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compiled and edited
by Marc Wielage [mwielage@hotmail.com]

This is still a work-in-progress. Additions, ideas, changes, corrections,
and comments are welcomed and encouraged; send them to mfw@musictrax.com.

Please do not respond to this message; see "FAQ Comments" messages elsewhere 
on the rec.music.rock-pop-r+b.1970s newsgroup.

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Section 1: Table of Contents:

 1 - Table of Contents
 2 - Introduction / Newsgroup Guidelines
 3 - Definitions
 4 - Controversial Issues
 5 - Song Lyrics
 6 - Popular Songs of the 1970s
 7 - Artists & Groups of the 1970s
 8 - 1970s Oldies Radio Stations
 9 - Compilation Albums
10 - Sources for CD, Vinyl, & Tape Albums
11 - Reference Books & Magazines
12 - Related Newsgroups
13 - World Wide Web Resources
14 - Computer Software
15 - Netiquette
16 - Misc.
17 - Acknowledgments
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Section 2: INTRODUCTION / CHARTER

2.1 - Charter

As a reminder, here are the (annotated) rules of the road, such as they are:

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CHARTER
rec.music.rock-pop-r+b.1970s
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The newsgroup rec.music.rock-pop-r+b.1970s is intended for the discussion of
rock 'n' roll, pop vocal, soul, and rhythm & blues music of the 1970s. News 
and information on the songs and musical artists of the 1970s is encouraged, 
along with reviews of CD and vinyl reissues of 1970s music.

Posts that are inappropriate include: ads, flames, trolls, spams and 
binaries.

Although the great majority of topics fit neatly into one of the 3 decades 
(for the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s groups), certain topics do  not fit 
precisely within the specified year boundaries of the proposed newsgroups. 
This situation arises primarily in the case where an  artist recorded in two 
or more decades. In such cases the originator of the thread has three 
options:

1. Determine to which one of the two (or more) newsgroups the thread is most
relevant and post only to that newsgroup.

2. Split the thread and post separately to two (or more) newsgroups. Each 
thread would cover only that material relevant to that newsgroup. If 
appropriate, each of the original messages should be customized for the 
newsgroup to which it is posted. It would usually be appropriate to 
additionally mention that separate posts have been made to the other 
newsgroups.

3. Crosspost to two (or more) newsgroups. Crossposting among these groups
(and/or with other newsgroups) should be kept to a minimum. Usually when a
thread is crossposted to several music-based newsgroups, much of the thread 
is not relevant to any given individual newsgroup. Still, there are 
situations in which this is the most appropriate option.

There are two conflicting goals when deciding which option to choose in a
particular situation:

  * to reach as many as possible of the people who would be interested in the
thread.

  * to minimize the amount of material posted in a newsgroup that is not
specifically related to that newsgroup (another way of saying this is: to 
reach as FEW people as possible who would NOT be interested in the thread).

These goals must be balanced somehow, and care must be taken in deciding 
which of the 3 options is most optimal for a given situation.

Once one of these options is chosen, there are other things to keep in mind.

When someone decides that it is best to post to a specific newsgroup even 
though the subject matter extends beyond the bounds of the newsgroup, the 
thread will include material not within the specified bounds of that 
newsgroup. A prerequisite of this decision is the conclusion that people in 
that newsgroup who would be interested in the topic would also be interested 
in the material outside the bounds of that newsgroup. Threads that begin 
properly in a particular newsgroup, then expand related discussion into other 
decades are acceptable -- unless and until the subject evolves so that it 
clearly belongs in one of the other newsgroups. Once that happens, the 
thread, or portions of it, should be redirected in that other newsgroup.

When someone chooses the next option and decides it is best to post 
separately to two or more newsgroups, participants should keep in mind that 
parallel discussions are being carried out in multiple newsgroups. As such, 
overlap in the discussions should be minimized.

When someone decides that crossposting is the best option, participants in 
the thread should take care as the thread progresses, since the thread is
crossposted to multiple newsgroups and may diverge in directions that are no
longer relevant to some of the newsgroups. Similarly to the first option, 
when this happens the divergent subthread should be redirected to only that 
newsgroup (or newsgroups) to which the subthread is relevant. One thing to 
keep in mind when chosing this option to begin with is that many people 
(either due to their own inexperience or due to their newsreader) may not be 
aware that the thread is crossposted, so they may diverge in a direction 
relevant only to their newsgroup.

Commercial, wanted, for-sale, auction, and personal ads are also strongly
discouraged, since they belong in newsgroups such as:

   rec.music.marketplace.cd

   rec.music.marketplace.vinyl

   rec.music.marketplace.misc

END CHARTER.

Original proponents:

Marc Dashevsky (marc@world.std.com)

Norm Katuna (normk@sd.cts.com)

Rick Schubert (rick.schubert@SanDiegoCA.NCR.COM)

Marc Wielage (mfw@musictrax.com)


2.2 - DISCUSSIONS OF '70S ARTISTS MUSIC FROM OTHER ERAS

(from mfw@musictrax.com)

In June of 1997, Charles Board (cnc405@nortel.ca) raised the issue of whether 

It was permitted to discuss current 1990s albums released by 1970s artists. 
The artist in question, Paul McCartney, was at the time enjoying considerable
success with his 1997 album FLAMING PIE.

The other proponents and myself feel strongly that the specific line in the
charter "News and information on the songs and musical artists of the 1970s
is encouraged, along with reviews of CD and vinyl reissues of 1970s music"
specifically refers to the music of *this* era and not any other. Otherwise, 
it would permit the discussion of any music _ever made_ by an artist, as long 
as they created music in the 1970s. To me, this complete subverts the entire 
point of the newsgroup in the first place.

The specific wording of the charter can't be changed. However, our intention 
for this sentence was to allow the discussion of recent performances _of 
vintage era music_. For example, if McCartney were to create new performances 
of his 1970s hits, I think those would be permitted, since the name of our 
group is rec.music.rock-pop-r+b.1970s.
             ^^^^^             ^^^^^

As long as the music being discussed is the music of the 1970s, I have no
problem with it, nor do I think would most participants.

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2.3 CAN WE DISCUSS 1980s MUSIC IN REC.MUSIC.ROCK-POP-R+B.1970S?

Because the charter for rec.music.rock-pop-r+b.1970s specifically restricts 
the subject matter to 1970s music and artists, 1980s music is clearly 
excluded. The only case where I can see where it would be permitted would be 
if the music were new remakes of 1970s songs by the same artist (like live 
versions), or updated cover versions, if the original 1970s artist's 
versions were specifically part of the discussion.

In early summer of 1998, an effort was made to try to organize and promote
voting for a new group, rec.music.rock-pop-r+b.1980s.  Apparently, though the
response was generally positive, the vote failed to receive the required 100
positive votes required for passing.  The proponents tried again 
in March of 1999, adding a proposal for rec.music.rock-pop-r+b.1990s. 
Although more voters participated, it still failed by 12 votes.  Maybe the 
third time will be a charm.

[See also 16.7]

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Section 3: DEFINITIONS & TERMINOLOGY

ALBUM: a commercially-released collection of songs, regardless of format. 
Some collectors insist that an album inherently implies a 12" vinyl LP; 
however, the term "album" originally was used in the 1920s to describe a set 
of several 78RPM records bound like a book, decades before the invention of 
the long-playing record in the late 1940s/early 1950s.  In that context, an 
album can be on CD, cassette, vinyl, MiniDisc, DCC, or other formats.

ALBUM TITLES: in ASCII communication, it's suggested that album titles be 
typed in ALL CAPS. To avoid confusion, song titles should be enclosed in 
quotes, as "The Song with No Name." [Suggested by Norm Katuna 
(normk@sd.cts.com)]

BUBBLEGUM MUSIC: this genre is typified by a light pop music style with mild
rock overtones, such as the major hits produced by Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff 
Katz for the Buddah label ("Yummy Yummy Yummy," "Chewy Chewy," etc.), and 
specialized groups like The Archies, with lyrics generally tailored for the 
pre-teen crowd.

Related off-shoots include so-called "Psychedelic Pop," "Sunshine Pop," among
others. [See also 4.7 below.]

CD: the digital compact disc, introduced in 1982 by N.V. Philips of Holland 
and the Sony Corporation of Japan. Note that audio discs are spelled with a 
"C"; the term "Disk" is more properly applied to computer data storage media.

