K-Chuck Radio: It’s a big day today…

For those of you who are not familiar with my blog, every so often I delve into a popular music theme.  I call it “K-Chuck Radio,” an homage to those classic AM radio station jingles and call signs of long ago.

Usually there’s a theme that runs through my selection of a K-Chuck Radio playlist.

There’s a theme here.

I’m sure you will figure it out very quickly.

GRANDMASTER FLASH AND THE FURIOUS FIVE
Gold

This was the first track that reunited Flash, Melle Mel, Rahiem, Cowboy and the rest of the team after a few years away from Sugarhill Records.  It’s a great track – not on the same level as “The Message” or “Freedom,” but it’s still as good as gold.

KELLY STREET
I Stay

I heard this track years ago when I was live-streaming a Quebecois radio station, and I really enjoyed the French language version of this song.  Unfortunately, that version of Kelly Street’s song isn’t on YouTube, so you’re going to have to put up with this English language version today.

GREEN DAY
Basket Case

Sometimes you just need to crank up your speakers and blast an energy track out of your car stereo and sing as loud as possible.  And if I’m going to get a rev-up song like I need today, there’s nothing wrong with a little Green Day to do it.,

LIZZO
Good as Hell

Sometimes when you’re feeling like the world is against you and you think it’s too tough to get out of bed and make a day of it … just remember that everybody at one point or another has that internal strength that lets them get an extra blast of energy.  So don’t let anybody tell you differently – you’re as good as hell.

MEEK MILL
Championships

I take a shot if I miss // I’m getting on board // and quitting no more // like give me some more …”  Because sometimes, it’s your fight inside of you that helps you win championships.

MC HAMMER
Here Comes The Hammer

Long before the parachute pants, MC Hammer was one helluva motivational rapper.  Look at this guy.  He’s got enough energy to take this thing to the hoop and slam it home.

KURTIS BLOW
Basketball

Basketball is my favorite sport // I like the way they dribble up and down the court … probably the coolest track about the most elegant sport.

LL COOL J
Mama Said Knock You Out

Hey, did you know that the guy from NCIS Los Angeles also was a killer rapper with enough strength to clobber anyone who would diss him?  I’m just saying is all…

So yeah … I’m ready for tonight.

Are you ready for tonight?

Let’s make this happen.

7pm at the Armory.

See you there.