Tuesday, December 22, 2020

December 22nd, 1970

Eight of last week's Top Ten Tunes remain in the Top Ten again this week (albeit in a shuffled order) ... but George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" remains at the top of the heap.

Dawn slides into the #2 slot with "Knock Three Times" and "Lonely Days" by The Bee Gees and "Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin make big moves into this week's Top Ten. 

After barely moving last week, Liz Damon's Orient Express makes an eleven point jump this week with "1900 Yesterday," which now sits at #23.

Gladys Knight and the Pips are right behind it with "If I Were Your Woman," up nine places from the week before.

In the Forgotten Hits category, I'm keen on these two new releases making their debut on the chart this week ...

"Games" by Redeye (which kinda has a Crosby, Stills and Nash / Poco sort of feel to it)

And "It's Up To You, Petula," the follow up to "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" for Edison Lighthouse.

The same seven songs are listed as Christmas Extras ... in a day and age where Christmas Music plays 24/7 for at LEAST ten weeks a year, it's hard to imagine a time when a station would feature so few.  Actually, the way I remember things was that after Thanksgiving, the Christmas song rotation would start slowly ... maybe one every hour, increasing to one every half hour once we hit December ... and then Annual Christmas Radio Specials were all the rage.  (You may remember the Elvis Christmas Special that WLS was airing when we did our Salute to 1967 a few years ago.)