Sunday morning I caught an “encore presentation” of an American Top 40 countdown. You know the show where Casey Kasem would spend three hours on a Sunday morning, counting down Billboard’s hits.
I suppose there was another way, even then, to find out the number one song than to stay glued to the radio all morning long. That’s how I spent my Sunday mornings though, begrudgingly missing a section of the show each week for church.
Did you listen to the Top 40 growing up? Do you listen now (I hear Seacrest is doing it now?)? For funsies, go look at rockonthenet.com/archive/ and tell me what the number one song was when you were ten. The week of my birthday, 1983, it was “Maniac” from Flashdance.