Top 10 Flashback: December 6, 1986 – The Billboard Hot 100


Originally written December 4, 2013.

‘Sup, fools?  It’s just me, T10FB Guy, bringing you this week’s eagerly anticipated edition of Top 10 Flashback!

I’ve been asked to post a more, um, recent flashback, so off to the Billboard Hot 100 we go to look at this week in 1986.  Be careful what you wish for…  Survey dated December 6, 1986.

All right, let’s eat! Continue reading

Top 10 Flashback: January 6, 1984 – KUBE Seattle


Originally written January 1, 2014.

Greetings, loyal readers!  Break all your New Year’s resolutions yet?  I stopped bothering with that shit long ago.  Guess I have no resolve.

I have wanted to do a flashback from the Pacific Northwest for some time, but couldn’t find a good one for the week I was working on.  Not only have I now found one, but it’s from a year we haven’t done yet, so let’s start off 2014 with a trip to Seattle, 1984.  We will tune our FM dial to 93.3, KUBE, and listen to what they were playing 30 years ago.  That’s right, 30 years ago.  KUBE still exists; their format now is called CHR/Rhythmic, which means they say they play all the hits, but it’s really nothing but hip-hop.  Another way to think of it is as a black station programmed for white people.  But back then they were a straight CHR, and you’ll see that even in 1984, there was still a fair amount of diversity in Top 40 radio. Continue reading

Top 10 Flashback: April 21, 1983 – WCAU-FM Philadelphia


Originally written April 18, 2014.

Good Friday to you!  I mean literally that – Good Friday.  How do they determine what date Easter falls on?  Something about the first full moon after some feast, I think.  I could just Google it, but then I’d come across as a know-it-all, and we certainly can’t have that, can we?   So I’ll just let one of you answer the question.  Then we can celebrate Easter with a Top 10 flashback! Continue reading

Top 10 Flashback: May 6, 1982 – CKGM Montreal


Originally written May 2, 2014.

Bonsoir, et bienvenue à vendredi soir! Nous sommes maintenant en mai, mais le temps ici suce toujours le cul. Nous aurons peut-être un été, je ne suis pas sûr. Au moins, nous n’avons pas eu ces tornades comme ils le faisaient dans le sud. Gardez-les dans vos pensées et rappelez-vous que peu importe où vous vivez ou comment vous êtes riche, il ya une sorte de catastrophe naturelle qui peut effacer tout ça. Se sentir heureux maintenant? Non? Se sentent alors mieux avec un Top 10 flashback! Continue reading

Top 10 Flashback: April 9, 1980 – KBEQ-FM Kansas City


Originally written April 4, 2014.

Greetings and salutations, and welcome to baseball season!  Yep, MLB is back, which, of course, includes my beloved Detroit Tigers, who have completely mastered the art of cock-teasing their fans since 2006.  They’ve given us exciting, competitive baseball and have gotten in the World Series twice in the past decade, but, well, we’d rather forget that last time against the Giants.  Oh well, maybe you won’t win a World Series, but you can feel like a champion with a Top 10 flashback! Continue reading