Caroline Countdown of Sound
10th February 1973


Radio Caroline returned to the air at the end of 1972 broadcasting from the mv Mi Amigo, anchored off the coast of Holland. Programmes of rock music began in Dutch and English but in early February the music format was changed. The station began playing pop by day, retaining the more progressive programming for late at night. On 10th February a Top 40 chart show was added to the daytime schedule every Saturday afternoon.
 
This was the first chart and it contains an interesting mix of Dutch and British releases. It has kindly been provided by Kees Mouwen.
 
This particular run of Caroline Countdown charts was short-lived. The station was silenced by generator failure at the end of the following month.


Radio Caroline    Countdown of Sound    10th February 1973
presented by Ron Dolman

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1

School's Out
Alice Cooper
2

Blockbuster
The Sweet
3

Go Like Elijah
Chi Coltrane
4

Long Haired Lover from Liverpool
Little Jimmy Osmond
5

Me and Mrs. Jones
Billy Paul
6

Looking Thru The Eyes of Love
The Partridge Family starring David Cassidy
7

Dreidel
Don McLean
8

Jesus Is Just Alright
The Doobie Brothers
9

You're So Vain
Carly Simon
10

Crazy Horses
The Osmonds
11

Love Story
Nino Tempo & April Stevens
12

Donna
10cc
13

Papa Was A Rolling Stone
The Temptations
14

Bianca
Freddy Breck
15

Ben
Michael Jackson
16

If You Hold My Hand
Donna Hightower
17

Relay
The Who
18

Superstition
Stevie Wonder
19

Kom Maar Dicht Bij Mij
Herman van Keeken
20

There Goes Johnny (With My Lady)
The Tee-Set
21

Walk On The Wild Side
Lou Reed
22

Clap Your Hands And Stamp Your Feet
Bonnie St.Claire & Unit Gloria
23

Song For Everybody
Mac & Katie Kissoon
24

Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
The Blue Ridge Rangers
25

Botch-A-Me (Ba Ba Baciami Piccina)
Daisy Dynamite
26

Rock Me Baby
David Cassidy
27

Hi, Hi, Hi
Wings
28

Pardon Me Sir
Joe Cocker
29

Your Mama Don't Dance
Loggins & Messina
30

Mexican Bandido
Old Shatterhand
31

Daniel
Elton John
32

Love Train
The O'Jays
33

Let Us Try
Robert Long
34

The Mosquito
The Doors
35

Magic Woman Touch
The Hollies
36

The Jean Genie
David Bowie
37

Jesu (Joy Of Man's Desiring)
The Edwin Hawkins Singers
38

Crocodile Rock
Elton John
39

Elected
Alice Cooper
40

Jij Bent Veel Te Mooi
Danny Cardo





Our thanks to Kees Mouwen.
 
By way of comparison, the Top 50 used by the Dutch service of Radio Northsea International for the same week is here.
 
The links from the songs on this page lead to the Amazon MP3 Store where you can hear short audio clips of the tracks and customers in the UK can buy downloads. Please see this note.
 
There are a number of other offshore charts listed on The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame. Full details here.


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