Music Party #17’s


The first #17 was one of my sister’s favorites of 1983 (possibly her #1), Adam Ant’s “Goody Two Shoes”. His debut solo single, it only reached #12 on the Hot 100 but I think it would have possibly made the top if MTV airplay was included in that chart.

I was listening to the playlist the other day in Uber when this next song came on. My passenger was so excited to be hearing a Backstreet Boys song (her favorite artist). We had a lively discussion about music and she shared that she has had a number of bad Uber rides and it became a thing she often shared with her friends and co-workers. She said this was her best Uber ride ever and a positive way to start the day. I love when those things happen. Other than my connection to music and the joy that the podcast brings me, Uber is the most gratifying job I have ever had. One-on-one connections that lift the spirit.

Imagine Dragons had back-to-back #17’s and Pink had 2 with Bandi Carlile’s “The Joke” separating them.

My least favorite #17 came in 2021 and perhaps is in my top 5 worst songs of all-time is “WAP” by Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion. Nuff said about that. It sits between 2 cool entries, Lizzo’s “Boys” in 2020 (and should have been a hit) and last year’s “How Not To Drown” by Chvrches & Robert Smith of the Cure. This is by far my favorite Chvrches song, spending 2 weeks at #1 on my weekly chart and a welcome return to the airwaves for Smith.

The most interesting song to grace the #17’s is Just Jack’s “Starz In Their Eyes” in 2008. It was a #2 hit in the UK in 2007. It only reached #63 on my weekly chart and I know it clicked with a small circle of participants.

By: Radio Tim 
Apr 23, 2023