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Songs We Sang On The Bus

I can remember many songs from my younger days that were playing during the many bus rides to rural schools and athletic events.  There was a year or two riding from Ithaca to Sextonville elementary that our bus did not have a radio.  Our young voices took over singing in unison some of the top songs of the day.  Here is my list of the top five tunes that we used to croon on the bus ride to Sextonville...5.  Delta Dawn-Helen Reddy   4.  Joy To The World-Three Dog Night  3.  Me And You And A Dog Named Boo-Lobo  2.  Bad, Bad Leroy Brown-Jim Croce  1.  Little Willy-The Sweet.  We did not have sources to search for song lyrics.  We just heard those songs on the radio so much and we knew all the words.  Later when the Book Nook opened in the Richland Square I would buy Hit Parader magazine.  That was a publication that listed lyrics for the most popular songs of the day.  I remember hearing We Are The Champions by Queen on the way home from a Junior High basketball game.  Even though we were blown out, it made me feel better thinking about us being a team through thick and thin.  For high school basketball games, I rigged up some speakers to attach to my cassette player.  Those were the days before boom boxes.  Another song I vividly recall after yet another loss was Hold Your Head Up by Argent.    Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 we will recall some of those songs and stories.  Maybe you can request a song that you remember hearing in your younger day while riding the bus!  We will be weaving all of the requests together and playing trivia during our Those Were The Days program featuring the best of the fifties through the eighties. 


Phil Nee hosts WRCO FM's Those Were the Days every Saturday night from 6-12M. Phil is also heard weekday mornings on WRCO FM 100.9 in Richland Center, WI.


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