In 1972 zond RNI voor de tweede keer een Top 100 uit. Je kon deze toen beluisteren op tweede kerstdag tussen 12:00 en 18:00. De Top 100 werd gepresenteerd door Peter Holland, Nico Steenbergen, Leo van der Goot, Alfred Lagarde, Tony Berk en Ferry Maat. De Top 100 werd samengesteld op basis van de noteringen in de RNI Top 50 tussen 1 Januari en eind December 1972.

Deze Top 100 kun je hier beluisteren:

Uur 1                          Uur 2                          Uur 3

Uur 4                          Uur 5                          Uur 6

Onder de TOP 100 kun je de muzikale herinneringen van Michael Downing lezen aan RNI in 1972 en daaronder de uitslag van de populariteitspoll 1972 van Muziek Express, waarbij RNI best wel goed scoort.

En als toegift kun je ook nog twee uur van deze Top 100 met beelden bekijken:

Video Uur 3                                   Video Uur 6

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1

UN CANTO A GALICIA Julio Iglesias

Decca

2

SACRAMENTO Middle Of The Road

RCA

3

POPCORN Hot Butter, Popcornmakers,  Anarchic System Etc

Diversen

4

LET'S DANCE Cats

Imperial

5

ICH HAB' DIE LIEBE GESEH'N Vicky Leandros

Philips

6

POPPA JOE Sweet

RCA

7

HELLO-A Mouth & Macneal

Decca

8

I PUT A SPELL ON YOU Creedence Clearwater Revival

Fantasy

9

MEMORIES Earth & Fire

Polydor

10

SUGAR ME Lynsey De Paul

MAM

11

APRES TOI Vicky Leandros

Philips

12

MEISJES MET RODE HAREN Arne Jansen

Imperial

13

I THINK I LOVE YOU Partridge Family

Bell

14

MEXICO Les Humphries Singers

Decca

15

MOULDY OLD DOUGH Lt Pigeon

Decca

16

WIG WAG BAM Sweet

RCA

17

VAYA CON DIOS Cats

Imperial

18

I'LL NEVER DRINK AGAIN Alexander Curly

Negram

19

A WHITER SHADE OF PALE Procol Harum

Deram

20

L'AVVENTURA Stone & Eric Charden

Omega

21

HOW DO YOU DO Mouth & Macneal

Decca

22

FREEDOM Mac & Katie Kissoon

Polydor

23

LOOK WOT YOU DUN Slade

Polydor

24

MY REASON Demis Roussos

Philips

25

SEALED WITH A KISS Bobby Vinton

Epic

26

MATRIMONY Gilbert O'Sullivan

MAM

27

I SAW YOU Seemon & Marijke

A&M

28

I JUST CAN'T HELP BELIEVIN' Elvis Presley

RCA/Victor

29

MANDOLINEN IN NICOSIA Zangeres Zonder Naam

Telstar

30

SCHONE MAID Tony Marshall

Ariola

31

SONG SUNG BLUE Neil Diamond

Uni

32

ANGELIQUE Andre Van Duin

CNR

33

SOMEONE Axis

Riviera

34

MY WORLD Bee Gees

Polydor

35

SAMSON & DELILAH Middle Of The Road

RCA

35

THE TALK OF ALL THE USA Middle Of The Road

RCA

36

MARIO Hanny & De Rekels

11 Provincien

37

BOTTOMS UP Middle Of The Road

RCA

38

SON OF MY FATHER Chicory Tip

CBS

39

LOCO POR TI Chris Montez

Paramount

40

SING ALONG Mac & Katie Kissoon

Young Blood

41

OEI OEI Jan Boezeroen

Imperial

42

I'M ON MY WAY George Baker Selection

Negram

43

A THING CALLED LOVE Johnny Cash

CBS

44

SYLVIA'S MOTHER Dr Hook & Medicine Show

CBS

45

DON'T TURN ME LOOSE Greenfield & Cook

Polydor

46

BEG STEAL OR BORROW New Seekers

Philips

47

YOU'RE A LADY Peter Skellern

Decca

48

EEN MAN MAG NIET HUILEN Jacques Herb

11 Provincien

49

ZOMERZON Makkers

11 Provincien

50

SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES Blue Haze

A&M

51

UBERALL AUF DER WELT Freddy Breck

Basf

52

CLAIR Gilbert O'Sullivan

MAM

53

THIS WORLD TODAY IS A MESS Donna Hightower

Pink Elephant

54

STAY WITH ME Faces

Warner Brothers

55

