The last two 70's shows have both featured my favorite song in the countdown being #1---Papa Was A Rolling Stone and Top Of The World---and ironically enough I heard them within 12 hours of each other since I managed to miss all of the airings the weekend of 12/8-12/9. Haven't looked at the 12/17/77 chart yet (I don't like to look at them in advance) but suffice it to say that streak will end this week.
... Is the love that I´ve found, ever since you´ve been around Your love´s put me at the top of the world ...
Yes, I love this song, too, although I still have a bigger Carpenters favorite at the moment: "Sleigh ride"
"Music was my first love and it will be my last ... ´cause in this world of troubles my music pulls me through."
(from 1976: John Miles and The Alan Parsons Project with "Music")
Over My Head by Fleetwood Mac My Little Town by Simon & Garfunkel Fox on the Run by Sweet Saturday Night by Bay City Rollers Sky High by Jigsaw Rock and Roll All Nite by Kiss Low Rider by War Love Roller Coaster by Ohio Players Love Machine by Miracles You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate Fly, Robin, Fly by Silver Convention That's the Way (I Like It) by K.C. & the Sunshine Band Theme from "Mahogany" by Diana Ross Convoy by C.W. McCall
That's All by Genesis
The Curly Shuffle by Jump 'N the Saddle Band
Uptown Girl by Billy Joel
I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues by Elton John
Say Say Say by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson Break My Stride by Matthew Wilder Pink Houses by John Cougar Mellencamp Crumblin' Down by John Cougar Mellencamp Say It Isn't So by Hall & Oates Heart and Soul by Huey Lewis & the News Owner of a Lonely Heart by Yes Karma Chameleon by Culture Club Cum On Feel the Noize by Quiet Riot Twist of Fate by Olivia Newton-John
Post by listenerwants2know on Dec 15, 2018 4:31:55 GMT -5
Christmas Eve 1983:
Barry Manilow – Read ´em and weep Big Country – In a big country Elton John – I guess that´s why they call it the blues Irene Cara – Why me Ray Parker junior – I still can´t get over loving you
Ray Parker junior´s „I still can´t get over loving you" is one of my favorits for this week. And the man from Detroit also gives us the clue for the days to come:
It´s time for Christmas ...
... and to say "Thank you" to my best friends:
Christmas Eve 1983:
Billy Joel – Uptown girl Culture Club – Karma Chameleon Genesis – That´s all Huey Lewis & The News – Heart and soul Madonna – Holiday Matthew Wilder – Break my stride Olivia Newton John – Twist of fate Peter Schilling – Major Tom The Romantics – Talking in your sleep Yes – Owner of a lonely heart
The most important birthday of this year: "Silent night" will be 200
The (!) Austrian extra: Joseph Mohr & Franz Xaver Gruber
It was on Christmas Eve 1818, when the then assistant priest Josef Mohr handed over a poem to Franz Xaver Gruber, representing the organist, at the newly built parish of St. Nicola in Oberndorf. He asked him to write a suitable melody for two solo voices with choir and guitar. On the same day Gruber presented his composition to the music expert Mohr. Since he liked the song, it was sung during the Christmas mass. Mohr sang tenor and took over the accompaniment with the guitar, Gruber sang bass. The song was applauded by the people of Oberndorf, at that time mainly Salzach boatmen and shipbuilders.
Franz Xaver Gruber saw the light of day on 11/25/1787 in Haus Unterweizburg 9 in the Innviertler community of Hochburg, Upper Austria. The first names “Conrad Xavier", which he later changed to „Franz Xaver", appear in the baptismal register. The birthplace, the Steinpointsölde, is no longer preserved. The house erected in its place bears a commemorative plaque.
