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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #180 on: May 18, 2008, 09:32:18 PM »
I have to say, given 23 years' hindsight, that "New Attitude," much as I want to like it, just wasn't a very good song.  Sloppily written but gamely performed, its slot just outside the Top 10 seems about right.  I'd MUCH rather do the Neutron Dance.


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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #181 on: May 23, 2008, 10:52:55 AM »
This weekend's (5/24-25) "AT40 The 70's" is from May 20, 1978. Playlist:
www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/2686716.pdf

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #182 on: May 23, 2008, 09:47:53 PM »
This weekend's (5/24-25) "AT40 The 70's" is from May 20, 1978. Playlist:
www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/2686716.pdf

Heh: Scroll down to Seg 8 Track 4, and read closely.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #183 on: May 24, 2008, 06:24:16 AM »
This weekend's (5/24-25) "AT40 The 70's" is from May 20, 1978. Playlist:
www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/2686716.pdf
Heh: Scroll down to Seg 8 Track 4, and read closely.
Heh heh, perhaps Jackson should consider recording that, with the last 15 years he's had.  PS- Hey, its dancing banana, diggin' the sounds of 78!

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #184 on: May 24, 2008, 11:13:49 AM »
BTW, Casey is taking part in a month-long "Flashback to the '70s" on cable Superstation WGN. He's hosting evenings of '70s shows like "Taxi" "MTM" and "Welcome Back Kotter". Up yo' nose with a rubber hose!
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #185 on: May 24, 2008, 09:05:14 PM »
The XM show for the 80's this weekend isn't a regular show but what they call "Top 40 Newcomers". According to the XM website, it's from May of 1988 (only a few months before Casey left the show).

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #186 on: May 25, 2008, 11:37:18 AM »
This weekend's (5/24-25) "AT40 The 70's" is from May 20, 1978. Playlist:
www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/2686716.pdf
Heh: Scroll down to Seg 8 Track 4, and read closely.
Heh heh, perhaps Jackson should consider recording that, with the last 15 years he's had. 

MJ's version would be "Whiter Than White" ;)
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #187 on: May 25, 2008, 04:00:26 PM »
Most interesting of the '78 set was Elton John's "Ego," whose chart failure left Casey shocked - shocked!  Never mind that it's a formless track with no refrain.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #188 on: May 25, 2008, 05:29:41 PM »
Casey's '80s went to 1980, where "Call Me" was enjoying its sixth week atop the charts, staving off "Ride Like the Wind" and "Lost in Love."  The Isley Bros. are in at 39 with what must be the s-l-o-w-e-s-t song ever to chart Top 40, "Don't Say Goodnight."
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #189 on: May 25, 2008, 06:14:29 PM »
Ew: At 30, "Should've Never Let You Go," Sedacky and his daughter Dara harmonizing about as well as your average high school theater production.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #190 on: May 25, 2008, 10:04:07 PM »
Ew: At 30, "Should've Never Let You Go," Sedacky and his daughter Dara harmonizing about as well as your average high school theater production.

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #191 on: May 30, 2008, 09:38:36 AM »
This weekend (5/31-6/1) AT40-The 70s visits June 8, 1974. The playlist:
www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/2709898.pdf
or at www.mynorthwest.com/?sid=22371&nid=119
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #192 on: May 30, 2008, 09:47:45 AM »
This weekend (5/31-6/1) AT40-The 70s visits June 8, 1974. The playlist:
www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/2709898.pdf
Already looking forward to #39.  Thanks!
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #193 on: May 30, 2008, 10:44:58 AM »
This weekend (5/31-6/1) AT40-The 70s visits June 8, 1974. The playlist:
www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/2709898.pdf
Already looking forward to #39.  Thanks!

I can only assume you've never heard it before? 'cause it's hideously sappy.  But I have a friend who adores #31, "Son of Sagittarius".
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #194 on: May 30, 2008, 10:36:56 PM »
This weekend (5/31-6/1) AT40-The 70s visits June 8, 1974. The playlist:
www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/2709898.pdf
Already looking forward to #39.  Thanks!

I can only assume you've never heard it before? 'cause it's hideously sappy.  But I have a friend who adores #31, "Son of Sagittarius".
I've never heard either of those.  Once I saw there were unfamiliars I stopped reading the chart - corny me, I want to be surprised tomorrow morning.
“The choir of children sing their song.  They've practiced all year long.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.”