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.

Every month--50 Years Ago--a cool vintage radio survey, or music chart (depending on how you know them), Top 40, Top 30, Top whatever, is featured here to coincide with BFYP's "50 Years Ago this Month" nostalgic blog. 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 / MAY 1974:

KHJ/Los Angeles chart #464 ~ How could I choose anything other? The “93 KHJ ‘Thirty'” chart for May 21, 1974, not only rocks with current top tunes, including “The Streak” at #1 for six straight weeks, but there’s a proud pic of DJ Dave Sebastian (Williams) and his classy “I’m A DJ” car license plate! And it's true--Carl's Jr. restaurants were alive and well in 1974! Check it out ... and Rock On ... 50 Years Ago this Month ... Enjoy the Moment Again!

*Top Ten songs are posted here just as they appear on surveys, misspellings and all (tho I don't use all caps) ...

Top 10 of 30 ~ MAY 1974
1. The Streak

       - Ray Stevens
2.  Midnight at the Oasis
       - Maria Meldaur
3.  Band on the Run

- Paul McCartney & Wings
Billy, Don't Be a Hero
        - Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods
5.  Midnight at the Oasis
        - Maria Muldaur*
6.  Dancing Machine
        - The Jackson 5
7.  Music From "The Sting"
        - Marvin Hamlisch
8.  You Make Me Feel Brand New
        - Stylistics
9.  Just Don't Want to be Lonely
        - Main Ingredient
10. For the Love of Money
        - O'Jays

*🎵 Monthly Song of Note
#5: Midnight at the Oasis ~ Maria Muldaur

A Classic DJ with a classic car license plate! Eventually driving away from broadcasting to travel through the years in voice over work, Dave Sebastian (Williams) made a career of radio before diving into the natural transition of voice over. His legacy began with a back pocket piece of folded notepaper in 1988, the Voice Over Resource Guide (lovingly known as The VORG), is still alive and well. Its history is HERE, where you’ll find that he and his wife, Terri, sold it to young’uns to keep it relevant, in January 2018.

 Sure wish saving 20 cents today was a big deal!!