CD-3: a short-lived downsized version of the Compact Disc, with a maximum
playing time of about 20 minutes. While CD-3's are still used for singles and
other specialized purposes outside North America, the format effectively died 
in the U.S. in the late 1980s.

CD-5: a full-sized CD used for single songs (replacement for CD-3).

COUNTRY ROCK: a hybrid between country and rock; more rock-oriented than 
Similar 1950s styles such as rockabilly. 1970s country rock is typified by 
the music of groups such as Alabama, The Allman Brothers, The Atlanta Rhythm 
Section, The Bellamy Brothers, Jimmy Buffett, The Charlie Daniels Band, 
The Eagles, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Pure Prairie League, and The 
Marshall Tucker Band.

COVER VERSION: Originally used in the 1950s to describe a new recording 
intended to obscure or "cover up" a previously existing song. During the 
1970s, the term came to mean any newly-recorded version of a previously-
released song. [See CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES 4.8 below.]

DANCE MUSIC: essentially an updated 1980s (and 1990s) electronic version of
Disco, with more sophisticated production techniques like sampling and more
complex keyboard-based synthesizers.

DISCO MUSIC: a fusion of soul, pop, and rock, with an emphasis on percussion,
particularly cymbals. [See CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES 4.1 elsewhere.]

DISCO SINGLE: in the 1970s, a 12" vinyl record with one long-length 
recording, usually expanding on the length of the original single version by 
adding extended percussion parts, extra verses, and other instrumental riffs 
designed primarily for use in dance clubs.

FUNK: harder-edged Soul music with an emphasis on horns, bass guitar and 
rhythm section, typified by the music of James Brown, Sly & The Family Stone,
Parliament/Funkadelic, and many others. [See the definitive book FUNK: THE
MUSIC, THE PEOPLE, AND THE RHYTHM OF THE ONE by Rickey Vincent, published by 
St. Martin's Press, ISBN #0-312-13499-1.]

LP: the original long-playing 12" microgroove vinyl record format introduced 
by Columbia Records in the late 1940s/early 1950s.

NEW AGE: soothing pop instrumental recordings originally intended as mood 
music in the late 1970s.

NEW WAVE: (in progress)

ONE-HIT WONDER: an artist or group who only had one Top 40 charted single on 
the U.S. BILLBOARD charts during their entire career. Some historians insist 
this definition should exclude artists who had one Top 40 hit but had other 
minor Top 100 or "Bubbling Under" singles.

POP: also known as "Adult Contemporary" music, typified by such 1970s singers
and groups as The Carpenters, Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow, 
and many others. Generally comprises lush ballads with orchestral backing, 
but sometimes fuses in mild rock overtones (such as The Carpenters' 1972 hit
"Goodbye to Love").

POWER POP: a harder-edged hybrid between pop and rock, typified by key 1970s
groups such as Badfinger ["No Matter What"], The Raspberries ("Go All the 
Way"), The Sweet ("Little Willie"), and Utopia ("I Saw the Light"). 
[See the definitive book POWER POP by Ken Sharp and Doug Sulpy, published 
by PopTomes, P.O. Box 1249, Willow Grove, PA 19090; ISBN #0-9643869-3-3.]

PROGRESSIVE ROCK: a/k/a "Art Rock," more intellectually-driven music and
experimental melodies, often combined with classical themes, typified by the
work of such 1970s groups and artists as ELO, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Jethro
Tull, The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Rick Wakeman, and Yes. [See also: The 
Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock at www.calweb.com\~geprman.]
From Tony Kalar, quoting from GUITAR PLAYER magazine for April 1995: 
"What exactly is a progressive rock band? Here are a few ways to tell. Is 
the band's name exceptionally odd or virtually unpronounceable? Are any of 
the band's songs more than ten minutes long? Are the songs arranged in 
several movements or chapters? Does the music undergo a significant 
time-signature change at least once a minute? Does the album cover feature a 
sage, gnome, faerie, or nymph? Are any of the band's albums part of a 
trilogy? Does the keyboard player use a Mellotron? If you answered yes or Yes 
to any of these questions, it's probably prog."

PUNK: (in progress) [see http://www.punkrock.org/] [see also FROM THE VELVETS 
TO THE VOIDOIDS by Clinton Heylin, Penguin Books, 1993; and ENGLAND'S 
DREAMING, by Jon Savage, St. Martin's Press, 1992.]

ROCK OPERA: usually an album-length production presenting a complete story as 
a series of songs and instrumentals, typified by TOMMY, JESUS CHRIST 
SUPERSTAR, and GODSPELL.  Coincidentally, all three of these examples were 
later (or simultaneously) performed as Broadway musicals and movies.

SINGLE: during the 1970s, a 45RPM 7" vinyl record, usually with the original
version of the song as played on radio stations.

SOUL MUSIC: as typified by Berry Gordy's Motown productions and Leiber &
Stoller's Atlantic Hits of the early 1960s, Soul music was an attempt to 
Broaden Rhythm & Blues' appeal to a mass-audience by introducing polished 
production techniques and more pop-oriented lyrics and more-sophisticated 
arrangements. In the 1970s, Soul music became splintered into the slick 
"Philly Sound" of producers Gamble & Huff, adding lush violins and a 
more-polished sound, while Disco and Funk further splintered the R&B music 
industry.

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Section 4: CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES

4.1: WHAT IS DISCO? [from Victor Eijkhout eijkhout@cs.utk.edu]

"Most aspects of disco music are dictated by the need for it to be 
_danceable._ For instance, most disco music is between 115 and 130 beats 
per minute. Also, the beat is practically non-stop. A song may have an 
intro, but after that keeps going relentlessly.

"The continuous beat is largely due to the very repetitive drum patterns of
disco. The bass drum plays every quarter note, the snare on every 2 and 4, 
and the hi-hat usually plays a repetitive pattern, such as the constant 
close-open of Sylvester's hits "Dance (disco heat)" and "You make me feel 
(mighty real)". In Sheryl Lynn's "Star love" the drum keeps the same rhythm 
no matter the Breaks in the other instruments.

"The ultimate consequence of this repetitiveness is the "drum loop": a one 
bar piece of drumming, looped to go on for the whole song, such as in 
Shalamar's truly awful "Uptown Festival", a medley of soul melodies. Drum 
loops often add to the banality by dubbing a handclap on the snare drum 
beats.

"Disco music is mostly elaborately arranged. In addition to a drum set, often
one or two percussionists can be heard, for instance on conga (very clearly 
to be heard in Vickie Sue Robinson's "Turn the beat around") or tambourine. 
Many hits also feature string and horn sections; in fact, Van McCoy's 
"Hustle" won a Grammy for best orchestral performance. The Trammps' "Disco 
Inferno" is not the only song featuring two keyboard players.

"Some disco music has a decidedly Latin feel, such as the samba beat in 
George McCrae's "Rock Your Baby" and The Hues Corporation's "Rock the boat". 
Disco shares with funk a predilection for nifty rhythm guitar parts, such as 
those appearing in just about every Chic hit."


4.2: WHAT WAS THE FIRST DISCO SONG? [from Marc Wielage (mfw@musictrax.com)]

I've debated this with several experts and noted music historians, and my
opinion is that the first widely-released song that made a big splash on the
U.S. Pop charts (and not exclusively in dance clubs) was The Spinners' 
late-1972 #4 hit "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love," which shows very strong 
pre-disco influences. Others argue that Cameroon-born sax player/songwriter 
Manu Dibango's mid-1973 Top 40 hit "Soul Makossa" also has undeniable Disco 
elements. And some make a case that Isaac Hayes' late-1972 Top 40 hit "Theme 
from 'The Men'" has some strong pre-disco influences.

I'd also say that Eddie Kendricks' August, 1973 #1 hit "Keep on Truckin'" is
flat-out Disco with a capital "D," no argument. Ditto with Harold Melvin & 
The Blue Notes' #7 hit from the same month, "The Love I Lost" (which was a 
great song for its time). Love Unlimited's "Love's Theme" released at the end 
of '73, made it to the top of the charts in early 1974, and I think it may 
well be the first major U.S. Disco Instrumental hit.

Eddie Kendrick's early-1974 #2 hit "Boogie Down" also seems unquestionably
Disco-esque to me. And I'd point to The Jackson 5's "Dancing Machine" as 
being as close to Disco as anything else, a #2 hit from May of 1974. 

