Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Beth Boland's ADRENALINE RUSH.....
Vol. 1: Cold as Ice is More Than a Feeling!

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"Some Guys Have All The Luck" - Rod Stewart
(Sept./Oct. 1984, highest chart pos.
#10 Hot 100/#16 Cash Box)

You know what they say. Spare the rod, spoil the show.
I say... let there be Rod!
That was British lightning rod Rod Stewart feeling his
oats and knocking me out with one of his top 10 hits
of the 80s, "Some Guys Have All The Luck." 

Hi, I'm Beth Boland from the
NBC TV series Good Girls.
Think I look like Joan from
Mad Men? I get that a lot.
I'm an average suburban
housewife and mother who
leads a secret life. In fact,
my girl pals and I have a
lot of secrets. Is our show
comedrama or is it a
dramedy? Who's to say?
This I can tell you. It's a
hoot, a guilty pleasure.
You need to watch, and
girlfriend, here's a hint...
wait till you lay eyes
on my "Loverboy."
Here's Billy Ocean!

"Loverboy" - Billy Ocean
(Jan./Feb. 1985, highest chart pos. #2 Hot 100,
#4 Cash Box/#20 R&B, perf. on American Bandstand)

That was loverboy Billy Ocean, the Trinidad born,
England raised singer/songwriter, appearing on
American Bandstand and doing his top 3 hit.

Speaking of secrets... one of my
best kept is that I am moonlighting
as a Shady Bunch deejay here on
S-P-M-M Retrosonic Radio, and
and you're tuned to my very first
show! Here's the thing to remember:
Beth's bigger on beats than ballads.
The songs I will play are intended
to give you an Adrenaline Rush
that'll get you up on your feet,
out of your seat and rockin'
till you drop. Got it?

A little more about me.


To make a long story short,
on Good Girls I went from
being an average play-by-
the-rules soccer mom to
gun toting gangster moll
in two shakes of a jiffy.
Don't ask 'cause I'm not
gonna tell! Let's just say
bad boy Rio gives this
  Good Girl everything 
she needs, honey... and
"Everything She Wants!" 

"Everything She Wants" - Wham!
(May/June 1985, highest chart pos.
#1 Hot 100 & Cash Box/#1 Canada) 

Topping the pop charts in the U.S. and Canada in the spring
of 1985, that was WHAM!... the English pop duo cosisting
of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. Meanwhile, that
smooth criminal Rio and that redheaded bombshell Beth
(that's me) make a dynamite duo every week on NBC's
Good Girls, so be sure to watch! 

BB - Beth Boland - keeping
you company and pumping
you full of adrenaline here
on S-P-M-M... where the
 classic rock hits just
keep on comin'!


Ever since I started breaking
bad on Good Girls, people say
I'm cold as ice. Maybe so...
but it gets the job done.
Foreigner recorded a
song about it!

"Cold As Ice" - Foreigner
(Sept/Oct. 1977, highest chart pos.
#6 Hot 100/#10 Cash Box)

From 1977 that was "Cold As Ice," a hot one by Foreigner,
the part-English, part-American band that achieved most
of their hits on this side of the pond. That single brushed
the top 5 in the U.S. and made the top 10 in Canada.


If you're just tuning in I'm Beth,
Good Girl turned naughty and
lovin' it, and I'm playing the
classics of the 70s and 80s.
We're in the middle of a
7-in-a-row commercial-
free Adrenaline Rush
and to keep the juices
flowing here are--
Hall and Oates!

"Did It In A Minute"
- Daryl Hall And John Oates
(Apr./May 1982, highest chart pos.
#9 Hot 100/#10 Cash Box)


You just heard Daryl Hall
and John Oates doing it
right with "Did It In A
Minute," a top 10 hit
for the duo in 1982.

We're going for an
Adrenaline Rush
with one classic rock
nugget after another,
the good stuff from
the Good Girl on
S-P-M-M... your
station for pure
rock and roll!

