Saturday, March 30, 2013

Top 10 Oldies of the Week

Mel's Top 10 Oldies
March 30, 2013.

1. Let It Be - The Beatles
2. Original Sin - INXS
3. We're On Our Way - Chris Hodge
4. Keep It In The Family - The Road Home
5. The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
6. That's Where I Went Wrong - Poppy Family
7. Like The Weather - 10,000 Maniacs
8. Johnny One Time - Brenda Lee
9. Tell Her No - The Zombies
10. Upsetter - Grand Funk Railroad

Top 3 Albums

1. Let It Be - The Beatles
2. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
3. In My Tribe - 10,000 Maniacs

This chart is submitted weekly to Plannine's Classic Top 30 page where user charts are compiled into a weekly chart. Do you have your own list? Post it to the comments or send it in the plannine.


"Let It Be" was the second to last #1 song to chart by The Beatles. It was recorded in either 1968 or 1969 but was not released until 1970. The song held the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks in the spring of 1970. "Let It Be" is currently my most played Beatles track on iTunes. I have both the 45, LP, 3 inch single, and compact disc with the song on the original album, the "Naked" album, the red #1 compilation, Anthology 3 and The Beatles 1967-70.

The Hollies is a British invasion band out of the 1960s who achieved popularity about a year later after The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. They were prolific hit makers for a while scoring major hits with the records "Bus Stop", "Carrie Anne", "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)" and "The Air That I Breathe." The song was written by Albert Hammond and is one of my favorite all time songs by The Hollies.

Finally we got Chris Hodge here at #3 with "We're On Our Way". Chris was a one hit wonder artist who barely got this song into the Billboard Top 40 peaking at #44 in 1972. The song is about UFOs, which at the time I thought was very cool. It's available on the Apple Records compilation CD Come And Get It - The Best Of Apple Records.

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