Victor Eijkhout (eijkhout@cs.utk.edu) disagreed, making a case that most
of these songs are more "Funk" than "Disco," but I think for purposes of 
this argument, the stylistic differences between these are academic.

Regardless, most historians and music reference books cite the beginning of
Disco with The Hues Corporation's "Rock the Boat," which hit the top of the
charts in the summer of 1974. This unleashed a huge 5 or 6-year wave of disco
hits throughout the era; I count over 400 charted U.S. disco vocals or
instrumentals from 1973 to 1980, and that's a whole lotta Disco goin' on.


4.3: WHEN WAS THE END OF THE DISCO ERA? [from Marc Wielage 
(mfw@musictrax.com)]

By the same token, it's hard to point a finger at the precise _end_ of disco.
Many would say that the notorious flop 1979 film SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS
CLUB BAND hammered a nail into the U.S. career coffins of The Bee Gees, Peter
Frampton, and took Disco along with it. I believe the Stars On medleys of 
1981 were the last major vocal disco hits, and Walter Murphy's mid-1982 #47
instrumental version of "Themes from E.T." was the last bona fide U.S. disco
single.

(As a guilty pleasure, I have to admit I find the Stars On songs to be very
entertaining; their Beatles parodies are amazing, if only on the incredible
accuracy of their production and singer Bas Muys' dead-on impression of John
Lennon.)

Starting around 1980, Disco music morphed into Dance Music, which introduced
stronger electronic and synthesizer influences, moving into technopop and 
dozens of other derivatives. We'll leave the precise definition of Dance 
Music for rec.music.rock-pop-r+b.1980s.


Jim Fraas (jfraas@netway.com) adds:

"I would put the temporary end of disco per se as the release and chart run 
on The Knack's "My Sharona" a dancable rock song that got NO airplay in the 
clubs, despite the LP's "Get The Knack" listing that track as the opening 
track on side 2 so club DJs could cue up the album as if it was a 12" single. 
This record marked the start of a trend at Top 40 station to shy away from 
Black records, building up a wall or sorts, preventing what I would consider 
the REAL #1 record of 1979, Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight," from getting 
any higher then #36, despite sales of nearly FOUR million 12" singles. (The 
fact that sales records on the Hot 100 only counted 7" singles generally did 
not help)."


4.4: THE ANTI-DISCO BACKLASH [from Edward Janik (janik@sashimi.wwa.com)]

"The "anti-disco" crowds in my opinion didn't just hate disco. Some of them
hated all dance music, and there should have been more dance rock tracks 
issued to the clubs. I'm going to advance a theory and I hope I don't draw 
major flames. I was born and raised in Chicago, still live here, and was at 
the Disco Demolition at Comiskey Park when Steve Dahl blew up the records [in 
July of 1979].

"I suggest that the "anti-disco" mentality was really a racial thing. Rock 
was seen as white music, disco was black and hispanic, and in Chicago it was 
as polarized along racial lines as the 1984 mayoral race in which Republican 
Bernie Epton took the white vote in a town where the Guardians of Privilege 
never get more than single digits in a mayoral race... all because the 
Democratic ticket was fronted by Harold Washington, who became Chicago's 
first elected black mayor.

"Politics, race, music... it's all related, and never more so than in the 
days of disco, at least in Chicago."


[And from mfw@musictrax.com]

Adding to Ed's comments above, I think the ultimate anti-Disco song was 
Chicago WLUP DJ Steve Dahl's 1979 #58 single "Do You Think I'm Disco," which 
was(naturally) a much bigger local hit in Chicago. This was a hilarious 
send-up of Rod Stewart's smash late-1978 disco hit "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy."

Steve's loyal listeners, who called themselves the "Insane Coho Lips Army,"
joined Dahl in a massive anti-disco record-burning event in early July of 
1979, where thousands of disco records were burned in a comedic "Death to 
Disco"ceremony at Chicago's Comiskey Park. Reportedly 100,000 people joined 
in the frenzy by tossing the records into an enormous bonfire, and a riot 
ensued, forcing the cancellation and forfeiture of the baseball game that was 
to follow.


4.5: WAS 1974 THE WORST YEAR FOR MUSIC EVER? (from (mfw@musictrax.com))

It's apparent to me that, if only by percentage, a large number of the songs
from this year are widely-regarded as "Turkeys" by many fans and historians.
Some (particularly "Seasons in the Sun") have been unmercifully slammed by
critics in ROLLING STONE magazine and also in syndicated columnist Dave 
Barry's hilarious articles and his BOOK OF BAD SONGS. Judging by the sheer 
number of bad songs, a good case could be made for 1974 being the worst year 
for rock & pop, at least in the U.S. 

Here's a list of just a few of the major rock/pop Turkeys of 1974:

"Billy, Don't Be a Hero" - Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods
"Hooked on a Feeling" - Blue Swede
"I Love" - Tom T. Hall
"Jive Turkey" - The Ohio Players
"Kung Fu Fighting" - Carl Douglas
"The Night Chicago Died" - Paper Lace
"Once You Understand" - Think
"Seasons in the Sun" - Terry Jacks
"(You're) Having My Baby" - Paul Anka with Odia Coates

To me, the three way combination of "Seasons in the Sun," "Billy Don't Be a
Hero," and "(You're) Having My Baby" is very hard to beat.

[and from Gary M. Torborg (gtorborg@cmsc.polaristel.net)

"I, too, think 1974 is the weakest year in music of the 1970s, but I won't go 
so far as to blast it as the worst year *ever.* In defense of 1974, I think 
we need to look very carefully at the *reason* that 1974 ended up the way it 
did.

"First, 1974 had a very hard act to follow. 1973 was, arguably, not only the
best or near-best year of the decade for music, but possibly of all time (if 
you can discount "Tie a Yellow Ribbon"...).

"Second, 1974 saw the decline and fall of a U.S. President. Unlike the 
Vietnam war, Watergate and its fallout never generated the kind of emotional 
response that tends to result in excellent music. The Vietnam war was nearly 
over by 1974; the U.S. role was at its lowest point since it began. The 
Vietnam war was at least partially responsible for the so-called "classic 
rock era" which, by most people's reckoning, spanned from 1967 to 1973. 
Notice it ends before 1974.

"Third, 1974 was "between eras". If you believe in the dates given to the
"classic rock era," then you also must know that 1974 is pretty much pre-
disco. Love it or hate it, disco really didn't get going until the summer of 
1975, and even then, it wasn't until almost 1977 that it got defined as a 
"craze," much less an era.

"So we find 1974 between eras. If you loved disco, then 1974 is too early. If
you're a rocker (like me), 1974 represents a gap between the classic rock era 
of 1967 to 1973, and the great rock that was written and recorded in the late 
1970s as a *reaction* against disco. For many, this era is like a "second 
classic rock" era, and it begins in 1976 (Boston, Van Halen) and ends in 1981 
(Loverboy, Night Ranger).

"In defense of 1974, it wasn't really all bad. It _was_ weak, though. 
Basically,  the year never had a chance to be great, because there wasn't 
really anything much to write or sing about."


4.6: WHAT WERE THE WORST SONGS OF THE DECADE? [from mfw@musictrax.com]

Over the years, many popular music hits of the 1970s have been sharply
criticized by a variety of syndicated newspaper columnists, authors, magazine
critics (particularly ROLLING STONE), and fans alike (on the net and 
elsewhere).

Below is an abbreviated list of a few dozen of the songs most-often included 
on these "Turkeys of the 1970s Lists". [Note that these are the critics' 
lists, and not our own; I have a bizarre fondness for more than a few of 
the songs below, and a song's inclusion on the list isn't a judgement 
either way.]

