Casey Kasem's American Top 40 - The 70s

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  1. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    All things considered, I think 1978 countdowns are my favorites from the 70's.
     
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  2. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    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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  3. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    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
     
  4. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    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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  5. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    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
     
  6. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    For those of us that like the late 1970's countdowns... March was a good month. 76, 77, 78, 79 (along with 71) all were featured in March.
     
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  7. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    They are also running a top 12 vinyl 45s countdown with cousin brucie this weekend. 70th anniversary of 45 single.
     
  8. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    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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  9. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    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
     
  10. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    Horrible #1 song.
     
  11. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    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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  12. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    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.
     
  13. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    You're too late. :D

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  14. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    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
     
  15. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    Oooh gah chaka ...
     
  16. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    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:

     
  17. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    we called one of the gals in college '82' Oooh gah
     
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  18. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    39. THE PAYBACK (PART 1) - JAMES BROWN
    37. OUTSIDE WOMAN - BLOODSTONE
    22. TELL ME A LIE - SAMI JO

    these three allude my memory
     
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  19. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    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.
     
  20. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    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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