Hot Hitz Photos August 2017

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Hot Hitz Photos July 2017

From Downtown Minneapolis to Minnetonka to Richfield to a couple of trips to Lakeville, we certainly made the rounds and mileage on our transportation van in the month of July 2017.  We thank all the clients that made this possible without you it never would have happened.  It is a true honor to be a part of all these celebrations.  

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Weekly Top 30 Unpublished Chart

This is one of most amazing pieces of radio history that anyone has ever sent to us.  The Weekly Top 30 run from June 30, 1979 to January 2, 1982.  During the course of this time, they run two special shows (July 5, 1980 – All-Time Top 30 songs and July 4, 1981 – Top 30 summer of the past 2o years).

So, how did the show’s producer decide how to handle listeners requests about the missing chart during the week the specials run?  We weren’t able to answer this question for many, many years until we receive an email with access to a memo sent to a radio station that aired the show in 1980.

What we found was an published chart not available in any other trade publication (Billboard, Radio & Records, Cashbox Magazine, Record World, The Gavin Report, FMQB).  This memo leads to more questions about their chart and what the data means in the memo.

For the now, enjoy reading through this data and memo.  Please let us know if you know anything about this secret, in-house chart produced Drake & Chenault during this time period show’s run.  Click on the link and be amazed this information existed and kept.

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Hot Hitz Photos June 2017

This was incredible month filled good memories, planning meetings, great excitement, live performances, ceremony music, 8th grade graduation party and fun closing songs, live auctions and more.  Thank you to everyone for your support and belief in Hot Hitz as the best choice for your celebrations.















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July 4th Playlist

Here you go.  We have created a playlist and video links for Top 40 picks for this year July 4th celebration covering all styles and types of music – a true Americana of our country.

  1. Star Spangled Banner/Whitney Houston

  1. God Bless The U*S*A*/Lee Greenwood


  1. This Is Your Land/Bruce Springsteen

  1. Pink Houses/John Mellencamp Cougar


  1. Beach Boys/Surfin’ U*S*A*


  1. We’re An American Band/Grand Funk

  1. Back In The U*S*A*/Chuck Berry, Linda Ronstadt & Keith Richards

  1. The Old Ragged Flag/Johnny Cash

  1. R.O.C.K. in the U*S*A*/John Cougar Mellencamp



  1. Born in the U*S*A*/Bruce Springsteen


  1. Twistin’ U*S*A*/Chubby Checker

  1. Party In The U*S*A*/Miley Cyrus



  1. Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)/Toby Keith

  1. Our Country/John Mellencamp

  1. Living In America/James Brown

  1. Saturday In The Park/Chicago

  1. My Country ‘Tis of Thee/Lee Greenwood

  1. Great American Cowboy/Sons of San Joaquin

  1. American Woman/Lenny Kravitz

  1. American Pie/Don McLean

  1. American TV Shows theme Songs:

* “Love American Style”

*Believe It or Not “The Greatest American Hero”/Joey Scarbury “

*American Bandstand”/Barry Manilow

  1. Calling America/Electric Light Orchestra (American Bandstand performance)


  1. Red, White & Blue/Lynyrd Skynyrd


  1. The Americans/John Mellencamp

  1. American Honey/Lady Antebellum

  1. American Music/Pointer Sisters

  1. America The Beautiful/Ray Charles


  1. American Made/Oak Ridge Boys


  1. Erickson School Dr Martin Luther King Jr SING ALONG America The Beautiful

  1. An American Dream/Dirt Band

  1. Only In America/Brooks & Dunn

  1. America/Neil Diamond


  1. Firework/Katy Perry

  1. America, Why I Love Her/John Wayne

  1. American Heartbeat/Survivor

  1. American Girl/Tom Petty

  1. American Kid/Go Fish

  1. American Dream/MKTO

  1. Kids In America/Kim Wilde

  1. God Bless America/Kate Smith

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Proms 2017…a collection of photos



We have 30 minutes to get this inside and setup.

Amazing decorations


Breath-taking dinner side view

lost in the moment

fun times three

Setup with all lights on

Line Dance Fun!

A night to remember!

So Much Fun!!

Can you play this?

More requests!!

This place is on fire!!

Tonight, Tonight!!!

a slow dance

fog, bubbles, and dancing

Stunning Atmosphere

Just about time to start the dance

We have been waiting all year for this!!



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Some Photos from 1st Wedding of 2017

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2016 Medley (This Is What You Came For History)

Here you go!  The new music from 2016 done cut paste and no special effect and without news actualities.  There’s no multiple layer tracks or special remix versions just straight from Promo Only radio series discs from October 2015-December 2016.  It’s made for those looking to hear just the music.


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On Location December 3, 2016 – Our Last Wedding reception of the year

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2016 Give-A-Ways…

It’s that time of the year!  Time to say “thank you” for everyone and everything that made 2016.  We annually have a few prizes to offer for our web watchers and Facebook followers.  It real simple…want a prize put a “like” on the item at Facebook or write a comment on our website “I want/like this or whatever”.  Multiple “likes” for the same item go into a drawing and Hot Hitz DJ will contact you if you are the “winner”

A Pair of lift tickets to Wild Mountain, Dolly Parton’s Christmas CD “Home For Christmas”, Tony Bennett’s “The Classic Christmas Album”, Tony Bennett’s “The Christmas Album: Snowfall”, Train’s “Christmas In Tahoe” and final prize is a purple santa hat filled part favors and surprises that only the winner will find out.
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