This past weekend, Dave Hoeffel featured the Top 40 from 12-13-69. This is the closest he has been to the actual week. He has been two to three weeks ahead of the actual date when played, but this one was right on time since it first aired on 12-8-18. He played the album version of Whole Lotta Love, and both the A and B sides of Down on the Corner and Come Together. Only minor complaint I have is that he doesn't state next week's show--both Lou and Ken would give next week's featured date. So far since he took the reigns, he has played 1961, 1967, 1966 and 1969. He did a Thanksgiving special where he featured the biggest hits on the charts at that time. If you missed this past weekend, its replayed on Wednesday at 9pm
Dave did a great 60's Satellite Survey for 1965, but it was a little in the future. He featured 1965, but he utilized the BB chart of 1-1-66, which actually is two weeks ahead of this week. Still a great show, and for anyone who is interested, it will repeat Wednesday evening at 9p.m. EST.
If you happened to be listening to Lou Simon's talk show, The Diner, last night, you heard Lou's sneak preview of this coming Saturday's Survey.
He revealed that it'll be a countdown of the top 40 Christmas time hits of the decade, that the list was compiled by a regular listener of both shows, Mike from Riverside, California. That would be me. I put this together with help from Wikipedia and especially from Dann Isbell's fine book, Ranking the '60s: A Comprehensive Listing of the Top Songs and Acts from Pop's Golden Decade. Dann's work, and that of his associate, Bill Carroll, are very often put to use for special countdowns like this.
I don't want to give away too much, but while there is quite a bit of overlap between the song selection for this episode and the Thanksgiving hits special that aired a few weeks back, there will be some pleasant surprises. That list included any and all songs that were charting on Thanksgiving of each year from 1960 through 1969. My list is restricted to just those records that peaked in the last two weeks before Christmas and the first two weeks after. So, for example, the #1 song will be different, and you'll hear stuff you never hear anywhere else but on this program.
Hope you can catch it "live" this Saturday at 2 p.m. Eastern, 11 a.m. Pacific. If not, that's OK. It repeats on Sunday at 10 a.m. Eastern, 7 a.m. Pacific, and next Wednesday, the day after Christmas, at 9 p.m. Eastern, 6 p.m. Pacific. And of course, it will be available on-demand.
Congrats, Mike (doofus67). The show (as you said) is sounding great. Glad to know that SiriusXM actually took your suggestion (and chart list) to turn it into a countdown.
Well, thanks, but...
I must give credit where it's due. The Christmas countdown was more Lou Simon's idea than mine. After the Thanksgiving hits special aired, just for giggles, I compiled my own version of that list, using the point system that Dann Isbell and Bill Carroll devised for their follow-up book, Ranking the '70s. That was the only one of their books I owned at the time.
I e-mailed my version to Lou. He put on his executive producer hat. Without missing a beat -- and with no lack of a sense of urgency -- he asked me to whip up a Christmas countdown list. I wanted to get it right, so I purchased my own copy of the 60s book, then went to work. Around 1 a.m. last Thursday, it was ready. Then, as I said, this past Sunday night, Lou put out the word that my new list would be used for the countdown...for real.
Last night, my SoCal guy, 60s on 6 DJ Shotgun Tom Kelly, gave me a bit of a scare. He announced that today's Survey would be the overall top 40 songs of the entire decade. It turns out, that's next week's show. (Yes, Dave Hoeffel actually teased it. Probably 'cuz they're not reusing either episode.)
This idea is overdue, especially after all the years that the Survey has been on the air. And how much simpler could it be to put together? Just turn to page four of Ranking the '60s, and there ya have 'em!
So, was that enough obnoxious name dropping for one post, or what?
Last Edit: Dec 22, 2018 22:24:17 GMT -5 by doofus67
This past weekend, the special Survey was the top 40 hits of the 60s, plain and simple.
Their list was taken straight from the book Ranking the 60s: A Comprehensive Listing of the Top Songs and Acts from Pop's Golden Decade, written and compiled by Dann Isbell.
