Sunday, July 20, 2008

K/mentertainer July 20, 1962

#1 Breaking Up Is hard To Do-Neil Sedaka
This is the first week on the K/MEN-DOUS TEN where you are told where the record placed the previous week. Good feature!
New at #6 Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow-Rivingtons Why was it that this group never had a national top 40 hit?
New listings: Point of No Return-Gene McDaniels Rambling Rose-Nat King Cole Cry-Paul Anka Careless Love/You Don't Know Me-Ray Charles
Mostly male vocalists being added this week.


Anonymous said...

It's been a long time since I've heard "Ahab the Arab" (#2 on the Kmen chart). Maybe in these times of being politically correct some songs don't fit the mold.

John from Fontana (back then)

Anonymous said...

I hear that song plenty of
times on
No PC there. It was a hit
then and worth hearing again.

Another Ray Stevens so UN-PC
was MR BUSINESSMAN. Some stations
refused to play it after a while
because advertisers were offended by
the lyrics. Business men.

Anonymous said...

We played Ahab to death right after 9-11 at KDES, no complaints. KFXM was slow to add Mr. Business man for the reasons stated. Dick Bartley recently played it on his national ABC radio weekend show. KDES did get a few complaints when we played Edwin Starrs "War" during the initial action in Iraq but nobody calls when we play it now. Jonny Bruce

Anonymous said...

More Ray Stevens:

Nobody but nobody ever plays
9/68. I have original promo
copy. Don't think it went far
but it was great to hear back

This one has no political or humorous
insinuations. Just a great
rockin song by Ray Stevens.