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Subject: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: eightiesfan on 12/14/04 at 11:08 am

When I was about six years old, I remember seeing the Donny & Marie show on Friday nights, then watching Sonny & Cher on Sunday nights. (This was the one they did after they got divorced, although I was too young to realize it at the time.)

Between the two of them, I would say Donny and Marie was my favorite - I liked it when they sang "I'm a little bit country, I'm a little bit rock n roll".  :)


Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: RockandRollFan on 12/14/04 at 2:03 pm

Sonny & Cher....Cruelty

Donny & Maria...Sweetness (Though Corny)...I'll take "Nice" over "Mean" anytime :)

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/14/04 at 2:29 pm

Sonny and Cher. (I hate to admit that I used to watch Donny and Marie too.  :-[)




Cat

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Howard on 12/14/04 at 5:59 pm

Sonny And Cher

Who would you say had more hits in the 1970's? ???


Howard

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Tanya1976 on 12/14/04 at 8:31 pm

Sonny and Cher (I would say that Cher had more hits in the 70s)

Tanya

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: RockandRollFan on 12/14/04 at 9:03 pm


Sonny And Cher

Who would you say had more hits in the 1970's? ???


Howard
Here's what I could come up with..so far.

Donny & Marie

I'm Leaving It All Up to You
Morning Side of the Mountain      3
Make the World Go Away

Donny

Sweet And Innocent
Go Away Little Girl                        4
Puppy Love
The Twelfth of Never

Marie                                1

Paper Roses

Cher

Half-Breed
Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves                  3
Dark Lady

Looks like Cher loses...as far as the 70's go.

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: ktelqueen on 12/15/04 at 1:22 am

i used to watch both but Donny & Marie was a little more my speed  :)

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Banks on 12/15/04 at 4:57 am

I chose Sonny and Cher because I cant remember a time when Ive actually seen Donnie and Marie. Im not very sure if their show actually aired here in Australia, but if it did it was before I can remember, either that or I was outside playing.




AN

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: mandamoo on 12/15/04 at 4:58 am

I can't remember watching Donny and Marie, so I went with Sonny & Cher  :)

Like Alright Now said, I don't think it was shown here  ???

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Paul on 12/15/04 at 6:48 am

I can't remember either being shown here, tho' possibly Don & Marie might've been...

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: karen on 12/15/04 at 6:57 am

I have very very vague memories of seeing what might have been the Donny and Marie show.  Possibly a Christmas special.  I remember 'little' Jimmy Osmond coming on near the end to sing Long-haired Lover from Liverpool and it was released as a single after that (in the UK at least)

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Paul on 12/15/04 at 7:06 am


I remember 'little' Jimmy Osmond coming on near the end to sing Long-haired Lover from Liverpool and it was released as a single after that (in the UK at least)


...and guess who just had to have that record?!!

Drove my family mad, I did...!!

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Elvis on 12/15/04 at 1:25 pm

Cher's long sexy legs, Marie's teeth, Donny gets the award for goofiest and Sonny the most untalented celebrity ever- neck and neck with Paris Hilton of course.

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Tanya1976 on 12/16/04 at 12:17 pm


Here's what I could come up with..so far.

Donny & Marie

I'm Leaving It All Up to You
Morning Side of the Mountain       3
Make the World Go Away

Donny

Sweet And Innocent
Go Away Little Girl                        4
Puppy Love
The Twelfth of Never

Marie                                 1

Paper Roses

Cher

Half-Breed
Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves                  3
Dark Lady

Looks like Cher loses...as far as the 70's go.



You forgot "Take Me Home", which was a disco hit, so that would be 4!

Tanya

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Howard on 12/16/04 at 2:54 pm

Cher had some hits in the 80's

Marie went country,I believe.

& Donny Osmond had some hits in the late 80's,but was a flop. :P


Howard

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Southern Image on 10/03/05 at 3:02 pm

I liked to watch both

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: JohnTaylorsHeart on 10/04/05 at 6:16 am

Donny & Marie

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/05 at 6:22 am

Both

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Carl on 10/04/05 at 11:33 am

Sonny & Cher is my first choice

I did watch Donny & Marie, they just weren't as funny!

