Now listening to AT 40 and Remembering
by, 05-31-2009 at 09:18 PM
I have Sirius/XM satellite radio in both the plug-n-play and internet subscription.
Several times each weekend, on the 70's channel, they repeat old Casey Kasem American Top 40 shows, as they originally aired.
I often listen to the Sunday 9PM Pacific show, where a different year is featured each week.
For example, tonight they are playing the AT 40 show fom May 24, 1975.
I had been posting on these in a thread in the Music forum. Perhaps this has-been blog is the better place.
So far notable...at number 33, moving up - Love Will Keep Us Together by the Captain and Tennille...and now at 23 - "Only Women" by Alice Cooper.
Ooh...here's one I love..at 22...I'm Not Lisa by Jessi Colter (who became Waylon Jennings wife). What a beautifully haunting melody.
Casey tells us that 24 of the 40 this week were written by the artist singing them. Guess we were still in that classic singer-songwriter period.
I'll check back....
At 15, a former number 1...Elton John's "Philadelphia Freedom"....
At number 3 ... Jackie Blue by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Number 2... Before the Next Teardrop Falls by Mr. Tex/Mex, Freddy Fender
And at Number 1...Shining Star by Earth, Wind and Fire
Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars!