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I'm the co-host of THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO with Dana & Carl (Sunday nights, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org).  As a freelance writer, I contributed to Goldmine magazine from 1986-2006, wrote liner notes for Rhino Records' compilation CD Poptopia!  Power Pop Classics Of The '90s, and for releases by The Flashcubes, The Finkers, Screen Test, 1.4.5., and Jack "Penetrator" Lipton.  I contributed to the books Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth, Shake Some Action, Lost In The Grooves, and MusicHound Rock, and to DISCoveries, Amazing Heroes, The Comics Buyer's Guide, Yeah Yeah Yeah, Comics Collector, The Buffalo News, and The Syracuse New Times.  I also wrote the liner notes for the three THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO compilation CDs, because, well, who could stop me?  My standing offer to write liner notes for a Bay City Rollers compilation has remained criminally ignored.  Still intend to write and sell a Batman story someday.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO's Most Played Tracks 2016 (plus DOWNLOAD!)

And here's the expanded list of our most-played tracks throughout 2016 on This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl. You can see the expanded list of our most frequently-played artists in 2016 here, AND you can download our year-end Countdown show directly from Westcott Radio.





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1. 1.4.5. : Your Own World
2. BIG STAR: September Gurls
3. THE MONKEES: Birth Of An Accidental Hipster
4. PRINCE: I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
5 [tie]. THE 101ERS: Keys To Your Heart
            THE KINKS: Better Things
            THE MONKEES: Me & Magdalena [Version 2]
            THE MONKEES: She Makes Me Laugh
            PRINCE: When Doves Cry
            SUGAR: If I Can't Change Your Mind
11 [tie]. THE ANIMALS: We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
             THE BANGLES: The Real World
             THE BEATLES: Rain
             CHEAP TRICK: Surrender
             DAVID BOWIE: Life On Mars?
             EYTAN MIRSKY: Funny Money
             THE FLASHCUBES: Do Anything You Wanna Do
             THE FORTY NINETEENS: Disguise
             MANNIX: Highway Lines
             THE MONKEES: You Bring The Summer
             THE MUFFS: Rock And Roll Girl
             SCREEN TEST: Sound Of The Radio
             TERRY DRAPER: Younger Girl, Flower Girl
             THE WONDERS: That Thing You Do!
25 [tie]. THE BEACH BOYS: God Only Knows
             THE BEE GEES: Spicks & Specks
             COCKTAIL SLIPPERS: St. Valentine's Day Massacre
             DAVID BOWIE: Queen Bitch
             DAVID BOWIE: Rebel Revel
             HOLLY GOLIGHTLY: Time Will Tell
             JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS: You've Come A Long Way Baby
             KISS: Shout It Out Loud
             THE LA'S: There She Goes
             LULU: To Sir, With Love
             LYRES: Help You Ann
             THE MONKEES: I'm A Believer
             THE MONKEES: Me & Magdalena
             NICK LOWE: Cruel To Be Kind
             ONE LIKE SON: Punk Rock Prom Queen
             THE ONLY ONES: Another Girl, Another Planet
             RAY PAUL: I Love It (But You Don't Believe It)
             RAY PAUL: Pretty Flamingo
             SCREEN TEST: Not Today
             THE SEX PISTOLS: God Save The Queen
45 [tie]. AL GREEN: I Want To Hold Your Hand
             THE BEATLES: Revolution
             BIG STAR: In The Street
             BIG STAR: Thirteen
             CHEAP TRICK: I Want You To Want Me
             CLOCKWORK FLOWERS: A Little Respect
             COURTNEY BARNETT: Elevator Operator
             THE DIODES: Tired Of Waking Up Tired
             DRESS CODE: Something's Really Wrong
             THE DRIFTERS: On Broadway
             EARTH, WIND & FIRE: September
             EYTAN MIRSKY: This Year's Gonna Be Our Year
             THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES: First Plane Home
             FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE: Better Things
             JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: Come Up The Years
             JOEY RAMONE & GENERAL JOHNSON: Rockaway Beach
             THE KINKS: Waterloo Sunset
             THE KINKS: You Really Got Me
             KLAATU: California Jam
             MATTHEW SWEET: Girlfriend
             THE MONKEES: Love's What I Want
             THE MONKEES: Pleasant Valley Sunday
             THE MONKEES: Porpoise Song
             THE MONKEES: Sometime In The Morning
             THE MONKEES: You Told Me
             THE NERVES: Hanging On The Telephone
             ONE LIKE SON: The Day You Walk Away
             PEZBAND: Waiting In Line
             THE POPTARTS: I Won't Let You Let Me Go
             THE PRETENDERS: Talk Of The Town
             THE RICHARDS: Five Personalities
             ROCKPILE: Heart
             THE RUBINOOS: I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
             THE SMALL FACES: Tin Soldier
             THE SPINNERS: I'll Be Around
             SWEET: Fox On The Run
             TODD RUNDGREN: I Saw The Light
             THE UNDERTONES: Teenage Kicks