 - Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven 11 17 - Yolanda Be Cool - We No Speak Americano 13 18 - David Bowie - Fame 19 19 - Hootie and the Blowfish - Hold My Hand 12 20 - Sneaker - More than Just the Two of Us 21 21 - Phil Lynott - Old Town -- 22 - Prozzak - Sucks To Be You 24 23 - Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas 25 24 - Blondie - Dreaming -- 25 - Toto - 99 (LW = Last Week, TW = This Week)