Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Top 100 Songs of 1978

1978 was thirty years ago. How many of these songs do you remember? If you are not that old, how many of these songs do you know?

I got the list from

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By: osmium
Here are the videos:

Songs 1 - 10
Songs 11 - 20
Songs 21 - 30
Songs 31 - 40
Songs 41 - 50
Songs 51 - 60
Songs 61 - 70
Songs 71 - 80
Songs 81 - 90
Songs 91 - 100

Card Trick Gone Wrong

Don't try this at home.

Guitar Hero on the DS

I'm not planning to get this. But the rocker in the commerical is pretty funny.

Blank Message

Blank Sheet of Paper
Originally uploaded by

Someone sent a blank email to everyone at work. No subject, and nothing in the body either. I guess they were writing about what was on their mind. So, I wrote them the following Haiku:

Blank message received
Nothing to read, and no point
I will delete it

1978: 1 - 10

1. Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb

Andy Gibb had three songs in the top 100 this year.

2. Night Fever - The Bee Gees

The Bee Gees also had three songs in the top 100 this year.

3. You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone

4. Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees

5. Kiss You All Over - Exile

6. How Deep Is Your Love - The Bee Gees

7. Baby Come Back - Player

8. (Love Is) Thicker Than Water - Andy Gibb

9. Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste Of Honey

10. Three Times A Lady - The Commodores

The Commodores had other hits, including Brick House, Lady, and Three Times A Lady. Lionel Richie went solo in the 80's.

Songs 1 - 10
Songs 11 - 20
Songs 21 - 30
Songs 31 - 40
Songs 41 - 50
Songs 51 - 60
Songs 61 - 70
Songs 71 - 80
Songs 81 - 90
Songs 91 - 100

1978: 11 - 20

11. Grease - Frankie Valli

The movie Grease was popular this year. Four songs from the movie were in the top 100, including this one, the title song.

12. I Go Crazy - Paul Davis

13. You're The One That I Want - John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

This song was also from the movie Grease.

14. Emotion - Samantha Sang

The Bee Gees also sang this song:

15. Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton

16. Miss You - The Rolling Stones

17. Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel

18. With A Little Luck - Paul McCartney & Wings

19. If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman

The Bee Gees also sang this song:

20. Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) - Chic

Songs 1 - 10
Songs 11 - 20
Songs 21 - 30
Songs 31 - 40
Songs 41 - 50
Songs 51 - 60
Songs 61 - 70
Songs 71 - 80
Songs 81 - 90
Songs 91 - 100

1978: 21 - 30

21. Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione

22. Hot Child In The City - Nick Gilder

23. Love Is Like Oxygen - Sweet

24. It's A Heartache - Bonnie Tyler

25. We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You - Queen

26. Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty

27. Can't Smile Without You - Barry Manilow

28. Too Much, Too Little, Too Late - Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams

29. Dance With Me - Peter Brown

30. Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad - Meat Loaf

Songs 1 - 10
Songs 11 - 20
Songs 21 - 30
Songs 31 - 40
Songs 41 - 50
Songs 51 - 60
Songs 61 - 70
Songs 71 - 80
Songs 81 - 90
Songs 91 - 100

1978: 31 - 40

31. Jack And Jill - Raydio

32. Take A Chance On Me - Abba

33. Sometimes When We Touch - Dan Hill

34. Last Dance - Donna Summer

35. Hopelessly Devoted To You - Olivia Newton-John

36. Hot Blooded - Foreigner

37. You're In My Heart - Rod Stewart

38. The Closer I Get To You - Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway

39. Dust In The Wind - Kansas

40. Magnet And Steel - Walter Egan

Songs 1 - 10
Songs 11 - 20
Songs 21 - 30
Songs 31 - 40
Songs 41 - 50
Songs 51 - 60
Songs 61 - 70
Songs 71 - 80
Songs 81 - 90
Songs 91 - 100

