WABC MusicRadio 77 Survey for Week of 31 October 1972

Courtesy of the WABC Musicradio 77 Internet Web Site

Survey collected and contributed by Ken Williamson
For more information contact Allan Sniffen

 TW                       SUPER SINGLES:                        LW
  1. Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues (Deram) *1 week #1* 2
  2. Burning Love - Elvis Presley (RCA)                          3
  3. Ben - Michael Jackson (Motown)                              1
  4. Garden Party - Rick Nelson (Decca)                          4
  5. I'll Be Around - The Spinners (Atlantic)                    6
  6. I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash (Epic)                 10
  7. Listen to the Music - The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)11
  8. Everybody Plays the Fool - The Main Ingredient (RCA)        5
  9. Freddie's Dead - Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)                   8
 10. I'd Love You to Want Me - Lobo (Big Tree)                  19
 11. Go All the Way - The Raspberries (Capitol)                  7
 12. If You Don't Know Me By Now -                                
            Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (Philadelphia Int'l) 16
 13. Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues -                          
                                       Danny O'Keefe (Signpost) 20
 14. The City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)           15
 15. Use Me - Bill Withers (Sussex)                              9
 16. Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations (Gordy)         --
 17. Summer Breeze - Seals & Crofts (Warner Brothers)           --
 19. Witchy Woman - The Eagles (Asylum)                         32
 21. I Am Woman - Helen Reddy (Capitol)                         31
 32. If I Could Reach You - The 5th Dimension (Bell)            --
 34. You Ought to Be With Me - Al Green (Hi)                    --
 35. Thunder and Lightning - Chi Coltrane (Columbia)            41
 HP  It Never Rains in Southern California - Albert Hammond (Mums)
 HP  Rockin' Pneumonia - Boogie Woogie Flu - Johnny Rivers (UA)   
                          ACTION ALBUMS:                          
     Superfly - Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)                          
     Chicago V - Chicago (Columbia)                               
     Days of Future Passed - The Moody Blues (Deram)              
     Harry Harrison 6:00 - 10:00AM, Monday - Saturday 

Many thanks to Don Tandler of New Jersey 101.5 for this survey.  
Don would also like to note that Chuck Berry's "My Ding-a-Ling" 
dropped from the number one position at the other New York City 
Top 40 stations this week;  WNBC, WNBC-FM, WXLO, WPIX; and WWDJ 
(Hackensack, NJ), where it spent five straight weeks as number 
one.  This, "Cover of the Rolling Stone," along with "The Ballad 
of John and Yoko" and the spoken word recording "Americans" are 
the only other monster hits I'm aware of where WABC simply ignored 
the record, and its chart performance in the market.  One urban 
folk tale is that the wife of WABC's General Manager heard "My 
Ding-a-Ling" and "ordered" her husband to take the record off the 
air, after it was played for two days as a Hot Prospect.  ("Cover 
of the Rolling Stone" was allegedly banned because of the 
reference to cocaine in the lyrics, "The Ballad of John and Yoko" 
for profanity.)


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