Now that I’ve started the site up again, I have a couple of series I’m going to try to keep running. The first one is “Fan Mail.” In an ongoing effort to make the web less of a cesspool, I’ll occasionally put some fan mail out into the world.
Breihan has been writing up every song that has hit number one on the Billboard charts, starting back in the fifties. I look forward to reading the new entries in this list every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Now, we’re up to the early 80s, back when Casey Kasem reigned and I have first-hand memories of listening to these songs on the radio.
I Love Rock and Roll ruled the airwaves in fourth grade.
Eye of the Tiger was the first 45s I ever bought.
Today’s entry: Jack and Diane was off one of the first records I ever owned. The first track off American Fool was Hurts So Good, immediately followed by Jack and Diane. That’s a pretty impressive one-two punch.