Tag Archives: Top 40

Remembering Joe Light, a KOIL Good Guy

Normally I post about specific songs and the details that led to production, distribution and popularity, but today I want to write about my upbringing—specifically, the influence of a certain AM radio station on my understanding, awareness and love for … Continue reading

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Zappa on the pop charts?!! Gag me with a spoon.

Frank Zappa on the Top-40 pop singles charts?!!? It happened Sept. 4, 1982, when a song satirizing the mall-dwelling teens of the San Fernando Valley became a pop culture phenomenon. “Valley Girl” was a collaboration between Zappa and his 14-year-old … Continue reading

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