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 / SEPTEMBER 1970:

By September 1970, Wolfman Jack was gaining national fame, syndicated his show before anyone else knew how, and was unknowingly poised at the brink of international fame, with his upcoming appearance in the film, American Graffiti (1973). K-POI/Hawaii snagged his show for their Sunday night broadcast this month, with Wolfman jumping off the September 8, 1970 cover of their Action 20 Records chart.
            September 25th (2020) is National One-Hit Wonder Day and K-POI’s chart 50 Years this Month oddly claims three of them in the top twenty tunes. Links on their titles take you to YouTube for reminiscing and in at least one case, leaves you wondering, one-hit-wonder-why.
Other Rock Radio listener favorites that made 1970’s one-hit wonder list before September: “Ma Belle Amie” (Tee-Set), “Spirit in the Sky” (Norman Greenbaum), and “O-O-H Child” (Five Stairsteps). All very memorable but suffering the fate of one-hit-wonders. Enjoy the memories ... Rock On! 50 Years Ago This Month ... 

K-POI Action 20 Records of Hawaii  "Spetember" 8, 1970 😀
1. In the Summertime
      
- Mungo Jerry
2. Band of Gold
       - Freda Payne
3. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
          - Diana Ross
4. I Just Can't Help Believing
       - B. J. Thomas
5. Close to You
      
- Carpenters

6. Snowbird
       - Ann Murray*
7. Remember Mary
       - Sweet Marie
8. Candida
       - Dawn
9. Sweet Sad Clown
       - Society of Seven**
10. United We Stand
       - Brotherhood of Man
The other two one-hit-wonders:
#17: Tighter, Tighter - Alive and Kicking
#20. Neanderthal Man - Hotlegs

* In addition to "Spetember," K-POI (as did many radio stations of the era) misspelled song titles and artist names. Just made them more valuable collectibles today!
**Not exactly a one-hit wonder, but close enough. Call it a bonus-song. Society of Seven is/was a group in Hawaii whose major claim to fame was a 4-week engagement in the main showroom of the Waikiki Outrigger, and never left! Enjoy the memories, Hawaii.
Wolfman Jack lead the way in syndicated programming for radio broadcasts, a mainstay of today's radio ... awwooooo!