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Songs with no lyrics to receive Top 40 airplay

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Songs with no lyrics to receive Top 40 airplay

Post by bmw » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:32 pm

I can't think of many, but 2 songs come to mind:

Robert Miles - Children (1995)
Mission Impossible Theme Remix (1996)

What other songs with no lyrics (or virtually no lyrics) have received any kind of significant airplay on an AC or Top 40 station?



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Re: Songs with no lyrics to receive Top 40 airplay

Post by ZenithCKLW » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:36 pm

Are we referring to any specific time period? I can think of some from the 60’s-80’s, such as Classical Gas, Love’s Theme, Breezin’, Grazin’ in the Grass, Rise, Theme from Beverly Hills Cop, The Sound of Philadelphia.



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Post by bmw » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:45 pm

I'm more curious about the 80s onward, but any time 1960s and on is fine. I can't think of any in the past 10 years - closest one that almost qualifies is Martin Garrix - Animals.



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Post by stopnswop2 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:17 am

Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven


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Post by Deleted User 14888 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:42 am

There’s a ton, We used to and still refer to them as instrumentals, And were very popular in The 60’s and 70’s Here’s a few titles,
“Telstar” by The Tornados 1962
“Wipe Out” by The Surfaris 1963
“The Horse” by Cliff Nobles 1968
“Soul Coaxing” by Raymond Le Fevre 1968
“Scorpio” by Dennis Coffey 1972



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Re: Songs with no lyrics to receive Top 40 airplay

Post by Ben Zonia » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:26 am

Swingin' Safari-Bert Kaempfert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6bsoyT86LE

Wasn't the Hot 100 hit, but the most famous version.

Bert was included in "One Week" by BNL.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC_q9KPczAg

Bert Kaempfert's got the mad hits!


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Re: Songs with no lyrics to receive Top 40 airplay

Post by ftballfan » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:50 pm

Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good
Herb Alpert - Rise
Vangelis - Chariots of Fire
Jan Hammer - Miami Vice Theme

All four of these songs hit top 5 on the Hot 100, with the last three going all the way to #1



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Re: Songs with no lyrics to receive Top 40 airplay

Post by Willie108 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:32 pm

How about Keem-O-Sabe--Electric Indian (1969).



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Post by Deleted User 14888 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:43 pm

Willie108 wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:32 pm
How about Keem-O-Sabe--Electric Indian (1969).
Great Tune, Always heard it on The Big 8.



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Re: Songs with no lyrics to receive Top 40 airplay

Post by sfpcc » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:49 pm

Green Onions / Booker T And the MG's
Hocus Pocus / Focus (although there is some yodeling)



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