"More Than A Feeling" - Boston
(Oct./Nov. 1976, highest chart pos.
#4 Cash Box/#5 Hot 100)

S-P-M-M... the station that never stops rockin'...
and that was a dose of FM rock nirvana from the
fall of '76-- Boston with "More Than A Feeling."
The song was the first single released from the
band's self-titled debut album. It spent 19 weeks
on the chart and is considered a classic rock staple.
"More Than A Feeling" made the Rock & Roll Hall
of Fame's list of 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll
and Rolling Stone's list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

I've got more than a feeling I'm out of time and the show's over.
The clock on the wall proves it. I need to fly on outta here and
I'm going to do it on The Steve Miller Band's "Jet Airliner,"
a top five hit in the summer of '77. I give it to you straight,
and this is the real deal, the album version, not the edited,
sanitized single version played on ordinary radio stations.
I hope by now I've got you feeling that Adrenaline Rush.
Stick around. Coming up on the flip side of news, it's
those other Good Girls - Patti, Cindy & Jane - from
Good Girls Revolt. They'll be here with the second
edition of their S-P-M-M show Libbin' It Up with
The Good Girls, and I'll be back soon to give you
another Adrenaline Rush with classic rock of the
70s and 80s. Now this is Beth Boland saying
take care, watch your back, be good... and if
you can't be good... be careful. So long!

"Jet Airliner" - The Steve Miller Band
(May to July 1977, highest chart pos.
#3 Cash Box/#8 Hot 100)


  1. Seriously, I'm first today to say hi?! I actually knew every song here but not the guest hosts. I've seen ads for this show but haven't watched it. I'm bad on tuning in to regular TV. It looks like an interesting show and the girls picked good tunes! (Makes me feel better that I remembered them!) Thanks for a good pick me up on this Tuesday afternoon. Take care Shady!

    1. Hi, YaYa!

      Thanks for dropping in, dear friend! Yessum, you are the Early Bird this week, and have the honor of taking the gold medal home to Ashland. :)

      I'm pleased to have you here for the debut of Beth Boland's Adrenaline Rush. Unlike some of the old school Shady Bunch DJs like Joe Niagara, Jerry Blavat and Hy Lit, guys who play obscure, esoteric regional and local recordings, Beth's play list will consist mainly of well known hits, the best classic rock and pop of the 70s and 80s. Beth also prefers beats to ballads, so prepare to tap your toes through each show. Better yet, get up and boogie.

      Yessum, Good Girls is a fun series about three women friends thrust into a world of crime out of sheer desperation. They are basically good girls forced to do bad things to make ends meet and help their families.

      I'm delighted to have you back on the blog scene, dear friend YaYa. Thanks again for tuning in and coming early. Take good care of yourself and enjoy the rest of your week!

  2. Oh she is full of naughty things...that little vixen! I have not watched the show but I do like this actress with the bodacious ta-ta's. She is quite the beauty and always love red hair. Loving these songs! The first 3 songs send me back to the fun 80s when I danced the night away. Rod can't dance to be honest and boy, do WHAM look so young. I can't believe George Michael is dead. Love Cold as Ice which is such a great song. I don't remember hearing that song from Hall & Oats but maybe I had a one too many back in those days. More than a Feeling is one the best songs in my book and one I could listen to over and over again including the last song...another great! Well, loving the hits shown here and wishing you a great day!

    1. Hi, Birgit!

      Thanks for coming down from Canada, dear friend! Congratulations, BB. As the crowd cheered you on, you triumphantly crossed the finish line in second place in this week's Race to Shady's Place. The silver trophy belongs to you and you alone!

      Yessum, Christina Hendricks is the star of the NBC series Good Girls. WHAT? You say she has bodacious ta-ta's? I hadn't noticed. :) Long before she made a splash as Joan on Mad Men, Christina was in the MTV series Undressed. Mrs Shady and I also recently watched her in a four-episode story arc that aired on ER in 2002 in which she played a battered wife.

      I'm glad Beth Boland's beats resonated with you. Seems you and I were both hitting the dance floors of clubs during the same time period. On the Hall And Oates song, you need to listen for quite a while before it finally reaches the familiar lyric hook "You did it, you did it, you did it in a minute." I think if you play that part of the song you'll remember it. I looked up the single's chart performance and see that it reached the top 10 in Canada, so it should be familiar to you.

      Yessum, you can count on Beth Boland to play the hits. She's on your FM dial spinning one classic rock nugget of the 70s and 80s after another. I'm happy to know you enjoyed her tuneage. Stick around for my other group of Good Girls, the trio from the series Good Girls Revolt, coming up in my very next post.

      Thanks again for your visit and great comment, dear friend BB. I'll see you tamale when we tackle this week's Song Challenge!

  3. How about that... I knew every song you featured today! I think you know my favorite time frame is late 60s through early 80s, so a few of these fall into that range. Then again, there's not much music I don't like.

    Pat sends you greetings. Woof woof!

