Thank You of the Week – November 27, 2016

This email message came in this week from Jackie & Tyson,

“Thanks Ryan,

I think we owe you a million “thank yous” for everything going so smoothly. You were fantastic to work with, thanks for making our vision come to life!!!”

 

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October 18, 1980 (All Six National Countdown Charts from radio, TV and print)

This was a brief time period when you had multiple media source to compare the hits on a national level.  Trend this week was “Another One Bites The Dust” was losing its grip as the highest ranking from all sources with “Woman In Love” taking over as the most popular.

It also was the first week in three that we found more than just one match of same song rankings.

Code: CB=Cashbox Trade Magazine, B=Billboard Magazine which America Top 40 (radio show) & American’s Top 10 (TV show) used, R&R=Radio & Records Trade Magazine, W30=The Weekly Top 30 (radio show hosted by Mark Elliott), SG=Solid Gold (TV show) and MS=The Midnight Special TV show)

  • ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST/Queen (CB 1, B 1, R&R 3, W30 8, SG 2)
  • LATE IN THE EVENING/Paul Simon (CB 20, B 10, R&R 14, W30 18, SG 1)
  • WOMAN IN LOVE/Barbra Streisand (CB 2, B 2, R&R 1, W30 1, SG 6, MS 1)
  • UPSIDE DOWN/Diana Ross(CB 3, B 3, R&R 11, W30 12, SG 4, MS 8)
  • I’M ALRIGHT/Kenny Loggins (CB 4, B 7, R&R 15, W30 11, SG 9, MS 6)
  • REAL LOVE/Doobie Brothers (CB 8, B 6, R&R 2 W30 2, SG 3, MS 2)
  • XANADU/Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra (CB 9, B 8, R&R 9, W30 5, SG 5, MS 4)
  • LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE TO ME/Boz Scaggs (CB 14, B 16, R&R 12, W30 9, SG 8)
  • DREAMING/Cliff Richard (CB 17, B 20, R&R 7, W30 10, MS 10)
  • HOT ROD HEARTS/Robbie Dupree (CB 36, B 15, R&R 27, W30 21, SG 10)
  • HE’S SO SHY/Pointer Sisters (CB 7, B 5, R&R 4, W30 3, SG 7)
  • MIDNIGHT ROCKS/Al Stewart (CB 24, B 25, R&R 18, W30 16, MS 9)
  • THE WANDERER/Donna Summer (CB 10, B 11, R&R 6, W30 4, MS 5)
  • GIVE ME THE NIGHT/George Benson (CB 15, B 14, W30 24, MS 3)
  • ALL OUT OF LOVE/Air Supply (CB 11, B 4, W30 22, MS 7)
  • ALL OVER THE WORLD/Electric Light Orchestra (CB 33, B 45, W30 30)
  • LOVELY ONE/Jacksons (CB 28, B 28, R&R 20, W30 28)
  • JESSE/Carly Simon (CB 13, B 13, R&R 8, W30 7)
  • NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE/Stephanie Mills (CB 16, B 12, R&R 10, W30 6)
  • I’M COMING OUT/Diana Ross (CB 18, B 18, R&R 30, W30 19)
  • DREAMER/Supertramp (CB 22, B 23, R&R 16, W30 23)
  • WHO’LL BE THE FOOL TONIGHT/Larsen-Feiten Band (CB 25, B 29, R&R 22, W30 20)
  • HOW DO I SURVIVE/Amy Holland (CB 26, B 22, R&R 25, W30 13)
  • LADY/Kenny Rogers (CB 12, B 17, R&R 5, W30 14)
  • ON THE ROAD AGAIN/Willie Nelson (CB 27, B 24, R&R 17, W30 15)
  • YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELING/Daryl Hall & John Oates (CB 29, B 27, R&R 13, W30 26)
  • WHIP IT/Devo (CB 23, B 26, R&R 19, W30 17)
  • DRIVIN’ MY LIFE AWAY/Eddie Rabbitt (CB 5, B 9, W30 27)
  • I’M HAPPY THAT LOVE HAS FOUND YOU/Jimmy Hall (CB 61, B 58, R&R 29)
  • THAT GIRL COULD SING/Jackson Browne (CB 34, B 33, R&R 23)
  • NEVER BE THE SAME/Christopher Cross (CB 47, B 55, R&R 26)