1978: 41 - 50

41. Short People - Randy Newman

42. Use Ta Be My Girl - O'Jays

43. Our Love - Natalie Cole

44. Love Will Find A Way - Pablo Cruise

45. An Everlasting Love - Andy Gibb

46. Love Is In The Air - John Paul Young

47. Goodbye Girl - David Gates

48. Slip Slidin' Away - Paul Simon

49. The Groove Line - Heatwave

50. Thunder Island - Jay Ferguson

Songs 1 - 10
Songs 11 - 20
Songs 21 - 30
Songs 31 - 40
Songs 41 - 50
Songs 51 - 60
Songs 61 - 70
Songs 71 - 80
Songs 81 - 90
Songs 91 - 100

1978: 51 - 60

51. Imaginary Lover - Atlanta Rhythm Section

52. Still The Same - Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band

53. My Angel Baby - Toby Beau

54. Disco Inferno - Trammps

55. On Broadway - George Benson

56. Come Sail Away - Styx

57. Back In Love Again - L.T.D.

58. This Time I'm In It For Love - Player

59. You Belong To Me - Carly Simon

60. Here You Come Again - Dolly Parton

Songs 1 - 10
Songs 11 - 20
Songs 21 - 30
Songs 31 - 40
Songs 41 - 50
Songs 51 - 60
Songs 61 - 70
Songs 71 - 80
Songs 81 - 90
Songs 91 - 100

1978: 61 - 70

61. Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt

62. Peg - Steely Dan

63. You Needed Me - Anne Murray

64. Shame - Evelyn "Champagne" King

65. Reminiscing - Little River Band

66. Count On Me - Jefferson Starship

67. Baby Hold On - Eddie Money

68. Hey Deanie - Shaun Cassidy

69. Summer Nights - John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

70. What's Your Name - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Songs 1 - 10
Songs 11 - 20
Songs 21 - 30
Songs 31 - 40
Songs 41 - 50
Songs 51 - 60
Songs 61 - 70
Songs 71 - 80
Songs 81 - 90
Songs 91 - 100

1978: 71 - 80

71. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gayle

72. Because The Night - Patti Smith

73. Every Kinda People - Robert Palmer

74. Copacabana - Barry Manilow

75. Always And Forever - Heatwave

76. You And I - Rick James

77. Serpentine Fire - Earth, Wind and Fire

78. Sentimental Lady - Bob Welch

79. Falling - LeBlanc and Carr

80. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Santa Esmeralda

Songs 1 - 10
Songs 11 - 20
Songs 21 - 30
Songs 31 - 40
Songs 41 - 50
Songs 51 - 60
Songs 61 - 70
Songs 71 - 80
Songs 81 - 90
Songs 91 - 100

1978: 81 - 90

81. Bluer Than Blue - Michael Johnson

82. Running On Empty - Jackson Browne

83. Whenever I Call You "Friend" - Kenny Loggins

84. Fool (If You Think It's Over) - Chris Rea

85. Get Off - Foxy

86. Sweet Talking Woman - Electric Light Orchestra

87. Life's Been Good - Joe Walsh

And here’s the live version:

88. I Love The Night Life - Alicia Bridges

89. You Can't Turn Me Off (In The Middle Of Turning Me On) - High Inergy

90. It's So Easy - Linda Ronstadt

Songs 1 - 10
Songs 11 - 20
Songs 21 - 30
Songs 31 - 40
Songs 41 - 50
Songs 51 - 60
Songs 61 - 70
Songs 71 - 80
Songs 81 - 90
Songs 91 - 100

1978: 91 - 100

91. Native New Yorker - Odyssey

92. Flashlight - Parliament

93. Don't Look Back - Boston

94. Turn To Stone - Electric Light Orchestra

95. I Can't Stand The Rain - Eruption

96. Ebony Eyes - Bob Welch

97. The Name Of The Game - Abba

98. We're All Alone - Rita Coolidge

99. Hollywood Nights, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band

100. Deacon Blues - Steely Dan

Songs 1 - 10
Songs 11 - 20
Songs 21 - 30
Songs 31 - 40
Songs 41 - 50
Songs 51 - 60
Songs 61 - 70
Songs 71 - 80
Songs 81 - 90
Songs 91 - 100

Friday, May 23, 2008

Wii Fit is Here!

