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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #990 on: February 15, 2009, 10:48:34 AM »
BOS to RFTW's forgotten follow-up to "Oh Sheila," "Digital Display."  Predictor of cyberlove!
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #991 on: February 15, 2009, 11:02:19 AM »
How did the "Yacht Rock" folks not think to incorporate a Little River Band plot?  VHM to "Happy Anniversary."

And did you hear Casey's story about David Gates taking "yacht rock" literally? LOL!

I also loved that the segue from Odyssey to Foreigner was a segue from "Native New Yorker" to "the Apple in decay". 

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #992 on: February 15, 2009, 06:30:30 PM »
The XM 70's version was from Feb 12, 1972 where two versions of I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (in Perfect Harmony) was in the top 40.

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #993 on: February 18, 2009, 09:05:23 PM »
This weekend (2/21-22) Casey70's visits Feb 22, 1975. Playlist:
http://www.957kjrfm.com/pages/events.html?feed=111843&article=4192995
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #994 on: February 20, 2009, 10:27:32 PM »
This weekend (2/21-22) Casey70's visits Feb 22, 1975. Playlist:
http://www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/3495943.pdf

Woo Hoo! "Sad Sweet Dreamer"! "Up in a Puff of Smoke"! "Doctor's Orders"! "I am Love"! plus fabulous '70s cheese from Al Martino, TO & Dawn, and ONJ.  Not to mention Macca's incredibly forgettable "Sally G" in its one and only week in the Top 40. Not to be missed.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #995 on: February 21, 2009, 07:25:41 AM »
A lot of bad stuff too, in the early reaches.  Ringo's "Snookeroo" was OK, but man, "Sally G" SUCKS!  Also the Carpenters' antiseptic take on "Please Mr. Postman," and now debuting at #35, the horridly sung "Shame, Shame, Shame."  "Put on your shaggy wig, woman, or I ain't comin' back!"

A curiosity: I new about Scott English's "Brandy," of course, but Casey played a clip by a New Zealand artist named Bunny Walters before playing Mandy Manilow style.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #996 on: February 21, 2009, 07:33:00 AM »
OTOH, one of several BOS votes to come for "Laughter in the Rain."
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #997 on: February 21, 2009, 07:47:03 AM »
It's Mike's least favorite lucky Puerto Rican hairdresser!  Disco Tex, "Ted Danson."
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #998 on: February 21, 2009, 08:01:32 AM »
Wow, I really love the melody on the chorus of "My Boy."  Elvis shoots and scores!
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #999 on: February 21, 2009, 09:10:50 AM »
Best Forgotten Track of Set: Carole King's "Nightingale."  I really should own this.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1000 on: February 21, 2009, 09:18:29 AM »
A lot of bad stuff too, in the early reaches.  Ringo's "Snookeroo" was OK, but man, "Sally G" SUCKS!
In this countdown we heard Ringo, Paul, and now John at #9 with "#9 Dream."  George just missed being here when his single "Ding Dong, Ding Dong" had peaked at #36 in early 2/75, in the Top 40 for just two weeks.  I wonder if all four had solo hits on AT40 at the same time??
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1001 on: February 21, 2009, 09:24:27 AM »
A lot of bad stuff too, in the early reaches.  Ringo's "Snookeroo" was OK, but man, "Sally G" SUCKS!
In this countdown we heard Ringo, Paul, and now John at #9 with "#9 Dream."  George just missed being here when his single "Ding Dong, Ding Dong" had peaked at #36 in early 2/75, in the Top 40 for just two weeks.  I wonder if all four had solo hits on AT40 at the same time??

Haha, I was just wondering this very thing!  Mike, you don't have the week-by-week Billboard books, do ya?

Meanwhile, another sentimental BOS vote to "My Eyes Adored You," originally to be titled "Brown Eyes in Georgia," IIRC.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1002 on: February 21, 2009, 09:29:08 AM »
Man, the "That's so gay" ad campaign has got to be the most unpersuasive thing ever.  Geesh.

Followed shortly by "Asterisk! Asterisk! Mark of the Fraud!"
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1003 on: February 21, 2009, 10:36:57 AM »
Wow, I really love the melody on the chorus of "My Boy."  Elvis shoots and scores!

But his version is rather sappy compared to the Richard Harris orig.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1004 on: February 21, 2009, 10:41:10 AM »
Man, the "That's so gay" ad campaign has got to be the most unpersuasive thing ever.  Geesh.

Followed shortly by "Asterisk! Asterisk! Mark of the Fraud!"

OK, I have No. Fucking. Clue. what either of those references are.  ???

And yes, I have the Billboard chart books ('60s, '70s and '80s). And I'm sure all four Fabs were in the 40 at one time (I believe it was a question answered by Casey at one point) but It'll take a while to tell you specifics.
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