Re: #1 song in Chicago this week in 1967.
Posted by Beverly Cardinals on 8/24/2018, 8:08 pm, in reply to "Re: #1 song in Chicago this week in 1967."
same here in Boston. we had "Hello it's me" by Nazz. it was on the billboard charts for 8 weeks and only went to 71, but was big here. |
I noticed that on CHUM as well. I think the only local Toronto hits that they normally played as an oldies station were ones by Canadian artists, but that was only because of Canadian content regulations. There were songs by artists from elsewhere that did really well here but not on Billboard, and they didn't normally play them. I think they also preferred to use Canadian songs that charted reasonably well on Billboard, but were forced to use some local hits as well because they had to meet a 30% requirement.
Regional hits were seldom or never played on local oldies stations. In NYC, Darling Take Me Back by Lenny Welch was a huge hit. Outside of local WMCA DJ, Jack Spector, who loved Welch, I never heard it as an oldie after 1966 or so. I've been living in the AlbaNY area where the Knickerbockers had all sorts of huge regional hits which never hit the oldies stations.
Where has this record been? Is it the best kept secret in the Chicago music world?
I have never heard of the Cryan' Shames "It Could Be We're In Love".
It only reached #85 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #70 in Cashbox, which could be why I never heard of it, but where has it been since then? It could be because I was also in the Army in Washington D.C. the fall of '67 and didn't have much time for radio.
Of all the Oldies stations that I've worked at or even listened to and all of the record shows that I've been to in Indiana and Ohio over the years, I've never heard or seen this record.
It is a nice record though. Kind of has that Cowsills sound.