Casey Kasem's American Top 40 - The 70s

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Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream
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1978
(I didn't get to listen to it, maybe someone can confirm I posted the correct week that was played - 3/25/78)
I think you are 1 week late. We are the Champions was @ #36 and You Really Got Me was @ #37. Top 2 are the same. I only caught pieces of it.

ETA: 1978/03/18
 
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Thanks... in that case, here is the one played this week - 3/18

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

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Both good countdowns. :) I don't think they have the digital copy of 03/25 as they have played 03/18 before if not last year the year before.
 
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1977

40. NEW YORK, YOU GOT ME DANCIN' - ANDREA TRUE CONNECTION
39. LOVE IN C MINOR - CERRONE
38. SOMETHIN' 'BOUT 'CHA - LATIMORE
37. COULDN'T GET IT RIGHT - CLIMAX BLUES BAND
36. I WANNA GET NEXT TO YOU - ROSE ROYCE
35. WHEN I NEED YOU - LEO SAYER
34. ALL STRUNG OUT ON YOU - JOHN TRAVOLTA
33. AT MIDNIGHT (MY LOVE WILL LIFT YOU UP) - RUFUS/CHAKA KHAN
32. LIDO SHUFFLE - BOZ SCAGGS
31. YEAR OF THE CAT - AL STEWART
30. DISCO LUCY - WILTON PLACE STREET BAND
29. BLINDED BY THE LIGHT - MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND
28. FREE - DENIECE WILLIAMS
27. THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST - ROD STEWART
26. GLORIA - THE ENCHANTMENT
25. DO YA - ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
24. TRYIN' TO LOVE TWO - WILLIAM BELL
23. HERE COME THOSE TEARS AGAIN - JACKSON BROWNE
22. SAM - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
21. RIGHT TIME OF THE NIGHT - JENNIFER WARNES
20. BOOGIE CHILD - BEE GEES
19. CRACKERBOX PALACE - GEORGE HARRISON
18. GO YOUR OWN WAY - FLEETWOOD MAC
17. HOTEL CALIFORNIA - EAGLES
16. SOUTHERN NIGHTS - GLEN CAMPBELL
15. SAY YOU'LL STAY UNTIL TOMORROW - TOM JONES
14. SO IN TO YOU - ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION
13. CARRY ON WAYWARD SON - KANSAS
12. I'VE GOT LOVE ON MY MIND - NATALIE COLE
11. MAYBE I'M AMAZED - WINGS
10. TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS - MARY MACGREGOR
9. I LIKE DREAMIN' - KENNY NOLAN
8. THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE - 10CC
7. NIGHT MOVES - BOB SEGER AND THE SILVER BULLET BAND
6. FLY LIKE AN EAGLE - STEVE MILLER BAND
5. DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY - THELMA HOUSTON
4. DON'T GIVE UP ON US - DAVID SOUL
3. DANCING QUEEN - ABBA
2. LOVE THEME FROM "A STAR IS BORN" (EVERGREEN) - BARBRA STREISAND
1. RICH GIRL - HALL & OATES
 

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The first commercially-available 45 was a re-issue of Eddy Arnold's 1948 number-one country hit Texarkana Baby. The 45 was released on March 31, 1949 -- on green vinyl! RCA used seven different colors, each for a different type of music. The first actual 45-rpm record was a demo explaining the new recording format. It was titled Whirl-Away -- and looky! Here it is!

 

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1972

40. KING HEROIN - JAMES BROWN
39. SLIPPIN' INTO DARKNESS - WAR
38. NO ONE TO DEPEND ON - SANTANA
37. COULD IT BE FOREVER - DAVID CASSIDY
36. THE FAMILY OF MAN - THREE DOG NIGHT
35. VINCENT - DON MCLEAN
34. GLORY BOUND - THE GRASS ROOTS
33. HURTING EACH OTHER - THE CARPENTERS
32. SUAVECITO - MALO
31. DO YOUR THING - THE ISLEY BROTHERS
30. TAKE A LOOK AROUND - THE TEMPTATIONS
29. EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE - BOBBY VINTON
28. RUNNIN' AWAY - SLY & THE FAMILY STONE
27. WE'VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN - THE ADDRISI BROTHERS
26. TAURUS - DENNIS COFFEY AND THE DETROIT GUITAR BAND
25. CRAZY MAMA - J.J. CALE
24. (THE DAY I LOST YOU WAS) THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF - HONEY CONE
23. AIN'T MISUNDERSTANDING MELLOW - JERRY BUTLER & BRENDA LEE EAGER
22. GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH - WINGS
21. BANG A GONG (GET IT ON) - T.REX
20. PRECIOUS & FEW - CLIMAX
19. DAY DREAMING - ARETHA FRANKLIN
18. DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER - THE OSMONDS
17. ROUNDABOUT - YES
16. A COWBOY'S WORK IS NEVER DONE - SONNY & CHER
15. ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY - B.J. THOMAS
14. BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW - THE STYLISTICS
13. THE WAY OF LOVE - CHER
12. EVERYTHING I OWN – BREAD
11. IN THE RAIN - THE DRAMATICS
10. THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE - ROBERTA FLACK
9. ROCKIN' ROBIN - MICHAEL JACKSON
8. JUNGLE FEVER - CHAKACHAS
7. WITHOUT YOU - NILSSON
6. I GOTCHA - JOE TEX
5. THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT - ROBERT JOHN
4. MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION - PAUL SIMON
3. PUPPY LOVE - DONNY OSMOND
2. HEART OF GOLD - NEIL YOUNG
1. A HORSE WITH NO NAME - AMERICA
 

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Gerry Beckley, Dan Peek and Dewey Bunnell met in 1968 while attending Central High School in Bushey Park, London. Their respective fathers were all in the Air Force and the school was primarily for children of military personnel stationed in England. They and two other teenagers formed a band called Daze. When the other two left the group, Beckley, Peek and Bunnell continued as a trio. Renamed America, they performed regularly at a London club called The Roundhouse.

