Casey Kasem's American Top 40 - The 70s

Discussion in 'Decades, Pop, Rock' started by mgbmac, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    Makes me wonder what other songs hit #1 in Canada but didn't reach the Top 40 in the states.
     
  2. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    For your amazement and amusement, here are the lyrics to Music Box Dancer -- and after reading them, I think Mills was very smart to not sing them and to keep the song an instrumental. "A tutu of satin"? "Spreading a glow"? "In real life we're plastic"? Gak!

    Frank Mills – Music Box Dancer Lyrics | Genius Lyrics
     
  3. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    Here is one answer to Mister Aaron's question. I would discuss several other songs but it's my bedtime.

    Eddie Rambeau (born Edward Cletus Fluri) wrote Diane Renay's 1964 hit Navy Blue and had a #35 hit in 1965 with a cover version of Unit Four Plus Two's Concrete & Clay. His follow-up single, My Name Is Mud, went to number one in Canada but didn't even make Billboard's Hot 100 in the US. The song stalled at #112. In the United States, I guess his name really was Mud.

     
  4. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    Okay, one more and then I'm going to bed. The Young Canada Singers' Canada was a celebration of Canada's centennial. The song went to number one in Canada in April 1967, during the same week the six-month-long International & Universal Exposition, commonly known as Expo 67, got underway in Montréal. The song never charted in the United States, eh?

     
  5. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    I remember the song well. I wore out the record. But I was 5 so playing so playing something over and over was kind of expected.


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  6. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    I am not sure he disliked it in the human sense. I think it was probably more like a dog whistle type thing.


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  7. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    FIFY
     
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  8. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    Ya wants another Canadian number-one that wasn't a hit in the US? I gots another Canadian number-one that wasn't a hit in the US: Get Away by Georgie Fame. Born Clive Powell in Lancashire, Fame had a hit in 1964-65 with Yeh Yeh and a bigger hit in 1967-68 with The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde. Get Away evolved from a jingle used by National Benzole, a British petroleum company. The song went to number one in Canada and the UK in September 1966. In the US, it stalled at #70.

     
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  9. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    First time hearing that one.. pretty cool.
    I always liked one of his other hits, "Yeh Yeh"
     
  10. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    Cuban-born jazz percussionist Mongo Santamaría (Ramón Santamaría Rodríguez), best known for his 1963 version of Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man, recorded the instrumental Yeh Yeh in 1962. It was written by Rodgers Grant (Santamaría's piano player) and Pat Patrick (a saxophonist who recorded with Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Quincy Jones, Duke Ellington and others). Jon Hendricks of the jazz vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, wrote lyrics for Yeh Yeh in 1962. When Annie Ross was replaced by Yolande Bavan, the trio became Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan. Here is their original vocal version of Yeh Yeh:



    And here is the original instrumental by Mongo Santamaría:

     
  11. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1976

    40. ACTION - SWEET
    39. ONLY LOVE IS REAL - CAROLE KING
    38. LET YOUR LOVE FLOW - THE BELLAMY BROTHERS
    37. GOOD HEARTED WOMAN - WAYLON JENNINGS & WILLIE NELSON
    36. INSEPARABLE - NATALIE COLE
    35. HOLD BACK THE NIGHT - THE TRAMMPS
    34. TAKE IT LIKE A MAN - BACHMANN TURNER OVERDRIVE
    33. LOVE IS THE DRUG - ROXY MUSIC
    32. SQUEEZE BOX - THE WHO
    31. SWEET LOVE - THE COMMODORES
    30. JUST YOU AND I - MELISSA MANCHESTER
    29. TANGERINE - SALSOUL ORCHESTRA
    28. CUPID - TONY ORLANDO & DAWN
    27. I WRITE THE SONGS - BARRY MANILOW
    26. DISCO LADY - JOHNNIE TAYLOR
    25. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY - QUEEN
    24. ONLY SIXTEEN - DR. HOOK
    23. MONEY HONEY - THE BAY CITY ROLLERS
    22. SLOW RIDE - FOGHAT
    21. DEEP PURPLE - DONNY & MARIE OSMOND
    20. THE WHITE KNIGHT - CLEDUS MAGGARD & THE CITIZENS' BAND
    19. DREAM ON - AEROSMITH
    18. BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO - NEIL SEDAKA
    17. GOLDEN YEARS - DAVID BOWIE
    16. FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE) - THE BEE GEES
    15. LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY - DONNA SUMMER
    14. BABY FACE - THE WING AND A PRAYER FIFE AND DRUM BUGLE CORPS
    13. JUNK FOOD JUNKIE - LARRY GROCE
    12. WAKE UP EVERYBODY - HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUE NOTES
    11. SWEET THING - RUFUS FEATURING CHAKA KHAN
    10. YOU SEXY THING - HOT CHOCOLATE
    9. LOVE HURTS - NAZARETH
    8. 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER - PAUL SIMON
    7. LONELY NIGHT - THE CAPTAIN & TENNILLE
    6. DREAM WEAVER - GARY WRIGHT
    5. TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT - THE EAGLES
    4. THEME FROM "S.W.A.T." - RHYTHM HERITAGE
    3. DECEMBER 1963 (OH WHAT A NIGHT) - THE FOUR SEASONS
    2. ALL BY MYSELF - ERIC CARMEN
    1. LOVE MACHINE (PART #1) - THE MIRACLES
     