IS THIS THE WAY TO AMARILLO Tony Christie

MCA

56

I LIKE IT THAT WAY Tremeloes

CBS

57

I DIDN'T KNOW I LOVED YOU Gary Glitter

Bell

58

OH BABE WHAT WOULD YOU SAY Hurricane Smith

Columbia

59

THE BABY Hollies

Parlophone

60

ALS HET OM DE LIEFDE GAAT Sandra & Andres

Philips

61

BUDDY JOE Golden Earring

Polydor

62

EVERYBODY JOIN HANDS Debbie

Ariola

63

VINCENT Don Mclean

United Artists

64

A MATTER OF FACTS Dizzy Man'S Band

Injection

65

MICHAELA Bata Illic

Polydor

66

COZ I LUV YOU Slade

Polydor

67

MAMA PAPA Cardinal Point

Philips

68

CHILD IN TIME (PART 1) Deep Purple

Harvest

69

ELA ELA Axis

Riviera

70

ROCK AND ROLL PART 1 Gary Glitter

Bell

71

TAKA TAKATA Paco Paco

Omega

72

YOU KOU LA LE LOUPI Mouth & Macneal

Decca

73

SUMMERTIME SUMMERTIME Hobbyhorse

Bell

74

MORNING HAS BROKEN Cat Stevens

Island

75

IT'S GONNA BE ALRIGHT Smyle

Polydor

76

GIVE UP YOUR GUNS Buoys

EMI

77

LISTEN TO THE MUSIC Doobie Brothers

Warner Brothers

78

MANANA MANANA Bonnie St. Claire

Philips

79

ISABELLE JE T'AIME Poppys

Barclay

80

MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION Paul Simon

CBS

81

INKPOT Shocking Blue

Pink Elephant

82

LITTLE WILLY Sweet

RCA

83

HOOKED ON A FEELING Jonathan King

Decca

84

NON NON RIEN N'A CHANGE Poppys

Barclay

85

OLLEKE BOLLEKE Vader Abraham

11 Provincien

86

EINE NEUE LIEBE IST WIE EIN NEUES LEBEN Jurgen Marcus

CBS

87

MIGHTY MIGHTY ROLY POLY Mal

RCA

88

COMME JE SUIS Vicky Leandros

Philips

89

THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE Roberta Flack

Atlantic

90

FAIS DO Redbone

Epic

91

DANCE CLEOPATRA Prince Buster

Blue Elephant

92

MARGRIETJE Louis Neefs

Philips

93

SUMMER OF '71 Bolland & Bolland

Negram

94

STREETS OF LONDON Ralph Mctell

Paramount

95

JOY Apollo 100

Pink Elephant

96

TAKE ME BAK 'OME Slade

Polydor

97

WITHOUT YOU Nilsson

RCA/Victor

98

TO MAKE MY LIFE BEAUTIFUL Alex Harvey

Capitol

99

BRAND NEW KEY Melanie

Buddah

100

HEART OF GOLD Neil Young

Reprise

The musical memories of Michael Downing regarding RNI in 1972

 

Over its four and a half year history, there were a number of records that became big hits as a result of their exposure on RNI. The two most obvious examples in 1972 were by Lt Pigeon and Peter Skellern.

 

Mouldy old dough” by Lt Pigeon was released in the UK in the early part of 1972 and was not successful. However, in the week commencing 26 August 1972, it was Tony Berk’s kanskaart, as a result of which it started getting airplay on the International service as well as the Dutch service. It soon entered the official UK chart and was no. 1 in October 1972.

 

Your’re a lady” by Peter Skellern was championed by Terry Davis, who made it his hitpick for two weeks running  (26 August and 2 September). It became a big hit in the UK and was then Treiterschijf on the Dutch service in the week commencing 21 October 1972, following which it also made the Dutch Top 10.   

 

The other record that will always be associated with Terry Davis in 1972 is “You don’t even know me” by Al Stewart, which was Terry’s hitpick in the week commencing 11 March 1972. Although it reached no. 4 in RNI’s International Prediction Hit 40,it was not a hit in the UK and it would be five years before Al Stewart scored a genuine international hit with “Year of the cat”.

