Top Ten Tuesday: KSJB (600 AM Jamestown ND), 1/31/69

KSJB in Jamestown, North Dakota has been on the air since 1937 and broadcasted a Top 40 format from 1963 to 1973, when, without warning, they switched to their current format, Country & Western. You have to give them credit for consistency. Wikipedia tells us that they can be heard in six US states and two Canadian provinces thanks to a directional antenna and a 5KW transmitter. Here’s what they were playing on January 31, 1969.

# Song/Artist Comments
10 This Magic Moment
Jay & The Americans
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman and originally done by Ben E. King & The Drifters, Jay & The Americans’ version reached #6 on the Hot 100 and #1 in Canada.
9 I’m Gonna Make You Love Me
Diana Ross & The Supremes/
The Temptations
Two of Motown’s best joined forces on this Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff song. Diana Ross and Eddie Kendricks sing the lead here, while Otis Williams does the man’s spoken part in the middle. This version peaked at #2 on the Hot 100 and #3 in the UK.
8 Worst That Could Happen
Brooklyn Bridge
A song by Jimmy Webb and originally done by The 5th Dimension on their album The Magic Garden, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge’s cover reached #3 on the Hot 100.
7 Everyday People
Sly & The Family Stone
Sly wrote this and it was their first single to reach #1 on the Hot 100 and the R&B chart.
6 Feelin’ So Good
The Archies
Subtitled “(S.K.O.O.B.Y.-D.O.O.)” but no relatiom to the Saturday morning cartoon. Written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim and sung by Ron Dante and Toni Wine, the voices behind Archie, Jughead et al.
5 Touch Me
The Doors
Written by Robbie Krieger and from The Doors’ The Soft Parade, this song uses both brass and strings. It reached #3 in the US, #1 in Canada and #10 in Australia, but failed to chart in the UK.
4 Crimson & Clover
Tommy James & The Shondells
Soft rockers Tommy James & The Shondells branch off into psychedelic rock with this one, which reached #1 in the US and other countries. This was their best-selling single, with unofficial sales of over 5 million units (RIAA never issued a Gold record, so we can’t be sure…)
3 I Started A Joke
The Bee Gees
From their 1968 album Idea, this was written by the three Gibb brothers and sung by Robin (the one always holding his ear). It reached #6 in the US but was never released as a single in the UK.
2 Stand By Your Man
Tammy Wynette
One of those songs that was so popular it reached both the Country and Pop charts. It was written by Tammy and Billy Sherrill. It placed at #1 on CMT’s list of 100 Top Country Songs, and earned Tammy a Grammy for Best Female Country Performance.
1 If I Can Dream
Elvis Presley
Written by Walter Earl Brown and debuted at the end of Elvis’s 1968 comeback performance. It was recorded two months after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, which inspired its composition.

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for January 26, 2021.

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