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.
  * Artist names and song titles listed as printed on original survey.


Featured Survey / JUNE 1968: KISN/Portland, Oregon’s “Good Guy Survey for the Northwest” used to be one of my favorite surveys. Alas, we can’t erase or ignore history, as much as we might want to, with all our collective mights. So, you will note that this survey spotlights Bill Cosby on the cover, early in his success and prior to society’s behavioral awakening. What we lose sight of in our rage, is that society norms constantly change. None of us are perfect and we all have pasts. What was accepted or not, in one era may not be right—but change is not effected until the next era—causing great confusion and angst for many. Hopefully, the next era will be granted a softer, gentler, society.

The Cowsills’ bouncy “Indian Lake
took a giant leap up the chart and hung on at #1 for a couple weeks on KISN/Portland, Oregon’s “Good Guy Survey for the Northwest,” June 25, 1968.

1. Indian Lake
          - Cowsills
2. Sky Pilot 
          - Eric Burden
3. It's Nice to Be With You /
          D.W. Washburn

          - Monkees
4. Jumpin Jack Flash
          - Rolling Stones
5. Some Things You Never
          Get Used To

          - Diana Ross & The Supremes
6. Here Come the Judge
          - Magistrates
7. Stoned Soul Picnic
          - 5th Dimension
8. Choo Choo Train
          - Box Tops
9. Folsom Prison Blues
          - Johnny Cash
10. Lady Willpower
          - Union Gap


KISN's cover ... Then: Comic Extraordinaire. Now: Not so much.