T10FB Redux: October 14, 1972 – CHUM Toronto

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Originally written October 11, 2013.

Good evening, and welcome to Top 10 Flashback, where we look at what various Top 40 radio stations were playing in years past.

Well, it’s time to travel to Canada this week and tune into their premier Top 40 station (besides CKLW – I’m biased), 1050 CHUM in Toronto.  Let’s hear what those wacky Canadians were hearing this week – survey dated October 14, 1972. Continue reading

T10FB Redux: September 28, 1996 – The Billboard Hot 100

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Originally written September 28, 2013.

Welcome, loyal readers, to another action-packed Saturday night!  I just hope that THIS isn’t the highlight of your evening.

Tonight on Top 10 Flashback, we will travel to this week in 1996 and look at the ten most awesome tunes as determined by Billboard magazine.  When you see these, you will say “Thank God there was alternative!” Continue reading

T10FB Redux: September 23, 1966 – WOKY Milwaukee

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Originally written September 15, 2013.

Hello?  Is this thing on?  Testing 1, 2, 3.

All right.  Good Friday evening, y’all, and welcome to another edition of Top 10 Flashback!  All content is original and exclusive to this blog, except, of course, for the music itself.  Any rebroadcast or other use of this material…aw, fuck it.

Tonight we will go back many, many years to a time I barely remember myself.  A time filled with cool cars, great music, and President Johnson.  Well, two out of three ain’t bad, right?  The year was 1966, and we will tune into AM 920, WOKY in Milwaukee.  All but two of these songs should be familiar to most of you.

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T10FB Redux: September 21, 2002 – The Billboard Hot 100

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Originally written September 20, 2013.

All right, loyal readers, I’ve been threatening to do this for some time, and now is the time.  What’s that, you say?  It’s time to do a flashback from a year that begins with 2.  I will tell you in advance that there’s exactly one song on this list that I remotely like, and I do mean remotely.  Popular music really had gone to shit well before this, but this will go down as the worst list I’ve done yet – it could destroy any goodwill I may have built up.  On the other hand, it does give me a chance to sharpen my “ripping on things that suck” skills.  Can you believe it’s already been 11 years? Continue reading

Top 10 Flashback: September 14, 1973 – KSLQ St. Louis

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Greetings, loyal readers, and welcome to mid-September.  Summer’s pretty much over now, and one good thing about that is football season!  Our Lions, long the laughingstock of the NFL, actually looked pretty good against the Giants on Monday Night Football, despite all the stupid penalties.  We Lions watchers (a/k/a masochists) have been conditioned to expect a flag on every play, especially if there’s big yardage or a touchdown involved.  No matter, Matthew Stafford is on his way to becoming a veteran QB, and with Golden Tate, he has someone else to throw to besides Megatron.  All right, enough about football.  Let’s kick off another Top 10 flashback! Continue reading

T10FB Redux: September 17, 1985 – WJET Erie, PA

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Originally written September 11, 2013.

It’s Saturday night, loyal readers, and you know what that means!  No, not another night of fucking supermodels on your yacht as you count your stacks of cash, I’m talking about Top 10 Flashback, Saturday edition!  Our Saturday flashbacks, which are from the 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s, have mostly, well, sucked unwiped ass.  Let’s try to change that this week. Continue reading