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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #795 on: December 13, 2008, 08:07:06 AM »
Off to a nice start with "As" at 40

Meant to add: TANC - while in SF, I caught the episode of The Jeffersons in which George is managing Sister Sledge (here as "the Satin Sisters") and gets them a gig at a redneck bar.  They end up doing a verse and a half of "As" and make the cowboys cry.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #796 on: December 13, 2008, 08:08:13 AM »
BOS to Paul Davis, "I Go Crazy."  Mopey barroom pop that sends me back to the Thunderbird Lounge, where a 5-year-old had no business hanging out in 1978, but there you have it.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #797 on: December 13, 2008, 08:20:10 AM »
I'm up at 10am for the '77 countdown. And there are three men in full Santa suits standing in my hallway. Is it the hash?
Hey Gaz, perhaps those Santas in your hallway were ZZ Top  ;)
I joined in today's countdown on chicooldies.com at #30, Elvis "My Way."  For the AT40 Extra going into top of the hour, Casey took the time to tell the real backstory of "Rhiannon."  Then, big memories of winter '77 hearing back-to-back "She's Not There" and "We Are the Champions" followed by the continuing chart run of "I Go Crazy."  Sorry to have missed meeting you, Urth, Alicat, etc last Sat but I really did have a cold from Thurs thru Tues.  Sounds like y'all had a nice time!

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #798 on: December 13, 2008, 08:29:42 AM »
Shaun Cassidy with another cover of an Eric Carmen tune, "Hey Deanie." He hit earlier in '77 with Carmen's "That's Rock and Roll" as follow-up to his #1 cover of "Da Do Ron Ron."  Guess we got that covered.

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #799 on: December 13, 2008, 08:39:13 AM »
"Biggest mover on the chart" Rod Stewart jumps up to #19.

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #800 on: December 13, 2008, 08:41:17 AM »
speaking of covers, you have to hear Cartman doing "Come Sail Away"

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #801 on: December 13, 2008, 08:46:42 AM »
speaking of covers, you have to hear Cartman doing "Come Sail Away"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOWK7Tam01M
Ha!  Which episiode was that from?

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #802 on: December 13, 2008, 08:50:24 AM »
Casey plays a bit of Simon & Garfunkel's '57 song "Little Schoolgirl" (then billed as Tom & Jerry) as intro to #15, Paul Simon's "Slip Slidin' Away"

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #803 on: December 13, 2008, 08:52:11 AM »
Casey plays a bit of Simon & Garfunkel's '57 song "Little Schoolgirl" (then billed as Tom & Jerry) as intro to #15, Paul Simon's "Slip Slidin' Away"

I'd never heard "Hey Schoolgirl" before!
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #804 on: December 13, 2008, 08:53:06 AM »
OMGWTF to the enervative spelling of High Inergy, "You Can't Turn Me Off."
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #805 on: December 13, 2008, 08:58:25 AM »
OMGWTF to the enervative spelling of High Inergy, "You Can't Turn Me Off."
And now the AT40 Extra: Kansas "Point of Know Return"
Followed by nice TOTHC at #14, Heatwave "Boogie Nights"!

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #806 on: December 13, 2008, 09:01:13 AM »
BTW, nice to see that you've caught on to our Santa-hat tradition.  :)
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #807 on: December 13, 2008, 09:28:54 AM »
WOS to "Heaven on the 7th Floor."  That kind of rapey-creepy deserved an answer record.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #808 on: December 13, 2008, 09:38:57 AM »
uh oh --- double shot from Linda Ronstadt. 

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #809 on: December 13, 2008, 09:46:36 AM »
Well, like many guys, I dug Linda in the 70's, even had that "over the shoulder" poster on the back of my bedroom door back then!