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Yes, it's time for the seemingly every year "Cashbox forgot to pay the bills" time. Now I could just go on and do the post... I suppose... but when you have a special thing planned (the #1 Top Top Ten and the #1 One Hit Wonder's Next Hit), it kinda takes the fire out when you try switching to Billboard in the interim and have to start out with, "and for the hot 100 debuts this week... three of them debuted last week on Cashbox... two of the ones last week on CB STILL haven't hit the Billboard charts... and the one that's left is The World Is A Ghetto by War. " Rather appropriate, no?
Or I could try gritting my teeth and going on, and when I get to the end, tell you: "Well, some songs seem to be moving like they were on CB (last week's #10, I Am Woman, moved from 8 to 4... Freddie's Dead, slowing down at 6 last week, drops to 7 on BB... and the song that moved from 5 to 2 last week on CB, I Can See Clearly Now, spent its second BB week at #1)... Some are like a week behind (Nights In White Satin, falling from 1 to 5 on CB last week, falls from 2 to 5 on BB this week; I'll Be Around, which moved 5 to 3 on CB last week, moves 5 to 4 on BB this week); Some are a little ahead (I'd Love You To Want Me was 7 on CB last week, moves 3 to 2 on BB this week); Some are a little more behind (If You Don't Know Me By Now, 16 to 8 last week on CB, 20 to 13 on BB this week, and Convention '72 and Witchy Woman on their second week in the top ten); and some are way, WAY ahead (Burning Love and Garden Party, #s 1 and 3 on CB last week, respectively, are all ready OUT of the top ten (19 and 12), having peaked on BB in OCTOBER..."
Screw that noise. This is not a week, with my attitude about everything this week (see the last couple of posts) that I feel a need to doink with giving my effort to a sub-standard post.
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If this is like other years, CB will be off line for a couple of weeks, and Time Machine will be in for a holiday refitting. If not... I don't know. Somewhere in the near future, I'll certainly show you those two tops I promised, mayhap in conjunction with the
threatened promised Great Nineties Countdown which I will do in January regardless. Maybe I'll evolve a "Volume IV" at some point.
It was November 21st, 1972, and like Bob Foster by Muhammed Ali, Time Machine got KOed by Cashbox. And the ref is giving an 8 count...