Ann has been married to me for 30 years and she still can't believe I know what was #1 on July 4, 1976 ("Silly Love Songs" by Paul McCartney and Wings) but I can't remember how to find things in my own neighborhood. It's a problem some of the time, but this weekend it's actually useful, because it's a #1 weekend on Magic 98. We're playing nothing but #1 songs from Friday morning through Monday night. And here's some #1 trivia:
The newest song you're likely to hear this weekend is "Just Give Me a Reason" by Pink and Nate Ruess, which was #1 until just a couple of weeks ago. "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars is another 2013 hit on our #1 list.
You'll hear some really long-running #1 hits on the show, like "Smooth" by Santana and Rob Thomas, which was #1 for 12 weeks as 1999 turned to 2000.
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith was #1 its very first week on the charts in 1998, which has happened maybe 20 times in history.
Lots of famous movies will be represented on the show, lots of them from the 80s including Flashdance, Top Gun, and Back to the Future.
You'll be able to catch all four Beatles, but only one member of Wham.
Because the taste of the American record buyer has always been odd, you'll hear "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede and "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone.
"You Light Up My Life" was #1 longer than any other single in the 1970s. It's pretty much guaranteed that if it's going to be on this weekend, it'll be on my show. Just a feeling I have.
The #1 weekend will be great for whatever you have going on over Memorial Day--running errands, working on or around the house, hanging out with the family, and whatever's in between. We're doing it to celebrate being Madison's #1 radio station. All of us on the Magic Crew are grateful for your loyalty and friendship, and we hope you have a great weekend.