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: schmartypantz on 10/04/05 at 10:33 pm

Sonny & Cher were funny. Much better than Donny & Marie I thought.

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: whistledog on 10/04/05 at 10:35 pm

Donny and Marie

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: drewbru on 10/05/05 at 8:26 pm

My 70''s self would have voted for "Donnie and Marie", since their show seemed to be more oriented towards kids.  My current self would probably vote for Sonny and Cher (seem more "timeless", and less dated, than Donnie & Marie).  Cher has also "aged" better than Marie -- think about it, she has been popular from the late 60's through the present day!

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Shellster on 11/19/05 at 2:03 pm


Cher's long sexy legs, Marie's teeth, Donny gets the award for goofiest and Sonny the most untalented celebrity ever- neck and neck with Paris Hilton of course.


Actually, Sonny was a pretty good song producer and writer in the 60's.  He produced all of Sonny & Cher's as well as Cher's solo stuff in the 60's.....in fact he's quite underrated and he learned from the best...Phil Spector(crazy loon that he is).

My vote is for Sonny and Cher.  Donny and Marie was just creepy to me as they bickered and cooed at each other like a married couple, and sang love songs....ick.

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Sammy Reed on 11/19/05 at 7:06 pm

Welp, it's time to lug out the Joel Whitburn books to see how many pop-chart hits these guys had. (My "Bubbling Under" book goes up to 2004, but my top-100 book only goes to 1996, so songs like Cher's "Believe" aren't in here.)

"BUBBLING UNDER" SONGS (Songs that didn't quite make the top-100 but were from #101- roughly 130)
Sonny & Cher (as "Caesar & Cleo") - 1 ("Love is Strange")
Donny & Marie - 0

Cher - 4 (including a version of "I Got You Babe" with Beavis & Butthead)
Donny - 1 ("You've Got Me Dangling on a String")
Marie - 1 ("In My Little Corner of the World")


TOP-100'S
Sonny & Cher - 20
Donny & Marie - 7

Cher - 30
Donny - 20
Marie - 3


TOP-40'S
Sonny & Cher - 11
Donny & Marie - 6

Cher - 21
Donny - 14
Marie - 3


TOP-10'S
Sonny & Cher - 6
Donny & Marie - 2

Cher - 11
Donny - 6
Marie - 1 ("Paper Roses")


#1'S
Sonny & Cher - 1 ("I Got You Babe")
Donny & Marie - 0

Cher - 3 (again, not counting "Believe" or anything else after '96)
Donny - 1 ("Go Away Little Girl")
Marie - 0

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: robby76 on 11/19/05 at 9:09 pm

Donny & Marie... loved that show as a very young kid. My sister had both the dolls too.

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: GREEN67 on 11/20/05 at 3:53 am

8)  I watched both..cant really choose which I liked best...My fave from that time was " The Carol Burnett Show "...as far as comedy...variety shows go...

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: alyceclover on 11/20/05 at 8:50 am

don't remember watching Donny & Marie, but probably did

do remember SONNY & CHER her outrageous outfits (nothing like it on tv at the time) and got lots of laughs

mean? ever watch Married With Children, Roseanne, or any number of sit-coms

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Marty McFly on 11/22/05 at 7:56 am


Sonny & Cher....Cruelty

Donny & Maria...Sweetness (Though Corny)...I'll take "Nice" over "Mean" anytime :)



Old post, but I agree. The only thing from Sonny & Cher I liked ever, was "I Got You Babe" - other than that, their show/music/relationship, none of it, ever appealed to me.

Donny & Marie seemed nicer for sure. I even watched their talk show which briefly was on the air, from roughly 1998-2000. I liked his comeback song circa 1988 - a medium ballad, called "Secret Emotion".

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Sammy Reed on 08/08/06 at 11:29 am

Since I got my Joel Whitburn adult-contemporary book, I'm trying to find that Bobby Goldsboro vs. John Devner thread to give the rundown of AC hits they had. But I came across this along the way, so I figured what the heck, I might as well give the adult-contemporary rundown on these guys, too.

