K/MEN Soundathon Combo
There are 6 of these surveys that I have, 1967-1972. And as far as I know 1967 was the first year for the top 300. In 1962 there was a top 129 of all time they did, which is not included here..
Many years ago I went through the songs from the six surveys and assigned each song a value based on the number it ranked on each survey. I added up the totals for the seven years, and came up with my own survey.
I don’t remember the exact values I used for each song on each list. But it went something like this. #300 received 1 point, #299 2 points, and so on. I know the top ten received bonus points, but I don't remember how many at this time.
Also, I did this before I had a computer, so it was all done with a calculator, pencil and paper.
I’m going to present my compilation from #129-#1, my Combo Best of the KMEN Soundathons.
129. Rock Around The Clock-Bill Haley & The Comets-One of the first big hits of rock & roll. Probably the oldest song on the survey.
128. I Got You Babe-Sonny & Cher-Their biggest hit and signature song.
127. Timothy-Buoys-People voted for this and I don’t understand why. If you haven't heard it, Timothy didn't fare too well by the end of the song.
126. Your Song-Elton John-His first hit and has survived from the oldies format to the classic hits format. Johnny Helm has an interesting story behind this hit, so you might want to look him up on facebook.
125. Eleanor Rigby-Beatles-One side of a two sided hit in 1966. The flip was Yellow Submarine.
124. Summer In The City-Lovin’ Spoonful-The hit John Sebastion and his brother wrote. The Lovin' Spoonful's only #1 hit.
123. Groovin’-Young Rascals-A national #1 hit and a local #1 hit. Always thought the lyric was "...you and me and Leslie..."
122. Lay Lady Lay-Bob Dylan-Not one of my favorite Bob Dylan songs at the time. I still preferred his earlier songs. A hit from the Nashville Skyline album.
121. Going Out Of My Head-Little Anthony & The Imperials-A hit in 1964 when the British Invasion and rock and roll bands were big.
120. I Think I Love You-Partridge Family-Well, they were popular and this was their biggest hit, probably because of the huge success of the television show. This was the catalyst for David Cassidy to jump start his career.