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Music from the Show

Mr. Touchdown, U.S.A. by the University of Michigan Marching Band (from 41 Great College Victory Songs, Vanguard, 1987)

Funny…there are no UNC fight songs on any of my college fight song discs. And now, with the football program sinking like a stone, THERE NEVER WILL BE! Mwahahhahhahhahhahahaaaaaaa!!!

Distractions by Paul McCartney (from Flowers in the Dirt, Capitol, 1989)

Paul should know from distractions, having been distracted from releasing a great record since, oh, Band on the Run, which hit the shelves in 1973. Unfair? Maybe…maybe not.

Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes (45rpm single b/w Sweet L’il Woman, Island Records, 1982)

“The unforgettable romantic ballad featuring the man who learned love…and Top 40 success…at the hands of Jennifer Warnes.”

Made famous as a result of its inclusion on the An Officer and a Gentleman soundtrack. It would have been fun had John Belushi lived long enough to parody this song, rather than A Little Help from My Friends. Then Jennifer Warnes would be angry at him, too.

Ping Pong by Dolly Parton (from The Winning Hand, Monument, 1982)

The plethora of Ping Pong music further supports Roger Bennett and Eli Horowitz’s assertion that the Mighty Table Tennis pervades society. Maybe it’s time for the genre to explode in popularity like surf music did in the 60’s.

This segment aired on November 27, 2010. The audio for this segment is not available.

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