Post by OldSchoolAT40Fan on Jun 29, 2012 19:30:17 GMT -5
I could of sworn I heard Casey mention, in a spring 1988 broadcast (April?), that Morris Day was "fishing for another top 20 hit" with "Fishnet". Little did Casey know that the song peaked at #23, though it was Morris Day's most-successful solo record.
Post by jukeboxhero on Jul 16, 2012 13:32:53 GMT -5
11/18/78 Casey mentions on the final segment of the show that Foreigner were on their way to their 1st # hit prior to playing "Double Vision." The Queen of Disco would keep them from reaching that elusive #1 spot as "Double Vision" would hold at #2 for 2 straight weeks.
Then there's the flip side of the Casey Kasem jinx.
In 1981, Juice Newton's "Queen of Hearts" was at #6 for its third consecutive week. Casey announced that the song may have peaked. A week later, it jumped to #2.
Here's another example of the flipside.
During the August 19, 1972 program, Casey's introduction to "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" by Mac Davis included "...this is going to be his biggest one." The song moved from #27 to #18 that week, on its way to three weeks at #1.
Post by dukelightning on Aug 19, 2012 7:30:35 GMT -5
He said a similar thing on this week's 70s show about Cliff Richard. After saying that his previous highest peak was #25, he said it looked like "Devil Woman" would become his biggest hit but it was only moving from 34 to 30. But he nailed it. (He wasn't predicting it would be his biggest hit when his career was over but that is also the case).
On this week's 80s show (8/15/87) Casey said of T'Pau's "Heart and Soul", "Good start on the chart" for the group. Their first hit had peaked at #4--and it was also their last. (On the US chart, anyway; a few months later "China In Your Hand" hit #1 in Britain.)
Post by wickster82 on Aug 19, 2012 23:32:08 GMT -5
Last weeks show from 1970 Casey shilled the hell out of In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry. He was talking about how popular it was in England hitting number 1 for 9 weeks I think. And when Hour 3 began he mentioned that it had a huge leap in to the Top 10. It went from 12 - 5. And right as it started he mentioned that this song was heading towards number 1. The following week it would stall at number 5, then move up to 4 for two weeks and finally peaking at number 3 for one week before falling to 7.
Post by lasvegaskid on Aug 30, 2012 14:55:48 GMT -5
A reverse example is this week's show when Casey mentions Rhinestone Cowboy matches Witchita Lineman as the great Glen Campbell's biggest hit. I believe the next week it reached #1 as would Southern Nights for a week two years later.
Post by dukelightning on Sept 6, 2012 11:21:48 GMT -5
He's at it again in this week's 1977 show when he says, "I Feel Love" has hit #1 on the disco chart and in England. If I were a betting man, I would bet that it is headed for the top here on AT40. This week it moves from #40 to 29".