Long and short Songs for Saturday, October 18, 2014

This week on Vinyl Tap Randy Bachman's look at the long and the short of pop music success continues. This weekend's lineup includes a short song and a long song that were both picked to be hits by the same record company executive. Charlie Fach was with Mercury records when he told Bruce Channel to record a short song called "Hey Baby". It was a career song for Bruce. He also demanded that Rod Stewart record a certain long song called "Maggie May". It was a huge hit for Rod. And Charlie proved he could really pick 'em a few years later when he insisted a band called BTO release a tune called "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" that became the group's first worldwide #1. Many other long and short hits this week from artists including Michael Jackson, Bo Diddley, Billy Paul, Ray Charles, Boston, The Eagles, The Pretenders and others. Whether you're in the mood for a long song or a short... or both, be sure to tune in to the Tap.

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