Just out of curiosity, I went back to Billboard's list of the top songs of all time, published in August to mark the 60th anniversary of the Hot 100, and pulled the top 40 songs that peaked during the 60s.
The rankings are side by side. Satellite Survey / RT60s on the left, Billboard anniversary on the right:
1 The Twist 1 2 Hey Jude 12 3 The Theme from "A Summer Place" 23 4 Tossin' and Turnin' 36 5 I Want to Hold Your Hand 48 6 Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In 73 7 I'm a Believer 62 8 Are You Lonesome To-night? 101 9 Sugar, Sugar 81 10 I Heard It Through the Grapevine 84 11 It's Now or Never 118 12 I Can't Stop Loving You 125 13 Love Is Blue 174 14 Cathy's Clown 225 15 I'm Sorry 159 16 To Sir with Love 222 17 Big Girls Don't Cry 183 18 Sugar Shack 194 19 Big Bad John 214 20 Honky Tonk Women 195 21 People Got to Be Free 276 22 Everyday People 299 23 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 346 24 Roses Are Red (My Love) 256 25 Running Bear 271 26 Stuck on You 291 27 (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay 203 28 Honey 240 29 In the Year 2525 298 30 Wonderland by Night 283 31 He'll Have to Go 215 32 She Loves You 288 33 Runaway 364 34 Ode to Billie Joe 323 35 Sherry 481 36 The Letter 434 37 Groovin' 403 38 Get Back 327 39 Love Child 285 40 Peppermint Twist 244 Hello, Dolly! 178 Crimson and Clover 311 Daydream Believer 312 Winchester Cathedral 330
Here is another one. Since we are discussing decade end rankings for the 60s, I am posting one I did using AT40's 1982 methodology and weighing system. I do like the one Dann Isbell did. We all agreed on the top 5.
1 THE TWIST Chubby Checker (1960 & 1962) 2 HEY JUDE The Beatles (1968) 3 THEME FROM "A SUMMER PLACE" Percy Faith and His Orchestra (1960) 4 TOSSIN' AND TURNIN' Bobby Lewis (1961) 5 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND The Beatles (1964) 6 I'M A BELIEVER The Monkees (1967) 7 I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE Marvin Gaye (1969) 8 AQUARIUS/LET THE SUNSHINE IN (Medley) The Fifth Dimension (1969) 9 SUGAR SHACK Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs (1963) 10 SUGAR SUGAR The Archies (1969) 11 TO SIR WITH LOVE Lulu (1967) 12 THE BALLAD OF THE GREEN BERETS SSgt. Barry Sadler (1966) 13 LOVE IS BLUE Paul Mauriat & His Orchestra (1968) 14 HELLO, DOLLY! Louis Armstrong (1964) 15 I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU Ray Charles (1962) 16 WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL The New Vaudville Band (1966) 17 BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY The Four Seasons (1962) 18 ARE YOU LONESOME TO-NIGHT Elvis Presley (1960) 19 (I Can't Get No) SATISFACTION The Rolling Stones (1965) 20 IT'S NOW OR NEVER Elvis Presley (1960) 21 BIG BAD JOHN Jimmy Dean (1961) 22 HONEY Bobby Goldsboro (1968) 23 HE'S SO FINE The Chiffons (1963) 24 PEOPLE GOT TO BE FREE The Rascals (1968) 25 WIPE OUT The Surfaris (1963 & 1966) 26 (Sittin' On) THE DOCK OF THE BAY Otis Redding (1968) 27 DOMINIQUE The Singing Nun (1963) 28 WONDERLAND BY NIGHT Burt Kaempfert (1961) 29 YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELIN' The Righteous Brothers (1965) 30 WINDY The Association (1967) 31 ODE TO BILLIE JOE Bobbie Gentry (1967) 32 ROSES ARE RED (My