  12. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    Heard the end of this countdown yesterday. I am thinking they played a similar countdown last year as I recall Bohemian Rhapsody on the countdown in a similar position.


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  13. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    Baby Face, one of eight remakes on this weekend's countdown, was written by Harry Akst (music) and Benny Davis (lyrics). Akst, a pianist, also co-wrote Dinah, Stella, Am I Blue, A Smile Will Go A Long Way and many other 1920s-30s hits. Davis was the vocalist on the original recording of Baby Face by the Jan Garber Orchestra. It was number one for six weeks in October-November 1926 -- and look! Here it is!

     
  14. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    21. DEEP PURPLE - DONNY & MARIE OSMOND

    I would have like to hear Deep Purple's version of Deep Purple
     
  15. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1971

    40. SOUL POWER - JAMES BROWN
    39. ONE TOKE OVER THE LINE - BREWER & SHIPLEY
    38. LOVES, LINES, ANGLES AND RHYMES - THE 5th DIMENSION
    37. DO THE PUSH AND PULL (PART #1) - RUFUS THOMAS
    36. ANOTHER DAY - WINGS
    35. BURNING BRIDGES - THE MIKE CURB CONGREGATION
    34. JODY'S GOT YOUR GIRL AND GONE - JOHNNIE TAYLOR
    33. WILD WORLD - CAT STEVENS
    32. NO LOVE AT ALL - B.J. THOMAS
    31. THEME FROM "LOVE STORY" - FRANCES LAI & HIS ORCHESTRA
    30. YOU'RE ALL I NEED TO GET BY - ARETHA FRANKLIN
    29. AMAZING GRACE - JUDY COLLINS
    28. BLUE MONEY - VAN MORRISON
    27. WATCHING SCOTTY GROW - BOBBY GOLDSBORO
    26. I HEAR YOU KNOCKIN' - DAVE EDMUNDS
    25. OYE COMO VA - SANTANA
    24. FREE - CHICAGO
    23. THEME FROM "LOVE STORY" - ANDY WILLIAMS
    22. ROSE GARDEN - LYNN ANDERSON
    21. KNOCK THREE TIMES - DAWN
    20. TEMPTATION EYES - THE GRASS ROOTS
    19. WHAT IS LIFE - GEORGE HARRISON
    18. WHAT'S GOING ON - MARVIN GAYE
    17. DON'T LET THE GREEN GRASS FOOL YA - WILSON PICKETT
    16. CRY LIKE A BABY - BOBBY SHERMAN
    15. HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT - SAMMI SMITH
    14. SWEET MARY - WADSWORTH MANSION
    13. THEME FROM "LOVE STORY" - HENRY MANCINI
    12. MR. BOJANGLES - THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND
    11. AMOS MOSES - JERRY REED
    10. IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND - GORDON LIGHTFOOT
    9. DOESN'T SOMEBODY WANT TO BE WANTED - THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY
    8. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN? - CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
    7. PROUD MARY - IKE & TINA TURNER
    6. MAMA'S PEARL - THE JACKSON FIVE
    5. SHE'S A LADY - TOM JONES
    4. JUST MY IMAGINATION (RUNNING AWAY WITH ME) - THE TEMPTATIONS
    3. FOR ALL WE KNOW - THE CARPENTERS
    2. ME AND BOBBY MCGEE - JANIS JOPLIN
    1. ONE BAD APPLE - THE OSMONDS
     
  16. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    Listened to this one too. Only recognized about 1/4 of the songs.