"Afternoon Delight" - The Starland Vocal Band
"Ben" - Michael Jackson
"Billy, Don't Be a Hero" - Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods
"Copacabana (At the Copa)" - Barry Manilow
"Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast" - Wayne Newton
"Disco Duck (Part 1)" - Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots
"Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" - Rupert Holmes
"Feelings" - Morris Albert
"For the Love of Him" - Bobbi Martin
"Get Dancin'" - Disco-Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes
"Get Down Tonight" - KC & The Sunshine Band
"Get Off" - Foxy
"Half-Breed" - Cher
"Hooked on a Feeling" - Blue Swede
"I Feel Love" - Donna Summer
"I Gotcha" - Joe Tex
"I Love" - Tom T. Hall
"Indiana Wants Me" - R. Dean Taylor
"In the Bush" - Musique
"I've Never Been to Me" - Charlene [technically a hit in 1982, released in 1977]
"Jive Turkey" - The Ohio Players
"Jungle Fever" - The Chakachas
"Keep it Comin' Love" - KC & The Sunshine Band
"Kung Fu Fighting" - Carl Douglas
"Long Haired Lover from Liverpool" - Little Jimmy Osmond
"Love to Love You Baby" - Donna Summer
"Me And You And A Dog Named Boo" - Lobo
"Muskrat Love" - The Captain & Tennille
"The Night Chicago Died" - Paper Lace
"Once You Understand" - Think
"Paper Roses" - Marie Osmond
"Playground in My Mind" - Clint Holmes
"Rocky" - Austin Roberts
"Run Joey Run" - David Geddes
"Seasons in the Sun" - Terry Jacks
"(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" - KC & The Sunshine Band
"Silly Love Songs" - Paul McCartney & Wings
"Sometimes When We Touch" - Dan Hill
"Sylvia's Mother" - Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
"Take the Money and Run" - The Steve Miller Band
"That's the Way (I Like It)" - KC & The Sunshine Band
"Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" - Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
"Which Way You Goin' Billy?" - The Poppy Family
"You Light Up My Life" - Debby Boone
"(You're) Having My Baby" - Paul Anka with Odia Coates
"You Sexy Thing" - Hot Chocolate

Other sources for "Worst Song" information include:

http://www.furious.com/perfect/badsongs.html
http://members.aol.com/DctrMike69/worst.html

as well as

DAVE BARRY'S BOOK OF BAD SONGS
by Dave Barry
(Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishing; ISBN #0-8362-1443-9)


Note: I have purposely omitted Novelty songs from the above list, on the 
basis that they were actually _intended_ to be stupid. Some of those 1970s Novelty
hits include:

"Chic-a-Boom" - Daddy Dewdrop

"Convoy" - C.W. McCall

"Disco Duck" - Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots [widely-cited on many "Worst
Songs" list, from people who missed the point of this intentionally-bad song]

"Life Is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me) - Reunion

"My Ding-a-Ling" - Chuck Berry

"The Streak" - Ray Stevens

"Telephone Man" - Meri Wilson


4.7: WHAT IS BUBBLEGUM MUSIC? (from mfw@musictrax.com)

Someone calling themselves "Collector" (60'spop@glo.be) sparked a debate 
during March and April of 1997 regarding the definition of Bubblegum. He (or 
she) attempted to differentiate Bubblegum from what some would call "light 
pop" or "upbeat pop/rock ballads," or "pop/psychedelic" music, and was 
particularly upset about the three volumes of Varese-Sarabande BUBBLEGUM 
CLASSICS discs that were released in the U.S. in late 1996. "Collector" felt 
that the songs included on the Varese discs did not fit their specific 
definition of "bubblegum," and was very disappointed by the series.

One participant (whose name was vaporized from my records -- my apologies!) 
made the following argument:

"Listen, many of us here, being big fans of sixties and seventies music, know
that the "true" bubblegum is Kasenetz-Katz. I think, however, that there are
many more important issues that we should concern ourselves with than whether
the term "bubblegum" has been bastardized by an ignorant record-buying 
public. You must understand, that, in the United States at least, bubblegum 
has taken on a wider definition, that being a certain type of light-hearted 
fun pop. This is what usually happens with language, like it or not.

"Sure, I would like for more people to be aware of their music history--if 
only because I'd have more people to talk with about it. It's not anything to 
obsess upon, however, in fact, it is most pedantic, and more than a little 
irritating.

"I am indeed sorry to post a flame to this group, but if it's one thing that
drives me nuts on music groups, it's this superior collector mentality. I can
think of several people on this and other groups who have a lot of knowledge 
to share and do so without coming off as snitty as you do. I especially hate 
to see such piousness in the *seventies* music group, where most posters 
entertain many a guilty polyester pleasure, be it Wayne Newton's "Daddy Don't 
You Walk So Fast", Anne Murray's "Snowbird", or even (gack) "You Light Up My 
Life". I give folks the space to wax effulgent on things I wouldn't give five 
seconds of my time to, without barging in and acting superior.

"I'm sure there are quite a few silent folks 'round here who agree with me. 
And I still like the Varese Saraband CD. So there. [insert raspberries]"


4.8 WHAT IS A COVER VERSION?

Jack (kevxxu@worldnet.att.net) asked:

"Has the meaning of the term "cover"changed over the years?

"I had thought that a cover was when an artist who had a recording which was
clearly becoming popular had his/her song recorded by another artist in a 
quick attempt to cash in on what was going to be a popular success.  I'm 
thinking of Pat Boone covering Little Richard, Georgia Gibbs covering La Vern 
Baker, etc.

"When an artist does a version of a song that someone else made popular 
several years in the past is that now considered a cover?"


Marc Wielage (mfw@musictrax.com) commented:

The short answer is "yes."

The long answer is:  this was the subject of a lengthy debate in 1997 over on
rec.music.rock-pop-r+b.1950s between myself and Norm Katuna (with many others
participating).  The debate still rages, and pops up every few months, with 
no real resolution.

In the 1950s, the term "cover" version was used to describe a new recording 
of an existing song, usually released within a few weeks of the original.  
Generally, the cover version was performed by a mass-market (i.e. white) 
artist, trying to achieve wide success of a song originally performed by a 
regional-market (i.e. black) artist.  The cover version would literally 
"cover up" or obscure the original song, and achieve the greatest popularity. 

Artists who wrote their own songs, like Fats Domino or Little Richard, 
generally didn't mind this practice, since they still received songwriting 
(and sometimes publishing) royalties, and profited greatly no matter who had 
the hit.  Pat Boone was one of the most successful cover artists of that 
decade.

As time went on, though, by the 1970s, "cover" gradually came to mean _any_ 
New version of an old song, performed by a contemporary artist.  So, for 
example, in the 1970s, James Taylor did a cover version of Jimmy Jones' 
"Handy Man," Grand Funk had a huge hit with Little Eva's "Loco-Motion," 
Ringo Starr performed Johnny Burnette's "You're Sixteen"... the decade was a 
huge one for cover versions.

Some purists object to the bastardization of the term, and insist that 
"cover" should only apply to the original 1950s definition -- songs intended 
to actually _cover up_ recent original recordings.  My feeling is that, after 
all these years, the language has changed (for better or worse), and we have 
to change with the times.

I go a step further and use the term "remake" to describe a song re-recorded 
by the original artist who had the hit years before.  For example, Neil 
Sedaka did a successful remake of his smash 1962 hit "Breaking Up Is Hard to 
Do" in the 1970s.  In the case where an artist has fallen down on his luck 
and resorts to re-recording a new version of an old song, designed to fool 
the listener into thinking it IS the original recording, to me, that's a 
re-recording (sometimes referred to as a "soundalike").  I use the term 
"soundalike" to describe one artist that deliberately tries to imitate the 
sound of another performer.

For some, the terms "cover" and "remake" are interchangeable, but to me, 
that's too confusing.  I concede that there's no widespread agreement on any 
of these terms.


Chris P. Mezzolesta (mezzolesta@mindspring.com) added:

"As the music biz has changed, so in some cases must the terminology... 
These days one will not find a simultaneously-charting version of a song 
by N'Sync or Nine Inch Nails (perish the thought) -- in those days it was 
common practice....  Cher's "All I Really Want To Do" should under both the 
old and new definitions be considered a "cover" of the Byrds tune.

"As for the current practice of incorporating existing melodies or
whole darn tunes into rap or "R&B" (quotes intentional as to separate
the current **** from Otis or Sly or even Kool), I dunno - Is the tune
from "Bulworth" (title unknown - female vocal on the chorus) a "cover"
of "Islands In The Stream"? The chorus is unmistakably that tune but
with different lyrics! Is Puff Daddy's "Come With Me" a "cover" of
"Kashmir", supported by the fact that Page appears on the track? (this
is rhetorical)

"I agree that as in the case of other words (such as "gay"),
definitions change with the times and the word "cover" these days
should also encompass new versions of existing songs."