Josephus Franciscus Mohr was born on 12/11/1792 in the city of Salzburg as the son of the knitter Anna Schoiberin and the deserted musketeer Franz Mohr (Moor). His ancestors came from Mariapfarr in Lungau (father) and Hallein (mother). Mohr´s godfather was the Salzburg executioner Joseph Wohlmuth, who was represented at the baptism by a Franziska Zachin. Since little Joseph was a single child, he was given the name of his father. His mother had a total of four illegitimate children. Mohr lived on the second floor of the house Steingasse 31 in Salzburg in 1794. Joseph Mohr composed the lyrics as early as 1816, when he was auxiliary priest in Mariapfarr in Lungau.
The emergence of „Silent Night" comes at a very difficult time. The Napoleonic wars were over and Europe had experienced a new order at the Congress of Vienna. In the course of these events the spiritual principality of Salzburg, which had lost its independence, experienced its secularization. In 1816 a part of Salzburg came to Bavaria, but the larger part to Austria. The premiere site of „Silent Night", Oberndorf near Salzburg, was separated from its city centre in Laufen (today in Bavaria), as the Salzach became the state border. The river formed the basis for the prosperity in Laufen and Oberndorf through the transport of salt over centuries. Shipping, skippers, shipbuilders and thus the whole town were facing uncertain times. In this phase Joseph Mohr came to Oberndorf and stayed between 1817 and 1819. His previous place of service Mariapfarr (1815-1817) suffered under the withdrawal of the Bavarian occupation troops. It´s precisely from these circumstances that the text of the fourth verse of „Silent Night" takes on special meaning. This expresses a great longing for peace.
The breakthrough of „Silent Night" in his native Salzburg was not achieved until 1866, when it was included in an „official" church songbook.
„Silent night" made its way via the Tyrolean Zillertal to the rest of Europe, America and the rest of the world. How and when exactly the song came to the Tiroler Zillertal has not been completely clarified until today. In Fügen in the Zillertal it´s traditional tradition that the Ur-Rainer singers sang „Silent Night" in the Fügen church as early as Christmas Eve 1819. In 1822 again the Ur-Rainer singers are said to have performed on the occasion of a visit of Emperor Franz I of Austria and Tsar Alexander I of Russia to the castle of Count Dönhoff (today „Bubenburg", Fügen in the Zillertal).
From the Zillertal the singing families Rainer (Fügen) and Strasser (Laimach) carried the song into the world. Already in the 1820s, both groups of singers undertook extensive journeys through Europe, especially to Germany and England. Whether they already had „Silent Night" in their repertoire at that time is not certain. However, the performance of „Silent Night" by the Strasser family for the year 1832 in Leipzig (East Germany) is documented.
After extensive travelling in Europe, the Rainer singers set off on a trip to America in 1839, which lasted until 1843. The performance of „Silent Night" has survived as part of this journey for Christmas Day 1839, presumably for the first time on American soil, in New York in front of the Alexander Hamilton Memorial in the cemetery of Trinitiy Church at the end of Wall Street.
Translations of the song into English are known from the middle of the 19th century. At the Vienna World Exhibition in 1873, „Silent Night" appears as „Choral of Salzburg" in a North American school building shown there. At the turn of the century „Silent Night" was sung on all continents, thanks to the spread of Catholic and Protestant missionaries. Today there are translations of the song into 300 different languages and dialects.
One of the most recent translations is by Azuka Tuburu. The musicologist, who lives in Salzburg, has played her part in making the Christmas carol shine in her home region as well. Tuburu has translated „Silent Night" into the language of the Igbo ethnic group, which is native to southern Nigeria. At the „Stille-Nacht-Historienspiele“ ("Silent Night historical play") in Oberndorf Tuburu will sing the African version of the song. „Every continent is represented with a verse.", says Josef Standl, author of the historical play. „The sixth verse is sung by all together. The joint singing of the song combines the worldwide spread of „Silent Night" with its origins as a peace song in difficult times of war.“
And only a few weeks ago, on 11/27/2018 at 5.30 p.m. local time, the three sisters Gerlinde, Elisabeth and Christiane Kröll from Mayrhofen in the Tyrolean Zillertal sounded exactly in the same place as 179 years ago before the Hamilton Memorial „Silent Night“. The first verse in the original version with two voices and guitar accompaniment, the second verse with three voices. Then the third verse was sung in five languages (English, French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese). From Hamilton Memorial there was a procession through Wall Street to Trinity Church, where there was a concert of Advent songs of the Trio and the Trinity Youth Choir. At the end the song „Silent Night" was sung again.
