The 1987 WNEW-FM Top 1027 Songs of All Time Listener's Poll

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Good free radio. Sirius XMU is pretty great. Most of the 1987 WNEW DJs are there including a bunch from the above poster.

RIP Scottso.

kornrulez6969, Monday, 20 February 2012 05:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Some are on WFUV too.

Not sure whether I am confusing the WNEW-FM Sunday night show with the WPIX-FM Sunday night show "Radio Radio" upthread.

Dalai Mixture (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 February 2012 06:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here is something about Scottso I found and posted to The Who Sell Out poll the other day.

Dalai Mixture (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 February 2012 06:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is more accurately said about "Dirty Diana" (which got actual AOR play).

"Beat It" got played more AFAIK. Also, as I said, "Dirty Diana" either wasn't around or had just been released when this list was made.

plee help i am lookin for (crüt), Monday, 20 February 2012 07:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

also "Funeral for a Friend" is dope

plee help i am lookin for (crüt), Monday, 20 February 2012 07:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here's the link I meant to post: http://www.areuonsomething.com/features_muni.html

Can You Please POLL Out Your Window? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 February 2012 13:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Surprising thing on that list for me: Almost all the AC/DC is Brian Johnson stuff. Were they a (mid-Atlantic) regional thing in the States when Bon Scott was alive? 'cause DC 101 or 98 Rock would have almost certainly had more Bon Scott stuff on their lists in '87.

Three Word Username, Monday, 20 February 2012 13:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Feel like I knew who they were but didn't really start hearing them a lot until the earlier 80s, with Back in Black.

Can You Please POLL Out Your Window? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 February 2012 14:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

In fact, it may go down in history as the single worst interview in WNEW-FM's 30 year history.

In all fairness, Entwistle was deaf as a post -- and in denial about it -- from about 1975 on.

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 20 February 2012 15:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man, you really seem to know everything there is to know about The Who.

Today remembered years of getting up in the AM listening to Dave Herman saying "Good just barely morning" over and over again which, like a lot of schtick, annoyed at first but eventually grew to be reassuring.

Can You Please POLL Out Your Window? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 February 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

The reason "Beat It" was on rock radio at all in the '80s was due to the Eddie Van Halen guitar solo. Epic marketed it to programmers deliberately. That's pretty much why that MJ song and no others are on the list.

In related news, the only African Americans in the top 100 are Hendrix (43, 84) and the only women are Grace Slick (83) and Cyndi Lauper (86).

Jake Brown, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 05:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

did you forget Marvin and Michael

Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 05:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

and Otis

Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 05:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

In the top 100 I said.

Jake Brown, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 05:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

ooh my bad.

Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 05:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

weird that fleetwood mac weren't considered a big enough deal for the top 100

billstevejim, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 08:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

"American Pie" can still go die in a fire

Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 09:56 (2 years ago) Permalink


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