Yes, we are crossing Casey Kasum's magical line this week, and will be going all the way to the top next time! Slip on your goggles, and let's go!
40- Pancho And Lefty, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, #1 country, 1983. Nobody heard his dying words... but that's the way it goes...
39- Find Your Way Back, Jefferson Starship, #29, #3 mainstream rock chart, 1981. Two great tatses that tasted great together- Mickey Thomas and Grace Slick.
38- On The Radio, Donna Summer, #5, 1980. For me, Donna was just another popular singer- until this one.
37- Show Me, the Pretenders, #28, #8 MSR, 1984. A great song, and the last thirty seconds are the best.
36- No One Is To Blame, Howard Jones, #4, 1985. No more I can add to this guy. An underrated genius.
35- Copperhead Road, Steve Earle, #10 MSR, 1988. A country star with a "power twang" hit. From a great album that gave Vietnam vets the respect that few others did.
34- Leave It, Yes, #24, #3 MSR, 1983. My favorite power drums of all time.
33- Skateaway, Dire Straits, #58, #31 MSR, 1981. I love songs that suck me into the imagry they paint. Few are better at it than this one.
32- Behind The Lines, Genesis, unreleased, 1980. My favorite from the great lp Duke, blending into Duchess.
31- Almost Saturday Night, Dave Edmunds, #54, 1981. My taste for the obscure continues with Dave's cover of a John Fogarty song from 1975.
30- Don't Answer Me, Alan Parsons Project, #15, 1984. My all time favorite video. Tough break, Nick.
29- Fire Lake, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, #6, 1980. "...till you look straight up and say/ O Lord, am I really here at last?..."
28- Caravan, Utopia, unreleased, 1980. Todd Rundgren's band at their best.
27- I'm All Right, Kenny Loggins, #7, 1980. The immortal theme to the immortal movie Caddyshack.
26- Sentimental Street, Night Ranger, #8, #3 MSR, 1985. Another song that starts the choking up on note #1.
25- I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me, Rosanne Cash, #1 country, 1985. The song that made me fall in love with her.
24- Come On Eileen, Dexy's Midnight Runners, #1, 1982. In between Billie Jean and Beat it, one lone ROCK song fought it's way to the top of the charts. This was it.
23- Keep The Fire, Kenny Loggins, #36, 1980. " And there are those who can forsee where we will go/ all the future, I don't even want to know/ only that you'll be here by me/ while the embers still glow, we'll be safe till tomorrow..."
22- Always On My Mind, Willie Nelson, #5, #1 country, 1982. Willie is a hero to all of us who were yelled at for singing "through our noses".
21- Ah! Leah!, Donnie Iris, #29, #19 MSR,1980 . I knew a girl named Leah back then. "Nuff said.
And that's it until next week, when we take one last trip into the eighties for my favorites. See you then!