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He’s been called the man who taught the world to count to 40. Backwards!

Here we go with the Top 40 hits of the nation this week on American Top 40, the best-selling and most-played songs from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Canada to Mexico. This is Casey Kasem in Hollywood, and in the next 3 hours, we’ll count down the 40 most popular hits in the United States this week, hot off the record charts of Billboard magazine for the week ending July 11, 1970. In this hour at #32 in the countdown, a song that’s been a hit four different times in 19 years! And we’re just one tune away from the singer with the $10,000 gold hubcaps on his car.

Casey Kasem at the beginning of the inaugural AT40 broadcast.

On 15 June 2014, the world was saddened by the loss of Mr Top 40 – Casey Kasem. He was 82.