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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1972

Hello again retro music fans. 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, 20, 25, or 35 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 5TH Friday of the month, so it’s a special. This week I’m going back 50 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday October 01ST 1972:

  1. “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me” – Mac Davis
  2. “Black & White” – Three Dog Night
  3. “Saturday In The Park” – Chicago
  4. “Back Stabbers” – The O’Jays
  5. “Ben” – Michael Jackson

That’s actually the Top 5 from the Billboard Hot 100 that week, and Casey Kasem counted them down from coast to coast on #AT40 from Hollywood.

I’m familiar with all of those songs – and I remember hearing them all on the radio as a 5-year-old kindergarten kid – aside from “Ben”. I don’t remember that one.

Both “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me” (905 plays since 2013) and “Saturday In The Park” (732 plays since 2013) are in heavy rotation on my iPod Shuffles that play at my desk at my workplace.

I remember the “45” spinning on the record player for the Mac Davis track. My Grandmom loved it. I think a lot of older women loved it (and loved Mac). My Grandmom was 56 when the track was # 1 – a year older than I am now !

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 15 years ago to October 2007. It’s when my favorite rock band from Fayetteville Arkansas scored a # 1 smash with 1 of their 6 hits on my chart back when I was a baby Christian learning how to follow His light.

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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By Chris M. Day

I'm 55 years old. I've been online for the past 29 years - starting with my own dial-up bulletin board system in 1993 - and continuing with AOL, my own dot.com web site, Myspace, Wordpress, Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook.