Featured Surveys

Welcome! Let's reminisce and enjoy a few minutes cruisin' down Memory Lane to the tunes of our youth. You're on Blast from Your Past's Featured Radio Surveys page! Enjoy the moment ... again.

Periodically, a cool vintage radio survey - or music chart, Top 40, Top 30, Top whatever - is featured here to coincide with BFYP's "50 Years Ago" trivia. All surveys are from the Blast from Your Past Collection unless noted as radio surveys from other great sites.

November 1967 2-FER! - Chicago's WLS and WCFL often vied for fans' favor. This month 50 Years Ago, WLS edged out WCFL getting The Beatles' "Hello, Goodbye" to the top of the charts. Here's the blow-by-blow ... 

NOVEMBER 24, 1967, WLS' Silver Dollar Survey featured Elvis, even though he didn't have a song on the chart ... The Beatles, however, began creeping up the list again with "Hello, Goodbye" debuting at #22. WCFL's (below WLS) November 16th Sound Survey listed the album, but didn't get this song on the chart for another week or so.
  * Artist names and song titles listed as printed on original survey. 

1. Daydream Believer
          - Monkees
2. Rain, Park, & Other Things 
          - Cowsills
3. Incense & Peppermints
          - Strawberry Alarm Clock
4. To Sir With Love
          - Lulu
5. Please Love Me Forever
          - Bobbie Vinton
6. Everlasting Love
          - Robert Knight
7. Open Letter to My Teenage Son
          - Victor Lundberg
8. Better Sit Down Kids
          - Cher
9. Watch the Flowers Grow
          - Four Seasons
10. Beautiful People
          - Bobby Vee


WCFL's November 16th chart only showed The Beatles' "Mystery Tour" album, but songs from it didn't appear for another week or more.

1. The Rain, The Park & Other Things
          - Cowsills
2. Incense & Peppermints 
          - Strawberry Alarm Clock
3. To Sir With Love
          - Lulu
4. Let It Out
          - The Hombres
5. Purple Haze
          - Jimi Hendrix Experience
6. The Letter
          - The Boxtops
7. Look of Love
          - Dusty Springfield
8. How Can I Be Sure
          - Young Rascals
9. Daydream Believer
          - The Monkees
10. Expressway to Your Heart
          - Soul Survivors

Wild-'n'-crazy DJs listed: (left-right; top-bottom) Jerry G. Bishop, Joel Sebastian, Dick Williamson, Jim Stagg, Ron Britain, Barney Rip, and Dick Biondi.