Saturday, January 25, 2020

January 27, 1975: WRKO (Boston) Top 30 Singles Countdown



The top 30 singles in Boston for the week of January 27, 1975 as surveyed by WRKO. A couple of these songs didn't make the national top 40 and the #1 song only reached a peak of #11 on the Billboard singles chart. Boston was ahead of the game with the Queen single which wouldn't enter the national top 100 for another couple of weeks. Here's the rundown, the number at the end is where the song peaked on the national Billboard Top 100 chart.

30 / Michael Jackson - We're Almost There (#54)
29 / Olivia Newton-John - Have You Never Been Mellow (#1)
28 / Shirley & Company - Shame, Shame, Shame (#12)
27 / Queen - Killer Queen (#12)
26 / Sugarloaf - Don't Call Us, We'll Call You (#9)
25 / Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Roll On Down The Highway (#14)
24 / Kevin Johnson - Rock & Roll (I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life) (#73)
23 / Elvis Presley - My Boy (#20)
22 / Frankie Valli - My Eyes Adored You (#1)
21 / Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting (#1)
20 / Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes - Get Dancin' (#10)
19 / Styx - Lady (#6)
18 / Maria Muldaur - I'm A Woman (#12)
17 / John Denver - Sweet Surrender (#13)
16 / Donnie & Marie Osmond - Morning Side Of The Mountain (#8)
15 / Harry Chapin - Cat's In The Cradle (#1)
14 / Doobie Brothers - Black Water (#1)
13 / Ohio Players - Fire (#1)
12 / America - Lonely People (#5)
11 / Paul Anka & Odia Coates - One Man Woman/One Woman Man (#7)
10 / Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye (#9)
9 / Carpenters - Please Mr. Postman (#1)
8 / Grand Funk - Some Kind Of Wonderful (#3)
7 / Elton John - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (#1)
6 / Eagles - Best Of My Love (#1)
5 / Labelle - Lady Marmalade (#1)
4 / Linda Ronstadt - You're No Good (#1)
3 / Barry Manilow - Mandy (#1)
2 / Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces (#1)
1 / Carol Douglas - Doctor's Orders (#11)

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Slender Threads (C-90)





A virtual mixtape, you can record this onto a cassette yourself if you like.

Side A:
Rush - Entre Nous
Led Zeppelin - For Your Life
Peter Frampton - One More Time
The Moody Blues - The Voice
Rainbow - Tarot Woman
Thin Lizzy - Chinatown
Iron Maiden - Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
Judas Priest - Better By You, Better Than Me
Queen - Now I'm Here
Van Halen - Little Dreamer

Side B:
Rush - Subdivisions
Genesis - Dodo/Lurker
Yes - Release, Release
The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
Pete Townshend - Slit Skirts
Dire Straits - Love Over Gold
The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Gerry Rafferty - Home And Dry

Monday, January 13, 2020

Fresh Tracks / 9 January 2020





Shanti Celeste - May The Day
Angel Olsen - What It Is
A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Aqualung, Motherfucker
Yann Tiersen - Thinking Like A Mountain
Carla dal Forno - Took A Long Time
Richard Dawson - Two Halves
Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker - Idiot Parade
Brittany Howard - Georgia
Lee Scratch Perry - Crickets In Moonlight
Doon Kanda - Bunny
Ballake Sissoko & Baba Sissoko - Bi Djeliya
Will Samson - Calescent
Lung Dart - A Thousand People Floating
Sean O'Hagan - On A Lonely Day (Ding, Dong)
Beck - Chemical
Steven Warwick - Kaleidoscope
Dale Cornish - Enhex Pattern 2
Galcher Lustwerk - Cig Angel
WaqWaq Kingdom - Doggy Bag
Toy - Down On The Street
Jaakko Eino Kalevi - Dissolution
U-Bahn - Turbulent Love
Les Manteez - Goofy Goofy
The Murder Capital - More Is Less
Surface To Air Missive - Easy Way
The Soft Calvary - Dive
Idles - Rottweiler (Live at Le Bataclan)

Monday, January 6, 2020

A Mix For Lisa



Electric Light Orchestra - Telephone Line
Paul McCartney - Fine Line
10cc - The Things We Do For Love
Dan Mangan - Lynchpin
Bread - London Bridge
Ian Gomm - Hold On
Wilco - Outtasite (Outta Mind)
Michael Penn - No Myth
Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Jackie Blue
Bryan Scary - Sky
Peter Frampton - I'm In You
Gerry Rafferty - Stealin' Time
England Dan & John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
Spacehog - In The Meantime
Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
Walter Clevenger & The Dairy Kings - Rock And Roll Is King
Jeff Lynne's ELO - Time Of Our Life

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Select Hour 6



Johnny Thunders - You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Listen To Her Heart
Elvis Costello - (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
Jesse Winchester - Payday
Little Feat - Time Loves A Hero
Steely Dan - The Caves Of Altamira
David Bowie - Right
Elton John - Ego
Billy Joel - Prelude/Angry Young Man
Kansas - Portrait (He Knew)
Grand Funk - Stop Lookin' Back
Aerosmith - Seasons Of Wither
Queen - It's Late
Sweet - Burning
Be-Bop Deluxe - Blazing Apostles