You can now buy Wii Fit in the United States. I think I will get it this weekend; it looks like a lot of fun. It has many exercise activities, and fun mini games, too.

If you don’t know what Wii Fit is, here is the ad.

From: LegendaryMonkey

A personal fitness trainer reviewed the Wii Fit.

Here are some of the things you can do with it.


From: wiipoints1

Slalom Skiing

From: trencher01

Bubble River

From: trencher01


From: Jossssssi

Penguin Slide

From: Jossssssi

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Theme Song Parodies

This guy is funny! Goldentusk sings some movie theme song parodies. See more of them at:

Indiana Jones and the Song of Theme

James Bond



Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Future Can Technology

There is a design out now to a can that you can open and reseal, which should help keep the carbonation in the soda. This would be handy, and by looking at the video, it should not make it any harder to recycle the can when you are done with it.

If you are interested in more information, contact:

Johan De Broyer - Inventor of The Advertising Soda Seal Marketing-Financial Business Specialist Ukraine

From: Adman44

Soda Seal®" conceived by my Ukrainain client/friend, Johan DeBroyer. Patent file #US61/006,673. I designed the device and created the animation in Softimagexsi. More info is available at:

This reminds me. A while back, everyone was talking about soda cans that would be self cooling. You would open one, and it would lower the beverage temperature. Hot soda would get cool. No one seems to be selling pop this way, but people are still working on it.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

So Much to Do

Photo by l@ura

Another poem I wrote. It sounds like it would be good in a greeting card.

Programs I code, programs I write,
Until I am tired later tonight.
I program for a living, that’s what I do.
But there is more to life, and more to do.

Go for a walk, see the sky,
Get something to eat, tell friends “hi!”
Yawn a bit, take a nap,
Read a book, on the phone yap.

Work I must, but fun I have too.
And I hope, it’s the same for you.

Giant NES Controller Coffee Table

I like this. A coffee table and game controller in one! You can read a detailed description of how he made it (as well as other video game related projects his done) on his blog:

From: khdownes1

A while ago I decided I was running out of room for many many videogames and their boxes etc. (I'm one of those fanatics who insists on having everything with original boxes).

So I built this, to replace my current coffee table, it has space inside it to store game boxes etc.

Made from MDF and painted with a variety of oil based and acrylic paints.

And here’s another one.

From: ReallyCoolVideos

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Weekend is Over

A short poem I wrote.

The weekend is over,
In fifteen hours,
I will be at work again.

Another week to work away,
While thinking of the weekend.
Work it seems, never ends.

It pays the bills, it can be fun,
But it is work, so not too much.
But with no work, no money.

And I need money, for this world.

And a song I like.

The Rose - Bette Midler

From: Jonathanbooth

Monday, May 12, 2008

Glukoza Nostra

Some cool videos, in Russian. I like the animation.

I got the following information from their website, at:

“Glukoza Nostra" is a play on the mafia phrase "La Cosa Nostra," meaning "Our thing."

Natasha Ionova, the lead singer, was born in Moscow, and “Finished high school, but with little zeal.” The other band members are Artyom Semyenkovich [Solo-Guitar], Denis Viskunov [Hawaiian Guitar], Kirill Savichyev [Drums], Vladimir "Kitten" Gorovyenko [Keyboard], and Anton Limyerev [stick-bass].

From: fikarcX

Music videos from, with subtitles made by the group.

Schweine (Pigs)

Great video! The Nazi-like pigs against the good guys.

Nenavizhu (I Hate)

Hmm. I don’t think she likes you.

Nevesta (Bride)

She’s interested in another guy. And, she will get him, no matter what.

Svadba (Wedding)

A typical white wedding. With dancing girls, and tanks.

Oi, Oi (That Is The Love Between Us)

Here’s what the band looks like.

Sneg Idot (It Snows)

This video does not have subtitles. The translation follows the video.

