Top 40 song list from 1st Casey Kasem broadcast

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  • Participant
    #141537

    This covers several boards on here so I will post it on a few, if RI will allow me.
    July 4th 1970 BOLD are just songs I can relate to.
    40 The End Of The Road-Marvin Gaye
    39 Silver Bird-Mark Lindsey
    38 Spill The Wine-Eric Burdon & War
    37 Go Back-Crabby Appleton
    36 I Just Can’t Help Believing-B.J. Thomas
    35 Spirit In The Dark-Aretha Franklin
    34 Mississippi-John Phillips
    33 Westbound #9- Flaming Ember
    32 It’s All In The Game-Four Tops
    31 Save The Countryh-5th Dimension
    30 Ohio-Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    29 Everything Is Beautiful-Ray Stevens
    28 Check Out Your Mind-Impressions
    27 Question-Moody Blues
    26 Signed, Sealed, Delivered-Stevie Wonder
    25 Sugar Sugar-Wilson Pickett
    24 Teach Your Children-Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    23 Which Way You Goin’ Billy?-The Poppy Family
    22 Love On A Two-Way Street-The Moments
    21 Mississippi Queen-Mountain
    20 Make It With You-Bread
    19 Are You Ready?-Pacific Gas & Electric
    18 Love Land-Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
    17 Tighter & Tighter-Alive And Kicking
    16 My Baby Love Lovin’-White Plains
    15 A Song Of You-Miguel Rios
    14 United We Stand-Brotherhood Of Man
    13 Get Ready-Rare Earth
    12 Ooh Child-The Five Stairsteps
    11 Gimmie Dat Ding-The Pipkins
    10 Hitchin’ A Ride-Vanity Fare
    9 The Wonder Of You-Elvis Presley
    8 The Long And Winding Road-Beatles
    7 Close To You-Carpenters
    6 Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)-Melanie
    5 Band Of Gold-Freda Payne
    4 Ride Captain Ride-Blues Image
    3 Ball Of Confusion-Temptations
    2 The Love You Save-Jackson 5
    1 Mama Told Me Not To Come-Three Dog Night

    P.S. Looks like RI will not allow posts to more than one board, so I guess the topic is stuck here in the Atlanta section.

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    Member
    #141545

    Good from top to bottom, unlike today’s Top 40.
    I listen to the ’70s Casey shows every weekend. What strikes me when hearing hits from the early ’70s how many weld crafted, substantive, socially aware songs there are, compared to the vapid, self-centered deck of today.


    Member
    #141566

    This covers several boards on here so I will post it on a few, if RI will allow me.
    July 4th 1970 BOLD are just songs I can relate to.
    40 The End Of The Road-Marvin Gaye
    39 Silver Bird-Mark Lindsey
    38 Spill The Wine-Eric Burdon & War
    37 Go Back-Crabby Appleton
    36 I Just Can’t Help Believing-B.J. Thomas
    35 Spirit In The Dark-Aretha Franklin
    34 Mississippi-John Phillips
    33 Westbound #9- Flaming Ember
    32 It’s All In The Game-Four Tops
    31 Save The Countryh-5th Dimension
    30 Ohio-Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    29 Everything Is Beautiful-Ray Stevens
    28 Check Out Your Mind-Impressions
    27 Question-Moody Blues
    26 Signed, Sealed, Delivered-Stevie Wonder
    25 Sugar Sugar-Wilson Pickett
    24 Teach Your Children-Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    23 Which Way You Goin’ Billy?-The Poppy Family
    22 Love On A Two-Way Street-The Moments
    21 Mississippi Queen-Mountain
    20 Make It With You-Bread
    19 Are You Ready?-Pacific Gas & Electric
    18 Love Land-Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
    17 Tighter & Tighter-Alive And Kicking
    16 My Baby Love Lovin’-White Plains
    15 A Song Of You-Miguel Rios
    14 United We Stand-Brotherhood Of Man
    13 Get Ready-Rare Earth
    12 Ooh Child-The Five Stairsteps
    11 Gimmie Dat Ding-The Pipkins
    10 Hitchin’ A Ride-Vanity Fare
    9 The Wonder Of You-Elvis Presley
    8 The Long And Winding Road-Beatles
    7 Close To You-Carpenters
    6 Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)-Melanie
    5 Band Of Gold-Freda Payne
    4 Ride Captain Ride-Blues Image
    3 Ball Of Confusion-Temptations
    2 The Love You Save-Jackson 5
    1 Mama Told Me Not To Come-Three Dog Night

    P.S. Looks like RI will not allow posts to more than one board, so I guess the topic is stuck here in the Atlanta section.

    I’m curious as to what you mean by songs you can relate to.


    Participant
    #141791

    Just songs that I liked best. Top 40 was a lot more diverse back then. From my perspective, there were 13 songs on here that I liked a lot. Today, you’re lucky to like two. Back then stations were presenting quite a few more HOT tracks. Today, again, maybe one or two per station (in my opinion).

    USA Dance Mix: #1 station at Thestreamguide.com (1120 stations), #2 Dance station at Streema.com (240 stations), Top10 Disco station at Shoutcast. Top 40 station at Internetradiotopsites.com (256 stations). THESE SITES RANK BY POPULARITY. www.streamlicensing.com/stations/usadancemix/radio.html


    Member
    #141995

    Is it just me or did Top 40 radio, in the past, incorporate more “rock” into the playlist. A few songs on the list above is not surprising at all for a Top 40 list but I am surprised to see “Mississippi Queen” and “Ohio” – Two songs that hit me as “rock” in those days vs “pop”.

    Perhaps modern day top 40 just shows rock is not as popular as it once was back in the days (before my time I might add).

    Brandon
    Atlanta/St. Louis


    Member
    #143789

    You have to remember in 1970 there were fewer radio stations. Most car radios were still AM only if the car even had a radio. Stand a lone FM stations were few and far between. A lot of small town FM stations were simulcasting daytime only AM stations. Some large cities had “underground rock” or AOR stations but usually they were the FM of a successful AM station. The Beatles’s Rubber Soul had only be out 5 years:

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-beatles-rubber-soul-turns-50-1449093390

    and they had just broke up. So if you played “non top 40 tiny bopper” you only had about 5 years of material.

    Living north of Nashville at the time I only 2 daytime top 40 signals and WLS at night.

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