I was thinking of doing something different to put on my blog, to keep it fresh.
One day, and idea came to me when I listened to repeats of Casey Kasem's AT40 countdown show and I thought, I wonder what episode of the Lawrence Welk Show aired during the week of the featured countdown?
So tonight, I decided to choose a particular episode of a Welk show and also show who was on Billboard magazine's Top 40 list that same week.
It's kinda a neat trip down musical nostalgia, maybe it might bring back memories for you guys!
So my grand experiment begins with a random episode, April Showers which first aired April 19, 1969 on the ABC network
And here's the Top 40 most popular records on that same Saturday, beginning at #40 and counting down to #1....
40. ARBORS - The Letter
39. PEPPERMINT RAINBOW - Will You Be Staying After Sunday
38. BETTYE SWANN - Don't Touch Me
37. THE BEE GEES - First of May
36. SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET - Mendocino
35. ELVIS PRESLEY - Memories
34. TYRONE DAVIS - Is That Something You Got
33. FRANK SINATRA - My Way
32. THE BEACH BOYS - I Can Hear Music
31. CLARENCE CARTER - Snatching It Back
30. JAMES BROWN - I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing
29. THREE DOG NIGHT - Try A Little Tenderness
28. 1910 FRUITGUM COMPANY - Indian Giver
27. BUBBLE PUPPY - Hot Smoke & Sasafrass
26. NEIL DIAMOND - Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show
25. DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES & THE TEMPATIONS - I'll Try Something New
24. BOOKER T & THE MGs - Time is Tight
23. DAVID RUFFIN - My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)
22. DIONNE WARWICK - This Girl's In Love With You
21. JOE SIMON - The Chokin' Kind
20. SIMON & GARFUNKEL - The Boxer
19. CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - Proud Mary
18. PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS - Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon
17. THE VENTURES - Hawaii 5-0
16. CLASSICS IV - Traces
15. GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP - Don't Give In To Him
14. CRAZY ELEPHANT - Gimmie Gimmie Good Lovin'
13. WATTS 103RD STREET RHYTHM BAND - Do Your Thing
12. TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS - Sweet Cherry Wine
11. THE TEMPTATIONS - Runaway Child Running Wild
10. STEPPENWOLF - Rock Me
9. ZOMBIES - Time of the Season
8. EDWIN STARR - 25 Miles
7. THE COWSILLS - Hair
6. GLEN CAMPBELL - Galveston
5. TOMMY ROE - Dizzy
4. JERRY BUTLER - Only The Strong Survive
3. ISLEY BROTHERS - It's Your Thing
2. BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS - You've Made Me So Very Happy
1. THE 5TH DIMENSION - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In