I hope most of you heard the show and I thank you for listening to the countdown. According to my reports I had more than one listener from 7:15 AM right on through to this post. The average was 3 for a good part of the day, with a peak at 5 (which is good for a Sunday).
My new show is ready to air this Sunday at 9AM, in which we count down the top 40 from January 8, 1989. This is my longest regular show ever broadcasted, due to the length of the songs. The show times out at 3 hours and 8 minutes.
For those who do not like to get up early on Sunday, the show will be repeated around 4:53 p.m. (Eastern)
Here we go with another top 40 countdown from January 18, 1975 slated for this Sunday morning. Lots of good songs and we will be playing the 9 minute version of "Free Bird" plus 3 or 4 more songs that are not the 45 single versions.
Here is a tentative schedule for February: 2/5/2012 -- 2/3/1973 2/12/2012 -- 2/10/1968 2/19/2012 -- 2/18/1984 2/26/2012 -- 2/25/1978
I do have 2 listener requests for April, the first one is 4/5/1964 - The Beatle top 5 and 4/22/1972 - (my own request) The very first AT40 I collected on vinyl.
Our next show is "in the books" for January 25, 1969. The show has 7 extras along with the #1 LP of the week, which is The Beatles White Album. Can you guess the track that I will play? Hint: If you have the early "low serial number" (like I did) version of the LP - The title of the song is misspelled. In this show my wife Christine steps up to the microphone and mentions the title to her favorite song. Also I tried my hardest to say the title of the song in Spanish. And finally, I say the wrong title of one of the extra songs. Even with all the extras my running time is 2 hours and 39 minutes.
Our repeating airing will be earlier than usual at around 4:08 p.m.
I almost forgot that about posting today's show which will be the the top 40 from February 1, 1986. There will be a lot of long cuts on the show and very little talk. All of which will time out at 3 hours and 10 minutes. The replay will be around 4:54 p.m. Eastern Time.
It did not enter the hot 100 until the following week. It debut at #40 on 2/22/1986. if I were to play it. It would come from Falco's Greatest Hits CD, which has an instrumental beat intro for 7 seconds. Not the one that AT40 normally plays all the time. I do have the 45 version.
OK -- The 2/3/1973 show is in the bag for Super Bowl Sunday. There is a "Jambalaya" montage and a Super Bowl trivia question for the year we are in retrospective. Also I get to play an 10 minute LP version of one of the top 40 songs that is in the survey. The show will run for 2 hours and 47 minutes.
I tuned in to your OldiesCollection Countdown for 2/03/73. You must've been tired toward the end because you got the #1 single and the #1 album of the week wrong.
The Top LP: No Secrets, Carly Simon. (You played "Cisco Kid" by War.) The Top Single: "Crocodile Rock," Elton John. (You played "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," which hadn't been released at the time.)
Yes, indeed I was tired when I did recorded the show at 11:30 at night. I checked the actual magazine and indeed "No Secrets" was the #1 LP that week and not "The World Is A Ghetto" although the list I used had it at #1 and #2 was Carly Simon. Also when I printed the top 40 list for my notes the title of the #1 song was never printed and what made me think of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" is beyond my recollection. So my next show I will apologize and play the correct number ones' before the countdown begins. I have done 18 shows so far and I'm still a rookie at it. I have been known to play (or about to) play the wrong song or announce the wrong number in the countdown. Thanks for spotting the big mistakes.
A new countdown show is ready for this Sunday's airing of the top 40 from February 10, 1968. This week will have 10 extra songs, a short Etta James tribute, a six minute(what?) Spanky and Our Gang song and hopefully "the correct" number one songs of last week and this week. The running time will be 2 hours and 38 minutes and will repeat around 4:32 p.m.
Another episode of The Oldies Collection Top 40 countdown will air this Sunday for the weekend of February 18, 1984. In the middle of the show will be a brief tribute on Whitney Houston. Each week we have a slow rise in our listeners who check us out. So spread the word. The running time on this show clocks out at 3 hours and 3 minutes.
A brand new show ready to roll this Sunday (9AM Eastern) as the Oldies Collection counts down the top 40 songs from February 25, 1978 as disco invades the charts. There are three songs that are over eight minutes long, a surprise or two, and a controversial song. The show times out at 3 hours and 4 minutes. The show will repeat around 4:28 p.m.