  • MORE THAN I CAN SAY/Leo Sayer (CB 35, B 35, R&R 21)
  • HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT/Pat Benatar (CB 44, B 40, R&R 28)
  • SHE’S SO COLD/Rolling Stones (CB 41, B 39, R&R 24)
  • MASTER BLASTER (Jammin’)/Stevie Wonder (CB 19, B 19, W30 25)
  • LOOKIN’ FOR LOVE/Johnny Lee (CB 6, B 21, W30 29)
  • ONE IN A MILLION YOU/Larry Graham (CB 49, B 59)
  • NO NIGHT SO LONG/Dionne Warwick (CB 39, B 47)
  • LET ME BE YOUR ANGEL/Stacy Lattisaw (CB 30, B 32)
  • YOU’RE THE ONLY WOMAN (You And I)/Ambrosia (CB 59, B 63)
  • I’M ALMOST READY/Pure Prairie League (CB 43, B 34)
  • SOMEONE THAT I USED TO LOVE/Natalie Cole (CB 71, B 62)
  • LET ME TALK/Earth, Wind & Fire (CB 42, B 44)
  • WALK AWAY/Donna Summer (CB 48, B 36)
  • GIRL, DON’T LET IT GET YOU DOWN/O’Jays (CB 67, B 68)
  • MY PRAYER/Ray, Goodman & Brown (CB 81, B 65)
  • TURN IT ON AGAIN/Genesis (CB 66, B 77)
  • TAKE YOUR TIME (Do It Right) (pt. 1)/S.O.S. Band (CB 65, B 88)
  • MAGIC/Olivia Newton-John (CB 58, B 83)
  • TOUCH AND GO/Cars (CB 38, B 37)
  • BOULEVARD/Jackson Browne (CB 86, B 90)
  • I GOT YOU/Split Enz (CB 68, B 75)
  • INTO THE NIGHT/Benny Mardones (CB 57, B 86)
  • OUT HERE ON MY OWN/Irene Cara (CB 32, B 30)
  • YOU’LL ACCOMP’NY ME/Bob Seger (CB 37, B 49)
  • SAILING/Christopher Cross (CB 51, B 80)
  • DON’T ASK ME WHY/Billy Joel (CB 50, B 57)
  • CAN’T WE TRY/Teddy Pendergrass (CB 70, B 64)
  • (Sartorial Eloquence) DON’T YA WANNA PLAY THIS GAME NO MORE?/Elton John (CB 72, B 74)
  • LIVE EVERY MINUTE/Ali Thomson (CB 45, B 46)
  • FAME/Irene Cara (CB 21, B 41)
  • YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG/AC/DC (CB 54, B 43)
  • MY GUY/MY GIRL/Amii Stewart & Johnny Bristol (CB 74, B 97)
  • EMOTIONAL RESCUE/Rolling Stones (CB 40, B 61)
  • WITHOUT YOUR LOVE/Roger Daltrey (CB 46, B 42)
  • SWITCHIN’ TO GLIDE/Kings (CB 69, B 84)
  • COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE/Anne Murray (CB 53, B 38)
  • HEROES/Commodores (CB 52, B 54)
  • CRY LIKE A BABY/Kim Carnes (CB 62, B 52)
  • THIS TIME/John Cougar (CB 63, B 51)
  • THEME FROM THE DUKES OF HAZZARD (Good Ol’ Boys)/Waylon Jennings (CB 64, B 50)
  • THUNDER AND LIGHTNING/Chicago (CB 97, B 100)
  • GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS/Peter Gabriel (CB 95, B 89)
  • IF YOU SHOULD SAIL/Nielsen/Pearson (CB 75, B 53)
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU/Don Williams (CB 76, B 69)
  • ONE LIFE TO LIVE/Wayne Massey (CB 98, B 92)
  • ANGELINE/Allman Brothers Band (CB 73, B 66)
  • HOLD ON/Kansas (CB 55, B 48)
  • WHO WERE YOU THINKIN’ OF/The Doolittle Band (CB 78, B 73)
  • I COULD BE GOOD FOR YOU/707 (CB 80, B 76)
  • EVERYBODY’S GOT TO LEARN SOMETIMES/The Korgis (CB 77, B 71)
  • A LITLLE IS ENOUGH/Pete Townshend (CB 89, B 72)
  • MORE BOUNCE TO THE OUNCE PART I/Zapp (CB 93, B 91)
  • MIDNIGHT RAIN/Poco (CB 92, B 78)
  • TEXAS IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR/Mac Davis (CB 90, B 87)
  • RED LIGHT/Linda Clifford (CB 100, B 96)
  • DEEP INSIDE MY HEART/Randy Meisner (CB 83, B 79)
  • LOVE X LOVE/George Benson (CB 88, B 81)
  • THE LEGEND OF WOOLEY SWAMP/Charlie Daniels Band (CB 31, B 31)
  • TURNING JAPANESE/Vapors (CB 56, B 56)
  • SOMETIMES A FANTASY/Billy Joel (CB 60, B 60)
  • PRIVATE IDAHO/B-52’s (CB 85, B 85)

