Franklin Onn12

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Texas Top 40 (minus 12)

Artist Song
? & the Mysterians  96 Tears (#1) 
Buddy Holly & the Crickets  That'll Be the Day (#2) 
Sir Douglas Quintet  She's About a Mover (#3) 
Bobby Fuller Four  I Fought the Law (#4) 
Freddy Fender  Wasted Days and Wasted Nights (#7) 
Buddy Holly  Peggy Sue (#8) 
Willie Nelson  Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (#9) 
Roy Orbison & the Candy Men  Oh Pretty Woman (#10) 
Janis Joplin  Me and Bobby McGee (#11) 
Freddy King  Hide Away (#12) 
Roy Head & the Traits  Treat Her Right (#13) 
Barbara Lynn  You'll Lose a Good Thing (#15) 
Bobby 'Blue' Bland  Turn on Your Love Light (#16) 
Roger Miller  King of the Road (#17) 
Tony Joe White  Polk Salad Annie (#18) 
Waylon Jennings  Lukenbach, Texas (#20) 
Roy Orbison  Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel) (#21) 
Willie Nelson  On the Road Again (#22) 
Freddy Fender  Before the Next Teardrop Falls (#23) 
Ivory Joe Hunter  Since I Met You Baby (#25) 
Sir Douglas Quintet  Mendocino (#26) 
Fabulous Thunderbirds  Tuff Enuff (#27) 
Bruce Channel  Hey Baby (#28) 
Bubble Puppy  Hot Smoke & Sasafrass (#29) 
Dobie Gray  Drift Away (#30) 
Johnny Nash  I Can See Clearly Now (#33) 
Sunny & the Sunglows  Talk to Me (#34) 
Timbuk 3  The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades (#36) 


I can't claim all the credit for this one. The Austin Chronicle, Austin's weekly "alternative" newspaper, did a
cover story called "the Texas Top 40" in its 11/8/02 issue. The Chronicle music staff plus several other writers,
critics, and musicians went through a list of songs by Texas musicians (or musicians having at least a tangential
connection to Texas, e.g., Tony Joe White) that hit the Billboard Top 40 between 1955-2001. They voted on the
greatest (or at least their favorite) Texas Top 40 hits. I obviously couldn't fit all 40 on a single disc. So, to cut it
down, I limited it to no more than 2 songs per artist, cut out a couple of songs I had used on other mixes, left off a
couple I didn't like, didn't have access to, or would've meant bumping off a song I wanted to include. Then I went
down the list in order until I ran out of room. Scratched were Tighten Up - Archie Bell & the Drells (# 5), Wooly
Bully - Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs (#6), Crying - Roy Orbison (#14), Chantilly Lace - Big Bopper (#19), Rave
On - Buddy Holly (#24), Mind Playing Tricks on Me - Geto Boys (#31), For the Good Times - Ray Price (#32),
Steve Miller Band - The Joker (#35), Party Doll - Buddy Knox (#37), Lowdown - Boz Scaggs (#38), The Gambler
- Kenny Rogers (#39), Tush - ZZ Top (#40). Yeah, I know some of you will disagree with the songs I cut ("How
COULD you cut 'The Gambler,' Frankie?!!?"), so go make yer own mix. The story, the lists, "liner notes" on each
song, plus other interesting articles are on the Chronicle website at Look for the Nov. 8 issue
under "archives." Surprisingly, the mix that I ended up with has a nice flow to it despite the different eras and
styles of music all glommed together. Yee-ha, y'all.
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Date: 12/15/2002
great work, and some real classics here.
The Misfit
Date: 12/15/2002
Geez, what do they put in your water down there, and how can we get some up here???
Date: 12/15/2002
This looks great.
Mo Twang!
Date: 12/15/2002
Great stuff. Can't wait to see part two....
Sean Lally
Date: 12/15/2002
This is bitchin'. I'd love a copy. Let me know if you're up for more trades. I only wish that the 13th Floor Elevators could have made their list. Sure, they didn't have the "hits", but they seem at least as important as half of these artists. By the way, years ago I bought a Farfisa organ, just so I could learn '96 tears' - and that's about as far as I got. But what a riff, eh?
Date: 12/15/2002
SUPER MIX! all hits! maybe we arrange another trade sometime?
Rob Conroy
Date: 12/16/2002
Date: 12/16/2002
Nice one FO...! I'm with Sean on the 13th Floor Elevators....what's a Texas Top anything without Roky..? (You do have Bubble Puppy, though...)
Franklin Onn
Date: 12/16/2002
Sean and valis: Roky and the Elevators weren't eligible because You're Gonna Miss Me peaked at #55 on Billboard. But you're right, it deserves a spot. Maybe on a Texas rock mix...
Date: 12/16/2002
FO.., given the criteria, i.e., a "Top 40" I understand it....but Roky shoulda' hit the "40" in a just world....and while you're thinkin' 'bout a "Texas Rock" mix....add the Golden Dawn, too!
Media Vixen: Radio Sally
Date: 2/26/2003
This is a must-have! I didn't know that Question Mark and the Mysterians were Texans!
Date: 11/30/2003
I would have put Willie's Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain at #1 and definitely included Marty Robbins...but I'm from El Paso originally so I'm partial. I just read the Austin Chronicle 2003 issue today!