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1988-Where Did Thirty Years Go?

This Saturday night during our Those Were The Days retro radio show, we will be skimming favorites from this weekends 1988 survery.  I am feeling my age as I prepare for this weekends program.  I played these songs when they were brand new!  In 1988 I was playing the oldies on Saturday nights and there was a promo that would play featuring a bit of a  Bon Jovi song.  It proclaimed that you would not hear any of that 'new' stuff, only the good old stuff.  Our playlist has expanded since those days to include songs through 1989.  Looking at the November 17th 1988 chart, there was a real retro feel.  The Beach Boys were at number two with Kokomo which was their biggest hit in years.  Kylie Minoque as at number 3 with The Locomotion.  A song that had been number one twice before by Little Eva and Grand Funk.  Phil Collins remake of an old Mindbenders hit (Groovy Kind Of Love) was at number seven.  Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird by Will To Power was at number eight. Cheap Trick had a version of the Elvis song Don't Be Cruel in the Top 100.   Some of my other favorites from that chart include:  Look Away-Chicago,  Waiting For A Star To Fall-Boy Meets World,  Love Bites-Def Leppard,  Finish What Ya Started-Van Halen,  Forever Young-Rod Stewart,  In Your Room-Bangles,  and Wild, Wild West-The Escape Club.  Many of these artists were only available on the compact disc format and the vinyl 45 records were getting harder to find.  Do you remember cassette singles?  What a waste of money those were. 

I will be taking your suggestions for airplay of songs from the fifties through the eighties during our six hour tribute this Saturday night.  We will be playing trivia and together our lives will be back to our younger days through pop cultures biggest radio and tv hits.   Give me a call Saturday.

Phil

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