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The #1 Weekend Is Here

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.

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05/23/2013 2:46PM
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