Marc Wielage (mfw@musictrax.com) adds:  Note that "All I Really Want to Do" 
Was originally written and performed by Bob Dylan on his 1964 ANOTHER SIDE 
OF BOB DYLAN album.  So even the famous Byrds hit was, in itself, a cover -- 
though that version became the de facto hit remembered by most listeners.

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Section 5: SONG LYRICS

5.1 SOURCES FOR SONG LYRICS

The rec.music.rock-pop-r+b.1970s newsgroup is not intended as a resource for
Song Lyrics. Better sources include the Usenet groups:

alt.music.lyrics

alt.rap.lyrics

fido7.music.lyrics

tw.bbs.literal.lyrics

and the following Web sites [courtesy of Norm Katuna, Ron Hontz, and others]:

http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/1937/lyricnet.htm
http://www.netcom.com/~barnaby/fh.html
http://www.kw.igs.net/~wgarvin/Lyrics/Lyrics.html
http://www.escape.ca/~mloewen/ccr/lyrics/
http://www.akebono.stanford.edu/yahoo/Entertainment/Music/Lyrics/
http://www.st.nepean.uws.edu.au/users/mbuena/songwords.html
http://www.ping.be/~ping0104/lyrgit.htm
http://www.archive.uwp.edu/pub/music/lyrics/ http://www.ubl.com/
http://www.archive.uwp.edu/
http://www.iinet.net.au/~pgb/lyric.html#A
http://www.pubweb.parc.xerox.com/docs/DigiTrad/DigiTradTitles.html
http://www.total.net/~migou
http://www.summer.com.br/~pfilho/html/lyrics/
http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Frontrow/4661/
http://www.lyrics.ch/
http://www.summer.com.br
http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/lyricscentral


5.2 SOURCES FOR SHEET MUSIC

Hollywood Sheet Music
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 850-1075

Also:

Sheet Music.com
http://www.sheet-music.com/

Sheet Music Plus
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com


5.3 AMERICAN PIE (from Marc Wielage (mfw@musictrax.com))

Possibly the single most controversial song of the decade, Don McLean's smash
1971 hit"American Pie" is a a self-contained "mini-history" of the rock & pop
music of the 1950s and 1960s. Thus far, the singer/songwriter has refused to
comment on anybody's interpretation of his lyrics for this late-1971 #1 hit, 
and McLean's been asked about it many, many times over the last 25 years.

A cynic would argue that the singer did it to deliberately build up an aura 
of mystery about his song; others have argued just as effectively that it's
McLean's choice as an artist to comment or not, as he sees fit. "American 
Pie" has shown up on an equal number of "Best Songs" and "Worst Songs" lists 
for the 1970s.

What is known is that the song does stem from Buddy Holly's tragic death on
February 3, 1959, and from McLean's memory of learning about Holly's death 
while he was a 12-year old newsboy, folding papers for his route just before 
dawn. An  urban legend persists that the name of Holly's plane was "American 
Pie," but this has not been confirmed by newspaper reports from that period.

Rich Kulawiec (rsk@itw.com) has covered several explanations extensively in 
his own FAQ on "American Pie," which will be uploaded periodically on this 
newsgroup [and is also available widely on the Web]. Other interpretations 
can be found at these two Web sites:

http://www.mbhs.edu/~bconnell/cty/american-pie.html

http://www.urbanlegends.com/songs/american_pie_interpretations.html


5.4. MISUNDERSTOOD LYRICS (from mfw@musictrax.com)

GOLDMINE magazine (see 11.3 elsewhere) has run a series of articles over the
past 5 years about famous oldies where confused listeners completely
misconstrued lyrics for different hit songs.

A perfect example was Manfred Mann's 1976 hit "Blinded by the Light," where
listeners were completely baffled by songwriter Bruce Springsteen's lyrics,
particularly the line that sounds like "wrapped up like a douche." The actual
line is: "cut loose like a deuece... another runner in the night...". For
unknown reasons, Manfred Mann altered some of the lines for his recording to
"wrapped up like a deuce," according to the published lyrics on Mann's THE
ROARING SILENCE album. Bruce's original version appeared on his critically-
acclaimed 1975 album GREETINGS FROM ASBURY PARK, NJ.

Three excellent (and hilarious) sources for mostly-1970s songs with
misunderstood lyrics include

'SCUSE ME WHILE I KISS THIS GUY
(ISBN #0-671-50128-3)

and

HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS PANTS
(ISBN #0-684-82509-0)

and

WHEN A MAN LOVES A WALNUT
(ISBN #0-684-84567-9)

all compiled by Gavin Edwards and published by 
Simon & Shuster's Fireside books division.


Those interested can also check out the Web sites

http://www.kissthisguy.com
http://www.mcs.net/~bingo/lyrics/
http://www.acpub.duke.edu/~nbuckley/misheard.html

for more info on misunderstood lyrics of the 1970s and of other decades. 
[info courtesy of Ron Hontz (ronhontz@worldnet.att.net)]

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Section #6: WHAT WERE THE POPULAR SONGS OF THE 1970s?

The song lists below are based on relative positions on the U.S. BILLBOARD 
Charts.

6.1. TOP 40 OVERALL U.S. HITS OF THE 1970s [all reaching #1 for 3 weeks or more]

 #1 (10 wks.) Debby Boone - "You Light Up My Life" (WB 8455)
 #1 (8 wks.) The Bee Gees - "Night Fever" (RSO 889)
 #1 (8 wks.) Rod Stewart - "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" (WB 8262)
 #1 (7 wks.) Andy Gibb - "Shadow Dancing" (RSO 893)
 #1 (6 wks.) Chic - "Le Freak" (Atlantic 3519)
 #1 (6 wks.) The Knack - "My Sharona" (Capitol 4731)
 #1 (6 wks.) Roberta Flack - "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (Atlantic 2864)
 #1 (6 wks.) Gilbert O'Sullivan - "Alone Again (Naturally)" (MAM 3619)
 #1 (6 wks.) Three Dog Night - "Joy to the World" (Dunhill 4272)
 #1 (6 wks.) Simon & Garfunkel - "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Columbia 45079)
 #1 (5 wks.) The Emotions - "Best of My Love" (Columbia 10544)
 #1 (5 wks.) The Jackson 5 - "I'll Be There" (Motown 1171)
 #1 (5 wks.) Paul McCartney & Wings - "Silly Love Songs" (Capitol 4256-1)
 #1 (5 wks.) Rod Stewart - "Maggie May" (Mercury 73224)
 #1 (5 wks.) Carole King - "It's Too Late" (Ode 66015)
 #1 (5 wks.) Donna Summer - "Bad Girls" (Casablanca 988)
 #1 (5 wks.) Roberta Flack - "Killing Me Softly With His Song" (Atlantic 2940)
 #1 (5 wks.) The Osmonds - "One Bad Apple" (MGM 14193)
 #1 (4 wks.) Andy Gibb - "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" (RSO 872)
 #1 (4 wks.) The Bee Gees - "Stayin' Alive" (RSO 885)
 #1 (4 wks.) B.J. Thomas - "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" (Scepter 12265)
 #1 (4 wks.) Rod Stewart - "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" (WB 8724)
 #1 (4 wks.) Exile - "Kiss You All Over" (WB 8589)
 #1 (4 wks.) Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" (Bell 45318)
 #1 (4 wks.) Don McLean - "American Pie (Parts 1 & 2)" (UA 50856)
 #1 (4 wks.) The Carpenters - "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (A&M 1183)
 #1 (4 wks.) Peaches & Herb - "Reunited" (Polydor 14547)
 #1 (4 wks.) The Bee Gees - "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" (Atco 6824)
 #1 (4 wks.) George Harrison - "My Sweet Lord" (Apple 2995)
 #1 (4 wks.) Paul McCartney & Wings - "My Love" (Apple 1861)
 #1 (4 wks.) Nilsson - "Without You" (RCA 740604)
 #1 (4 wks.) Elton John & Kiki Dee - "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (Rocket 40585)
 #1 (4 wks.) Johnny Nash - "I Can See Clearly Now" (Epic 10902)
 #1 (4 wks.) Johnnie Taylor - "Disco Lady" (Columbia 10281)
 #1 (4 wks.) The Captain & Tennille - "Love Will Keep Us Together" (A&M 1672)
 #1 (3 wks.) The Bee Gees - "How Deep Is Your Love" (RSO 882)
 #1 (3 wks.) Donna Summer - "Hot Stuff" (Casablanca 978)
 #1 (3 wks.) Barbra Streisand - "Love Theme from "A Star Is Born" (Evergreen)" (Columbia 10450)
 #1 (3 wks.) Gloria Gaynor - "I Will Survive" (Polydor 14508)
 #1 (3 wks.) A Taste of Honey - "Boogie Oogie Oogie" (Capitol 4565)


