Oldies/What's that Song?


Erick, I'm overjoyed to find you again because you helped me find songs NO ONE else could. Once again I'm stuck on a tune from winter 1977 or 1978, it was 90% instrumental and with very upbeat flute, with a chorus of "let's do the Roller Coaster..." and a Latin-sounding lady saying, "let's do it some more...more...more!"
I have no luck looking for anything with "roller coaster" in it even though it would make sense that this might be the title.
I appreciate any leads you might have!

Also...I'm looking for where I could get a 1970 copy of Wild World by the Gentrys (I'm pretty sure that was the group...same year as Cat Stevens I think.)

Hi Margaret,

I've come up empty on the Roller Coaster instrumental.  But I can give you a little bit of information on The Gentrys version of "Wild World".  On CD, you can find it on a compilation called Cinnamon Girl: The Very Best Of The Gentrys.  It was released in 1999 on the Collectables label. You can buy the CD at this link (which also has an option to buy it in digital format through iTunes): http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,389642,00.html

If you want the 45 single on vinyl, there are many copies available on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/sch/items/?_nkw=The+Gentrys+Wild+World+%5BStereo%5D&_sacat=1

The ebay link also has the Cinnamon Girl CD.

Hope this helps you locate it.



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Erick Byrd


I can answer all questions related to hit songs and pop artists of the rock and roll era. My specialty is U.S. Billboard Top 40 chart history and one hit wonders from 1950's through the 90's. I can also research lyrics to songs. I am more knowledgeable in the area of pop and rock songs, but I am willing to research soul and country songs. I cannot answer questions relating to classical, jazz, or rap songs. Also, I'm not an expert on music videos.


I am an avid reader of Joel Whitburn Top 40 books and a collector of all pop and rock hit songs.

My educational credentials include a college degree in history and over twenty-five years of life experience as a fan of popular music.

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