From: invoclass

A taxi, like kittens, purred next to my feet
And on the cellphone I hear a loud dial tone
And I don't know what to say
It's possible that I truly love you

And it snows, and it snows
On my cheeks it beats, it beats
I'm very sick - a temperature
I stand and wait for you like a fool
I caught snowflakes in my mouth, very nicely
A cool evening, nothing to do,
There, where you are not
And it snows

And the entire road up to you isn't explored

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Birthday

Here's a poem I wrote for my sister's birthday.

Another year, another day,
But for someone special,
It’s a special day.

Tears of joy,
Tears of laughter,
Over time we find,
What we’re after.

May your day be happy,
May you have fun,
And hopefully, at least a little,
Bit of sun.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Tough Times

Gasoline is almost $4 a gallon now. Food prices are going up. House prices are going down. Is it the end of the world? No, we have been here before. Remember the 70's?

We had an energy crisis, and at times were only allowed to buy gas on odd or even days. (Based on the last digit of your license plate.) We had high inflation, and high unemployment. But, we still had our music!

Junior's Farm - Paul McCartney & Wings

Paul McCartney & Wings perform their single "Junior's Farm" on "Top of the Pops" in 1974.

Prices were going up.

I took my bag into a grocer's store
The price is higher than the time before
Old man asked me "Why is it more?"

And people looked for someone to blame.

Ev'rybody's talking 'bout the President
We all chip in for a bag of cement

From: WinoJunko76

Why Can't We Be Friends? – WAR

Unemployment was high.

I get my money from the welfare line
I see you standing in it every time

From: studioonestudios

Car Wash – Rose Royce

So you might settle for any job.

Ooh, ooh
You might not ever get rich
But let me tell ya
It's better than diggin' a ditch

From: LemonAndYoghurt

Chevy Van - Sammy Johns

Even though gas prices were high (for the time), we still liked our cars.

From: fraserw2

What saved us from these troubled times? Disco!

On the Radio – Donna Summer

From: summergus

Stayin' Alive – Bee Gees

From: Deimdos

Brick House – The Commodores

From: merlotje

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Happy Songs

We all at times need to feel good about ourselves. These songs can help put us in a good mood.

I'm Okay – Styx

Everything is alright, because I'm okay, just the way I am!

'Cause I'm okay
I finally found the person I've been searching for
I'm alright
I'm feeling good about myself and that's for sure

From: nudeanaglyphs

This was created using POV-Ray to the tune "I'm Okay" by Styx.

Downtown – Petula Clark

Maybe going downtown will cheer you up. Or, at least the song will.

And you may find somebody kind-
To help and understand you,
someone who is just like you
And needs a gentle hand
To guide them along.
So maybe I'll see you.
There we can forget all our troubles,
Forget all our cares.
So go down town.
Things'll be great when you're
Down town.
Don't wait a minute more
Down town.
Everything's waiting for you
Down town.

From: modcentric

Petula performs “Downtown” on Top Of the Pops, 1964!

Don't Worry, Be Happy – Bobby Mcferrin

From: max1509

Making Our Dreams Come True" – Cyndi Grecco

The theme song for Laverne & Shirley.

On your mark, get set, and go now,
Got a dream and we just know now,
We're gonna make our dream come true.
And we'll do it our way, yes our way.
Make all our dreams come true,
And do it our way, yes our way,
Make all our dreams come true
For me and you.

From: danielskinner

I Feel Fine – The Beatles

From: miweb74

Beatles performing on Ready Steady Go.

Baby's good to me, you know
She's happy as can be, you know
She said so
I'm in love with her and I feel fine

Believe It or Not – Joey Scarbury

The theme song for Greatest American Hero.

Believe it or not,
I'm walking on air.
I never thought I could feel so free eee eee.
Flying away on a wing and a prayer.
Who could it be?
Believe it or not it's just me.

From: ashnavarre

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Dance Battle

I think I broke my hip, just by watching this. :)

From: jonmchu

The Biggest Online Dance Battle just got BIGGER.