The Dutch violinist, orchestra leader, arranger and music producer Andre Rieu will again be giving concerts in Austria in 2019. The following recording of "Silent Night" is from 1998:
And finally, the original: The world-famous Vienna Boys´ Choir with „Stille Nacht“:
Have yourself a merry little Christmas, whereever you are.
from my musical category "daydreamer" My motto: "Not always the often heard hits."
My Top 27 songs from the 12/24/83 countdown (song titles only absolute faves in bold): Top 10: Say Say Say, Say It Isn't So, Union Of The Snake, Owner Of A Lonely Heart, All Night Long, Uptown Girl, Love Is A Battlefield, Twist Of Fate, Undercover Of The Night #11-20: I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues, Talking In Your Sleep, Church Of The Poison Mind, Major Tom (Coming Home), Cum On Feel The Noize, Synchronicity II, Karma Chameleon, In A Big Country* #21-30: Running With The Night, Crumblin' Down, What If I'd Been The One, That's All, Pink Houses, Ain't Nobody #31-40:Stay With Me Tonight, Gold, Heart & Soul, In The Mood * Big Country gets my 80s Shooda Dun Betr Pick this week. Wonderful percussion + those guitars sounding like bagpipes = a song that stuck out as very unique yet incredibly catchy in late '83:
My Top 26 songs from the 12/20/75 countdown (song titles only, absolute faves in bold): Top 10: That's The Way (I Like It), Fly Robin Fly, Saturday Night, Love Rollercoaster, Do You Know Where You're Going To, Sky High*, I Write The Songs, Fox On The Run, Nights On Broadway #11-20: I Love Music, My Little Town, Convoy, Island Girl, Time Of Your Life, The Way I Want To Touch You, Country Boy #21-30: For the Love Of You, You Sexy Thing, Rock & Roll All Night, Sing A Song, Love To Love You Baby, Evil Woman #31-40:Low Rider, Over My Head, Love Machine, Wake Up Everybody * Jigsaw gets my 70s Why Doesn't This Top 10 Hit Get Any Recurrent Airplay Pick this week. Has anyone here seen the play "Disaster: The Musical"? Jigsaw's tune (along with "Saturday Night") are two of the great tunes featured in that production. Cool horns and percussion here:
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Post by seminolefan on Dec 18, 2018 11:02:59 GMT -5
My faves from 12/24/1983:
Say Say Say - Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson Say It Isn't So - Hall & Oates Union Of The Snake - Duran Duran Owner Of a Lonely Heart - Yes All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie Uptown Girl - Billy Joel Love Is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar Twist Of Fate - Olivia Newton-John Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues - Elton John Talking In You Sleep - The Romantics Church Of The Poison Mind - Culture Club Major Tom (Coming Home) - Peter Schilling Cum On Feel The Noize - Quiet Riot Karma Chameleon - Culture Club In a Big Country - Big Country Running With The Night - Lionel Richie Time Will Reveal - DeBarge That's All - Genesis I Still Can't Get Over Loving You - Ray Parker Jr. Pink Houses - John Cougar Mellencamp Ain't Nobody - Rufus & Chaka Khan Holiday - Madonna Stay With Me Tonight - Jeffrey Osborne Heart And Soul - Huey Lewis & The News
That's The Way (I Like It) - K.C. & The Sunshine Band Let's Do It Again - The Staple Singers Fly, Robin, Fly - Silver Convention Love Rollercoaster - The Ohio Players Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To) - Diana Ross I Love Music - The O'Jays I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You - Leon Haywood Walk Away From Love - David Ruffin For The Love Of You - The Isley Brothers You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate Rock & Roll All Night - KISS Sing a Song - Earth, Wind & Fire Love To Love You Baby - Donna Summer Full Of Fire - Al Green Low Rider - War Love Machine - The Miracles Wake Up Everybody - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
