Phil Nee

2 minutes reading time (324 words)

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.


Thanksgiving Weekend 1972
A Saturday Night Salute To Queen!


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Captcha Image

Recent Comments

Guest - Diamond Dave Spring Of 1974 Celebrated On TWTD
24 April 2019
I love me those '74 tunes. Can't wait! Keep on rockin'.
Guest - Mike schmidt You Will Flip For Beatle Flip Sides
14 October 2018
The Beatles did two things nobody else did. First, they put A Sides on both sides of singles. Look a...
Guest - ELO dancer Lost Records Of The 1980's
31 August 2018
Whirley Girl! OMGsh forgot about that one! Totahlly!
Guest - doobie Cultivating Corn In 1978
25 May 2018
Thank you Phil, for always playing my somewhat out of the ordinary requests. You have brightened mor...
Guest - fred Pissal Andy Kim On Those Were The Days Saturday Night
09 March 2018
I love Andy Kim's version of Be My Baby! That takes me back to Senior year of high school!Fred
Guest - Kevin Lets Go On A Date In 1978!
20 February 2018
Sure gave Shari and me a good laugh!Kevin
Guest - Jeff Jaedike Those Were The Days Year End Party
30 December 2017
Thank you Phil for another year of great music and entertainment and sharing your memories with us. ...
Guest - Kent Saturday Night Fever Is Forty!
15 November 2017
I see that today (November 15th) Saturday Night Fever music was released. While I got tired of the ...
Guest - Dan Drone Tom Petty Faves Saturday Night On TWTD
09 October 2017
Its Monday night and as I was driving past Phils house I noticed what I think was a charcoal grill i...
Guest - Jennifer Fredericks Fall Arrives On Those Were The Days
20 September 2017
Hi Phil, I heard this song is 50 yrs old this Sat., ( Its a Wonderful Life). Hope you could play it...