Saturday, February 14, 2009

Plannine's Classic Top 30

One of my favorite web chart sites that I go to every week is Plannine's Classic Top 30 page. It is one of the few if not only weekly oldies chart site on the internet. People who visit the site can view the current weekly chart, listen to the chart's song list and vote for their favorite oldies either once in a while or every week.

The weekly list is singles oriented and leans toward popular songs that were on the radio and top 40 charts during the 1950s to the early 1980s.

I usually send a weekly vote of my top 10 oldies and 3 top albums. Here is the most recent list that I sent in:

Top 10 Oldies 2-14-09

1. The Lord's Prayer - Sister Janet Mead
2. New Year's Day - U2
3. Boys - The Beatles
4. Beyond the Clouds - The Poppy Family
5. All the Tea in China - Susan Jacks
6. Jennifer Eccles - The Hollies
7. My Hawaii - The Rascals
8. You're Only Lonely - J.D. Souther
9. Only the Lonely - Roy Orbison
10. The Name Game - Shirley Ellis

3 Top Albums

1. Ram - Paul & Linda McCartney
2. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
3. Abraxus - Santana

I grew up on top 40 radio of the 1960s and 70s, and most of the songs I send in to Plannine are from that era. I'll be writing more about oldies and top 40 radio on this site in the weeks to come.

In the meantime I'll also post Plannine's Finetune player, where you can listen to many of the songs that are posted to his chart. Give it a listen. There are a lot of obscure oldies that you may not have heard in a long time.

Finetune is a music service that I will also be writing about in the near future. You can listen to my finetune player featuring current hits on the right hand column adjacent to this blog post.

1 comment:

ratmammy said...

I really loved RAM.... it's going to be one of the albums i put on my new mp3 player.