Op 31 Augustus 1974 besloot RNI de uitzendingen om 20:00 uur. RNI had in de 3 jaren daarvoor op tweede kerstdag een Top 100 uitgezonden, in 1974 kwam dat er niet van. Mocht RNI besloten hebben om op 31 Augustus 1974 zo’n Top 100 uit te zenden, dan zou deze eruit hebben gezien, zoals hieronder weergegeven. Frans Elbertsen heeft uitgerekend hoeveel punten elke Top 50 plaat in 1974 heeft gekregen en uit die lijst kun je ook de Top 100 extraheren (zie ook Top 100 1974). De lijst hieronder is dus nooit uitgezonden, maar maakt de RNI Top 100 historie wel compleet.

Deze Top 100 kun je hier beluisteren:

Uur 1                          Uur 2                          Uur 3

Uur 4                          Uur 5                          Uur 6

Onder de TOP 100 over 8 maanden 1974 kun je de muzikale herinneringen van Michael Downing lezen aan RNI in 1974 en daaronder vind je het allerlaatste gedrukte exemplaar van de Top 50 poster.

En als eerste toegift kun je ook nog een selectie van de platen (de zwartgemerkte nummers in de lijst hieronder) van de Top 100 over 8 maanden 1974 bekijken in twee delen:

Video DEEL 1                                    Video DEEL 2

De tweede toegift is een zelf samengestelde Soul top 10 met platen uit 1973 en 1974 waarmee ik het aantal videoclips op 50 breng, een mooi aantal om de reeks Top 50’s mee af te sluiten (de lijst vind je onderaan deze pagina):

Video DEEL 3

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1

THE CATS Be my day

EMI

2

MUD Dynamite

Columbia

3

DE PIRATEN Heimwee naar Marokko

Vier Wieken

4

MUD Tiger feet

RAK

5

MARC WINTER De heilsoldaat

De Zilvervloot

6

THE THREE DEGREES Dirty ol' man

Philadelphia

7

THE RUBETTES Sugar baby love

Polydor

8

GEORGE BAKER SELECTION Fly away little Paraquayo

Negram

9

MOUTH & MACNEAL Ik zie een ster

Philips

10

ABBA Waterloo

Polydor

11

IVAN HEYLEN De wilde boerendochtere

Omega

12

THE HOLLIES The air that I breathe

Polydor

13

HOT CHOCOLATE Emma

RAK

14

JACK JERSEY In the still of the night

Negram

15

MUD The cat crept in

RAK

16

TERRY JACKS Seasons in the sun

Bell

17

CARPENTERS Jambalaya

A&M

18

EARTH & FIRE Love of life

Polydor

19

RONALD & DONALD Kwek kwek

CBS

20

ANDRÉ MOSS Ella

Negram

21

RESONANCE OK Chicago

Barclay

22

SERGE GAINSBOURG & JANE BIRKIN Je t'aimemoi non plus

Omega

23

SILVIO Marian come back home

Negram

24

JACKPOT Is everybody happy

Basf

25

TEACH-IN Fly away

CNR

26

THE THREE DEGREES When will I see you again

Philadelphia

27

CHARLIE RICH The most beautiful girl

Epic

28

ELVIS PRESLEY Jailhouse rock

RCA

29

JAMES BROWN Woman (part 1)

