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.
This isn't really a jinx, Oldschool. It's just a mistake.
Post by dukelightning on Nov 2, 2012 21:35:11 GMT -5
On this week's 80s show, Casey says that Diana Ross has hit #1 every time she reaches the top 10, a total of 5 times as of 11/1/80. She will never hit #1 again as a solo artist and starting with "I'm Coming Out" this week, she will hit the top 10 six times. So her first 5 solo top 10 hits reached #1 and then her last 6 solo top 10s fell short.
Post by freakyflybry on Nov 3, 2012 0:34:55 GMT -5
Also on this week's 80's AT40, when recapping the top 3 Canadian artists of all time, Casey mentioned that Paul Anka would likely keep hitting the charts in the 80's. He did - once more - and didn't get past #40.
Post by lasvegaskid on Nov 16, 2012 16:29:31 GMT -5
On this week's 84 show, Casey said Boy George Club was averaging a top 40 every three months. War Song was peaking at a low, #17, of songs during that run and they would only reach the top 40 twice more.
Post by blackbowl68 on Nov 21, 2012 4:16:38 GMT -5
This is more an error than a jinx. Casey stated in the 11/17/1984 show that this was the first time a brother and sister appeared in the countdown on separate singles. Rebbie Jackson and Jermaine Jackson debuted with their respective solo singles that week.
I found that not to be true. I don't know if it also occured earlier than this, but this DID happen on the 12/15/1973 show, when Donny Osmond debuted with his new solo single while his sister Marie Osmond was on the way down her solo single. I guess the AT40 staff wasn't during their research very thoroughly.
Time is marching on. Keep up with it or you may fall way behind.
On May 3, 1975, Casey outroed the Carpenters' "Only Yesterday" by saying it "may be headed to #1." That seemed plausible in light of the group's previous track record, and by the fact that the song jumped 21-10 that week. However, it only peaked at #4, and that was the last time they would chart that high.
On a couple of shows in early 1973, Casey predicts Hurricane Smith's "Oh Babe, What Would You Say?" as hitting #1. Actually, he says that's the opinion of Ben Marichal. I found it odd that when the record got to #3 on February 17 (where it peaked), it wasn't the song that the staff picked to be the next week's #1. Maybe Marichal changed his mind?
From this week's Premiere '73 show (paraphrased): "The entire staff here at AT40 feels that this one is headed for #1 as well". Referencing Helen Reddy's "Leave Me Alone" (peaked at #3).
On the same show, he said Elt would be "shooting for #1 next week" with GYBR. It would top off at #2. I thought the "prediction" segment was interesting, where they picked Ringo to return to #1? I wonder what lead them to this conclusion? Photograph would fall to #5.
On this week's SXM 1974 show, Casey said Paul was "probably headed for another #1" w/Junior's Farm. It would top off at #3.
He also said that the Three Degrees' "When Will I See You Again" had hit #1 in England and that "it looks it may reach the top here on American Top 40", as it moved up from 8 to 3. Ultimately it fell one notch short.
In that same show, though, he correctly made the same prediction for "Kung Fu Fighting".