    1. Hi, Kelly!

      Welcome back, dear friend, and thanks for coming! Tell my buddy Pat that I say "woof! woof!" right back at him. Congrats are in order, Kelly, because you finished a strong third this time and stake your claim to the bronze.

      I suspected somebody your age would know most of these hit songs of the 70s and 80s. I'm excited that you actually got a perfect score by knowing them all. This is the type of playlist you can expect from Beth Boland's Adrenaline Rush - the greatest hits of classic rock and pop - gems of the genre recorded by artists on both sides of the pond.

      Thanks again for dropping by and spreading cheer, dear friend Kelly. I hope you've been well and in good spirits and hope you'll join me again soon. Take care!

  4. As much as I cover old television on my own blog, for a variety of reasons, including the hours I work and the time I spend on the computer (like right now), I rarely watch it anymore, and so have never seen or even heard of Good Girls. And you say it's on NETWORK television? When I first saw the picture above the Billy Ocean video, I actually thought it was Madonna with her hair her natural color!

    I was listening to a lot of Top 40 and watching a lot of MTV during the 1980s and recognize all those songs except the one from Hall and Oates. It made it all the way to number nine? In that case, "Private Eyes", which I DO remember, must have been number one, or some some theoretical physics number that comes before number one.

    It's the 1970s but I do well recall both "Jet Airliner" and "More Than a Feeling". Looking at the latter's album cover reminded me how one of the joys of buying an LP was so often the cool (or what seemed cool when you were 15) artwork. The CD ended all that since it's really too small for any intricate detail.

    That's all I got.

    1. Hi, Kirk!

      Thanks for entering the Race to Shady's Place and arriving in fourth place, good buddy. In so doing, you win the life-size cardboard cut-out of Shady feat. a real pipe that actually smokes!

      I'm surprised you didn't know about the hit NBC series Good Girls starring busty beauty Christina Hendricks. Over the years I have come to realize that I watch a lot more television than any of my blog friends. That's a good thing because, as a blogger, I love to introduce new characters as well as new-to-you music.

      I am also surprised you didn't recognize "Did It In A Minute," the top 10 hit by Hall & Oates. The single spent 16 weeks on the chart in the spring of 1982 and was big in my neck of the woods. Are you sure you let the song run long enough to get the the hook lyrics that make up the title? Yes, "Private Eyes" was #1 for two weeks. "Did It In A Minute was the third and last single released from the Private Eyes album, the other single being "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) which directly preceded "Minute" on the release schedule.

      Yes, that album art on Boston's eponymous debut studio album is neato. Shopping for vinyl albums and 45s was a joy that cannot be replicated by downloading songs from websites. I don't wanna trade places with any other generation. Wiki sez that self-titled Boston LP << is the second best-selling debut album of all time in the United States, after Guns N' Roses's Appetite for Destruction. >>

      I'm glad you enjoyed Beth's first show. Thanks again for dropping in. I have a video clip leading off my next post on Monday that I'm sure will be of interest to you as a Buckeye. Stay tuned. Enjoy the rest of your week, good buddy Kirk.

      That's all I got. Over and out.

  5. Hey Shady!

    So sorry I missed the beginning of this party! I have a self-imposed deadline of getting Happiness Box Project 2020's scrapbook done by the end of July! Yesterday at lunch (since it's been so hot I've been taking 5:30 am walks) and last night after work at the library, I finished July 2020 (except my vacation... this weekend for that one). I hope to start August either tonight or tomorrow. It won't be as ornate as 2019's, but I created that in lockdown and well, 2020 wasn't as fun as 2019.

    Anywho, these are some of my favourite songs! Pride favourite - WHAM! I love George Michael's voice and he's a secret guilty pleasure of mine. I could dance and groove.

    Jet Airliner, Cold As Ice, and More Than a Feeling always gets my blood pumping. In high school, I used to work out to these songs. I still love working out to these songs, my dear friend!

    I'm not familiar with "Good Girls," but depending on what time this comes on, I might have to check it out. Your blog sold me!

    I think I found a playlist for scrapbooking later! :D Have a great day, my dear pal Shady!

    1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

      Thanks for joining the fun, dear friend! I'm happy that you were able to find time to visit Shady's Place and tune in for the debut of Beth Boland's new SPMM radio series. If you like music that gets your blood pumping, set your dial for Beth's Adrenaline Rush show featuring the best classic rock & pop sounds of the 70s and 80s. Yessum, these are excellent workout songs. I'm pleased that you likey the Pride favorite by George Michael and WHAM!