Love) Bobby Vinton (1962) 33 IN THE YEAR 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) Zager & Evans (1969) 34 HONKY TONK WOMAN The Rolling Stones (1969) 35 I'M SORRY Brenda Lee (1960) 36 DAYDREAM BELIEVER The Monkees 1967) 37 THE LETTER The Box Tops (1967) 38 THE PEPPERMINT TWIST Joey Dee and the Starlighters (1962) 39 DOWNTOWN Petula Clark (1965) 40 SHE LOVES YOU The Beatles (1964) 41 HE'LL HAVE TO GO Jim Reeves (1960) 42 COME SEE ABOUT ME The Supremes (1965) 43 I CAN'T HELP MYSELF The Four Tops (1965) 44 LOVE CHILD Diana Ross And The Supremes (1968) 45 LIGHT MY FIRE The Doors (1967) 46 EXODUS Ferrante and Teicher (1961) 47 (You're My) SOUL AND INSPIRATION The Righteous Brothers (1966) 48 SHERRY The Four Seasons (1962) 49 CATHY'S CLOWN The Everly Brothers (1960) 50 EVERYDAY PEOPLE Sly and the Family Stone (1969) 51 RUNAWAY Del Shannon (1961) 52 BLUE VELVET Bobby Vinton (1963) 53 GET BACK The Beatles with Billy Preston(1969) 54 HEY PAULA Paul and Paula (1963) 55 TELSTAR The Tornados (1962) 56 LIMBO ROCK Chubby Checker (1962) 57 96 TEARS ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians (1966) 58 OH, PRETTY WOMAN Roy Orbison (1964) 59 WE CAN WORK IT OUT The Beatles (1966) 60 MY BOYFRIEND'S BACK The Angels (1963) 61 BABY LOVE The Supremes (1964) 62 THIS GUY'S IN LOVE WITH YOU Herb Alpert (1968) 63 MRS. BROWN, YOU'VE GOT A LOVELY DAUGHTER Herman's Hermits (1965) 64 SOMETHIN' STUPID Nancy & Frank Sinatra 1967) 65 TURN! TURN! TURN! The Byrds (1965) 66 WOOLY BULLY Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs (1965) 67 THERE I'VE SAID IT AGAIN Bobby Vinton (1964) 68 PONY TIME Chubby Checker (1961) 69 FINGERTIPS (Part 2) Little Stevie Wonder (1963) 70 GROOVIN' The Young Rascals (1967) 71 CHERISH The Association (1966) 72 HELP! The Beatles (1966) 73 SUKIYAKI Kyu Sakamoto (1963) 74 GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL Steve Lawrence (1963) 75 HAPPY TOGETHER The Turtles (1967) 76 LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE The Monkees (1966) 77 WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW The Shirelles (1961) 78 STRANGER ON THE SHORE Mr. Acker Bilk (1962) 79 CALCUTTA Lawrence Welk (1961) 80 CRIMSON AND CLOVER Tommy James And The Shondells (1969) 81 YESTERDAY The Beatles (1965) 82 I FEEL FINE The Beatles (1965) 83 I GET AROUND The Beach Boys (1964) 84 DIZZY Tommy Roe (1969) 85 MONDAY MONDAY The Mamas and the Papas (1966) 86 DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS ON/GOOD GOLLY, MISS MOLLY Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels (1966) 87 I WILL FOLLOW HIM Little Peggy March (1963) 88 RUNAROUND SUE Dion (1961) 89 RUNNING BEAR Johnny Preston (1960) 90 WALK LIKE A MAN The Four Seasons (1963) 91 TRAVELIN' MAN Ricky Nelson (1961) 92 CAN'T BUY ME LOVE The Beatles (1964) 93 MY GUY Mary Wells (1964) 94 I CAN'T GET NEXT TO YOU The Temptations (1969) 95 YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE The Supremes (1966) 96 COME TOGETHER / SOMETHING The Beatles (1969) 97 STUCK ON YOU Elvis Presley (1960) 98 WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO The Supremes (1964) 99 SUMMER IN THE CITY The Lovin' Sthingyful (1966) 100 LET'S HANG ON! The Four Seasons (1965)
Today's countdown was pulled from the Hot 100 chart of 1/27/68.