Miley Cyrus and Mandy Jiroux GET SERVED by
The ACDC (Adam/Chu Dance Crew) and a host of ALL STARS in this epic dance collision.

Jon M. Chu (Director of Step Up 2 The Streets) and Adam Sevani (Moose in Step Up 2 The Streets) along with their other Step Up 2 cast members and other ACDC recruits battle back at Miley Cyrus and Mandy Jiroux in this epic online dance battle that has taken YouTube by storm.

"M&M came back strong, now we get to show what we got"

April 10, 2008
Jon M. Chu and Adam Sevani challenge Miley and Mandy to "The Biggest Online Dance Battle in YouTube history". The rules are...there are NO rules. both crews are allowed to do whatever they want, however they want. Jon and Adam name their crew the ACDC (Adam/Chu Dance Crew). They release their first battle video.

April 15 2008
Miley and Mandy respond with a giant video to Madonna and Justin Timberlake's song, "4 Minutes". In 24 hours their video gets OVER A MILLION hits and become an instant YouTube classic. It gets posted on Perez, Access Hollywood, Yahoo News, Ellen etc. They even recruit one of Step Up's own to be in their video (Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan).

April 28, 2008
Adam and Chu release a teaser for their response to the Miley and Mandy video. It sets a date and time for the release of their next installment, "April 30th 9pm PST." Buzz grows.

April 30, 2008
There is an ONLINE frenzy on the ChuPictures youtube page where the fans have gathered for the live release of the battle video. Chu's youtube triples it's views in twenty minutes before the video has even been uploaded. Technical difficulties lead to the delay of the video release for 1 hour. Frenzy only gets bigger.

April 30, 2008 10pm
This video is who knows where this story goes from here....

**To see extra outtakes being released in the next week and future battles SUBSCRIBE NOW!! It's worth it. **


Friday, May 02, 2008

Take a Break from the Ordinary

And jump around a little. But try not to break anything!

Escape – Dopekick

From: Hornbog

Escaping the chaos of everyday life, to take a step back and capture each moment. Movement by Shaun Wood, Rhys James & Wiseno. We are 3 Traceurs located in Sydney, Australia.

To find out more about us visit:

Music from Dopekick:

Work It Out – RJD2

I did not read the comments the first time I saw this video. I could not tell that the person in the video had anything wrong with him; he moves so smooth.

From: beggars

This is the video for Rjd2's "Work It Out" from 'The Third Hand' (XL Recordings). The vid features Bill Shannon who was born with a degenerative hip condition. His legs cannot carry his own weight and so he has lived a life on crutches. He has developed a new way of moving through life on his skateboard and the crutches. Though this may look like a recreational hobby or a debilitation, it is simply how Bill maneuvers throughout the day. In time to Rjd2's song "Work It Out" we follow Bill as he makes his way around. At the slow start, Bill is descending the courthouse steps in downtown Brooklyn. It's difficult, but he makes it down and the rest you'll just have to watch to understand. Rjd2 plays several extras which you can try to spot as well. The video, directed by Joey Garfield, is one continuous single shot for the length of the song.

For more information on Bill Shannon, please see

Working for the Weekend

No matter how much you like your job, you can always find funner things to do on the weekend. When Friday comes along, we are happier, since the work week is almost over. Happy Friday!

Friday on My Mind – The Easy Beats

As you work through the week, you keep thinking about Friday, and what you will do on the weekend.

From: maantje86

Working for the Weekend – Loverboy

From: liftsevenstudios

A spoof music video we made here at lift seven studios for fun.

Thank God It's Friday – Love and Kisses

In May 1978, Donna Summer Donna Summer presented Love & Kisses on TV, performing the title song from the movie “Thank God It's Friday.”

From: SambaSoul

Thank God It’s Friday – Matt Dean

Here’s another song with the same name.

From: CenekStrichel

Now that we are finally to the weekend, here comes:

Saturday Night – The Bay City Rollers

From: Luiscmck70xI