Friday, June 01, 2007

KRTH Firecracker 300 for 1978

There was a comment after the last post about Stairway To Heaven-Led Zepelin, notbeing released as a single. That was true, but it didn't stop it from being #1 on Top 300 countdowns. KRTH in LA did a Firecracker 300 from 1978 through 1989?? on the 4th of July.

Stairway To Heaven was #1 1978 through 1982 and 1984.

Top Ten for 1978
1. Stairway To Heaven-Led Zepelin
2. Yesterday-Beatles
3. Hey Jude-Beatles
4. If You Leave Me Now-Chicago
5. Nights In White Satin-Moody Blues
6. Hotel California-Eagles
7. Dreams-Fleetwood Mac
8. American Pie-Don McLean
9. Let It Be-Beatles
10. Good Vibrations-Beach Boys

One thing for Oldies Station KRTH they seem to count your vote for your favorites (at least during the 1980s) There was always surprises on the Firecracker 300. The 1978 300 for example #52 Happy Man-Chicago #132 Feelings-Morris Alpert #147 Free Bird-Lynyrd Skynyrd #282 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry-B.J. Thomas #298 Ask The Lonely-Four Tops #300 Feels Like The First Time-Foreigner

I know some of these songs weren't on their regular playlist, but if they got enough votes, they made the Top 300

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