Post by retrodaddy on Dec 23, 2018 11:18:12 GMT -5
Favorites from the Christmas Eve '83 show:
Running With The Night Crumblin Down Synchronicity II In A Big Country Church Of The Poison Mind Owner Of A Lonely Heart Holiday Union Of The Snake Major Tom Love Is A Battlefield Pink Houses In The Mood Heart And Soul Cum On Feel The Noise Undercover Of The Night
HM: Gold, Talking In Your Sleep, Break My Stride, I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues, That's All, Ain't Nobody
Post by listenerwants2know on Dec 28, 2018 9:54:17 GMT -5
This time with lots of danceable songs:
1/3/87 (Top 100 of 1986):
Berlin - Take my breath away Boston - Amanda Heart - These dreams Madonna - Live to tell
cha cha cha
Bananarama - Venus Bon Jovi - You give love a bad name Cameo - Word up Eddie Money - Take me home tonight Genesis - Invisible touch James Brown - Living in America Madonna - Papa don´t preach Michael McDonald - Sweet freedom Mike & The Mechanics - Silent running Prince & The Revolution - Kiss Robert Palmer - Addicted to love Sheila E. - A love bizarre Simple Minds - Alive and kicking Starship - Sara The Bangles - Manic Monday The Moody Blues - Your wildest dreams
Baltimora - Tarzan boy Glass Tiger - Don´t forget me (when I´m gone) Janet Jackson - When I think of you OMD - If you leave Pet Shop Boys - West end girls
Falco - Rock me Amadeus Level 42 - Something about you Mr. Mister - Broken wings Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer Run-D.M.C. - Walk this way Stevie Nicks - Talk to me Survivor - Burning heart Tina Turner - Typical male Van Halen - Why can´t this be love
Belinda Carlisle - Mad about you Billy Ocean - When the going gets tough, the tough get going Dire Straits - Walk of life Huey Lewis & The News - Stuck with you Kenny Loggins - Danger zone Madonna - True blue Mike & The Mechanics - All I need is a miracle Whitney Houston - How will I know
Miami Sound Machine - Bad boy
rumba Anita Baker - Sweet love Billy Ocean - There´ll be sad songs Cyndi Lauper - True colors Dionne & Friends - That´s what friends are for Elton John - Nikita Howard Jones - No one is to blame Lionel Richie - Say you say me Mr. Mister - Kyrie Peter Cetera - Glory of love Phil Collins - Take me home Simply Red - Holding back the years The Human League - Human
Miami Sound Machine - Conga Sade - The sweetest taboo
These days the word "countdown" is often used. The word "countdown" comes from a silent movie from 1929, which was produced by the Austrian Fritz Lang. In his movie "Woman in the Moon" the rocket "Peace" starts with some people on board in the direction of the moon. Shortly before the engines ignite, the text "Ten seconds to go!" is displayed, followed a little later by "Six seconds to go!" From three seconds before the start only the number is to be seen - and at the end of the countdown not "zero" or "ignition" comes, but in capital letters the word "NOW". Fritz Lang´s ingenious idea was not to count up to a certain number. In his opinion, the audience would hardly have understood that. But counting down to zero, everyone knows what it´s all about.
The journey to the moon is amazingly realistic. The people on board feel the strong acceleration, the rocket ignites several stages and must reach just the right speed to escape the Earth´s gravitational pull. Fritz Lang emigrated to the USA during World War II. He died there in 1976 at the age of 85. His "Woman in the Moon" is movie history. But every "countdown" of a rocket launch reminds us of the great director to this day.
An Austrian extra: Johann Strauss (father and son)
Once again world-famous (and this week also danceable) from Austria.
