Top Ten Tuesday: KOFI (930 AM, Kalispell, MT), 12/10/67

KOFI now lives at 1180 AM and simulcasts on 104.3 FM, but they’ve been on the air since 1955 and in 1967 were playing Top 40. Now they split their time between oldies and news/talk. Here’s their Top 10 from December 10, 1967.

# Song/Artist Remarks
10 You Better Sit Down, Kids
Cher
From her fourth studio album, 1967’s With Love, Cher, a song by then-husband Sonny Bono. Told from a man’s perspective, it deals with the subject of divorce. The song reached #12 on the Hot 100.
9 In And Out Of Love
Diana Ross & The Supremes
From their album Reflections, this was the second single using the new billing of Diana Ross & The Supremes. It was the next-to-last Supremes single produced by Holland-Dozier-Holland, and the last to feature Florence Ballard. It reached #9 in the US, #10 in Canada, and #13 in the UK.
8 I’ve Gotta Be Me
Steve Lawrence
From the Broadway musical Golden Rainbow, which starred Steve and his wife Eydie Gormé. It reached #6 on the Easy Listening chart, but failed to reach the Top 40 on the Hot 100. A year later, Sammy Davis, Jr. recorded the song, and it peaked at #11 on the Hot 100.
7 I Say A Little Prayer
Dionne Warwick
Bacharach, David, Warwick was an unbeatable combination in the ’60’s. They did ten takes on the song in 1966 and Bacharach wasn’t happy with it. Scepter Records (Dionne’s label) president Florence Greenberg wanted it added to Dionne’s 1967 release The Windows of the World. It became a million-seller for her and reached #4 in the US and Canada.
6 Incense And Peppermints
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Based on an instrumental idea that two members of the band had, it reached #1 for one week then slowly fell off the chart.
5 The Rain, The Park And Other Things
The Cowsills
Some psychedelic pop from the family band The Cowsills. This reached #2 on the Hot 100, and but for “Daydream Believer” would have reached #1.
4 Peace Of Mind
Paul Revere & The Raiders
This song, from the album Goin’ To Memphis, reached #42 on the Hot 100 and #35 on the Cash Box survey nationally, but given that Kalispell is near the border with Idaho, from whence this band emerged, it was probably a local favorite.
3 Hello, Goodbye
The Beatles
A non-album single (it was included on the Magical Mystery Tour LP by Capitol in the US), written by Paul and credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was the first single released by the Fab Four after the death of their manager, Brian Epstein. John pushed to have “I Am The Walrus” as the A side to the single, but eventually agreed that this was the more commercial side. The song reached #1 i the US, UK, Canada, and Australia and was a Top 10 hit in most of the rest of the world.
2 The Other Man’s Grass (Is Always Greener)
Petula Clark
Title track from Petula’s 1967 album, it reached #3 on the Easy Listening chart and #31 on the Hot 100. It also reached #20 in the UK and #12 in Canada.
1 Daydream Believer
The Monkees
The Monkees had a very good year in 1967, and as mentionedf previously this reached #1 on the Hot 100.

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for December 8, 2020.

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: KOFI (930 AM, Kalispell, MT), 12/10/67

  1. I guess I was paying attention this year, John. I remember distinctly listening to “Incense And Peppermints” on my transistor radio, I’m guessing I was much more in tune with the Top-40 from this point on.

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  2. I remember these songs very well, especially Cher’s. I liked her so much and would still love to see her in person, although she’s rather . . . preserved through cosmetic surgery.

    Love,
    Janie

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