22nd December 1972.

Radio Northsea's International Service came to an abrupt end on 24th October 1972. The evening shows were replaced by Dutch programmes. However, after only a few days, on 3rd November, the English language service was reinstated.
 
Before this interruption the International Service used the Prediction Hit 40 chart. Now it had a Top 30. The station continued with this for the next year.
 
Some of the details of this chart were obtained from a recording provided by Hans Knot, supplemented and confirmed with information from radiopedia.nl with grateful thanks to both.
 
The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame has put together a Spotify playlist of this chart. You can find it here. Unfortunately not all the songs are available on Spotify but almost all of them are and we hope it brings back good memories.


 

Radio Northsea International   Top 30   22nd December 1972
presented by Mark Slate

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1
6
Listen to the Music
The Doobie Brothers
2
2
Angel / What Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me)
Rod Stewart
3
4
Getting A Drag
Lynsey De Paul
4
1
Ventura Highway
America
5
3
Gudbuy T'Jane
Slade
6
7
Shotgun Wedding
Roy C
7
5
Lay Down
The Strawbs
8
9
Come Softly To Me
The New Seekers
9
13
When I Was A Cowboy
Ralph McTell
10
19
Magic Woman Touch
The Hollies
11
21
Keeper of the Castle
The Four Tops
12
25
You're So Vain
Carly Simon
13
8
Long Haired Lover From Liverpool
Little Jimmy Osmond
14
16
I'd Love You To Want Me
Lobo
15
27
Hi Hi Hi
Wings
16
-
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
John & Yoko and the Plastic Ono Band
17
24
My Mother Was Her Name
Hurricane Smith
18
22
I'll Be Around
The Detroit Spinners
19
11
Crazy Horses
The Osmonds
20
12
Nights In White Satin
The Moody Blues
21
23
Who is the Doctor
Jon Pertwee
22
10
Ben
Michael Jackson
23
-
Papa Was A Rolling Stone
The Temptations
24
14
Crocodile Rock
Elton John
25
28
Walk On Water
Neil Diamond
26
18
Everynight
The Drifters
27
-
The Jean Genie
David Bowie
28
15
Why
Donny Osmond
29
30
I'm On My Way to A Better Place
The Chairmen of the Board
30
-
Solid Gold Easy Action
T.Rex





click to hear audio Mark Slate hosting the RNI Top 30 show on 22nd December 1972, a recording kindly provided by Hans Knot (duration 4 minutes 14 seconds)

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.
 
The most recent previous RNI chart we have is the Prediction Hit 40 from 21st October 1972. The next Top 30 is from 24th August 1973.


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