The New Year´s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra ends every year with two (secret) Austrian hymns. The waltz "An der schönen blauen Donau" (or "Danube Waltz" for short) was composed by Johann Strauss´s son (1825 - 1899) in the fall of 1866 and winter 1866/67 and premiered on 2/15/1867 with its own version by the "Wiener Männergesang-Verein".
And with the Radetzky March by Johann Strauss father (1804 - 1849), the New Year´s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic traditionally comes to an end. The audience also claps its hands traditionally in time with the conductor.
The premiere of the Radetzky March took place on 8/31/1848 at Wasserglacis in Vienna.
At football matches of the Austrian national football team, the Radetzky march is often played before the match begins. Many fans are waving an Austrian flag in time. The tempo of the Radetzky March also corresponds to the recommended tempo of the heart pressure massage. Due to its high profile in Austria, it´s therefore used as a memory aid in first aid courses.
Finally, this post ends with the words that are sent all over the world every year at the New Year´s Concert immediately before the "Danube Waltz" starts: Happy New Year
from my musical category "daydreamer" My motto: "Not always the often heard hits."
"Music was my first love and it will be my last ... ´cause in this world of troubles my music pulls me through."
(from 1976: John Miles and The Alan Parsons Project with "Music")
Post by retrodaddy on Dec 30, 2018 22:32:55 GMT -5
Favorites from The Top 100 of 1986, Part One:
We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off Sweet Freedom Crush On You Sleeping Bag Object Of My Desire Baby Love Tonight She Comes King For A Day Your Love R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. Two Of Hearts What You Need Why Can't This Be Love Life In A Northern Town Word Up Go Home I'm Your Man Election Day
HM: Take Me Home Tonight, I'll Be Over You, Walk This Way, Small Town, Nasty, Living In America, Spies Like Us
For this list, I am limiting myself to my Top 20 songs from the Hot 100 of 1986. In order heard from #100 - #1:
#95: "Tender Love" by Force MDs #93: "Object Of My Desire" by Starpoint #90: "Sweet Love" by Anita Baker #78: "Life In A Northern Town" by The Dream Academy #71: "Typical Male" by Tina Turner #69: "Why Can't This Be Love" by Van Halen #66: "ROCK In The USA" by John Mellencamp #65: "Living In America" by James Brown #59: "Take Me Home Tonight" by Eddie Money #56: "What You Need" by INXS #55: "The Sweetest Taboo" by Sade #42: "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins #37: "Something About You" by Level 42 #30: "You Give Love A Bad Name" by Bon Jovi #28: "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco #23: "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel #22: "Holding Back The Years" by Simply Red #15: "West End Girls" by The Pet Shop Boys #10: "Addicted To Love" by Robert Palmer #5: "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister
#79 Saturday in the Park - Chicago #78 School's Out - Alice Cooper #77 Never Been to Spain - Three Dog Night #75 Joy - Apollo 100 #74 A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done - Sonny & Cher #70 Coconut - Nilsson #69 Hurting Each Other - Carpenters #66 Black & White - Three Dog Night #63 Layla - Derek & the Dominos #58 Mother and Child Reunion - Paul Simon #57 The City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie #56 Bang a Gong (Get It On) - T. Rex #49 Hold Your Head Up - Argent #45 You Don't Mess Around with Jim - Jim Croce #43 Rocket Man - Elton John #42 Day After Day - Badfinger #41 Starting All Over Again - Mel & Tim #40 Burning Love - Elvis Presley #39 Garden Party - Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band #38 Back Stabbers - O'Jays #37 Too Late to Turn Back Now - Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose #35 Go All the Way - Raspberries #34 Precious & Few - Climax #32 Popcorn - Hot Butter #31 Everybody Plays the Fool - Main Ingredient #30 Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond #28 Long