6.2: TOP 40 U.S. INSTRUMENTAL HITS OF THE 1970s

 #1 (2 wks.) Herb Alpert - "Rise" (A&M 2151)
 #1 (2 wks.) MFSB featuring The Three Degrees - "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" (Phil. Int'l. 3540)
 #1 (2 wks.) Meco - "Star Wars Theme / Cantina Band" (Millenium 604)
 #1 (1 wk.) Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band - "A Fifth of Beethoven" (Private Stock 45073)
 #1 (1 wk.) Bill Conti & His Orchestra - "Gonna Fly Now (Theme from "Rocky")" (UA 940)
 #1 (1 wk.) The Love Unlimited Orchestra - "Love's Theme" (20th Fox 2069)
 #1 (1 wk.) The Edgar Winter Group - "Frankenstein" (Epic 10967)
 #1 (1 wk.) The Average White Band - "Pick Up the Pieces" (Atlantic 3229)
 #1 (1 wk.) Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony - "The Hustle" (Avco 4653)
 #1 (1 wk.) Rhythm Heritage - "Theme from "S.W.A.T."" (ABC 12135)
 #2 (4 wks.) Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell - "Dueling Banjos" (WB 7659)
 #2 (1 wk.) Billy Preston - "Outa-Space" (A&M 1320)
 #2 (1 wk.) Deodato - "Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001)" (CTI 12)
 #3 (2 wks.) Marvin Hamlisch - "The Entertainer" (MCA 40174)
 #3 (1 wk.) Frank Mills - "Music Box Dancer" (Polydor 14517)
 #4 (3 wks.) B.T. Express - "Express" (Roadshow 7001)
 #4 (2 wks.) Billy Preston - "Space Race" (A&M 1463)
 #4 (1 wk.) Chuck Mangione - "Feels So Good" (A&M 2001)
 #6 (3 wks.) Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band - "Scorpio" (Sussex 226)
 #6 (1 wk.) Apollo 100 - "Joy" (Mega 50)
 #7 (2 wks.) Gary Glitter - "Rock and Roll (Part 2)" (Bell 45237)
 #8 (3 wks.) The Chakachas - "Jungle Fever" (Polydor 15030)
 #8 (2 wks.) Barry DeVorzon & Perry Botkin, Jr. - "Nadia's Theme (The Young & The Restless)" (A&M 1856)
 #9 (2 wks.) Focus - "Hocus Pocus" (Sire 704)
 #9 (1 wk.) Hot Butter - "Popcorn" (Musicor 1458)
#10 (2 wks.) Mike Post - "The Rockford Files" (MGM 14772)
#10 (1 wk.) Bazuka featuring Tony Camillo - "Dynomite (Part 1)" (A&M 1666)
#10 (1 wk.) Ferrante & Teicher - "Midnight Cowboy" (UA 50554)
#10 (1 wk.) John Williams & The London Symphony Orchestra - "Star Wars (Main Title)" (20th Fox 2345)
#11 (2 wks.) The Ritchie Family - "Brazil" (20th Fox 2218)
#11 (1 wk.) The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards - "Amazing Grace" (RCA 709)
#13 (2 wks.) Henry Mancini & His Orchestra - "(Theme from) Love Story" (RCA 9927)
#13 (2 wks.) John Williams & Orchestra - "Theme from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"" (Arista 300)
#14 (1 wk.) Brass Construction - "Movin'" (UA 775)
#16 (2 wks.) The Assembled Multitude - "Overture from Tommy (A Rock Opera)" (Atlantic 2737)
#18 (2 wks.) Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band - "Taurus" (Sussex 233)
#18 (1 wk.) The Salsoul Orchestra - "Tangerine" (Salsoul 2004)
#19 (1 wk.) Roger Whittaker - "The Last Farewell" (RCA 50030)
#20 (2 wks.) Rhythm Heritage - "Barretta's Theme (Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow)" (ABC 12177)


6.3 TOP 40 U.S. DISCO HITS OF THE 1970s:

#1 (8 wks.) The Bee Gees - "Night Fever" (RSO 889)
#1 (7 wks.) Andy Gibb - "Shadow Dancing" (RSO 893)
#1 (6 wks.) Chic - "Le Freak" (Atlantic 3519)
#1 (5 wks.) Paul McCartney & Wings - "Silly Love Songs" (Capitol 4256-1)
#1 (5 wks.) Donna Summer - "Bad Girls" (Casablanca 988)
#1 (4 wks.) Andy Gibb - "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" (RSO 872)
#1 (4 wks.) The Bee Gees - "Stayin' Alive" (RSO 885)
#1 (4 wks.) Rod Stewart - "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" (WB 8724)
#1 (4 wks.) Elton John & Kiki Dee - "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (Rocket 40585)
#1 (4 wks.) Johnnie Taylor - "Disco Lady" (Columbia 10281)
#1 (3 wks.) Donna Summer - "Hot Stuff" (Casablanca 978)
#1 (3 wks.) Gloria Gaynor - "I Will Survive" (Polydor 14508)
#1 (3 wks.) A Taste of Honey - "Boogie Oogie Oogie" (Capitol 4565)
#1 (3 wks.) Wild Cherry - "Play That Funky Music" (Epic 50225)
#1 (3 wks.) Donna Summer - "MacArthur Park" (Casablanca 939)
#1 (3 wks.) The Silver Convention - "Fly, Robin, Fly" (Midland Int'l. 10339)
#1 (3 wks.) The 4 Seasons - "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" (WB 8168)
#1 (2 wks.) Andy Gibb - "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" (RSO 883)
#1 (2 wks.) Anita Ward - "Ring My Bell" (Juana 3422)
#1 (2 wks.) Eddie Kendricks - "Keep on Truckin' (Part 1)" (Tamla 54238)
#1 (2 wks.) The Bee Gees - "Tragedy" (RSO 918)
#1 (2 wks.) KC & The Sunshine Band - "That's the Way (I Like It)" (T.K. 1015)
#1 (2 wks.) Diana Ross - "Love Hangover" (Motown 1392)
#1 (2 wks.) Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer - "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" (Columbia 11125)
#1 (2 wks.) The Bee Gees - "Jive Talkin'" (RSO 510)
#1 (2 wks.) Meco - "Star Wars Theme / Cantina Band" (Millenium 604)
#1 (2 wks.) George McCrae - "Rock Your Baby" (T.K. 1004)
#1 (1 wk.) KC & The Sunshine Band - "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" (T.K. 1019)
#1 (1 wk.) Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band - "A Fifth of Beethoven" (Private Stock 45073)
#1 (1 wk.) Yvonne Elliman - "If I Can't Have You" (RSO 884)
#1 (1 wk.) M - "Pop Muzik" (Sire 49033)
#1 (1 wk.) The Rolling Stones - "Miss You" (Rolling Stones 19307)
#1 (1 wk.) Chic - "Good Times" (Atlantic 3584)
#1 (1 wk.) Rose Royce - "Car Wash" (MCA 40615)
#1 (1 wk.) Thelma Houston - "Don't Leave Me This Way" (Tamla 54278)
#1 (1 wk.) Leo Sayer - "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" (WB 8283)
#1 (1 wk.) Abba - "Dancing Queen" (Atlantic 3372)
#1 (1 wk.) Glen Campbell - "Southern Nights" (Capitol 4376-1)
#1 (1 wk.) The Love Unlimited Orchestra - "Love's Theme" (20th Fox 2069)
#1 (1 wk.) The Sylvers - "Boogie Fever" (Capitol 4179)


6.4 INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM TRACKS: [from Tony Kalar (kalar@brainerd.net)]

"A huge topic. Only a tiny and insignificant fraction of the fertility of 
the 70s is reflected in the charts. Because of FM and the end of the 3-minute 
limit, ever longer Psychedelic improvisations, and the birth of Art and 
Progressive rock and fusion, big chunks of a lot of rock were instrumental. 
Much of it was only heard on college radio. 