Polydor

30

SLADE Everyday

Polydor

31

SPARKS This town ain't big enough for both of us

Island

32

HUES CORPORATION Rock the boat

Dance

33

PAPER LACE The night Chicago died

Philips

34

VADER ABRAHAM & BOER KOEKOEK Den Uyl is in den olie

11 Provincien

35

CATAPULT Let your hair hang down

Polydor

36

GOLDEN EARRING Instant poetry

Polydor

37

ALBERT HAMMOND I'm a train

Epic

38

GERARD COX Die goeie ouwe tijd

CBS

39

THE CATS Rock 'n' roll

Imperial

40

US Music in the air

Delta

41

AMERICAN GYPSY Angel eyes

Philips

42

ANDRÉ VAN DUIN De tamme boerenzoon

CNR

43

WINGS Band on the run

Apple

44

PIERRE GROSCOLAS Lady lay

Basf

45

COZY POWELL Dance with the devil

RAK

46

MARVIN HAMLISCH The entertainer

MCA

47

JACK JERSEY Papa was a poor man

Imperial

48

WINGS Mrs. Vandebilt

Apple

49

JULIEN CLERC Si on chantait

Pathe

50

TONY SHERMAN Tonight

Polydor

51

JACKPOT One and one is two

Basf

52

FARCE MAJEUR Kiele kiele Koeweit

11 Provincien

53

DIANA ROSS & MARVIN GAYE You are everything

Motown

54

SUZI QUATRO Devil gate drive

RAK

55

GERARD HOEBEN Maar wie holt van mekaar

Telstar

56

HEINO La montanara

Columbia

57

THREE DOG NIGHT The show must go on

EMI

58

LIESBETH LIST Te veel te vaak

Philips

59

FREDDY BRECK Die Sonne geht auf

Basf

60

GERARD COX 't Is weer voorbij die mooie zomer

CBS

61

TERRY JACKS If you go away

Bell

62

LOVE UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA Love's theme

Philips

63

NICK MACKENZIE Peaches on a tree

Imperial

64

COCKNEY REBEL Sebastian

EMI

65

VICKY LEANDROS Theo wir fahren nach Lodz

Philips

66

THE TRAMMPS Love epidemic

Philadelphia

67

DEMIS ROUSSOS Someday somewhere

Philips

68

DE JANTJES Toedeloe

Vier Wieken

69

MOUTH & MACNEAL Ah l'amore

Decca

70

BARRY WHITE Never, never gonna give you up

Philips

71

THE THREE DEGREES Year of decision

Philadelphia

72

SHEPSTONE & DIBBENS Shady lady

Pink Elephant

73

EUSON Leon

Polydor

74

REINHARD MEY Gute Nacht Freunde

Intercord

75

WALLY TAX It ain't no use

Ariola

76

TONY & LOS SANTOS Trico trico tra

Park

77

GEORGE MCCRAE Rock your baby

RCA

78

DEMIS ROUSSOS My only fascination

Philips

79

BOLLAND & BOLLAND Mexico I can't say goodbye

Negram

80

SLADE Merry Xmas everybody

Polydor

81

CARDINAL POINT I'm the grand pretender

Philips

82

RINGO STARR You're sixteen

Apple

83

DAVID BOWIE Rebel rebel

RCA

84

DEMIS ROUSSOS Schönes Mädchen aus Arcadia

Philips

85

ASTRID NIJGH Ik doe wat ik doe

Polydor

86

NEIL DIAMOND Skybird

CBS

87

CISKA PETERS España mañana

Philips

88

DONNA SUMMER The hostage

Groovy

89

CHICKEN SHACK I'd rather go blind

Blue Horizon

90

WINGS Jet

Apple

91

THE WALKERS Oh lonesome me

Killroy

92

LULU The man who sold the world

Polydor

93

THE SWEET Teenage rampage

RCA

94

THE SHOES Face to face

Negram

95

WALLY TAX Miss wonderful

Ariola

96

THE STYLISTICS You make me feel brand new

AVCO

97

FREDDY BRECK Halli hallo

Basf

98

NICO HAAK Honkie tonkie pianissie

Fontana

99

GEORGE BAKER SELECTION Baby blue

Negram

100

BARRY BLUE Do you wanna dance

Barclay

The musical memories of Michael Downing regarding RNI in 1974

 

Since "I saw the light" in the summer of 1972, RNI had been a supporter of Todd Rundgren and, at the beginning of 1974, Leo van der Goot both had "Hello it's me" as his kanskaart and featured an album track, "Sons of 1984", regularly on Driemaster.

 

Another US act that had been very popular on RNI was the Doobie Brothers and, by the end of January 1974, the third single from "The captain and me", "Natural Thing" was picking up significant airplay on RNI, becoming Treiterschijf on 26 January 1974. Whilst it made the Super Top 50, it was not as successful as "Long train running" or "China Grove".