Two upwardly mobile songs in the upper reaches -- the Stone Poneys' "Different Drum" and the Lemon Pipers' "Green Tambourine" -- reminded me of a chart anomaly.
The only time in the Hot 100 era that two records with musical instruments in their titles occupied the top ten simultaneously was in the spring of 1959. Dave "Baby" Cortez had "The Happy Organ", while the Virtues had "Guitar Boogie Shuffle." At one point, they were back to back, at #5 and #6.
Now ya know...
Last Edit: Jan 19, 2019 17:02:21 GMT -5 by doofus67
Can anyone publish, every weekend, the list of songs played by Dave Hoeffel on his show? Many thanks.
THE 60s SATELLITE SURVEY, using the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending 1/27/68
40. SKINNY LEGS AND ALL...Joe Tex 39. SOME VELVET MORNING...Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood [debut] 38. HONEY CHILE...Martha Reeves & the Vandellas 37. MONTEREY...Eric Burdon & the Animals 36. I CAN'T STAND MYSELF (When You Touch Me)...James Brown & His Famous Flames EXTRA: IN THE MISTY MOONLIGHT...Dean Martin [#1 Easy Listening] 35. SKIP A ROPE...Henson Cargill 34. THE LESSON...Vikki Carr [debut and peak] 33. EXPLOSION IN YOUR SOUL...The Soul Survivors [peak] 32. JUST AS MUCH AS EVER...Bobby Vinton [debut] 31. TWO LITTLE KIDS...Peaches & Herb [peak] EXTRA: (Sittin' on) THE DOCK OF THE BAY...Otis Redding [highest Hot 100 debut] 30. TO GIVE (The Reason I Live)...Frankie Valli 29. TOMORROW...Strawberry Alarm Clock [debut] 28. BOTTLE OF WINE...The Fireballs [debut] 27. COME SEE ABOUT ME...Jr. Walker & the All Stars 26. I WONDER WHAT SHE'S DOING TONIGHT...Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart EXTRA: SING ME BACK HOME...Merle Haggard [#1 country] 25. SHE'S A RAINBOW...The Rolling Stones [peak] 24. DARLIN'...The Beach Boys 23. TELL MAMA...Etta James [peak] 22. LOVE POWER...The Sandpebbles [peak] 21. MY BABY MUST BE A MAGICIAN...The Marvelettes EXTRA: I WAS MADE TO LOVE HER...King Curtis & the Kingpins [Bubbling Under] 20. BABY, NOW THAT I'VE FOUND YOU...The Foundations 19. AM I THAT EASY TO FORGET...Engelbert Humperdinck 18. LOVE IS BLUE...Paul Mauriat [debut] 17. GOIN' OUT OF MY HEAD / CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU...The Lettermen 16. ITCHYCOO PARK...The Small Faces [peak] EXTRA: ZABADAK...Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick, & Tich [60s Team Cool Pick] 15. I WISH IT WOULD RAIN...The Temptations [debut] 14. I SECOND THAT EMOTION...Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 13. DIFFERENT DRUM...The Stone Poneys 12. NOBODY BUT ME...The Human Beinz 11. SUSAN...The Buckinghams [peak] EXTRA: NEXT PLANE TO LONDON...The Rose Garden [#1 in Canada] 10. IF I COULD BUILD MY WHOLE WORLD AROUND YOU...Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell [peak] 9. I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE...Gladys Knight & the Pips 8. DAYDREAM BELIEVER...The Monkees 7. SPOOKY...The Classics IV 6. HELLO GOODBYE...The Beatles EXTRA: I AM THE WALRUS...The Beatles [B-side] 5. BEND ME, SHAPE ME...The American Breed [peak] 4. WOMAN, WOMAN...The Union Gap Featuring Gary Puckett [peak] 3. GREEN TAMBOURINE...The Lemon Pipers 2. CHAIN OF FOOLS...Aretha Franklin [peak] 1. JUDY IN DISGUISE (With Glasses)...John Fred & His Playboy Band [2nd week at #1]
Last Edit: Jan 22, 2019 22:16:59 GMT -5 by doofus67
[Interesting note about #9, that ties in with a recent topic on The Diner with Lou Simon. Depending on where and when the 45 was pressed, "To Be Loved by You" either was or wasn't a parenthetical subtitle. I decided to write it Joel Whitburn's way.]
