Playlists for The Dr. Demento Show


All dates listed here are Sundays and refer to the syndicated version of the show. If your area airs the show on a different day, the Sunday following that day will probably get you the correct playlist.

Syndicated show (complete archives)
2010s: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
2000s: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
1990s: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
1980s: 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1970s: 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

local L.A. show (work in progress)
1990s: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
1980s: 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1970s: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

Syndicated year-end countdowns
2010s: 2010 2011 2012 2013
2000s: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
1990s: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
1980s: 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1970s: 1974 1975 1976 N/A 1978 1979

local L.A. year-end countdowns
1990s: 1990 1991 1992 N/A 1994 1995 1996
1980s: 1980 1981 1982 N/A N/A 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1970s: 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

Other regular shows

Other special shows


The playlist is normally posted Saturday morning. If you would like to receive an e-mail copy of the playlist as soon as it is available, you may subscribe to the mailing list by sending an e-mail message to jbmorris@dmdb.org with subscribe playlists as the subject line. In the body of the message, enter the exact e-mail address to which the playlists should be sent. (No scrambled "spam-proof" addresses, please.) Also, be sure that the e-mail address you entered is not preventing incoming e-mail from the above address.

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The spellings on the playlists are determined by cross-referencing several people's record collections, reference books, and extensive library catalogs. Here is a bibliography of some of the books we use the verify artists, titles, and spellings. We try to get these as accurate as possible, but if you do find mistakes, please let us know.

So far, all syndicated playlists (July, 1974 to present) are available. I hope in the future to have all live playlists entered as well. If you have live playlists from 1970-1973, or syndicated lists from the summer of 1975 or 1978 (where there are a couple of mysteries), please contact me at the address above.

Copyright Information
The playlists and associated information on this site are the product of years of hard work by disc jockey Dr. Demento, historian Jeff Morris, and many other contributors to the rec.music.dementia newsgroup (see below). They are made publicly available for personal use by anyone interested. They are NOT to be copied to other web sites or modified without permission.
Playlists here are constantly updated, so copies on other web sites are not only unauthorized, but are likely to contain outdated and inaccurate information. You are allowed to access and/or download playlists from this web site for your own personal use, but you may not publish (via any medium, including the world-wide web) any work which makes use of the playlist information without first obtaining permission and properly crediting the source.

We appreciate everyone who has donated to the playlist archives. The following people have made significant donations of playlist photocopies, data entry, corrections, clarifications, and/or general consultation: The Rev. Warren Debenham, Mike Kieffer, Chris Mezzolesta, Tom McCown, J. Alan Septimus, John Lorentz, Evan L. Marcus, Paul A. Winders, Annie Sattler, Russ Josephson, Craig G. Andersen, Tim P. Ryan, J.D. Zack, Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, Frank Merrill, Rob Killam, Elizabeth & William Simpson, Jason Howard, Dan White, Edwin Harvey Jr., and of course Dr. Demento.


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