|Single by Jay Ferguson|
|from the album Thunder Island|
|Length||4:00 (album version)|
3:19 (single version)
|Jay Ferguson singles chronology|
"Thunder Island" is the lead single off of the album Thunder Island by American musician Jay Ferguson. The song peaked at #9 on the US Billboard Hot 100 the week of April 1, 1978.The recording features Joe Walsh on guitar. In Canada, it reached #8.
As "Thunder Island" was Ferguson's highest-ranking song on the charts, he is sometimes tagged a one-hit wonder. However, he achieved an additional hit with the song "Shakedown Cruise" which reached as high as #31 on the Hot 100 the week of June 23, 1979.
It appears in the 2013 film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues , Season 5, Episode 13 of the TV show Breaking Bad, and the 2004 film Miracle .
Excerpts of the song are also played in the 2019 Family Guy episode "Island Adventure".
|Canada RPM Top Singles||8|
|US Billboard Hot 100||9|
"Lost in Love" is a 1980 song recorded by the Australian soft rock group Air Supply. The song was written by group member Graham Russell. The original version of the song appeared on the Life Support album in 1979 and was released as a single in Australia, reaching number 13 on the Kent Music Report. The group re-recorded the song for the album Lost In Love in 1980 and this version was released as a single in the US, reaching number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
"Reflections" is a 1967 song recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label. It was the first Supremes record released under the new billing, Diana Ross & the Supremes, and is among their last hit singles to be written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland (H–D–H).
"Crying" is a song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson for Orbison's third studio album of the same name (1962). Released in 1961, it was a number 2 hit in the US for Orbison and was covered in 1980 by Don McLean, whose version went to number 1 in the UK.
"The Morning After" is a song written by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn for the 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure. It won the 1972 Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 45th Academy Awards in March 1973. After the film's release, it was recorded by Maureen McGovern and became a hit single for her following its release in May 1973. It was a No. 1 hit in the US for two weeks during August 1973, and became a Gold record. Billboard ranked it as the No. 28 song for 1973.
"December, 1963 " is a song originally performed by The Four Seasons, written by original Four Seasons keyboard player Bob Gaudio and his future wife Judy Parker, produced by Gaudio, and included on the group's album, Who Loves You (1975).
"Can't Take My Eyes Off You" is a 1967 song written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio. It was recorded as a single by Frankie Valli. The song was among his biggest hits, earning a gold record and reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a week, stuck behind "Windy" by the Association. Gaudio was a bandmate of Valli's in the Four Seasons. It was Valli's biggest solo hit until he hit No. 1 in 1975 with "My Eyes Adored You".
"Always" is a song by American R&B band Atlantic Starr. The track was the second single from the group's seventh studio album All in the Name of Love (1987). The single peaked at number one on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts in June 1987. The song also spent two weeks atop the U.S. adult contemporary chart. In July, it topped the Canadian RPM 100 national singles chart, where it remained for two weeks.
"Oh Girl" is a single recorded by the soul vocal group, The Chi-Lites and released on Brunswick Records in 1972. Included on the group's 1972 album A Lonely Man, "Oh Girl" centers on a relationship on the verge of break-up. The song is led by Eugene Record, who also wrote and produced it.
"I Love the Nightlife " is a popular disco song recorded by American singer Alicia Bridges in 1978. It went to number two on the US Billboard National Disco Action Top 30 for two weeks. It became a crossover hit, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, and found worldwide success, reaching the top 10 in Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa. A re-release in 1994 allowed the song to reach number four in New Zealand and number five in Iceland.
"Makin' It" is a 1979 pop song performed by David Naughton, his first and, to date, only musical release. It was the theme song for the television series of the same name, in which Naughton starred. It was written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris, the team also responsible for Gloria Gaynor's #1 hit "I Will Survive" and Peaches and Herb's #5 hit "Shake Your Groove Thing" and #1 hit "Reunited". It was released as both a 7-inch single and a 12-inch single, with an instrumental version of the song titled "Still Makin' It" as the B-side.
"Soul Man" is a 1967 song written and composed by Isaac Hayes and David Porter, first successful as a number 2 hit single by Atlantic Records soul duo Sam & Dave, which consisted of Samuel "Sam" Moore and David "Dave" Prater. In 2019, "Soul Man" was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry as "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress.
"Reunited" is a hit song for R&B vocal duo Peaches & Herb. As the second single release from their album, 2 Hot (1978), the song was a huge crossover smash, topping both the pop and soul charts. It spent four weeks at number one on both the R&B singles chart and the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1979 and sold over two million copies. Billboard ranked it as the No. 5 song for 1979. In Canada, "Reunited" likewise reached number one and was the No. 9 song for the year.
"Hair" is the title song to the 1967 musical Hair and the 1979 film adaptation of the musical.
"I Love Music" is a song by American R&B group The O'Jays. It was written by production team Gamble and Huff. The song appeared on The O'Jays 1975 album Family Reunion. The single reached number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the soul singles chart. In the UK, the song peaked at number 13 in the Top 40 singles charts in March 1976. The single spent eight weeks at number 1 on the US Disco File Top 20 chart.
"Shake Your Groove Thing" is a song by disco duo Peaches & Herb. The single reached No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. It also reached No. 2 for four weeks on the Billboard Disco chart in 1978. The song spent 22 weeks on the American charts, and became a Gold record.
"Somewhere Down the Road" is a popular song written by Cynthia Weil and Tom Snow and most famously recorded in 1981 by Barry Manilow. Weil wrote the song's lyrics and Snow wrote the melody.
"Lonely Night " is a song written by Neil Sedaka. The song was first recorded by Sedaka and appeared as a track on his 1975 studio album, The Hungry Years. The following year the song was made popular when covered by the pop music duo Captain & Tennille, who took their version to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
"She's a Lady" is a song written by Paul Anka and was released on his album Paul Anka '70s. The most successful recording was performed by Tom Jones, and released at the beginning of 1971. It is Jones' highest-charting single in the U.S. to date.
"What You Won't Do for Love" is a song by American singer-songwriter Bobby Caldwell. It was released in September 1978 as the lead single from his eponymous debut album. It was written by Caldwell and Alfons Kettner, and produced by Ann Holloway.
"Shakedown Cruise" is a song written and recorded by Jay Ferguson, from his album Real Life Ain't This Way. Released as a single in 1979, the song reached No. 31 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 27 on Cash Box. It was his second and final song to hit the Billboard charts after "Thunder Island" peaked at No. 9.
(Family Guy season 17 episode 17- Adventure Island)
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