At the bottom was Kim Carnes' "Voyeur", which was a top 30 hit. Following that, we have Aretha Franklin's #24 "Jump To It", then Melissa Manchester's top 5 "You Should Hear..." at #98. Soft Cell was spending its last week on the Hot 100 with "Tainted Love" (Casey played that as an extra). So, the "bottom song" this week (at #96) was held by an English synth-pop duo named Yaz. Their song "Situation" was falling from #85 after peaking at #73.
Let's start with 11/16/74. At the bottom was ONJ's #1 "I Honestly Love You." Then, the Ohio Players' "Skin Tight" falling from 78. The non-top 40 hit at the bottom is next at #98. It's George McCrae's follow-up to "Rock Your Baby" called "I Can't Leave You Alone." The song peaked right in the middle at #50 and fell from 54.
Debuting at the bottom was X-rated actress Joey Heatherton. She already had a top 40 hit with her version of Ferlin Husky's "Gone." Here is her take of Brenda Lee's classic "I'm Sorry". Joey's version peaked at a lowly #87.
Speaking of celebs singing, at #100 (after falling from #71) is Don Johnson's top 5 "Heartbeat." So, I have to go to #99, and there we find the Steve Miller Band. They fell from their peak of #97 with "I Want To Make The World Turn Around."
Both of our bottom of the chart artists this week are Canadian singers.
First, it's 12/15/73:
Debuting at the bottom, and only going as high as #92, is the Canadian duo of Gary Weeks & Dave Beckett. Billed as Gary & Dave on the record, here's "Could You Ever Love Me Again."
#100 was Carly Simon's #11 "Jessie", followed by The Doobie Brothers' top 5 "Real Love." Then, it's Supertramp with their top 15 record "Dreamer". So, I have to go to #97. and debuting there is a Canadian female singer named Jackie (now Jacqueline) English. Her song is called "Once A Night" and it peaked at #94. It was used for the Walter Matthau film Hopscotch.
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12/21/74 (part one of the top 100 of 1974 special):
Falling from #56 to the bottom are The Hudson Brothers with their #21 song "So You Are A Star." The song after that is Percy "When A Man Loves A Woman" Sledge with "I'll Be Your Everything." The song fell from #76 after peaking at #62.
I already talked about Chilliwack last week (they spent a second week at the bottom with "Crazy Talk"), so on to #99. Debuting there was an Al Wilson medley that only got to #70. It's called "I Won't Last A Day Without You"/"Let Me Be The One."
Falling from #89 is ONJ's "Heart Attack", which was followed by "Everybody Wants You", a #32 hit for Billy Squier. So, at #98 after falling from #85 is the group Scandal. They peaked as high as #65 with "Goodbye To You."