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Old 03-29-18, 05:03 PM
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You can listen to old recordings of Casey Kasem counting down the top 40

This YouTube channel has Casey Kasem's countdown of the top 40 from many different weeks:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuQ...2iNBZEQ/videos

For example, here's August 21, 1982:



This webpage has a written list of the top 40 songs for each and every individual week from 1982. Other years can be accessed at the top of the page:

https://weeklytop40.wordpress.com/1982-all-charts/

I was born in 1971, which, I suppose, at least partly (but not entirely, because the music really was awesome that year) explains my fondness for the music from 1982.
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I can remember when "Eye of the tiger" was number 1 and I would listen every week to see if it stayed on top. It was like I was personally vested in the song. LOL
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Re: You can listen to old recordings of Casey Kasem counting down the top 40

This is great. I had forgotten Shadoe Stevens would backfill for Casey sometimes.
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Re: You can listen to old recordings of Casey Kasem counting down the top 40

103.7 in the SF bay area play these every Sunday morning.
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Re: You can listen to old recordings of Casey Kasem counting down the top 40

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I can remember when "Eye of the tiger" was number 1 and I would listen every week to see if it stayed on top. It was like I was personally vested in the song. LOL

It was the first 45 I ever bought.

I didn't start listening to the top 40 until right after it fell from #1. And then it kept falling and falling and falling, while ignorant me was hoping for it to go back up.
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Re: You can listen to old recordings of Casey Kasem counting down the top 40

These shows were sent to stations on records, and I have a few of them. Disappointingly, they did NOT include any commercials on them til after 1980- I found one show from 1971 (with someone else filling in for Kasem, as he was shooting a movie) and was really bummed about that.

The rebroadcasts are "remastered", meaning all the songs are from the newest available masters, which kinda takes the fun out of it. The saving grace of the 1971 show I have (which is entirely in mono) is that the #1 song "Shaft" is a special radio version that completely omits the "Bad motha-" line, as even that was too much for some stations.
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Re: You can listen to old recordings of Casey Kasem counting down the top 40

Has anyone ever heard the audio with Casey's meltdown about a dedication? It includes some NSFW language.
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Re: You can listen to old recordings of Casey Kasem counting down the top 40

Yup though I enjoy the Negativland version:

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Has anyone ever heard the audio with Casey's meltdown about a dedication? It includes some NSFW language.

Wow!

That's gotta be the most appropriate and justified use of profanity that I've ever heard. He was really moved by the death of that dog, and his point about it being preceded by an uptempo song is excellent.
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Here's the dead dog dedication as it was actually broadcast. Skip to 26:19

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Re: You can listen to old recordings of Casey Kasem counting down the top 40

Never heard that in its proper context- I thought the "whether we have kids or pets or neither" was a screw-up. I knew the "up-tempo" song was Dare Me by Pointer Sisters.

I bought that Negativland CD right when it came out as I've always been a fan of them, then saw it become a collector's item (at least til it was readily listenable on the internet) after it was quickly pulled. Casey Kasem threatened to sue if it was ever put out again.
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First or maybe second episode of his TV show, with songs cut due to copyright issues- one of my Betamax flea market finds:
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Re: You can listen to old recordings of Casey Kasem counting down the top 40

Thank you for this link.
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Re: You can listen to old recordings of Casey Kasem counting down the top 40

Originally Posted by sportsfan64 View Post
Has anyone ever heard the audio with Casey's meltdown about a dedication? It includes some NSFW language.
That's great! Can totally see where that frustration venting would come from.

I was born in 1971, which, I suppose, at least partly (but not entirely, because the music really was awesome that year) explains my fondness for the music from 1982.
Yeah, that ratio is just about spot on for me. I'm 4 years older, and my top 40 listening started around '78/'79. That up through '81 is my personal Golden age for pop culture, and I was a regular listener of Kasem's show from mid '79 thru '81.
Fond memories of taking that several hours long journey every weekend.
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Re: You can listen to old recordings of Casey Kasem counting down the top 40

Thanks for the link. I too was born in 71 and while I would hear the show sometimes and watched the syndicated show I started obsessively listening week in and week out in 1983. In a "you had to be there" moment a few years ago I discovered a local station was replaying these on a Saturday morning when I had a loaner car from the dealership while mine was being repaired. The car was old and the interior and dashboard was something straight out of 1985. I turn on the radio and the first thing I heard was Casey's voice. "WTF?!?" was the first thing I said
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Re: You can listen to old recordings of Casey Kasem counting down the top 40

Loved listening to these growing up. Started to listen to them on the 70s and 80s on Sirium or XM a few years ago, but they stopped airing them and did the countdowns with the DJs and VJs. Not even in the same ballpark as Casey's original version.
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Re: You can listen to old recordings of Casey Kasem counting down the top 40

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Has anyone ever heard the audio with Casey's meltdown about a dedication? It includes some NSFW language.

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