"Unless you limit the list to the oldies hit format, it gets very big. But 
limiting would miss the big picture. The list would take a long time to 
compile, and an ever longer time to sort out what was rock. Just to bring up 
a few: 

"Moody Blues. Procul Harum. The rock operas. Rick Wakeman's (ex-Yes) '74 
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH. Oldfield's '73 TUBULAR BELLS (UK #1 and 
heard in THE EXORCIST) and '75 OMMADAWN (both almost entirely created and 
produced by Oldfield alone). 

"As electronic gear came out of the studio, and computer music came out of the 
labs, a whole subgenre was born. Some of this stuff was first widely aired on 
the syndicated "Hearts of Space" program out of San Francisco. 

"Any list would have to include Brian Eno as a major pioneer, with '75s 
EVENING STAR with Robert Fripp, the AMBIENT series, starting with '78s 
MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS, '81s BUSH OF GHOSTS with David Byrne. Pink Floyd. 
TERRY RILEY IN C was popular around college radio stations. Harold Budd. 
Frank Zappa. King Crimson. Mahavishnu John McLaughlin. Industrial 
(Caberet Voltaire). 

"There's the underheard rock masterpiece, 1978's rock realization of WAR OF THE 
WORLDS by Jeff Wayne. Tomita often used rock rhythms in his realizations. Even 
Stockhausen's clangor had industrial elements. 

"Walter/Wendy Carlos. Jean-Luc Ponty. Vangelis. Tangerine Dream/Klaus Schulze. 
Kraftwerk. Outside electronics, just for one there's the Takoma school of 
guitarists, led by John Fahey, who's cranked out over 30 albums and is about to 
release another on Tim/Kerr. Takoma's biggest selling artist, Leo Kottke. Peter 
Lang. 

"Progressive Folk. The continued noodlings of The Grateful Dead. Even Punk and 
new-wave/no-wave contributed instrumentals. BIG question."


6.5 URBAN LEGENDS ABOUT 1970S MUSIC AND ARTISTS (from (mfw@musictrax.com)

"Love Rollercoaster" - The Ohio Players' second-biggest U.S. hit, 
#1 for 1 week in late January of 1976. When this song was first released, 
erroneous rumors persisted that you could hear a murdered woman's screams in 
the instrumental break in the middle of the song (about 1:24 in). This was 
actually a sound effect deliberately mixed into the rhythm track, an effect 
that later showed up in other disco-era hits of the 1970s; it's audible in 
Paul McCartney's late-1976 live WINGS OVER AMERICA album.

Klaatu: in early 1977, a debut album appeared from a rock group calling 
themselves "Klaatu," with two minor singles including "Calling Occupants of 
Interplanetary Craft" and "Sub-Rosa Subway." Because of the lack of album 
credits and an uncanny similarity to the voices and musical style of The 
Beatles, rumors immediately popped up that Klaatu was, in fact, composed 
(partially or completely) by John, Paul, George, & Ringo. The fact that both 
Klaatu and The Fab Four shared the U.S. Capitol Records label didn't hurt, 
either, and the record company did little to deny the rumors. Eventually, a 
sharp journalist checked the publishing credits for the songs, which were 
actually composed by Canadian singer/songwriters Terry Draper, Dee Long, and 
John Woloschuck.

"You're So Vain" - Carly's all-time biggest hit, from late 1972, featuring 
back-up vocals by Mick Jagger. At the time of its release, rumor had it that 
this song was written about Mick, though most critics felt that the song was 
loosely based on Carly's former friend, actor Warren Beatty. Publicly, all 
she would say was that the song was based on a composite of several people 
she knew. Listen carefully for Carly muttering "son of a gun" in the opening 
notes of the song. The line "clouds in my coffee" came to the songwriter 
after she saw a reflection in her cup while flying in an airplane. Simon 
originally titled this song "Bless You Ben" and intended it as a ballad 
about a grateful woman commenting on her lover, but it evolved into a song 
with the exact opposite mood.


6.6 HOW CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT COVER VERSIONS FROM THE 1970s?

Several 1970s artists -- most notably James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt -- had 
numerous hit cover versions of songs originally made famous by others.

For more, check out the Web page

http://www.wmin.ac.uk/~clemenr/covers/covers.html


6.7: WHY ARE SOME 1970s SONGS RELEASED ONLY IN MONO? (from mfw@musictrax.com)

Aside from the reasons most might guess -- style, budget, and personal 
preference -- the real reason is more basic:

Mono sounds LOUDER, especially on AM Radio. A well-produced mono record will 
generally have more impact -- particularly if it's electrically-limited and 
compressed properly -- than an equivalent stereo record. For this reason, 
producers and record labels often spent days or even weeks to get just the 
right sound out of their mono mixes. Stereo mixes were typically knocked off 
very quickly, just as an afterthought, and lacked some of the subtle touches 
that made the mono mixes special.

Producers went to great lengths to make sure their productions would sound 
right on tinny car speakers. According to legend, Brian Wilson of The Beach 
Boys would sometimes check final mixes by playing the tape directly out of 
the studio console through a long wire and into a speaker in his sports car 
in the recording studio's parking lot. Berry Gordy did something similar: 
all the big Motown hits (at least while they were based in Detroit) were 
first mastered to a temporary record, then Gordy would audition it on a 
$29.95 compact stereo in his office -- on the theory that this was the 
average system their audience owned. If the music didn't "jump" out of these 
speakers, Gordy made the producers go back to the drawing board.

The last major hit of the 1970s that I'm aware of that was released only in 
mono was David Dundas' 1976 #17 hit "Jeans On."  Larry Groce's 1976 #9 
Novelty hit "Junk Food Junkie" is also generally found only reissued in mono.  
And for Soul hits, Geore McCrae's early-1975 Top 40 hit "I Get Lifted" is 
also only out in mono on CD, to my knowledge.

Those who are interested in stereo/mono rock/pop discussions should consult:

Both Sides Now Stereo Newsletter 
Box 384 
Fairfax Station, VA 22039-0384 
(800) OLDIES-9 
(703) 690-7889 - Info Line 
(703) 690-7882 - Fax 
INTERNET: bsnpubs@erols.com
WWW: http://www.bsnpubs.com

and subs are $16 for 4 quarterly issues. Highly recommended.


6.8: WHY ARE SOME SONGS RE-RECORDED BY THE ARTIST?

Regina Litman (rslitman@philly.infi.net) commented:

"[Gordon Lightfoot's] GORD'S GOLD is pretty good, but I was disappointed in 
GORD'S GOLD Vol. 2, which did not come out until what I'll call the "CD Era". 
What Gordon Lightfoot did was go into the studio and re-record most of the 
songs! I would love to have a new version of GORD'S GOLD Vol. 2 (maybe under a 
different name) with the ORIGINAL records. I posted a question on a Gordon 
Lightfoot newsgroup I found once asking if anyone knew why this was done, but I 
didn't get any responses."


Marc Wielage (mfw@musictrax.com) answered:

I can think of four reasons why an artist re-records songs like this:

1) the original label can't or won't release the original versions, so the 
artist has to go in and re-record the song to satisfy his fans; this is the 
reason why James Taylor re-did his 1970 Apple Records hit "Carolina in My 
Mind" for his 1976 WB Greatest Hits album.

2) for whatever reason, the artist wasn't satisfied with their performance or 
the sound quality on the original version.

3) the artist wanted to try a different approach for "creative" reasons.

4) the artist is down on his or her luck, and re-records the song in order to 
get paid for the session by a new label.

Sometimes, it's a combination of several of the above. In the case of Gordon 
Lightfoot, the main song that got re-recorded was "The Wreck of the Edmund 
Fitzgerald," and I think it was for reason #2. I think the only original 
version on CD is out on his original SUMMERTIME DREAM album, but that's 
the 6:28 album version, not the 5:57 single version.

Richard Carpenter, producer of most of The Carpenters' multiple gold and 
platinum albums of the 1970s, re-recorded and remixed many drum and piano parts 
of their albums, which were released without fanfare in the 1980s. Carpenter's 
reason was that he felt the drum sound quality was lackluster, and that his own 

keyboard ability had improved greatly over the years (reason #2 above).  A&M 
Records got enough complaints and comments about it to prompt Carpenter to 
admit that the changes were made (acknowledged in their FROM THE TOP boxed 
set). 

In late 1998, A&M announced plans to released boxed sets of all the original 
mixes of The Carpenters' albums on CD, both in Japan and the U.S. 