      Yessum, great idea! Run through these songs and sing along as you do your scrapbooking and other activities throughout the day and evening.

      Thanks again for swinging over, dear friend JM. Take care and have a safe and happy day!

    2. Hi Shady,

      I can't wait for that one!

      I'm about to go through August 2020 notes, to start tomorrow. I'll give this a listen to tomorrow. :)

      Have a great evening, dear friend!

    3. Sounds like a plan, Jessica Marie!

      For every minute I have to work
      I need a minute of play
      Day in day out all week long
      Things go better with rock

      Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!

    4. Hey Shady,

      So, my full-time is still not going so well and I've been applying for new jobs (and getting rejected), so I have been using this playlist for job hunting too. It pumps me up like I'm working out.

      I'm a Renaissance Soul and the hunt is frustrating, so music tends to help me. I'm thankful for this blog because it lifts me up when I'm down.

      I might have to start singing, "some gals have all the luck," maybe Rod will bring me some luck. :)

      Have a great Thankful Thursday, dear friend!

    5. Hi, Jessica Marie!

      Music is medicine, dear friend. I'm happy to know you are finding the musical gems on Beth's play list therapeutic and that they lift you up when you're down. I only wish you were having an easier go of it in terms of your current job and job hunt. Life tends not to get any easier, requiring us to become tougher.

      Happy TT to you as well, dear friend JM!

  6. Tom,

    That Beth is one naughty mama. I like being naughty but I keep my good/bad girl it depends on how you want to look at it, totally legal. Let's just say I don't have to worry about the cops breaking down our door at 2am in the morning.

    I really loved Beth's "Adrenaline Rush" of rock n' roll hits from the 70s and 80s, my favorite decades for music. I remember and love all of these great tunes! I have to correct myself, "Did It In A Minute" I don't recall which seems odd to me because I thought I knew all of Hall and Oates songs but I guess some how that one slipped under my radar.

    Thanks for putting the groove in my move this morning. Have a funtastic day, my friend!

    1. Hi, Cathy!

      Thanks for breaking away from your anniversary celebration to pay me a visit, dear friend!

      Yessum, Beth B is a good girl breaking bad, but she's also a devoted mother to her three young children and overall has a strong moral compass. This NBC series is a hoot and I think you'd like it.

      I knew you'd recognize most of the songs on Beth's play list since they were major hits when you were in your teens and 20s. You are, I believe, the third friend to say they don't remember the Hall & Oates song. I remember it well. As I've told others, it takes a long time - until the 1:15 mark - for the song to finally get to the point and the "did it in a minute" lyric hook to be heard for the first time. I found what is called the official music video for the song which is actually a remastered live performance:

      Thanks again for coming over on your wedding anniversary. I wish you and DH a day of blissful memories and reminiscences. Take care and enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Cathy!

  7. Sorry I'm late to the party again. I love the Billy Ocean song, which I don't remember at all. I only know Caribbean Queen. i'll have to check out more of him. Love Rod and the rest of the songs. Thanks for giving me some great stuff to listen to today! Have a terrific rest of your week my friend!

    1. Hi, Janet!

      Thanks for coming over, dear friend! Beth B welcomes you to the debut of her new show exclusively here on SPMM Retro Radio!

      I'm happy to know you love Billy Ocean's "Loverboy" and surprised you don't remember it. My goodness, yes. Please check out Billy's 1980s output. Following his major success with the chart-topper "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)," Billy scored a #4 charting hit, two #2 charting hits (including "Lover Boy") and two more singles that went all the way to #1 on the U.S. pop chart!

      I'm glad you liked the hit song and video by Rod Stewart along with the other offerings on Beth's Adrenaline Rush play list. Stick around because there's more classic rock and pop coming up when BB returns with her second blogcast as a new member of The Shady Bunch.

      Thanks again for your visit and cheery comment, dear friend Janet. Please pat my buddy Benny for me and enjoy the rest of your day and week!

  8. Rod Stewart. I remember seeing him on a show called Solid Gold when I was a kid and my parents made me go in the other room because he and the dancers were too provocative. lol

    I loved Billy Ocean when I was a teenager. His song Get out of my dreams, get into my car was so popular back then. Loverboy is such a good song though. He has such a wonderful voice.

    Wham! I miss George Michael. His voice was so nice.

    And Foreigner. Wow, you brought back a lot of great memories. I grew up listening to these songs.

    I still occasionally listen to Daryl Hall And John Oates. But I like the song, Maneater. lol

    Boston had some great hits! This was a great one.

