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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #870 on: December 27, 2008, 07:28:25 AM »
This weekend, 12/27-28, Casey70's does Jan 1, 1972. The Playlist:
http://www.957kjrfm.com/pages/events.html?feed=111843&article=4192995

Awesome -- it's the Top 40 Singles of the YEAR for 1971! This was before Casey started doing 2-part "Top 80" or "Top 100" year-enders. Too bad they don't replay his "Top 40 Xmas Songs" countdowns (he did several of those in the '70s).

Chico is replaying a '77 set from a few weeks ago.  Ah well.
Weird: At 10:30 it switched over to the correct countdown.  Here's Daddy Dewdrop, beating out the Carpenters' lovely (if refrainless) "For All We Know."
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #871 on: January 02, 2009, 05:59:06 PM »
Casey70's starts the new year with the "Top 40 Singles Acts of the '70's" (this show is from July 4th weekend 1974):
http://www.wbbgfm.com/pages/pp_caseykasem.html
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #872 on: January 03, 2009, 07:54:00 AM »
Casey70's starts the new year with the "Top 40 Singles Acts of the '70's" (this show is from July 4th weekend 1974):
http://www.wbbgfm.com/pages/pp_caseykasem.html

These special countdown shows are far less interesting to me - for me, it's all about the NTMs, and this week it's all big hits from big artists.  Still fine tunes, though.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #873 on: January 03, 2009, 09:33:09 AM »
Casey70's starts the new year with the "Top 40 Singles Acts of the '70's" (this show is from July 4th weekend 1974):
http://www.wbbgfm.com/pages/pp_caseykasem.html

These special countdown shows are far less interesting to me - for me, it's all about the NTMs, and this week it's all big hits from big artists.  Still fine tunes, though.

agree 100%.  My favorite parts of the AT40s are usually the early sections, which often give us songs that just jumped into the charts for s brief period, only to fall right out again.   The regular weekly countdowns also "transport" me back in time more effectively than the special countdowns can, which I dig (probably too much, actually... ;)  )
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #874 on: January 03, 2009, 09:43:59 AM »
Top 2's some combination of Carpenters, CCR, Bee Gees, and Elvis.  I'm guessing Carps @ 2 and Elvis @ 1.  (3DN came in at #3.)
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #875 on: January 03, 2009, 09:47:07 AM »
Top 2's some combination of Carpenters, CCR, Bee Gees, and Elvis.  I'm guessing Carps @ 2 and Elvis @ 1.  (3DN came in at #3.)

OMG!  I spaced on the J5!
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #876 on: January 03, 2009, 09:50:55 AM »
The Carpenters are indeed the top act of the first half of the '70s.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #877 on: January 03, 2009, 11:25:21 AM »
Top 2's some combination of Carpenters, CCR, Bee Gees, and Elvis.  I'm guessing Carps @ 2 and Elvis @ 1.  (3DN came in at #3.)

OMG!  I spaced on the J5!

and Elvis was nowhere to be found -- no surprise, really, he only had 3 top ten singles betw '70 and '75, one of which was a '69 leftover.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #878 on: January 04, 2009, 01:41:09 AM »
Casey70's starts the new year with the "Top 40 Singles Acts of the '70's" (this show is from July 4th weekend 1974):
http://www.wbbgfm.com/pages/pp_caseykasem.html

These special countdown shows are far less interesting to me - for me, it's all about the NTMs, and this week it's all big hits from big artists.  Still fine tunes, though.

On the Sirius/XM version of Casey's 70's show last weekend (in between Christmas and New Years), they had the top 40 songs of 1973. The #2 song of the year was a song that only hit #16 (Why Me by Kris Kristofferson). Casey said it was because it was on the chart so long (38 weeks on the Hot 100).

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #879 on: January 04, 2009, 06:15:00 AM »
SFGuy!  Welcome back - it's been a while since I've seen you here on the board; I hope you had a great holiday season and a triff New Year's.

Casey's '80s leap to Jan. 23, 1982, as ONJ tries (and fails) for week #10 at No. 1, which would have tied the then record for length of stay at the throne.  (The record is currently held by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, with 16 weeks at the top for "One Sweet Day.")
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #880 on: January 04, 2009, 06:20:29 AM »
Early WOS vote for Del Shannon's cover of "Sea of Love."  This phone-in was his Big Comeback?
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #881 on: January 04, 2009, 06:22:05 AM »
NTM: Eddie Schwartz, "All Our Tomorrows."  Roses are red; violets are blue; I'm unimpressed with the Doobie-ing Canadian Jew.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #882 on: January 04, 2009, 06:37:58 AM »
Also NTM: Sneaker, "More Than Just the Two of Us."  Was this later covered by someone else?  Refrain sounds vaguely familiar.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #883 on: January 04, 2009, 08:42:30 AM »
Most OMGWTF of set: Barbra Streisand, "Comin' In and Out of Your Life" at #12.
Most OMGWTFLOL: "Hooked on Classics" at #11 (which Casey helpfully identifies the components of).
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #884 on: January 04, 2009, 09:47:37 AM »
Casey's '80s leap to Jan. 23, 1982, as ONJ tries (and fails) for week #10 at No. 1

I completely misremembered this count: ONJ does indeed make week #10 with "Physical," which tied "You Light Up My Life" for longest reign in the rock era - Elvis's "Hound Dog"/"Don't Be Cruel" had 11 weeks, but was apparently considered pre-rock era.
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