America became well-known in London and signed a recording contract with Warner Brothers. They recorded an album and were planning to release I Need You as their first single. Then they decided to record one more song, A Horse With No Name (originally titled Desert Song), written by Dewey Bunnell and inspired by his homesickness for California and his memory of the desert near Vandenberg Air Force Base, where he lived for a short time. The song went to number one in the US and #3 in the UK.

Mister Skiing, if you don't like the original song, then you probably also will not like America's live version with Christopher Cross. Here it is anyway:

 
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I don't like any version of this song. You can thank my roommate in summer of 1981 on a summer job in Kindersley, SK. He thought he was a singer and guitar player but what he really excelled at was hash consumption and butchering this song over and over and over. The song wasn't great to begin with but memories of this torture come flooding back whenver I hear this song (and thanks to buttons on radios and off switches I rarely have to).

And why the fuck couldn't they just name the damn horse? Call it George.
 

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1974

40. I'M A TRAIN - ALBERT HAMMOND
39. THE PAYBACK (PART 1) - JAMES BROWN
38. THE WAY WE WERE - BARBRA STREISAND
37. OUTSIDE WOMAN - BLOODSTONE
36. YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW - STYLISTICS
35. MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS - MARIA MULDAUR
34. TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN - LAMONT DOZIER
33. THERE WON'T BE ANYMORE - CHARLIE RICH
32. MIGHTY LOVE - THE SPINNERS
31. (I'VE BEEN) SEARCHIN' SO LONG - CHICAGO
30. ROCK ON - DAVID ESSEX
29. THE SHOW MUST GO ON - THREE DOG NIGHT
28. BOOGIE DOWN - EDDIE KENDRICKS
27. PIANO MAN - BILLY JOEL
26. LET IT RIDE - BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE
25. MY MISTAKE (WAS TO LOVE YOU) - MARVIN GAYE AND DIANA ROSS
24. JUNGLE BOOGIE - KOOL & THE GANG
23. TOUCH A HAND, MAKE A FRIEND - THE STAPLE SINGERS
22. TELL ME A LIE - SAMI JO
21. KEEP ON SINGING - HELEN REDDY
20. TUBULAR BELLS - MIKE OLDFIELD
19. DANCIN' MACHINE - JACKSON FIVE
18. ERES TU (TOUCH THE WIND) - MOCEDADES
17. THE LOCO-MOTION - GRAND FUNK
16. JUST DON'T WANT TO BE LONELY - MAIN INGREDIENT
15. DARK LADY - CHER
14. JET - PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS
13. I'LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG - JIM CROCE
12. LOOKIN' FOR A LOVE - BOBBY WOMACK
11. A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG - CHARLIE RICH
10. MOCKINGBIRD - CARLY SIMON & JAMES TAYLOR
9. OH MY MY - RINGO STARR
8. SEASONS IN THE SUN - TERRY JACKS
7. BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME - GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS
6. SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS - JOHN DENVER
5. COME AND GET YOUR LOVE - REDBONE
4. THE LORD'S PRAYER - SISTER JANET MEADE
3. T.S.O.P. - M.F.S.B. & THE THREE DEGREES
2. HOOKED ON A FEELING - BLUE SWEDE
1. BENNIE & THE JETS - ELTON JOHN
 

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Terry Jacks was a member of The Chessmen, a band fron Vancouver, British Columbia, who had a local hit in 1965 with The Way You Fell. The song, written by Terry, reached #4 on the CFUN Top 40.


In 1970, Terry and his then-wife Susan, calling themselves The Poppy Family, had a #2 hit with Which Way You Goin' Billy. Jacques Brel had written and recorded Le Moribond ("The Dying Man") in 1961. Three years later, the Kingston Trio recorded an English-language version of the song. It was Seasons In The Sun, with lyrics by Rod McKuen. Terry produced some sessions for the Beach Boys in 1973 and talked them into the recording the song. When they decided not to release it, Terry recorded his own version. It went to number one in Canada, the US and the UK. Here is Jacques Brel's original recording:

 

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Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream
Oct 11, 2008
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Terry Jacks was a member of The Chessmen, a band fron Vancouver, British Columbia, who had a local hit in 1965 with The Way You Fell. The song, written by Terry, reached #4 on the CFUN Top 40.


In 1970, Terry and his then-wife Susan, calling themselves The Poppy Family, had a #2 hit with Which Way You Goin' Billy. Jacques Brel had written and recorded Le Moribond ("The Dying Man") in 1961. Three years later, the Kingston Trio recorded an English-language version of the song. It was Seasons In The Sun, with lyrics by Rod McKuen. Terry produced some sessions for the Beach Boys in 1973 and talked them into the recording the song. When they decided not to release it, Terry recorded his own version. It went to number one in Canada, the US and the UK. Here is Jacques Brel's original recording:

This post is very interesting. I just read it word for word and video for video on another site. There are 4 possibilities of this occurring:

1. You are the same poster by a different name.
2. You copied this verbatim from the other site onto this site.
3. The other poster copied this verbatim onto the other site.
4. Divine inspiration hit 2 different posters simultaneously.

Given the timings of the posts, I am leaning to #1 or #4.
 

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Your first guess is correct. You and I are among a small number of people who belong to both DRC and XMFan. I hesitate to post the video of a 1969 song on a '70s discussion thread but I will do so, just for you, because I know you will understand it.

 
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