Every Friday I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 15, 25, 30, or 35 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).
It’s the 5TH Friday of the month, so it’s a special, as I go back 50 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday January 31ST 1971:
- “Knock Three Times” – Dawn
- “My Sweet Lord” – George Harrison
- “Lonely Days” – Bee Gees
- “One Less Bell To Answer” – The 5TH Dimension
- “Rose Garden” – Lynn Anderson
That’s obviously not my Top 5 chart from exactly 50 years ago. That’s the Top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 from back then. Casey Kasem counted down the hits from coast to coast on the new “American Top 40” weekly radio show, and he counted down those hits towards the end of his broadcast on that Sunday in 1971.
I was 3½-years-old back then. That was a year or two before I got my own radio to play with and listen to, but I do remember hearing all of those songs on the radio when they were hits. I lived with my Mom and Dad in a cozy apartment in Greenbelt Maryland at the time. They were in their mid-to-late-20s.
Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 15 years ago to February 2006.
It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday with 2 more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going RETRO with me !
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