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Guest DJ: Cory Wells of Three Dog Night - picks his 10 Favorite Songs for the ‘Dog Days’ of Summer

Air Times: 8/21 12 pm ET
Rebroadcasts: 8/21 5pm, 8/22 1am, 10pm; 8/23 8am; 8/24 4am & 3pm ET and On Demand

During the first half of the ‘70s no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night. Astonishing statistics: Three Dog Night had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including three #1 singles and 11 Top 10's; noting that 7 singles were million-sellers and they were awarded with 12-straight RIAA Certified Gold albums. Tens of millions of Three Dog Night records have been sold worldwide, and co-founder Cory Wells credits this enduring success to their performance of great songwriting. “It’s always been about the song”…and finding the best songwriters of their time including Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Elton John, Paul Williams and many more. Over the past few years, Three Dog Night has begun adding new music to their arsenal including the release of their first single in nearly 25 years, ‘Heart Of Blues’. After 40 years on the road, and having performed over 2,200 shows including two Super Bowls, Three Dog Night maintains an aggressive year-round touring schedule of over 80 dates per year. Their well-loved hits, delivered in an unmistakable harmonious vocal style, are still being performed for audiences spanning generations by founding members Cory Wells and Danny Hutton on vocals, along with their original keyboardist, guitarist and other talented musicians. Lead vocalist Cory Wells breaks away from their sizzling August shows to play ten ‘70s favorites for these ‘Dog’ days of summer!

Casey Kasem's American Top 40
Countdown 1970

Chart Recap: As heard on the weekend of August 16, 2014

Week of August 15, 1970

40: Maybe - The Three Degrees
39: Hitchin' A Ride - Vanity Fair
38: Julie Do You Love Me - Bobby Sherman
37: I Want To Take You Higher - Ike & Tina Turner
36: Groovy Situation - Gene Chandler
35: Do You See My Love For You Growing - Jr. Walker & The All-Stars
34: Solitary Man - Neil Diamond
33: Teach Your Children - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
32: Lay Down (Candles In The Wind)-Melanie & The Edwin Hawkins Singers
31: The Sly, The Slick & The Wicked - The Lost Generation
30: Big Yellow Taxi - The Neighborhood
29: Hand Me Down World - Guess Who
28: Everybody's Got The Right To Love - The New Supremes
27: Summertime Blues - The Who
26: Ain't No Mountain - Diana Ross
25: Hi-De-Ho - Blood, Sweat & Tears
24: Westbound #9 - The Flaming Ember
23: Lookin' Out My Back Door - Creedence Clearwater Revival
22: Are You Ready - Pacific Gas & Electric
21: Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
20: Tell It All Brother - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
19: Overture From Tommy - The Assembled Multitude
18: 25 Or 6 To 4 - Chicago
17: The Love You Save - Jackson 5
16: Patches - Clarence Carter
15: Get On Up (Sex Machine) - James Brown
14: Why Can't I Touch You - Ronnie Dyson
13: Lay A Little Lovin' On Me - Robin McNamara
12: I Just Can't Help Believing - B.J. Thomas
11: O-o-h Child – The Five Stairsteps
10: Ball Of Confusion - Temptations
9: Tighter & Tighter - Alive & Kicking
8: Mama Told Me Not To Come - Three Dog Night
7: Band Of Gold - Freda Payne
6: War - Edwin Starr
5: In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry
4: Spill The Wine - War w/Eric Burdon
3: Signed, Sealed, And Delivered - Stevie Wonder
2: Make It With You - Bread
1: Close To You - Carpenters

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