KHJ Top 100 of the 60’s Poster

This is a poster for KHJ’s Top 100 of the 60’s. KHJ counted down the Top 100 of the 60’s instead of the Big 93 of the year in 1969. The poster measures appx. 17.5" x 22.5".

Click the image below to view a list of the songs or click here to view the original poster.

KHJ Top 100 of the 60's

2 comments:

Bradley Steffens said...

I had this poster for many years and remember that countdown really well. I was 14 when the countdown played. Today I sent the "I Got You" Valentine's Day card on Jib Jab, and I was curious about how high that song ranked on the Top 100 of the Sixties. I remembered it being a little higher than it actually was. It was great to see this poster again. There were many surprises. For example, I had no idea that Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces" was in the Top 100. I owned "Love Is Blue," but I had forgotten how big of a hit it had been. Of course looking over the poster I can only marvel at how broad the tastes of a pop station were and lament how narrow today's charts are. There's everything from rock to country, R&B to orchestral, mainstream vocalists like Sinatra and Dino and experimental groups like Jefferson Airplane. Really remarkable time. I feel so fortunate to have grown up in it.

KG Dave said...

I'm not in a position to say much about the rankings of songs from the first half of the decade. But when it comes to songs from the Boss 30 era, I see some very questionable results. To give an extreme example, "I'm A Believer" spent more weeks at #1 (eight) than "Harper Valley PTA" spent on the entire Boss 30 (six), yet "Harper Valley PTA" makes the list at #73 while "I'm a Believer" is missing entirely. If someone has an algorithm which shows that 18-5-1-1-4-11 is a better chart run than 9-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-9-12-19, I'd like to see it.

And if you use the argument that 1968 was a year of rapid chart turnover (which it was), I'd say that there were other 1968 songs which were far more deserving, such as the Rascals' "People Got To Be Free" (with a chart run of 26-11-3-2-1-1-4-11) and Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" (18-4-2-1-1-4-10-13).

Another questionable omission from the list is the Beatles' "Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out" with a chart run of 5-2-1-1-1-1-1-2-2-16-22.