Thanks for stopping by! Awfully Awesome 80's is your 24/7 listener-supported internet radio guide to the 1980's and early 1990's(primarily the tunes that kept the 80's spirit alive!). We play the classic top 40 hits and the lost hits, but we also place a heavy emphasis on the minor charters and non-charters...or as we call them, bottom 45's. If you were a fan of obscure MTV artists, then you have come to the right place! Special shows will be announced as time permits. If you have a request or a suggestion or just want to say hi, then please use our chat widget in the lower right corner. There is also a song request form below on the right sidebar.

If you appreciate what we do, then please make use of our PayPal buttons on the site. You can donate a one-time amount or choose from 10 monthly subscription amounts; the donations will help enhance our programming and keep us on Live365. Yes, Awfully Awesome 80's is legitimate and pays artist royalties!

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR AWFULLY AWESOME EIGHTIES!


Winamp, iTunes Windows Media Player Real Player QuickTime

NOW PLAYING ON AWFULLY AWESOME EIGHTIES!

RECENTLY PLAYED ON AWFULLY AWESOME EIGHTIES!
EACH ENTRY HAS LINKS FOR LIKE/DISLIKE, WIKIPEDIA,
YOUTUBE VIDEOS, AND AMAZON PRODUCT BUYING!
YOUR PURCHASES HELP KEEP THIS STATION UP AND RUNNING!




YOU MAY USE THE BELOW BUTTON IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A MONTHLY SUBSCRIBER!

Monthly Contribution


Awfully Awesome Eighties TV!
Official Music Videos For Our Latest Adds And Regular Favorites!




Listen on Online Radio Box!

Listen radio

Sunday, June 30, 2019

THE AMERICAN BOTTOM 45 OF THE DAY - JOHNNY AVERAGE BAND - CH CH CHERIE

THE AMERICAN BOTTOM 45 OF THE DAY: Johnny Average Band - Ch Ch Cherie - Bearsville 49671 - Peaked at 53 in Billboard on 3/28/81 and at 66 in Cashbox.

This is a decent upbeat number dominated by guitar and new wave styled keyboards. With its female led vocals, it should be accepted by fans of Blondie and Karla DeVito. The majority of the Johnny Average Band's sole album, Some People, has a ska/reggae sound.

Johnny Average is a British keyboardist and vocalist who relocated to upstate New York and met his future wife and bandmate, Nikki Wills. Johnny was one of the players on the '79 debut album from Randy Vanwarmer, the one with "Just When I Needed You Most." Johnny and Nikki would soon become good friends with Mick Ronson, the late legendary guitarist who worked with David Bowie and Ian Hunter.

They did make a video that got some brief MTV airplay during MTV's first year, but it was for the album track "Public Image." It's worth checking out if you like the quirkiness of The B-52's.

Go to Awfully Awesome 80's' website at http://awfullyawesomeeighties.com and look forward to hearing this and many other great bottom 45's every hour! Also being added this weekend will be Nikki Wills' late '81 minor charting version of "Some Guys Have All The Luck." I might as well complete the jigsaw puzzle and include Rod Stewart's '84 hit version too!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.