Monday, December 25, 2017

The Top 77 of All Time as Voted by Listeners Will Be Revealed Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow Rewound Radio will play the top 77 hits as voted by the listeners and compiled by Mike Riccio, Tom Natoli, and others.  This is the 20th time this survey was compiled.  Radio stations of various formats often do this, but the prevailing opinion is that the survey is “fudged” omitting songs that are out of the format.  Very often the order is changed to create the desired playlist.  I certainly applaud these gentlemen for all their efforts in compiling a true countdown.

I have heard thousands of oldies over the years, but how do I and others pick their favorite 10?  Here are some reasons:

1.        You were dating your future spouse when it was a hit
2.       It has a good beat and you can dance to it.
3.       You are very familiar with it.
4.       The lyrics have significance for you.

Here is what I do.  I pick my 10 favorite artists and then pick one hit from each one that I feel is likely to make the survey.  I am known as a big Bob Dylan fan, but why should I vote for an obscure album cut that would never make the survey.  Thus, I always vote for Like a Rolling Stone which a powerful, but a very bitter song.  For the Byrds, one year I’ll vote for Mr. Tambourine Man, yet another time I’ll vote for Turn Turn Turn.  I continue this for 8 more artists. 
I guess there is a method to my madness.


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