 

Two records played a lot by Tony Allan in 1972 were “Hey my love” by Mark Radice and “This one’s for you” by Mark and John. Mark Radice was 14 when “Hey my love” was released in the autumn of 1972. The single  and the album from which it came were much played on RNI and Caroline, being a particular favourite of Tony Allan, who broadcast on both stations whilst the Mark Radice album was newly released. Big things were expected from Mark, but he never got the breakthrough that he needed and he remains best remembered for “Hey my love” and another track from the same album, “New day”.  “This one’s for you” by Mark and John was also not a hit, but was a happy song with a radio dedication theme that might have gone higher in the International Prediction Hit 40 than no. 25, which it reached on 21 October 1972, had this not been the final edition of this chart, which was discontinued when the International service was temporarily closed on 24 October 1972.

 

The record that I most associate with Arnold Layne in 1972 was a B side, “Forever autumn” by Vigrass & Osborne. The A side, “Men of learning”, was a minor Billboard Hot 100 entry, but Arnold was right – “Forever autumn” was a much better song. It would eventually be a hit for Justin Hayward in 1978, but the Vigrass & Osborne version was simpler and better for it.

 

“Think of me forever” by the Dyke Brothers Band was the Peter Holland kanskaart in the week of 14 October 1972, but is best remembered as being used as the basis for the jingle “Radio North Sea International station”. The record was not a hit. “It’s all right Bill” by Peter Bewley was a minor Super Top 50 entry in the autumn of 1972, but was played a lot on RNI at the time.

 

Two American records that were minor hits in the Super Hit 50 and no. 1s in the International Prediction Hit 40 were “Jesus was a crossmaker” by Judee Sill and “Brandy” by Looking Glass. Both were heavily played on RNI. Judee Sill made another album for Asylum that was given some attention by RNI in the summer of 1973, but she remains best remembered for “Jesus was a crossmaker” and died later in the 1970s. “Brandy” by Looking Glass was a no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, but they never had another hit of the same size in the US. Another of their tracks, “Rainbow Man” was played a lot on Driemaster in the early spring of 1973.

 

Another no. 1 in the International Prediction Hit 40 in 1972 that came from the US was “I saw the light” by Todd Rundgren – a favourite of all of the International service DJs in the early summer. Todd Rundgren was also a favourite of Alfred Lagarde in 1972, who also played “It wouldn’t have made any difference” from Todd’s album “Something/Anything?” a lot on his programmes on RNI. Another US act championed by Alfred Lagarde in 1972 was Steely Dan, whose “Do it again” single was Alfred’s kanskaart in the week commencing 9 December 1972, during the time that Alfred was presenting Driemaster.

 

Rob Eden returned to the Mebo 2 at the beginning of December 1972 following a break of three months, although he was only filling in whilst RNI recruited some more DJs for the International service. During December 1972, he played a number of records with an RNI connection. Both “Celebration” by Tony Ashton and “Who is the doctor?” by Jon Pertwee were on Purple Records, whose label manager at the time was Michael Lindsay, an RNI DJ in the summer of 1970. There was also “Golden Golden” by Woolly, which was a pseudonym for Mark Wesley, who had also been an RNI DJ in 1970, but by 1972 was working for Radio Luxembourg.

 

it’s great fun” by the Hearts of Soul will always be associated with RNI. A Treiterschijf in the summer of 1972, it reached no. 16 in the Super Hit 50 without ever making the Top 40 on Radio Veronica. Also in the summer, Ferry Maat had “Dance Cleopatra” by Prince Buster as his kanskaart. An unusual choice, but a big hit in the Super Top 50.

 

Finally, no summary of music played on RNI in 1972 would be complete without mentioning “Listen to the music” by the Doobie Brothers, which was played at least once every two hours on the International service during the latter part of November 1972 as part of a promotion for the group by their label, Warner Brothers. “Listen to the music” was a hit in the Super Hit 50 and the Billboard Hot 100, but did not make the UK Top 40 until early 1974, when it was reissued when the Doobie Brothers played in the UK. By that time, they would have had several other hits in the Super Top 50.

De Populariteitspoll 1972 uit de Muziek Expres van Januari 1973

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