I know for a fact that Top 40 Million Sellers of the 80's was the only show produced that week. Casey plugged the show at least 2 weeks before and mentioned that he would be counting it down Thanksgiving weekend. At the end of the November 17 show, he said that he was going to be counting down the Top 40 Million sellers the next week. So yeah, the special show pre-empted the regular weekly show. I think that maybe Westwood One found out that many stations were slighting their special shows (i.e. Top 40 Movie Hits of the 1980s, Top 40 Dance Hits of the 1980s, and so forth) and decided not to give them a choice that week.
Yeah worked out great seeing as how I don't remember them ever doing another. To accuse them of slighting them is going too far IMO. They produced a regular show as well as a special. Now if they wanted the special aired all they had to do was produce 1 show.
They indeed did not do this again - in fact, outside of year-end specials, this was the last special show that Westwood One ever did. Of course, by then, they had pretty much played every configuration of "top hits of the 80s" that there was - that was practical, anyway. It could be that, since they knew this was their last special dealing with big hits of the 1980s, they wanted it to really count, so they decided to hold off on doing a regular weekly show on November 24 so each of their affiliates would run their last top hits of the 80s show. Now don't quote me on this, since it's merely speculation, as I did not work for Westwood One, lol!
Post by jdelachjr2002 on Jan 10, 2013 21:55:28 GMT -5
Just for clarity's sake, here's the chart for what would've been the regular CT40 countdown on 11/24.
LW TW DE 40 Just Another Dream - Cathy Dennis DE 39 Fairweather Friend - Johnny Gill 40 38 On The Way Up - Elisa Fiorillo 38 37 I Thought It Was Me - Bell Biv Devoe DE 36 The First Time - Surface DE 35 Hang In Long Enough - Phil Collins DE 34 After The Rain - Nelson 29 33 Knockin' Boots - Candyman 39 32 For You - The Outfield 36 31 And So It Goes - Billy Joel 33 30 Think - Information Society 23 29 Can't Stop - After 7 17 28 Black Cat - Janet Jackson 30 27 Wiggle It - Two In A Room 35 26 Tom's Diner - DNA Featuring Suzanne Vega 24 25 Lyin' To Myself - David Cassidy 28 24 Miles Away - Winger DE 23 Justify My Love - Madonna 27 22 One And Only Man - Steve Winwood 21 21 Hippy Chick - Soho 15 20 Giving You The Benefit - Pebbles 08 19 I Don't Have The Heart - James Ingram 22 18 Miracle - Jon Bon Jovi 20 17 High Enough - d**n Yankees 18 16 Feels Good - Tony! Toni! Tone! 19 15 My Love Is A Fire - Donny Osmond 05 14 Pray - M.C. Hammer 16 13 Freedom '90 - George Michael 14 12 The Way You Do The Things You Do - UB40 12 11 Stranded - Heart 13 10 Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite 09 09 So Close - Daryl Hall & John Oates 10 08 From A Distance - Bette Midler 11 07 Impulsive - Wilson Phillips 07 06 Something To Believe In - Poison 06 05 Because I Love You (The Postman Song) - Stevie B. 03 04 More Than Words Can Say - Alias 04 03 I'm Your Baby Tonight - Whitney Houston 01 02 Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice 02 01 Love Takes Time - Mariah Carey
Falling off: "Suicide Blonde" by INXS "Close To You" by Maxi Priest "Cherry Pie" by Warrant "Joey" by Concrete Blonde "Heart Like A Wheel" by Human League "Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers
Party like it's 2007: The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are back (unfortunately).