American Top 40 Memorial Day Weekend, 1977
It’s Memorial Day Weekend, 1977. Drive-Ins and cinemas are filled by two blockbusters opening that weekend: Smokey & The Bandit starring sex symbol Burt Reynolds in a CB squawking Trans-Am fueled plot, and just released on Wednesday; Star Wars has the sci-fi fanatics so crazed, they’re sitting through multiple screenings. On the beach they’re reading a new Colleen McCullough bestseller about the Cleary family in the Australian outback called The Thorn Birds. Those that are staying indoors are watching "Laverne & Shirley," "Happy Days," and "Three’s Company" on the boob tube. And according to American Top 40 historian and author Pete Battistini at at40book.com, there’s a slip up. Someone forgets to put in the radio friendly edit of "Life In The Fast Lane" during the AT40 countdown and the line ‘…haven’t seen a g&d d@$% thing’ airs on over 400 stations around the USA. Cover your ears kids…here it comes! We’re airing it this weekend, so enjoy the SiriusXM Sounds Of Summer!
Airtime: Saturday, May 25, 12 pm ET
Rebroadcasts: May 26, 9 am ET; May 27, 12 am & 3 pm* ET *Bonus re-broadcast!