Sunday, October 10, 2010

Your American Top 40 - The 70's Recap

No, I'm most emphatically not planning on making posts like this and Wednesday's initial foray into a regular feature on this blog. However, I enjoyed my livetweeting of Casey Kasem's American Top 40 - The 70's on Saturday so much that I figured I should share. I skipped posting for Sunday's broadcast almost entirely, for reasons you will soon understand.

So without further ado, direct from my Twitter account to your heart, here's your recap of this weekend's Casey Kasem's American Top 40 - The 70's!

  • 9:03 AM - And now...this week's AT40 is from Oct. 9, 1971. Well.
  • 9:05 AM - Delaney & Bonnie up top. Buy it or Bonnie will punch YOU!
  • 9:10 AM - Soul songs from the first half of the 70s hold up best of anything.
  • 9:11 AM - Is this the Four Tops with MacArthur Park?
  • 9:12 AM - THE CAKE! IN THE RAIN!
  • 9:21 AM - One Fine Morning is an interesting song...
  • 9:29 AM - The Who! Wow, there's a pulse!
  • 9:33 AM - Seriously, Won't Get Fooled Again is a wake-up call, 1971. Peaked at 15? Craaaazy.
  • 10:01 AM - I have never heard this Extra. One Tin Soldier?
  • 10:08 AM - Oh this song geezzzZzZZZZ
  • 10:11 AM - No, I will never be lucky enough to sleep thru that one.
  • 10:12 AM - OK, the Dramatics make up for the last one.
  • 10:15 AM - The Story In Your Eyes is my favorite Moody Blues tune.
  • 10:22 AM - James Brown makes it funky! That's what he does. It's his thing. Good God!
  • 10:29 AM - Oh dear. I love this dopey Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep song. There, I said it.
  • 10:31 AM - Raindance is growing on me. Lesser known Guess Who hit.
  • 10:46 AM - Partridge Family underperforming, oh no!
  • 10:51 AM - Smackwater Jack!!!
  • 11:00 AM - Vintage Casey Extra. Hilarious description of Rod Stewart!
  • 11:22 AM - Way to blow away the rest of the show, Stevie Wonder!
  • 11:24 AM - And I know I know I know I know, etc.
  • 11:26 AM - We're so sorry, Uncle Albert - for the kazoo.
  • 11:29 AM - And now, both Admiral Halsey & I must bid you adieu!

If you're curious, according to Joel Whitburn, that program's Number One was "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart. And for the record, Casey Kasem described Rod as "the Englishman with a voice like a velvet sack of gravel".

Join me on Twitter next weekend as I attempt to do another commentary on a vintage countdown show!


  1. gosh, at my church youth group we sang "One Tin Soldier" almost every week. I never need to hear it again.

    great post.

  2. I looked it up out of curiosity and apparently this was the SECOND version of "One Tin Soldier" that charted, which astonishes me. It was also not mentioned that this version was from the movie BILLY JACK.

    I tend to think someone around here agrees with you. My local station omitted that Extra from Sunday's airing.