KHJ Boss 30 - May 8, 1968

Issue #149 - KHJ celebrates the third anniversary of Boss Radio while Hugo Montenegro’s “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly” tops the Boss 30.

KHJ Boss 30 No. 149 - KHJ Birthday Card
KHJ Boss 30 No. 149 - May 8, 1968


Anonymous said...

"This Guy's in Love With You" debuts at No. 10. Ray, a while back you noted a high-debuting record. How many records did debut in the Top 10 on KHJ?

Also, my memory is that KHJ played "MacArthur Park" with the middle section ("There will be another song for me ...") edited out but did include the instrumental passage. I was always surprised when I'd buy a 45 and find out it was different than what KHJ was playing. Most of the time it was simply just a single edit or an early fade, but other times it would radically different. I'll note more of these as I see them in later charts.

Ray Randolph said...

There were seven records that debuted in the Top Ten on KHJ. Listed chronologically with the debut position in parenthesis, they were:

"It Ain't Me Babe" (10) by The Turtles
"We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper" (5) by The Beatles
"Nowhere Man" (6) by The Beatles
"Monday, Monday" (3) by The Mamas & The Papas
"I'm A Believer/Steppin' Stone" (9) by The Monkees
"This Guy's In Love With You" (10) by Herb Alpert
"Hey Jude/Revolution" (10) by The Beatles

guy zapoleon said...

To Anonymous: I remember 93/KHJ editing out the ("There will be another song for me ...") also I believe they actually also edited out some of the incredible instrumental passage as well.

According to SongFacts Jimmy Webb refused to edit it(but that doesnt mean KHJ didn't do that itself. I think they eventually did play the full version but not while it was a current hit

...This runs 7:20. At the time, it was still rare for radio stations to play songs longer than 3 minutes, so Harris' label, MCA, didn't release the song as a single. But some radio stations on the FM dial (the adventurous new competitor to AM), started playing the song from the album, which prompted MCA to release it. When it proved popular, many AM stations also jumped on it. According to Webb, KHJ, a big rock station in Los Angeles, asked for a short version to play. Webb refused to edit the song, so the station ended up playing all 7:20 of it.