Since Billboard's AC chart throughout its history has ranged from 15-50 positions, I won't include a separate top-40's list.
This book goes up to 2001.

ADULT-CONTEMPORARY HITS
Donny & Marie - 7
Sonny & Cher - 3

Cher - 23
Donny - 15
Marie - 2

TOP 10'S
Donny & Marie - 3
Sonny & Cher - 3

Cher - 14
Donny - 3
Marie - 1 ("Paper Roses")

#1'S
Donny & Marie - 2
Sonny & Cher - 1 ("All I Ever Need is You")

Cher - 2
Marie - 1
Donny - 0

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Mushroom on 08/08/06 at 3:27 pm

What about all the other Variety Show "couples" (or "Triplets")?

Shields & Yarnell
Captain & Tennille
Tony Orlando & Dawn
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis
The Smothers Brothers
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters

Then there are the SIngles & Ensemble casts:

Carol Burnette & Company
Dick Van Dyke & Company
Flip WIlson
The Brady Bunch Comedy Hour
Rich Little
Sha Na Na
The Muppets
Dolly Parton

I know there were a bunch more, but that is all I can recall at the moment.

I myself find it hard to compare, because the shows were so different.  S&C was more of the "late 60's early 70's" feel about it.  D&M was much different, with much less inuendo and much more family oriented.

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: SweetAlice on 09/10/06 at 5:09 pm

The D&M show was just a watered down version of S&C, in my opinion.
Donny and Marie even borrowed the sarcastic bickering schtick from Sonny and Cher but it wasn't as funny when they did it.  :)

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Foo Bar on 09/11/06 at 7:50 pm

And I'll take "Couples that felt really weird about it the morning after" for $2000, Alex.

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/12/06 at 5:42 pm

Sonny & Cher.  Donnie & Marie were too goody-goody.

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: KKay on 09/12/06 at 10:23 pm

that is an impossible ddecision to make.


why don't you throw in the Captain and Tenillle, Hudson Brothers and Tony Orlando and totally blow my circuits?

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Ansand on 09/13/06 at 8:50 pm

I'll go with Sonny and Cher because I don't recall ever watching an entire Osmond episode.

Does anyone know what was on the other channels during the Donny and Marie Show?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=LhlVszVmJ_I

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: CeeKay on 09/14/06 at 11:57 pm

Sonny and Cher stand out more clearly in my mind.  Donnie and Marie....until you mentioned it I forgot they had a show.

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: spaceace on 09/30/06 at 4:57 pm

S&C.  Their routines didn't seem as strained as D&M.  Does anyone remember The Bobby Vinton Show?  or am I the only one?

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: robby76 on 09/30/06 at 11:55 pm

Donnie & Marie the original 70s show is getting a dvd release!

http://images.donnymedia.com/home/dm_prereg_011.jpg

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: GlamDiva on 10/01/06 at 3:10 pm

Sonny and cher!!  mainly because I loved Cher's glammed out dresses  ;D

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: GREEN67 on 10/02/06 at 12:13 am


that is an impossible ddecision to make.


why don't you throw in the Captain and Tenillle, Hudson Brothers and Tony Orlando and totally blow my circuits?
;D  LOL...

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Carl on 10/02/06 at 8:14 am

Sonny & Cher all the way!

Though, Marie Osmond was and still is HOT!!

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: Ashkicksass on 10/02/06 at 10:32 am

Sonny and Cher, no contest.  (Just please don't tell any of the other Utahns I didn't vote for Donny and Marie!)

Subject: Re: Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie

Written By: airsupplyairhead on 10/02/06 at 3:20 pm


When I was about six years old, I remember seeing the Donny & Marie show on Friday nights, then watching Sonny & Cher on Sunday nights. (This was the one they did after they got divorced, although I was too young to realize it at the time.)

Between the two of them, I would say Donny and Marie was my favorite - I liked it when they sang "I'm a little bit country, I'm a little bit rock n roll".  :)




I like Donny and Marie.

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