Cool Woman - Hollies #26 Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues #25 I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash #24 Outa-Space - Billy Preston #23 Lion Sleeps Tonight - Robert John #16 Scorpio - Dennis Coffey & the Detroit Guitar Band #15 Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Wayne Newton #14 My Ding-a-Ling - Chuck Berry #13 I'll Take You There - Staple Singers #12 Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) - Looking Glass #10 A Horse with No Name - America #8 Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me - Mac Davis #7 Lean on Me - Bill Withers #5 The Candy Man - Sammy Davis, Jr. with The Mike Curb Congregation #4 Without You - Nilsson #3 American Pie - Don McLean #2 Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan #1 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
1978 Top 100
#100 Deacon Blues - Steely Dan #99 Hollywood Nights - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band #98 We're All Alone - Rita Coolidge #96 Ebony Eyes - Bob Welch #94 Turn to Stone - Electric Light Orchestra #93 Don't Look Back - Boston #92 Flash Light - Parliament-Funkadelic #90 It's So Easy - Linda Ronstadt #87 Life's Been Good - Joe Walsh #86 Sweet Talkin' Woman - Electric Light Orchestra #84 Fool (If You Think It's Over) - Chris Rea #83 Whenever I Call You "Friend" - Kenny Loggins and Stevie Nicks #82 Running on Empty - Jackson Browne #81 Bluer Than Blue - Michael Johnson #78 Sentimental Lady - Bob Welch #73 Every Kinda People - Robert Palmer #72 Because the Night - Patti Smith Group #71 Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gayle #70 What's Your Name - Lynyrd Skynyrd #67 Baby Hold On - Eddie Money #66 Count on Me - Jefferson Starship #65 Reminiscing - Little River Band #63 You Needed Me - Anne Murray #62 Peg - Steely Dan #61 Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt #56 Come Sail Away - Styx #55 On Broadway - George Benson #54 Disco Inferno - Trammps #52 Still the Same - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band #51 Imaginary Lover - Atlanta Rhythm Section #48 Slip Slidin' Away - Paul Simon #47 Goodbye Girl - David Gates #44 Love Will Find a Way - Pablo Cruise #42 Use ta Be My Girl - O'Jays #41 Short People - Randy Newman #39 Dust in the Wind - Kansas #36 Hot Blooded - Foreigner #35 Hopelessly Devoted to You - Olivia Newton-John #32 Take a Chance on Me - ABBA #31 Jack and Jill - Raydio #30 Two Out of Three Ain't Bad - Meat Loaf #26 Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty #25 We Are the Champions - Queen #24 It's a Heartache - Bonnie Tyler #23 Love Is Like Oxygen - Sweet #22 Hot Child in the City - Nick Gilder #21 Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione #19 If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman #18 With a Little Luck - Paul McCartney & Wings #17 Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel #16 Miss You - The Rolling Stones #13 You're the One That I Want - Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta #12 I Go Crazy - Paul Davis #11 Grease - Frankie Valli #10 Three Times a Lady - Commodores #7 Baby Come Back - Player #5 Kiss You All Over - Exile #4 Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees #3 You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
1986 Top 100
#99 I'll Be Over You - Toto #92 Dreamtime - Daryl Hall #92 Spies Like Us - Paul McCartney #91 Your Wildest Dreams - The Moody Blues #89 Walk This Way - Run-DMC #88 Take Me Home - Phil Collins #87 Nikita - Elton John #84 Throwing It All Away - Genesis #80 Sleeping Bag - ZZ Top #79 Bad Boy - Miami Sound Machine #78 Life in a Northern Town - The Dream Academy #75 Sweet Freedom (Theme from "Running Scared") - Michael McDonald #74 All I Need Is a Miracle - Mike + the Mechanics #73 Tarzan Boy - Baltimora #70 Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) - Mike + the Mechanics #69 Why Can't This Be Love - Van Halen #66 R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. (A Salute to 60's Rock) - John Cougar Mellencamp #65 Living in America - James Brown #59 Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money with Ronnie Spector #57 Talk to Me - Stevie Nicks #56 What You Need - INXS #54 Invisible Touch - Genesis #52 Crush on You - The Jets #50 Amanda - Boston #49 Walk of Life - Dire Straits #48 Manic Monday - The Bangles #46 I Didn't Mean to Turn You On - Robert Palmer #44 No One Is to Blame - Howard Jones #42 Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins #41 True Colors - Cyndi Lauper #39 Dancing on the Ceiling - Lionel Richie #38 Venus - Bananarama #37 Something About You - Level 42 #35 Live to Tell - Madonna #34 Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone) - Glass Tiger #33 These Dreams - Heart #31 When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going - Billy Ocean #27 Take My Breath Away (Love Theme from "Top Gun") - Berlin #24 Sara - Starship #23 Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel #22 Holding Back the Years - Simply Red #21 Stuck with You - Huey Lewis and the News #18 Never - Heart #13 Friends and Lovers - Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson #10 Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
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Don't ask me how I post my Top 20 from the Top 100 of '86 without posting my Top 20 from the Top 80 of '72... so here goes, in order heard on the countdown:
#79: "Saturday In The Park" by Chicago #63: "Layla" by Derek & The Dominoes #60: "Freddie's Dead" by Curtis Mayfield #58: "Mother & Child Reunion" by Paul Simon #56: "Bang A Gong" by T. Rex #55: "Where Is The Love" by Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway #52: "Everything I Own" by Bread #50: "Jungle Fever" by Chakakhas #48: "Morning Has Broken" by Cat Stevens #43: Rocket Man" by Elton John #38: "Back Stabbers" by The O'Jays #37: "Too Late To Turn Back Now" by The Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose #35: "Go All The Way" by The Raspberries #25: "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash #24: "Outa Space" by Billy Preston #21: "Betcha By Golly Wow" by The Stylistics #20: "Heart Of Gold" by Neil Young #11: "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green #10: "A Horse With No Name" by America #1: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack
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76. Drowning In The Sea Of Love/Joe Simon 75. Joy/Apollo 100 71. Don't Say You Don't Remember/Beverly Bremers 69. Hurting Each Other/The Carpenters 68. The Way Of Love/Cher 64. Kiss An Angel Good Morning/Charlie Pride 63. Layla/Derek & The Dominos 62. The Happiest Girl In The Whole USA/Donna Fargo 60. Freddie's Dead/Curtis Mayfield 58. Mother And Child Reunion/Paul Simon 56. Bang A Gong (Get It On)/T. Rex 55. Where Is The Love/Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway 53. In The Rain/The Dramatics 49. Hold Your Head Up/Argent 48. Morning Has Broken/Cat Stevens 46. Clean Up Woman/Betty Wright 42. Day After Day/Badfinger 38. Back Stabbers/The O'Jays 37. Too Late To Turn Back Now/Cornelius Bros. & Sister Rose 35. Go All The Way/The Raspberries 34. Precious And Few/Climax 33. Last Night I Didn't Get To Sleep At All/The Fifth Dimension 32. Popcorn/Hot Butter 31. Everybody Plays The Fool/The Main Ingredient 21. Betcha By Golly Wow/The Stylistics 17. Oh, Girl/The Chi-Lites 16. Scorpio/Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band 12. Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)/Looking Glass 10. A Horse With No Name/America 5. The Candy Man/Sammy Davis Jr. 4. Without You/Nilsson 3. American Pie/Don McLean 2. Alone Again (Naturally)/Gilbert O' Sullivan
Honorable mention songs from 1972 (songs that I love from that year, but weren't in the countdown):
Baby Blue/Badfinger Suavecito/Malo Day By Day/Godspell I'll Be Around/The Spinners Diary/Bread Guitar Man/Bread I Saw The Light/Todd Rundgren Thunder & Lightning/Chi Coltrane Sweet Surrender/Bread Ventura Highway/America Ain't Understanding Mellow/Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee Eager It's Going To Take Some Time This Time/The Carpenters American City Suite/Cashman & West
"Who do you love?"---Bo Diddley
