Thursday, December 29, 2011

KFXM The Alternate Top Hits of 1966

About 10 years ago I used the rankings of the weekly surveys with a point system to calculate the top hits of the year, with a computer program. (don't ask I don't remember exactly how the point system worked).   Here it is for 1966.  
You'll notice that KFXM had Daytripper/We Can Work It Out at #1, and it doesn't show up here.  Here is why.  I had it as #1 for 1965. (KFXM had it at #15 for 1965) It peaked at #1 on Dec 10, 1965, so it went on that year's Top 100.  The way the computer program worked, it could only be included in both years on my Top 100 survey.  It would have also also been #1 here if included for '66 rather than '65.  KFXM did not include I'm A Believer/Steppin' Stone-Monkees on 1966, and it was only 33 on 1967 (They didn't do for the Monkees as they did for The Beatles!) Also, sorry I did not do this for K/men.  
As a bonus the Top 212 instead of only 100.

Look at the songs that didn't make the Top 100.  Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Byrds, Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond, Lovin' Spoonful, Johnny Rivers, Mamas & Papas.
How about Sweet Talkin' Guy-Chiffons #202 /Homeward Bound-Simon & Garfunkel  #195/ California Dreamin'-Mamas & Papas #152

There were a lot of good songs in 1966.  Even #212 was But It's Alright-J.J. Jackson

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting revisions to KFXM's published year-end charts!
Say, did you ever try re-computing the end-of-the-year Hot 100 charts for Billboard magazine?

KFXM Tiger Radio and K/MEN 129 in Doug's Stuff Room said...

The KFXM charts calculations was more work than I would ever want to do again. Billboard , seems impossible, but someone did do the Billboard charts. Called "Rock 100" by Jim Quirin and Barry Cohen 1956-1986. They had Ballad Of The Green Berets as #1 for 1966

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information about the Rock 100 charts, I will check it out.
And Happy New Year to you, Doug.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Happy 2012.
It's a Mayan 2012.
Hope we see a posting 12/22/2012,
the day after.

Anonymous said...

In 1983 "THE DAY AFTER", we already got blown-up to smithereens from H-bombs by the Soviets. And guess what?
We're all still HERE!

So that Mayan stuff the conspiracy-nuts keep talking about is a whole lotta crapola, just like that demented preacher dude from Oakland.

Lord Darth Rageous! said...

In case you folks don't already know, there is a fine set of published books titled 'RECORD RESEARCH' (by Joel Whitburn) which list "revised" Hot 100 charts for each year since 1955. RR's website has these books there for sale.

Lord Darth Rageous! said...

BY THE WAY, DOUGMASTER, i found the latter-half of your computerized refinement of KF's annual Top 100 chart to be full of great surprises!
From reading over ALL of the entries, i wondered if this chart of yours actually reflected EVERY record that made the Tiger 40 during 1966? it sure seems that way!

KFXM Tiger Radio and K/MEN 129 in Doug's Stuff Room said...

No there were more. Looking at my columns after the artist nothing that peaked lower than 20 made the list. By the next column all got points of 90 or more. (I don't remember exactly how points were assigned-I may have that written down somewhere, but I don't know where)