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  17. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    Burning Bridges was written by Grammy Award-winning pianist/composer Lalo Schifrin (music) and Mike Curb (lyrics). Schifrin composed songs and scores for Bullitt, Tango, Dirty Harry, Mannix, Mission Impossible, Most Wanted, Petrocelli, Starsky & Hutch, Enter The Dragon and dozens of other films and tv series. Burning Bridges was the theme song of the 1970 movie Kelly's Heroes, which starred Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles and Carroll O'Connor as US infantrymen in Germany during World War II. They go AWOL so they can rob a bank. (Spoiler alert: They succeed.)

    The Mike Curb Congregation was led by Mike Curb -- duh! -- who wrote around 400 songs and film scores, founded Sidewalk Records and Curb Records, served as president of MGM Records and Verve Records, produced records for doaens of artists and was California's Lieutenant Governor from 1979 to 1983. Remember the 1972 Sammy Davis Jr. hit The Candy Man? That was the Mike Curb Congregation singing with Sammy. The group also recorded the theme song from Disneyland/Walt Disney World's it's a small world attraction. It became a #9 hit on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart -- listen at your own risk!

     
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  18. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Kelly's Heroes is one of my favorite war movies. I can never remember that the theme song was written by Mike Curb, but it gets (pleasantly) stuck in my head for days at a time. The guy knew how to write a hook.
     
  19. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    The Mike Curb Congregation also sang on Hank Williams Jr.'s 1970 country hit All For The Love Of Sunshine. The song was penned by Curb, Schifrin and Curb Records producer/songwriter/guitarist Harley Hatcher and is heard in Kelly's Heroes playing on a radio during the tank assault on the train station. Yes, a 1970 song in a movie that takes place in 1944!

    Here is Burning Bridges:

     
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  20. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1978
    (I didn't get to listen to it, maybe someone can confirm I posted the correct week that was played - 3/25/78)

    40. IMAGINARY LOVER - ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION
    39. DISCO INFERNO - THE TRAMMPS
    38. BOOGIE SHOES - K.C. & THE SUNSHINE BAND
    37. THE CIRCLE IS SMALL - GORDON LIGHTFOOT
    36. YOU REALLY GOT ME - VAN HALEN
    35. COUNT ON ME - JEFFERSON STARSHIP
    34. IT'S YOU THAT I NEED - ENCHANTMENT
    33. HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE - BEE GEES
    32. FEELS SO GOOD - CHUCK MANGIONE
    31. NAME OF THE GAME - ABBA
    30. THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND - ANDREW GOLD
    29. HOT LEGS - ROD STEWART
    28. THE CLOSER I GET TO YOU - ROBERTA FLACK & DONNY HATHAWAY
    27. LADY LOVE - LOU RAWLS
    26. BEFORE MY HEART FINDS OUT - GENE COTTON
    25. SWEET TALKIN' WOMAN - ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
    24. FLASHLIGHT - PARLIAMENT
    23. THEME FROM "WHICH WAY IS UP" - STARGARD
    22. GOODBYE GIRL - DAVID GATES
    21. ALWAYS AND FOREVER - HEAT WAVE
    20. RUNNIN' ON EMPTY - JACKSON BROWNE
    19. EBONY EYES - BOB WELCH
    18. WE'LL NEVER HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE - ENGLAND DAN & JOHN FORD COLEY
    17. WONDERFUL WORLD - ART GARFUNKEL WITH JAMES TAYLOR & PAUL SIMON
    16. OUR LOVE - NATALIE COLE
    15. JACK & JILL - RAYDIO
    14. FALLING - LEBLANC & CARR
    13. DANCE, DANCE, DANCE - CHIC
    12. DUST IN THE WIND - KANSAS
    11. JUST THE WAY YOU ARE - BILLY JOEL
    10. THUNDER ISLAND - JAY FERGUSON
    9. IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU - YVONNE ELLIMAN
    8. SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH - DAN HILL
    7. I GO CRAZY - PAUL DAVIS
    6. LOVE IS THICKER THAN WATER - ANDY GIBB
    5. I CAN'T SMILE WITHOUT YOU - BARRY MANILOW
    4. LAY DOWN SALLY - ERIC CLAPTON
    3. EMOTION - SAMANTHA SANG
    2. STAYIN' ALIVE - BEE GEES
    1. NIGHT FEVER - BEE GEES
     

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