Great countdown this weekend. Was 1971 the beginning of female dominance on the charts? Top three songs were by the Honey Combs, Carpenters, and Carole King. I recall being told years ago not to play female artists back to back. Sounds kind of stupid now, doesn't it? One of the many unwritten rules of broadcasting from days of old. And why does it seem that so many of the best songs were on the radio in the summertime? Did it just seem that way because we were vacationing, and therefore (presumably) in a better mood? There's always been an undefinable magic to summer songs for me.
And yet you call yourself Lonely Summer. There must be a story there.
But I do agree with you -- these AT40s of the summer months are just a notch better.
Looking forward to hearing 1974 this weekend. The #1 song of this particular week ruled Seattle radio back in the summer of '74 but you'd be hard pressed to hear it with any regularity at any point since. Oldies radio never put it into any kind of rotation. I can't wait!