CASHBOX ONLY SONGS:

  • ASHES TO ASHES/David Bowie (79)
  • I AIN’T MUCH/Atlanta Rhythm Section (91)
  • FUNKIN’ FOR JAMAICA (N.Y.)/Tom Browne (99)
  • SUDDENLY/Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard (87)
  • IT’S STILL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME/Billy Joel (96)
  • HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE BACK/Daryl Hall & John Oates (82)
  • HEY THERE LONELY GIRL/Robert John (84)
  • MORE LOVE/Kim Carnes (CB 94)

BILLBOARD ONLY SONGS:

  • Case Of You/Frank Stallone (67)
  • Love Theme From Shogun (Mariko’s Theme)/Meco (70)
  • Let’s Be Lovers Again/Eddie Money (with Valerie Carter) 82
  • I’ve Just Begun To Love You/Dynasty (98)
  • I Love Women/Jim Hurt (93)
  • Let’s Do Something Cheap And Superficial/Burt Reynolds (94)
  • Brite Eyes/Robbin Thompson Band (95)
  • Let My Love Open The Door/Pete Townshend (99)

OUT:

  • The Breaks (Part 1)/Kurtis Blow
  • The Part Of Me That Needs You Most/Jay Black
  • FIRST TIME LOVE/Livingston Taylor
  • GOOD MORNING GIRL/STAY AWHILE/Journey
  • YOU BETTER RUN/Pat Benatar
  • SHINING STAR/Manhattans
  • OLD-FASHION LOVE/Commodores
  • TAKE A LITTLE RHYTHM/Ali Thomson
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Thank You of the Week October 16, 2016

A handwritten thank you from North Branch High School…The home of the Vikings!!!

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October 11, 1980 (Review of all national Pop music charts radio & TV)

After last week’s look into 1980, we decided to take a few more looks into this rare time when you had three competing TV countdown charts, two national radio countdown shows and three national trade magazine all ranking the hits of the week.

Again, we find that there were four different #1 songs picked.  TV shows tend to be slower moving chart with new songs entering their Top 10 (maybe due to production time of a TV show) .  Weekly Top 30 had a much quicker turnover of songs at the top.  We couldn’t find one total match of rankings while last we did find one.

Please make comments if you also notice any other trends.

Code: CB=Cashbox Trade Magazine, B=Billboard Magazine which America Top 40 (radio show) & American’s Top 10 (TV show) used, R&R=Radio & Records Trade Magazine, W30=The Weekly Top 30 (radio show hosted by Mark Elliott), SG=Solid Gold (TV show) and MS=The Midnight Special TV show)

  • ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST/Queen (CB 1, B 1, R&R 3, W30 1, SG 9, MS 4)
  • UPSIDE DOWN/Diana Ross(CB 2, B 3, R&R 5, W30 11, SG 4, MS 1)
  • ALL OUT OF LOVE/Air Supply (CB 6, B 4, R&R 17, W30 15, MS 2)
  • LOOKIN’ FOR LOVE/Johnny Lee (CB 4, B 11, W30 21)
  • DRIVIN’ MY LIFE AWAY/Eddie Rabbitt (CB 5, B 5, W30 14)
  • GIVE ME THE NIGHT/George Benson (CB 8, B 10, R&R 27, W30 19, MS 3)
  • WOMAN IN LOVE/Barbra Streisand (CB 3, B 2, R&R 2, W30 2, MS 5)
  • FAME/Irene Cara (CB 11, B 19, W30 30)
  • I’M ALRIGHT/Kenny Loggins (CB 7, B 7, R&R 12, W30 7, SG 7, MS 6)
  • XANADU/Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra (CB 9, B 8, R&R 7, W30 5, SG 2, MS 8)
  • LATE IN THE EVENING/Paul Simon (CB 13, B 6, R&R 6, W30 8, SG 1)
  • REAL LOVE/Doobie Brothers (CB 10, B 9, R&R 1, W30 3, SG 5)
  • EMOTIONAL RESCUE/Rolling Stones (CB 37, B 49)
  • ALL OVER THE WORLD/Electric Light Orchestra (CB 14, B13, W30 10, SG 8)
  • HOT ROD HEARTS/Robbie Dupree (CB 19, B 15, R&R 23, W30 16, SG 3)
  • HE’S SO SHY/Pointer Sisters (CB 12, B 12, R&R 4, W30 4, MS 10)
  • LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE TO ME/Boz Scaggs (CB 15, B 17, R&R 10, W30 9, SG 6)
  • ONE IN A MILLION YOU/Larry Graham (CB 38, B 42, MS 7)
  • JESSE/Carly Simon (CB 16, B 16, R&R 8, W30 6)
  • NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE/Stephanie Mills (CB 18, B 14, R&R 13, W30 13)
  • THE WANDERER/Donna Summer (CB 17, B 18, R&R 9, W30 12)
  • YOU’LL ACCOMP’NY ME/Bob Seger (CB 24, B 30, W30 27)
  • SAILING/Christopher Cross (CB 43, B 72)
  • DREAMING/Cliff Richard (CB 20, B 24, R&R 14, W30 20)
  • DON’T ASK ME WHY/Billy Joel (CB 42, B 35, W30 29, SG 10)
  • I’M COMING OUT/Diana Ross (CB 21, B 21)
  • MIDNIGHT ROCKS/Al Stewart (CB 25, B 25, R&R 15, W30 18)
  • NO NIGHT SO LONG/Dionne Warwick (CB 36, B 23, W30 24)
  • WHO’LL BE THE FOOL TONIGHT/Larsen-Feiten Band (CB 26, B 29, R&R 16, W30 17)
  • HOW DO I SURVIVE/Amy Holland (CB 27, B 22, R&R 22, W30 22)
  • LADY/Kenny Rogers (CB 22, B 20, R&R 11, W30 23)
  • ON THE ROAD AGAIN/Willie Nelson (CB 29, B 28, R&R 18, W30 26)
  • THE LEGEND OF WOOLEY SWAMP/Charlie Daniels Band (CB 31, B 32)
  • WHIP IT/Devo (CB 28, B 31, R&R 21)
  • LET ME BE YOUR ANGEL/Stacy Lattisaw (CB 32, B 37)
  • DREAMER/Supertramp (CB 30, B 26, R&R 19, W30 25)
  • YOU’RE THE ONLY WOMAN (You And I)/Ambrosia (CB 44, B 53, MS 9)
  • INTO THE NIGHT/Benny Mardones (CB 47, B 73)
  • MASTER BLASTER (Jammin’)/Stevie Wonder (CB 23, B 27)
  • OUT HERE ON MY OWN/Irene Cara (CB 34, B 33)
  • I’M ALMOST READY/Pure Prairie League (CB 40, B 36, W30 28)
  • YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELING/Daryl Hall & John Oates (CB 33, B 34, R&R 20)
  • TAKE YOUR TIME (Do It Right) (pt. 1)/S.O.S. Band (CB 53, B 77)
  • MAGIC/Olivia Newton-John (CB 50, B 71)
  • LOVELY ONE/Jacksons (CB 35, B 38, R&R 24)
  • TOUCH AND GO/Cars (CB 41, B 39)
  • BOULEVARD/Jackson Browne (CB 77, B 80)
  • SOMEONE THAT I USED TO LOVE/Natalie Cole (CB 61, B 50)
  • THAT GIRL COULD SING/Jackson Browne (CB 39, B 44, R&R 29)
  • I GOT YOU/Split Enz (CB 57, B 67)
  • MORE LOVE/Kim Carnes (CB 78, B 85)
  • LET ME TALK/Earth, Wind & Fire (CB 46, B 46)
  • WALK AWAY/Donna Summer (CB 48, B 40)
  • GIRL, DON’T LET IT GET YOU DOWN/O’Jays (CB 54, B 65)
  • MY PRAYER/Ray, Goodman & Brown (CB 74, B 51)
  • TURN IT ON AGAIN/Genesis (CB 55, B 68)
  • CAN’T WE TRY/Teddy Pendergrass (CB 65, B 54)
  • (Sartorial Eloquence) DON’T YA WANNA PLAY THIS GAME NO MORE?/Elton John (CB 66, B 61)
  • LIVE EVERY MINUTE/Ali Thomson (CB 49, B 52)
  • HEY THERE LONELY GIRL/Robert John (CB 75, B 94)
  • MORE THAN I CAN SAY/Leo Sayer (CB 45, B 45, R&R 25)
  • MY GUY/MY GIRL/Amii Stewart & Johnny Bristol (CB 70, B 76)
  • WITHOUT YOUR LOVE/Roger Daltrey (CB 52, B 48)
  • SWITCHIN’ TO GLIDE/Kings (CB 64, B 56)
  • HEROES/Commodores (CB 58, B 59)
  • COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE/Anne Murray (CB 59, B 41)
  • YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG/AC/DC (CB 60, B 47)
  • ANGELINE/Allman Brothers Band (CB 68, B 58)
  • SHE’S SO COLD/Rolling Stones (CB 51, B 43, R&R 26)
  • HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE BACK/Daryl Hall & John Oates (CB 79, B 98)
  • LET MY LOVE OPEN THE DOOR/Pete Townshend (CB 81, B 89)
  • HOLD ON/Kansas (CB 62, B 57)
  • TURNING JAPANESE/Vapors (CB 63, B 66)
  • HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT/Pat Benatar (CB 56, B 55, R&R 30)
  • IT’S STILL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME/Billy Joel (CB 85, B 97)
  • OLD-FASHION LOVE/Commodores (CB 96, B 86)
  • TAKE A LITTLE RHYTHM/Ali Thomson (CB 97, B 99)
  • CRY LIKE A BABY/Kim Carnes (CB 69, B 62)
  • THIS TIME/John Cougar (CB 71, B 64)
  • THEME FROM THE DUKES OF HAZZARD (Good Ol’ Boys)/Waylon Jennings (CB 72, B 60)
  • THUNDER AND LIGHTNING/Chicago (CB 91, B 90)
  • GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS/Peter Gabriel (CB 87, B 74)
  • RED LIGHT/Linda Clifford (CB 93, B 84)
  • YOU BETTER RUN/Pat Benatar (CB 99, B 95)
  • SHINING STAR/Manhattans (CB 100, B 96)
  • IF YOU SHOULD SAIL/Nielsen/Pearson (CB 82, B 63)
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU/Don Williams (CB 83, B 79)
  • GOOD MORNING GIRL/STAY AWHILE/Journey (CB 94, B 91)
  • ONE LIFE TO LIVE/Wayne Massey (CB 92, B 93)
  • NEVER BE THE SAME/Christopher Cross (CB 67, B 75, R&R 28)
  • SOMETIMES A FANTASY/Billy Joel (CB 73, B 78)
  • I’M HAPPY THAT LOVE HAS FOUND YOU/Jimmy Hall (CB 76, B 69)
  • WHO WERE YOU THINKIN’ OF/The Doolittle Band (CB 86, B 83)
  • I COULD BE GOOD FOR YOU/707 (CB 88, B 86)
  • EVERYBODY’S GOT TO LEARN SOMETIMES/The Korgis (CB 89, B 85)
  • A LITLLE IS ENOUGH/Pete Townshend (CB 90, B 82)
  • MIDNIGHT RAIN/Poco (CB 94, B 88)