"Swear allegiance to the flag, whatever flag they offer. Never hint at what you really feel."---Mike and the Mechanics
My Top 17 songs from 1/10/81 countdown (song titles only, 5 absolute faves in bold): Top 10: The Tide Is High, Hungry Heart, Lady, More Than I Can Say #11-20: De Do Do Do De Da Da Da, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, I Love A Rainy Night, Hey 19, Master Blaster, Another One Bites The Dust #21-30: 9 To 5, Woman In Love, The Winner Takes It All #31-40:Same Auld Lang Syne, Whip It, Keep On Loving You, Seven Bridges Road I have already featured all of my absolute faves in previous posts... so that means double the 70s fun this week! My Top 28 songs from the 1/10/76 countdown (song titles only, 15 absolute faves in bold): Top 10:All of 'em! Convoy, I Write The Songs, Do You Know Where You're Going To, Lover Rollercoaster, Saturday Night, Fox On The Run, I Love Music, That's The Way (I Like It), Love To Love You Baby, Time Of Your Life #11-20: Country Boy, Sing A Song, You Sexy Thing, Rock & Roll All Night, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, Evil Woman, Love Machine* #21-30: Over My Head, Love Hurts, Wake Up Everybody, For The Love Of You, Fly Robin Fly, Sky High #31-40:Nights On Broadway, Hurricane, Theme From SWAT*, Golden Years, Slow Ride * Rhythm Heritage gets my first Why Doesn't This Top 10 Hit Get Any Recurrent Airplay Pick this week. This is an instrumental gem! It features a way cool bass line in the first verse, and then for the second verse, the bari sax and trombone add to it... musical nirvana from 1:07 to 1:39 in this song for me! Here's the album version of "Theme from SWAT":
* The Miracles get my second Why Doesn't This Top 10 Song Get Any Recurrent Airplay Pick this week. I live in Detroit where The Miracles started their career, and the only song I hear from them anymore is "Tears Of A Clown". "Love Machine" is incredible. I am featuring a mostly instrumental version here (7:47 of beautiful disco!) as there is so much going on in this song musically, including some awesome strings... Ooh ooh oooooh, yeah!
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Over My Head - Fleetwood Mac 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon Squeeze Box - Who Fox on the Run - Sweet Saturday Night - Bay City Rollers Slow Ride - Foghat Sky High - Jigsaw Love Hurts - Nazareth Rock and Roll All Nite - Kiss That's the Way (I Like It) - K.C. and the Sunshine Band You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate Love Machine - Miracles Love Roller Coaster - Ohio Players Fly, Robin, Fly - Silver Convention Theme from "S.W.A.T." - Rhythm Heritage Paloma Blanca - George Baker Selection "Mahogany" (Do You Know Where You're Going To?) - Diana Ross Convoy - C.W. McCall Golden Years - David Bowie
Suddenly - Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard (Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon Master Blaster (Jammin') - Stevie Wonder Another One Bites the Dust - Queen De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da - The Police Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan Keep on Loving You - REO Speedwagon Whip It - Devo Celebration - Kool & the Gang The Tide Is High - Blondie Hit Me with Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton I Love a Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt More Than I Can Say - Leo Sayer Hungry Heart - Bruce Springsteen Love on the Rocks - Neil Diamond I Believe in You - Don Williams Never Be the Same - Christopher Cross Seven Bridges Road - The Eagles
Easy Lover - Philip Bailey with Phil Collins
No More Lonely Nights - Paul McCartney The Heat Is On - Glenn Frey Neutron Dance - Pointer Sisters Out of Touch - Daryl Hall & John Oates Sea of Love - The Honeydrippers You're the Inspiration - Chicago I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner Run to You - Bryan Adams The Boys of Summer - Don Henley Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen All I Need - Jack Wagner The Old Man Down the Road - John Fogerty
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