 

"Dream kid" by the Sutherland Brothers and Quiver was one of the favourites of the International service in the early part of 1974, becoming Smash Play on 18 January 1974. It made no. 12 on the Toppers 20, but was not a hit in the UK or Holland. However, the Sutherland Brothers and Quiver would have a big hit two years later with "Arms of Mary".

 

"Give me just another day" by the Four Miracles was well played on RNI in January 1974, but was not a hit.

 

Chi Coltrane was very popular in the last 18 months of RNI's life, but "Whoever told you" was not a hit, despite being both a Treiterschijf and a Smash Play.

 

Barry White's "Never never gonna give you up" spent most of February 1974 as one of RNI's most played records, as was "You're sixteen" by Ringo Starr.

 

One of the records most associated with RNI in 1974 was "West Virginia" by Cape Canary, which was the Treiterschijf in the week commencing 13 April 1974. Despite its popularity on RNI, it made only no. 40 on the Super Top 50.

 

Ferry Maat's Soul Show was a weekly feature on RNI in 1974 and two Dutch soul records were successful in the summer. "Angel eyes" by American Gypsy was Treiterschijf in the week commencing 18 May 1974 and made no. 8 in the Super Top 50 and "Tonight" by Tony Sherman spent four weeks in the Troef 20 before entering the Super Top 50 at no. 46, climbing to no. 40, falling back to no. 46 and then climbing into the Top 10, with no. 9 as its highest position in August 1974.

 

"I love you" by Larry Cotton was another RNI favourite from the summer of 1974 and was Treiterschijf in the week commencing 1 June 1974.

 

Chicago was another US group that was popular on RNI in 1974. "I've been searching so long", a Technici kanskaart, made only no. 12 on the Troef 20 in May 1974, but the album from which it came, "Chicago VII", was LP van de Week on 30 March 1974 and the second single, "Call on me", made no. 47 in the Super Top 50 for two weeks in August 1974, having been Ferry Maat's kanskaart.

 

Another minor Super Top 50 hit in August 1974 was a version of "Will you still love me tomorrow" by Dump, which did not even make the Tipparade on Radio Veronica.

 

The International service had a number of Smash Plays that are all but forgotten now, among them "Johnny B Goode" by Jet (12 April), "Sweet was my Rose" by Velvet Glove (26 April), "Dirty work" by Ian Matthews (21 June) and "After the show" by Kevin Ayers (2 August), but there was one very noteworthy success amongst the Smash Plays, which was "This town ain't big enough for both of us" by Sparks, which was Smash Play in the week commencing 5 April 1974 and became a Top 10 hit in both the UK and Holland.

 

The International service also supported Dutch hits, with both "Love of life" by Earth and Fire and "Wintertime" by Kayak being Smash Plays in the summer. Neither of them was a hit in the UK, unfortunately.

 

However, the most played record on RNI in 1974 - and in every year of its life - was the final Treiterschijf in the week commencing 24 August 1974. The RNI theme tune, "Man of action" by the Les Reed Orchestra, was reissued to mark the end of RNI and kept the station's memory alive by becoming a Top 10 hit in Holland in the autumn of 1974.

Het gedrukte exemplaar van de Top 50 poster van 31 Augustus 1974

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01

THE THREE DEGREES Dirty ol' man

Philadelphia

02

ISLEY BROTHERS That Lady

Epic

03

EDDIE KENDRICKS Keep on truckin'

Tamla Motown

04

THE THREE DEGREES When will I see you again

Philadelphia

05

IKE & TINA TURNER Nutbush City Limits

United Artists

06

THE O'JAYS For the love of money

Philadelphia

07

THE TRAMMPS Where do we go from here

Philadelphia

08

THE STYLISTICS Rockin' roll baby

Avco

09

LOVE UNLIMITED Under the influence of love

Philips

10

THE CHI-LITES Homely girl

Barclay