Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Saturday Morning's Greatest Hits: Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime)(1982-3)

Pre-fabricated rock was still thriving in the early years of MTV.

The Flirts were a studio creation whose membership was fluid, such that the voices changed on virtually every album. Producer Bobby Orlando wrote all the songs and played all the instruments, then hired relative unknowns to sing and be the "faces" of the Flirts. Unfortunately, they ended up as a 1-hit wonder, as their first single, "Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime)", peaked at #28 on the pop charts. Just the same, this modern day girl group landed on American Bandstand........

"Jukebox" gained a good amount of airplay on MTV as it climbed the charts, but follow-up singles? Not so much.

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