How about Casey album jinxes: For AT40: The 70's 8/13/1977 Casey mentioned the Bee Gees "Main Course" album was their biggest album to date, but wouldn't the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack with several Bee Gees songs on it released later that 1977 year heading into 1978 count as the biggest album the Bee Gees ever done?
On August 16, 1975 Casey included a story about Frank Sinatra's chart longevity, playing a piece of "All Or Nothing At All", a #1 hit in 1943 and the first hit to feature his name on the label, and noting that Frank had just re-entered the chart giving him a 32 year run on the charts, and in the top 40 if his current single made it there. That song, "I Believe I'm Gonna Love You", only reached #47, though Frank did return to the top 40 in 1980.
As Casey noted, Sinatra's Billboard chart career can be stretched back to the very beginnings of that chart in 1940. That was when he sang on Billboard's first ever #1, "I'll Never Smile Again", one of many Tommy Dorsey Orchestra hits with Frank's vocals.
On AT40: The 80's 8/22/1981 Casey mentioned for the Rex Smith/Rachel Sweet duet "Everlasting Love" that it is Rex Smith's second top 40 hit and Rachel Sweet's first top 40 hit, but neither artist of these two would make the top 40 again.
This wasn't really a jinx, but it seemed unfortunate that Casey introed the Carpenters' "Touch Me When We're Dancing" on 8/22/81 by noting their previous three #1 hits and noting that their current hit had reached a plateau (holding at #16). That was the last week Richard and Karen would ever be in the pop top 40.
In a reverse jinx, Casey said it looked like debuting I'm Sorry was headed to #1 for John Denver.
"I'm Sorry" was John Denver's 4th and final #1 on AT40 as it's all downhill from there.
Only one more top 20 (the follow-up, "Fly Away"), then barely a top 30, then four more that peaked between 30-40 (one a 'from the vaults' release) between '76 and '82, interspersed with a lot of sub-top 40 singles. A fairly quick fall in popularity (at least among singles buyers and radio PDs) for a guy who had made the top 20 (and just one that wasn't top 10) with every new single over the previous two years.
Post by lasvegaskid on Sept 3, 2023 11:46:59 GMT -5
Call it the Execration of Gordon Elliott. This week in 1980 he called debuting (or as he said it debooing) Doobies one of the hottest rock bands in the world. They would soon break up and it would be nine long years before they would reunite and visit The Doctor for one last top tenner.
On the AT40 shows of 9/4/1976 and (via a question letter) 1/19/1985, Casey mentioned the Browns were the only country group to hit #1 on Billboard's pop charts with "The Three Bells", but years later in 2000 in the second Casey AT40 era I guess country group Lonestar made it to #1 CHR/Pop with "Amazed".
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On the AT40 shows of 9/4/1976 and (via a question letter) 1/19/1985, Casey mentioned the Browns were the only country group to hit #1 on Billboard's pop charts with "The Three Bells", but years later in 2000 in the second Casey AT40 era I guess country group Lonestar made it to #1 CHR/Pop with "Amazed"/
It certainly appears to have been Casey's jinx of the Browns who still are waiting for their first Super Bowl.