    I even recognized Jet Airliner. Lots of great songs here.

    1. Hi, Mary!

      I'm excited to see you, dear friend! Thanks for tuning in Beth Boland's Adrenaline Rush, the best mix of the 70s and 80s. Less talk means more time to rock, and every show is a guaranteed 7-in-a-row commercial free music block.

      Yessum, I know you are 20 years younger than Shady . I figured the hits on Beth's show #1 playlist would be right in the pocket where you are concerned. When most of these songs were popular, I was hitting the clubs and enjoying my second stint as a bachelor.

      Thanks for sharing the story about being asked to leave the room when The Rodster and the Solid Gold Dancers were jiggling around on stage. I dig the cool Billy Ocean song you mentioned: "Get Outta My Dreams (Get Into My Car)."

      I'm delighted that you found so much to enjoy in BB'S first show. You can count on more great sounds in the same vein coming up in the next edition of A-Rush. Thanks again for reporting in, dear friend Mary. Please give my buddy Falcor a hug and a biscuit from Shady and enjoy the rest of your week!

  9. Hi Beth and Shady! I am totally sorry for being soooo late! I've had problems with my computer, among other stuff. This is one very cool post, and Beth is kept me rockin', just what I needed.

    I really like the Billy Ocean video as he performs "Lover Boy". This guy has a strong voice, gets his point across, and WOW moves (great stage presence)!

    How about that Rod! I have always adored this little guy, and his hair. I did get to a concert of his I believe in 1980 in Dallas, and it was very good! His raspy voice, cool style, and fun dancing makes for a happy and fun time! "Some Guys Have All the Luck" is a definite winner!

    I am not familiar with Hall and Oates "Did It In a Minute", but I like these guys. For person reasons my favorite Hall and Oates song is "Maneater", haha!

    It was fun to see that "Jet Airliner" and "More Than A Feeling" were favorite picks of Beth's. I hear these songs frequently on classic rock stations, and really enjoyed the Steve Miller Band video and group photos. Another great pick is "Cold As Ice". I always love a lot of top notch Foreigner!

    I am now down to my favorite of your picks, Beth! Wham! I vaguely remember the name, but not the song, "Everything She Wants". George Michael is one of my favorite singers, and I am sorry for his early passing. This guy's voice is too much, and brings my roof down!

    I know I am pretty late for this fabulous post, and will try to do better in the future. Thank you Beth and Shady for this very fun rocked! Have a great weekend, and take care, dear friend Shady!

    1. Hi, Suzanne!

      I'm delighted to see you, dear friend! Thanks for tuning in to SPMM Retrosonic Radio for the debut of Beth Boland - The Queen of the FM Dial - and her brand new show. I am relieved that computer problems were mainly to blame for you coming late, and hope the other matters aren't serious. Family first. That's the rule here at Shady's Place.

      I'm thrilled that you enjoyed Beth's rockin' tuneage. The MTV-style station where I worked in the 80s and 90s played the videos of all these artists heavily. You were lucky to see Rod Stewart in concert early in his career when he was at the top of his game. Clearly Rod his mates had a great time making their 1980s music videos, and Beth will be bringing you the best of the best in all their remastered glory in future volumes. As you might recall, I already posted Rod's "Love Touch" in an episode of my lawyer series Plan B (Soft).

      I'm shocked. Seems everybody who mentioned Hall & Oates' "Do It In A Minute" says they don't remember the song. It was a biggie in my neck of the woods, a solid top 10 single for the dynamic duo. One person who commented on YouTube called it the most criminally underrated song ever. I'm not about to argue.

      I'm excited to learn that WHAM's "Everything She Wants" is a new favorite of yours. It's my favorite song by the English duo.

      Hey, dearie - we are still bone dry over here! Day after day goes by with nary a drop of rain. Please send storms immediately. We can't run the sprinklers because a couple of days ago Mrs. Shady left the hose running on her garden and forgot to turn it off. It ran all afternoon, evening, all through the night and well into the next day before she noticed. Our water bill will surely skyrocket this month, and that's why we need you help with a rain system. :)

      I hope you and Scootie and well and in good spirits. Thanks again for spending some quality time in the Shady. Stay tuned. Coming up on Monday, it's those other Good Girls - Patti, Cindy and Jane from the TV series Good Girls Revolt - and they'll be here with volume 2 of their radio series Libbin' It Up. Thanks again and enjoy the rest of your weekend, dear friend Suzanne!


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