Tag Archives: 80s

Bruce in the 80s

recently i started streaming american top 40 countdowns from the 80s, and heard a really cool intro about bruce springsteen and his charities right at the beginning of his born in the USA period. this one’s for you, zach.

Casey Kasem

i have re-discovered casey kasem’s american top 40. i was driving home from my sister’s house recently, and the radio was playing a broadcast of american top 40 circa 1985. apparently my nostalgia for the 80s is shared by program directors who still play the old hits as if they were something new. casey kasem had a voice that was synonymous with my youth, and thanks to the internet i can hear it again. the most recent countdown was a re-broadcast from the weekend of december 8, 1981. the number one song from that weekend? olivia newton john’s physical.