censored song lyrics (was top 40 in 1957)

Bob Nelson raccoonradio@gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 00:57:25 EDT 2014

Many stations played a version of the soft hit "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" by
Chicago, but the full version gets louder and harder at the end ("when we
get back, gonna jump in the air"...)--or actually from what I've read, the
'full version' segues into a song called Get Away. AC stations didn't play
that part while some top 40 stations did. Not so much censored, etc, but
it's a diff. feel from the 'rest of the song'...I thought it was all part
of the same song, and it's treated as such by some stations.

On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 12:02 AM, Donna Halper <dlh@donnahalper.com> wrote:

> On 6/1/2014 7:23 PM, Ed Hennessy wrote:
>>   I can recall in the mid-1980s when WELI New Haven (AC by format then,
>> but closer to Full Service really) played a version of Laura Branigan's
>> "Self Control" which had the electronic guitar riff in the intro edited out.
> When I worked at WHDH in 1979-1980, it was also AC but really
> full-service; we did the same type of editing with a number of songs where
> the song itself was fine (lyrics-wise) but there was a harsh guitar riff,
> that they felt was unsuitable for the format, so they edited just the riff
> and left the rest of the song alone.

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