Monday’s Music Moves Me: Top Five From KHJ (Los Angeles) On This Date In 1972

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Back on the survey trail for the third “freebie” week in a row! This time, the top five as measured by Boss Radio KHJ in Los Angeles on this date in 1972.

#5: Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast – Wayne Newton This was Wayne’s highest-charting single, reaching #4 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Cash Box survey, and was also a #1 hit in Canada and Australia. For the year, it was #10. It was the title track from his 1972 album.

#4: Brandy – The Looking Glass Just a great song, down from #2 the week before. It hit #1 on the Hot 100 and Cash Box surveys, and was #12 for the year.

#3: I’m Still In Love With You – Al Green Up one slot from the previous week, it spent a couple of weeks at #1 on the Soul chart and #3 on the Hot 100. It was #59 for the year.

#2: I Don’t Want To Be Right – Luther Ingram Up from #3 the previous week. It reached #1 on the Soul chart and #3 on the Hot 100, and it was #16 for the year.

#1: Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan Casey Kasem ranked this song #5 for the Seventies. It was a huge international hit, reaching #1 for a total of six weeks (non-consecutive) on the Hot 100 and the Easy Listening chart, and #3 in England.

And that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for August 1, 2016

Monday’s Music Moves Me is sponsored by X-Mas Dolly, Callie, Stacy, Cathy, and Naila Moon, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.


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Author: John Holton

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10 thoughts on “Monday’s Music Moves Me: Top Five From KHJ (Los Angeles) On This Date In 1972”

  1. John, what a fabulous 1972 collection! I know all of these songs and they ushered in a sweet essence of a lost time as a young girl. Thanks for sharing and dancing with the 4M crew, my friend!

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  2. Oh yeah, those were the days… Al Green and especially Looking Glass with Brandy. My son Anthony would’ve been named Brandy if he turned out to be a girl because of that song. ~hehehehe~ Rock on my friend!!!

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  3. That song – Brandy – is the reason my cat had her name changed to Bonnie. This was the year my youngest brother graduated H.S. and I don’t think there is a song in here that I would have listened to. Especially not the Wayne Newton one. Ick.

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    1. To many of us, “the day the music died” was when Don McLean released “American Pie,” because it seemed like music went to hell in a handbasket after that. I can appreciate the music a little bit now, but only in historical context.

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