60s SATELLITE SURVEY, using the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending 2/6/65
40. THE BIRDS AND THE BEES...Jewel Akens [debut] 39. KING OF THE ROAD...Roger Miller [debut] 38. USE YOUR HEAD...Mary Wells 37. PAPER TIGER...Sue Thompson [debut] 36. LEMON TREE...Trini Lopez [debut] EXTRA: RED ROSES FOR A BLUE LADY...Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra [highest instrumental] 35. MR. LONELY...Bobby Vinton 34. YOU'RE NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU...Dean Martin 33. THE JERK...The Larks 32. SOMEWHERE IN YOUR HEART...Frank Sinatra [peak] 31. GOIN' OUT OF MY HEAD...Little Anthony & the Imperials EXTRA: LIKE A CHILD...Julie Rogers [Bubbling Under] 30. NO ARMS CAN EVER HOLD YOU...The Bachelors 29. THE BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY...The Ad Libs [debut] 28. LOOK OF LOVE...Lesley Gore 27. DON'T FORGET I STILL LOVE YOU...Bobbi Martin 26. THOU SHALT NOT STEAL...Dick & Deedee EXTRA: YOU'RE THE ONLY WORLD I KNOW...Sonny James [#1 country] 25. LAUGH, LAUGH...The Beau Brummels 24. HAVE YOU LOOKED INTO YOUR HEART...Jerry Vale [peak] 23. HEART OF STONE...The Rolling Stones 22. I FEEL FINE...The Beatles 21. I'LL BE THERE...Gerry & the Pacemakers EXTRA: GO NOW!...The Moody Blues [#1 in the UK] 20. TWINE TIME...Alvin Cash & the Crawlers 19. TELL HER NO...The Zombies 18. GIVE HIM A GREAT BIG KISS...The Shangri-Las [peak] 17. THE "IN" CROWD...Dobie Gray 16. I GO TO PIECES...Peter & Gordon EXTRA: FERRY CROSS THE MERSEY...Gerry & the Pacemakers [highest debut on Hot 100] 15. BYE, BYE, BABY (Baby, Goodbye)...The 4 Seasons 14. THE JOLLY GREEN GIANT...The Kingsmen 13. KEEP SEARCHIN'...Del Shannon 12. COME SEE ABOUT ME...The Supremes 11. LET'S LOCK THE DOOR (And Throw Away the Key)...Jay & the Americans [peak] EXTRA: IT'S ALRIGHT...Adam Faith [60s Team Pick] 10. SHAKE...Sam Cooke EXTRA: A CHANGE IS GONNA COME...Sam Cooke [B-side] 9. HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU...Marvin Gaye 8. MY GIRL...The Temptations 7. ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT...The Kinks [peak] 6. LOVE POTION NUMBER NINE...The Searchers 5. HOLD WHAT YOU'VE GOT...Joe Tex [peak] 4. THIS DIAMOND RING...Gary Lewis & the Playboys 3. THE NAME GAME...Shirley Ellis [peak] 2. DOWNTOWN...Petula Clark 1. YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELIN'...The Righteous Brothers [1st week at #1]
While I enjoy the information and music featured on the 60's SS, I wish they were more honest about the week they are doing. Dave kept saying these were the hits from January 1965, when in my opinion they should have used the chart from the week before (January 30, 1965).