Hard to believe “Touch Of Grey” was the Grateful Dead’s one and only Top 10 hit.
I liked the rundown of Forbes Top Earners of 86/87 (4 on the top ten are now deceased:Johnny Carson,Whitney Houston,Michael Jackson and Charles Schultz) and no surprise number one was Bill Cosby. Although for obvious reasons people cringe when they hear his name nowadays.
It's notable that Casey got the name of Cosby's TV character of the time wrong. Early Cosby Show episodes referred to him as Dr. Clifford Huxtable, but soon it was changed to Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable (like the cartoon cat, though that probably wasn't the inspiration for the name). Usually he was called "Cliff" on the show.
This story led into Bruce Springsteen's "Brilliant Disguise". The Boss was at #3, "the top rocker on the list" as Casey said.
Post by OnWithTheCountdown on Oct 17, 2021 21:21:19 GMT -5
Looking back at the 80s show listing, back in 2010, the year-end shows aired on Christmas and New Year's weekends. I'm sure the first half of the Top 100 Of 1985 was a little harder to find, as a result. My guess is Premiere sticks with that airing schedule this year, although I would agree that 1/1 and 1/8 would be better choices to air the year-ender.
2010 is referenced because that's the last time Christmas fell on a Saturday, so some stations will still be running Christmas programming.
Looking back at the 80s show listing, back in 2010, the year-end shows aired on Christmas and New Year's weekends. I'm sure the first half of the Top 100 Of 1985 was a little harder to find, as a result.
Not really - I was able to wake up Saturday morning and tune in to WIDL (an affiliate that didn't do holidays) to hear it right then and there. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
(Granted, they since dropped the show in 2015 and then flipped to Classic Rock in 2017...)
I think it was at the beginning of 2013 when somehow the year's Premiere schedule leaked and it was briefly posted here, and soon taken down after the user was told that such advance postings aren't allowed.
Generally they do plot out the year's shows beforehand; 2022's are probably in the process of being chosen or soon will be. Sometimes changes are made or extra shows added later for reasons such as to honour someone important to music or the show who passed away or to commemorate some day or event, or maybe something went wrong and Premiere doesn't have a copy that meets current playable standards.
Don't know if it's necessary to post a prediction this soon but here it is just in case:
The 1981 drought can't last much longer and this one would set up a possible 12/12/81 airing in mid-December. The only other option is 10/25/80 however remote having been spun 3 years ago with 10/25/86 very likely being the 'B' to either the 1980 or 1981 show.
Some stations on an all Holiday music format when Christmas falls on a Saturday continue playing Holiday music for the rest of the weekend going back to regular programming midnight Monday.
Are we sure that part 1 airs the week of December 25 and not the week of January 1?
I'm thinking the same thing. Part 1 the week of January 1st and part 2 the week of January 8th would be the best thing to happen.
Last time Christmas fell on a Saturday--which was in 2010--Part 1 of the year end special was aired on Christmas weekend and Part 2 was aired on New Year's weekend. The Top 100 of 1985 was the special that year, and that's how stations played it. On Sunday 12/26, most (if not all) subscribing stations that flipped to Xmas music had resumed normal programming and played Part 1 of the '85 Top 100 as scheduled. On Saturday 12/25 however, finding a station airing the show was a challenge.
Not saying that's how they will do it this year -- in fact I've always opined that Premiere should wait until the first two weekends in January to play the year-end special since scheduling early January weekly countdowns is dicey due to the number of guest-hosted shows during those weeks. But if Premiere schedules the same as they did in 2010, Part 1 (#100-51) will be on Christmas weekend.
So apparently we get 1984 and 1985 back to back as we did in September. Meanwhile, 1980, 1981, and (as an A) 1983 haven't been played at all since before either of these 1984-85 double shots. (Unless one of the next couple is a B to a 1980 or 1981 A).
KOLA is apparently back to posting shows on Monday nearly two weeks in advance, after last week's delay of several days caused some unnecessary consternation here. 11/2/85 was first played in 2014 and not since, even as a B.