Friday, April 10, 2015

It Really Should Have Been a Top 10 Hit

Back in the 1960s and erly 1970s I used to follow top 40 radio station station surveys very closely.  I was always disappointed when a record I enjoyed didn't chart high.  Years later these records wer played as oldies on stations such as WCBS-FM.  Very often records became more popular as oldies than they were when they were first released.

Since 2008 countdown enthusiast Rich Appel compiles a list of records voted by listeners that should have been in the top 10 years ago.  I really thank him for all the hard work he puts in compiling these all these years.  A few years ago I won a 4 CD set of the top 104.  Right now they are played on Rewound Radio.  Here is the 34 songs that I sent to Rich:

  1. Just Like A Woman - Bob Dylan
  2. Knockin' on Heavens Door - Bob Dylan
  3. I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better - Byrds
  4. River Deep Mountain High - Ike and Tina Turner
  5. Nothing but a Heartache - Flirtations
  6. Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan
  7. All I Really Want to Do - Byrds
  8. Eight Miles High - Byrds
  9. There is a Mountain - Donovan
  10. Catch The Wind - Donovan
  11. I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday - Fats Domino
  12. Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
  13. From Me to You - Beatles
  14. Matchbox - Beatles
  15. Hey Joe - The Leaves
  16. Mind Games - John Lennon
  17. Crackerbox Palace - George Harrison
  18. Blow Away - George Harrison
  19. When We Was Fab- George Harrison
  20. Here Comes the Sun - Richie Havens
  21. Someday Never Comes - Creedance Clear Water Revival
  22. Suite Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby Stills and Nash
  23. Woodstock - Crosby Still Nash and Young
  24. Ohio - Crosby Stills, Nash and Young
  25. Uptown - Crystals
  26. Bang Bang - Joe Cuba Sextet
  27. Come and Get Thes Memories - Martha and the Vandellas
  28. Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson
  29. Happy Jack - Who
  30. Abigail Beecher - Freddie Cannon
  31. Say Man - Bo Didley
  32. The Joker Went Wild - Brian Hyland
  33. So Far Away - Carole King
  34. Everyone's Gone to the Moon - Jonathan King

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