Awesome show this week! And, what's so weird is, the first hour of this show had only three songs that one would be considered "obscure", while the shows over the past two weeks, both of them late-80s shows, had more than that, especially last week's 1987 show.
I'm going to guess 1984 for next week's show. It's been the longest since they've done a show from that year, and so far, there have been only two shows from then.
So far, 1985 is in the lead, with four shows. That was also the year that they did most on AT40 Flashback, tying with 1983. Must have been a good year for someone on Premiere's staff. Not that I'm complaining, since both years had some pretty darn good music!
Post by Michael1973 on Sept 14, 2007 9:42:59 GMT -5
This weekend's (9/15-16/07) edition of "Casey Kasem's American Top 40: The 80s" features a rebroadcast of the program from 9/13/86.
What I remember vividly about this show was that the week after it originally aired, AT40 was dropped from my local station (which soon switched formats to oldies) and I was unable to listen regularly for over a year.
Post by Scott Lakefield on Sept 14, 2007 14:33:00 GMT -5
I'm playing a bit of "catch up" on the rebroadcasts, and today was listening to the 7/13/85 show. On this show, Casey features the "American Top 40 Hall of Fame," which I believe Rob mentioned in his book was used only once as a feature on the show.
What's interesting is if you listen to the sound effects that are used as Casey opens the door and walks into the Hall of Fame. If my ears are hearing what they think they're hearing, these are the same sound effects used in the "Theater of the Mind" open to Shadoe Stevens' first AT40 show, where he enters the "AT40 Hall of History."
Not sure this is really worth anything, but I found it kind of interesting.