Tuesday, January 03, 2012

KFXM Top Hits of 1980

In 1980 KFXM did not publish their Top 100 for the year (as far as I know). So from calculations I did about ten years ago, (based on the weekly surveys) here is my version of KFXM's Top Hits of 1980. Including Peak Position, Total Points (Don't ask I don't remember exactly how they were calculated) and Date Peaked.
The Top 126, each had at least 90 Points in order to make the list. Almost all of these songs made the top 20. Only two peaked lower than that, but did stick enough weeks to make the survey.
#1 was It's Still Rock & Roll To Me-Billy Joel
The highest position record that made it to #2 is Magic-Olivia Newton-John #3 Closely followed by Shinin' Star-Earth, Wind & Fire #5
Cars-Gary Numan was #4 for the year and it peaked at #3
The lowest position record that made it to #1 song was I Can't Help It-Andy gibb/Olivia Newton-John #46


Lord Darth Rageous! said...

HOW VERY STRANGE that KFXM chose not to publish its Top 100 chart for 1980! perhaps this sudden change of events was due, in part, to the absurdity of co-owner Howard Tullis' plans for selling the station and (requisite to that transaction) the turmoil in management that would ultimately result in early 1981 during the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre Number Two" -- when Al Anthony and Bob Bunnell were summarily fired and then replaced by persons of a much lesser quality.

obviously, uncertainty must have tainted that period leaving KF in the 'tullies' {pun intended} for the station's lack of year-end programming highlighting the best records of annum '80.

if any of the staffers working during that period can say different (and why), please do not hesitate to correct these findings.

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

The last KFXM top 100 I have is 1977. Was there one for 78 or 79?

Anonymous said...

Being one of the former "staffers" who was employed at KFXM during the great shakeup, I can only add a comment saying by 1980 the internal operations of that station had become erratic to say the least.
Or let me put it another way: the working atmosphere during that period seemed fraught with lots of tension, rumors of selling off to a new owner and the Sword of Damocles hanging over our heads. Which is why I was fired later on AFTER Al departed.
Thanks to blogger Lord D.R. for getting this one right!