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WPIX-FM Casey Kasem American Top 40 July 4 1976 (01:26:49)
. . . We're wavin' the Star Spangled Banner for the Two-Hundredth Birthday of the U.S.A.
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[Description by Uncle Ricky, credits to Rob Durkee.]
|40 Years of Number One Hits on July 4th|
|1937||It Looks Like Rain In Cherry Blossom Lane|
Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians
|1938||Says My Heart|
Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra (Harriet Hilliard)
|1939||Wishing (Will Make It So)|
Glenn Miller and His Orchestra (Ray Eberle)
|1940||I'll Never Smile Again|
Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra (Frank Sinatra)
Sammy Kaye (The Kaye Choir)
Harry James and His Orchestra
|1943||Comin' In On a Wing and a Prayer|
The Song Spinners
|1944||I'll Be Seeing You|
Les Brown and His Orchestra (Doris Day)
The Ink Spots
|1947||Chi-Baba Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go To Sleep)|
Kay Kyser and His Orchestra (Gloria Wood)
|1949||Riders In the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)|
Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra
|1950||"The Third Man" Theme|
Nat "King" Cole
|1952||Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart|
|1953||The Song From Moulin Rouge|
Percy Faith and His Orchestra (Felicia Saunders)
|1954||Little Things Mean A Lot|
|1955||(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock|
Bill Haley and His Comets
|1956||The Wayward Wind|
|1957||(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Loving You|
|1958a||The Purple People Eater|
|1959||The Battle Of New Orleans|
|1960||Everybody's Somebody's Fool|
|1961||Quarter To Three|
Gary U.S. Bonds
|1962||I Can't Stop Loving You|
|1963||Easier Said Than Done|
|1964||I Get Around|
The Beach Boys
|1965||(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction|
The Rolling Stones
|1966||Strangers In the Night|
|1968||This Guy's In Love With You|
|1969||Love Theme From "Romeo and Juliet"|
Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
|1970||The Love You Save|
|1971||It's Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move |
|1972||Lean On Me|
|1973||Will It Go Round In Circles|
|1974||Rock the Boat|
The Hues Corporation
|1975||Love Will Keep Us Together|
The Captain and Tennille
|1976||Silly Love Songs|
American Top 40 was celebrating six years airtime on July 4, 1976, when the United States was celebrating the Big 200.
The American Top 40 Bicentennial Special featured the Number One Songs on July 4th from 1937 through 1976. Sprinkled with fascinating facts, presented as only Countdown Master Kasem can present them, we offer a partial retrospective on the 25th anniversary of this historic program for July 4, 2001.
Our exhibit includes the program as presented on WPIX-FM in New York, but only for the years 1937 through 1959.
As Rob Durkee notes in American Top 40: The Countdown of the Century, AT40 specials weren't exempt from goofs. This special features a mistake with the second song; Says My Heart is actually a song called Whoa Baby, on which Harriet Hilliard is not heard. Simply, they played the wrong song.
There were no Billboard charts from 1937-1939, so the first two titles were based on the reports of other trade publications. No artist is featured more than once in this countdown.
Casey and Jean Kasem, 1981
This aircheck includes an authentic, Sunday morning WPIX-FM newscast (at
with street closures for the Bicentennial celebrations that day. And, there is a great spot for Nathan's Famous.
As of July 4, 2004, Part Two of this feature is available in The Dale Patterson Collection.