Post by reachinforthestars on Sept 16, 2012 21:59:17 GMT -5
On the 9/15/79 show: Not necessarily a jinx, but I thought it was interesting how Casey mentioned some people in the record business believe that you have to tour for people to take notice and to get records to sell. Then Casey proceeds to say that Gerry Rafferty never tours and doesn't plan to, but they sell well anyway. As it turns out, the song he we was introducing turned out to be Gerry Rafferty's final Top 40 hit.
Before playing Wham's Freedom at #3 in this week's show, Casey asked if it would go to #1 like their other three songs. It ended up peaking in that position and went to #7 a week later before falling off the Top 40 by the end of October.
Post by Caseyfan4everRyanfanNever on Oct 16, 2012 13:11:32 GMT -5
Another example is the intro to #100 on the Top 100 of 1981. Casey says "Here's a man who has never failed to have at least one song on the year end countdown since 1977" He was talking about Andy Gibb, who would never have a song on a year end countdown again. In fact, 1981 was the last year he even had a song play on American Top 40's weekly countdowns and that song peaked at #40.
Post by lasvegaskid on Oct 20, 2012 16:04:24 GMT -5
On this week's 1979 show Casey said that Michael Johnson's hits are "coming later than (fellow Chad Mitchell Trio member) John Denvers', but they are coming." Even though he would have later country success, he would never reach the Top 40 again. And BTW, John Denver would only get there twice more.
On this week's 1976 show, Casey says Barry Manimellow "moves up only one surprising notch to #29". This One For You would stall right there.
On same show, Casey said C&T might be headed for another #1 with Muskrat Love. It would not go higher than #4.
A couple tracks later he said BeeGees Love So Right "was acting so much like a #1 song, you can almost predict it". It would climb from #6 that week to a peak of #3.
Then he said 'Wreck would be "vying for #1 honors next week" but Gordon Lightfoot's track would only go from #4 to #3 eventually topping off at #2.
Alas, Casey would finally get the next chart topper right we he said #3 Rock 'n Me would be another candidate. But to cover all his bases, he also said current runner up & former #1 Disco Duck was gunning to get back there, which it wouldn't.
Post by OldSchoolAT40Fan on Oct 25, 2012 17:42:07 GMT -5
On the "Triathlon of Rock & Roll" special from July 1988, when Patti LaBelle was listed on that special countdown, Casey Kasem acknowledged "New Attitude" being a hit in 1986. It actually was on the top 40 in the spring of 1985.
Not quite the same thing, perhaps, but on 10/30/82 Casey referred to Donna Summer's "current hit, 'State of Independence'". That song moved up to #43 on the Hot 100 that week, so perhaps he was anticipating it hitting the countdown. Instead it peaked at #41.
Not a Casey jinx, but a Shadoe jinx this time. On the November 23, 1991 show, Shadoe mentioned that Nia Peeples' hit "Street of Dreams" (at #12 that week) was "looking Top 10 bound". The following week was when the Hot 100 changed to Soundscan, and Peeples' song dropped to #20 on that chart without going any higher. It also failed to hit the Top 10 on the chart AT40 switched to.
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