CASHBOX ONLY SONGS:

  • ASHES TO ASHES/David Bowie (80)
  • I AIN’T MUCH/Atlanta Rhythm Section (84)
  • FUNKIN’ FOR JAMAICA (N.Y.)/Tom Browne (95)
  • FIRST TIME LOVE/Livingston Taylor (98)

BILLBOARD ONLY SONGS:

  • Case Of You/Frank Stallone (70)
  • Love Theme From Shogun (Mariko’s Theme)/Meco (81)
  • I’ve Just Begun To Love You/Dynasty (87)
  • The Breaks (Part 1)/Kurtis Blow (92)
  • More Bounce To The Ounce Part I/Zapp (95)
  • I Love Women/Jim Hurt (99)
  • The Part Of Me That Needs You Most/Jay Black (100)

OUT (from the October 4th chart) :

  • LEAVING L.A./Deliverance (97)
  • STAND BY ME/Mickey Gilley (98)
  • TIRED OF TOEIN’ THE LINE/Rocky Burnette (100)
  • MISUNDERSTANDING/Genesis (92)
  • WHY NOT ME/Fred Knoblock (95)
  • RUNNING BACK/Eddie Money (CB 99, B 90)
  • YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO KEEP YOUR LOVE FOR ME/Jermaine Jackson (CB 87, B 83)
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