Once again it was another interesting week on the Surf Countdown, with lots of movement within the top 25 songs of the week. While many songs moved up or down within the chart, the top two spots on the March 9th Surf Countdown went unchanged for the 3rd week in a row. Lesa Hudson remained at the top with “Mixed Emotions” followed by “The Rest of Me” by Rick Strickland which held on to the 2nd spot. Blackwater Rhythm and Blues Band made a strong charge and ended up with their two songs in the top 5. Their song “I’ll Never Let You Go” feat Doug Winstead gained two positions from last week and landed in the 3rd spot and “Don’t Fight It” feat Phil Wilson jumped six positions from last week and landed in the 5th spot. Sylvia Johns Ritchie held on to the 4th spot for the 3rd week in a row with her song “Carolina Moon” which happens to be the title track for the JK Loftin/Cape Fear Studios compilation.
Lot of Ups
For the first time that I can remember, more songs gained positions this week with a total of 7 than actually lost positions which was only 5. The main reason for that is a total of 8, yes 8 songs held the same chart position as last week, not to mention “Old Time Sat Night” by R. Mark Black returned to the chart after a 6 week absence and the Feature Attraction Band came back this week after a 2 week absence with their song “This One’s For The People”. For the first time in 5 weeks we had a song debut on the chart. John G. Franklin made his debut with his song “I Can’t Live Without Your Love” which is on the Green Dot Records compilation “The Next Chapter”.
Surf Spotlight Songs
The Surf Spotlight Songs this week were “One More” by The Randy Clay Band, “Every Minute With You” by the East Coast Rhythm and Blues Band and “Satisfied” by Soul Pak. Be on the lookout for these songs to make their chart debut most any time.
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