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Section #7: POPULAR ARTISTS & GROUPS OF THE 1970s

[Contributed by Charles Board (cnc405@nortel.ca)]

THE TOP 40 U.S. SINGLES ARTISTS OF THE 70s [based on the BILLBOARD charts]

Top    Top    Top Top Top Top Top Top
Rank  Pts.  1  2   5  10  20  40  100
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 1.  3705   6  9  11  16  18  24  26   Elton John
 2.  3341   6  7  11  15  17  24  24   Paul McCartney / Wings
 3.  3145   1  1   6  12  17  21  27   Chicago
 4.  3144   9  9  11  12  16  18  23   Bee Gees
 5.  3132   3  8  11  12  16  19  24   Carpenters
 6.  2970   4  7   7  10  15  19  22   Jackson 5
 7.  2873   5  5   9  12  14  18  21   Stevie Wonder
 8.  2676   3  3   5   5  12  19  27   Neil Diamond
 9.  2633   0  1   1   3  11  21  26   Elvis Presley
10.  2582   3  3   8   9  12  16  22   Olivia Newton-John
11.  2543   0  0   0   0   4  19  37   James Brown
12.  2484   3  3   7   8  15  17  17   Three Dog Night
13.  2413   1  2   5   6   9  15  21   Gladys Knight & The Pips
14.  2320   4  4   4   4  10  15  23   Diana Ross
15.  2226   3  3   4  10  13  15  15   Barry Manilow
16.  2186   0  1   3   5  10  15  23   Aretha Franklin
17.  2184   3  3   4   6  11  14  19   Helen Reddy
18.  2143   1  2   3   6   9  14  21   Earth, Wind & Fire
19.  2123   4  5   6   7   9  12  24   John Denver
20.  2103   3  3   5   6   8  14  20   Dawn/Tony Orlando
21.  2057   1  1   4   7  10  13  18   Al Green
22.  1996   2  3   4   6   9  12  19   Marvin Gaye
23.  1970   5  6   7   8  10  12  15   Eagles
24.  1965   1  2   5   5  10  13  20   Spinners
25.  1921   4  6   8   9   9  10  14   Donna Summer
26.  1872   1  2   5   6   8  12  19   Linda Ronstadt
27.  1863   2  2   3   5   6  14  20   Temptations
28.  1814   4  4   6   7   7  11  17   Barbra Streisand
29.  1795   0  1   2   7   9  12  14   War
30.  1789   1  1   5   5   8  13  17   James Taylor
31.  1768   3  3   4   4   5  12  18   Rod Stewart
32.  1761   2  2   2   3   8  13  19   Doobie Brothers
33.  1757   0  0   1   5   9  12  17   Electric Light Orch. 
34.  1739   1  1   4   6  10  12  13   Bread 
35.  1720   3  3   3   6   9  12  15   Rolling Stones 
36.  1681   2  2   6   7   8  12  13   Commodores 
37.  1677   0  1   3   5   7  10  17   Stylistics 
38.  1614   1  2   3   5   8  10  15   Carly Simon 
39.  1599   0  1   1   3   5  10  18   Fifth Dimension 
40.  1579   1  1   2   3   9  11  14   Abba 


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8.0: 1970s OLDIES RADIO STATIONS

8.1 - WHY AREN'T MORE SONGS PLAYED ON OLDIES STATIONS?

H. Glazer (hmglaz@webtv.net) asked:

There are a lot of big 70s hits by big-name acts that you just never hear 
anymore. Can anyone explain oldies radio's aversion to these songs: 

"Family of Man" - Three Dog Night 
"Touch Me in the Morning" - Diana Ross 
"Let's Get It On" - Marvin Gaye
"Half Breed" - Cher 
"Helen Wheels" - Paul McCartney & Wings


Marc Wielage (mfw@musictrax.com) answered:

Essentially, the way Oldies radio works in the 1990s, at least in the U.S., 
is that the songs on their playlists come from five sets of criteria:

1) songs that test well with "focus groups" of people 

2) songs that were relatively-big hits (or had big airplay) during their 
respective eras

3) songs that are played by other similar stations that get big ratings.

4) songs that, according to their market research, are familiar to large 
groups of people. ("You know every song we play!")

5) songs that are requested most frequently by listeners.

Unfortunately, songs that you and I might both agree are *good* don't always 
fit the above requirements! If I won the Lottery and could run a station, 
I'd use the above criteria, but I'd also let my guts and personal taste 
determine whether we'd play a song, and how often we'd play it. [On the 
other hand, multi-millionaire author Steven King tried the same thing in his 
hometown of Bangor, Maine, and even he couldn't afford to keep the station 
running for more than a few years.]

The reason why certain key songs are played incessantly is that the stations' 
research tells them these are the songs people want to hear the most. The 
stations are terrified of the thought of playing something different, or 
playing something that most people haven't heard. Incredible as it may seem, 
their research says that _even if the song is good_, if it's an unfamiliar 
tune, the station runs the risk of average listeners changing the station! 

LA oldies champ KRTH-FM consistently hits #7 or #8 in the ratings (as of mid-
1998), and given that there's at least 50-60 competing stations in the market, 
this is incredibly successful. However, I believe their current playlist covers 
less than 300 songs, if that. To put this in perspective, this is as if their 
entire library consists of just TWENTY CDs, each with 20 songs on them, played 
over and over again.

The 70s oldies station, KCBS-FM, has a similarly-restricted playlist, yet has 
somewhat lower ratings. Oldies radio stations are not really designed for fans 
of 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s music.  They're designed to be palatable to a huge 
audience of people who don't have any specific interest in any music, and to 
play these people stereotypical songs they've heard before and enjoy on a 
certain level.

As to the songs on your list: I'd say "Touch Me in the Morning" and "Let's Get 
it On" are played quite often on those soul ballad "Quiet Storm" stations. I'm 
not much of a "Half-Breed" fan (and it often shows up on 70s Turkeys lists), 
but I definitely agree with you on "Family of Man" and "Helen Wheels" not 
being played often enough.


8.2 1970s Oldies Radio Stations

Info:

http://www.reelradio.com
http://www.arrowfm.com


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Section #9: WHAT ARE SOME RECOMMENDED 1970s COMPILATION ALBUMS?
(from mfw@musictrax.com)

9.1 - Time-Life CDs

Time-Life is currently the champ in 1970s-related compilations, with at least 
five series: SOUNDS OF THE SEVENTIES (40 volumes), AM GOLD (20+ volumes, 
previously marketed under SUPERHITS), along with CLASSIC ROCK (30 volumes, 
divided between the 1960s and 1970s), and GUITAR ROCK (30 volumes, divided 
between the 1970s and the 1980s). The liner notes for each CD are generally 
exemplarary. Each disc is fairly costly at about US$20 plus postage, and 
they're generally distributed only by mail, but the company will sell 
individual volumes to those who don't want to purchase the entire series. 
The Time-Life series is unique in that they provide a large number of tracks 
compared to all other U.S. labels, which explains the higher price tags.


Time-Life Music
1450 E. Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23280
(800) 621-7026
9A-5P EST
info: http://www.timelifecs.com
also: http://www.discjockey.com/store/timelife.html


9.2 Rhino CDs

Not to be outdone, Rhino also has a very large array of CD series, boxed 
sets, and compilation discs, many of which center on 1970s music. A few 
include: 

SUPER HITS OF THE SEVENTIES: HAVE A NICE DAY (25 volumes), the HAVE A 
NICE DECADE boxed set (9 discs), BILLBOARD TOP R&B HITS (ten volumes for 
the 70s), BILLBOARD HOT SOUL HITS (5 volumes), BILLBOARD TOP ROCK 'N' 
ROLL HITS (ten volumes for the 70s), BILLBOARD TOP DANCE HITS (6 volumes), 
THE DISCO YEARS (5 volumes), SOUL HITS OF THE 70s: DIDN'T IT BLOW YOUR MIND 
(20 volumes), DISCO HITS (5 volumes), 70s SMASH HITS [an edited-down 
selection of songs from HAVE A NICE DAY), IN YO' FACE: THE HISTORY OF FUNK 
(5 volumes), and MELLOW ROCK HITS OF THE SEVENTIES (3 volumes).

Rhino Records
10635 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(888) 407-4466 - Customer Service
(800) 432-0200 - Orders
email: DrRhino@rhino.com
http://www.rhino.com

Be warned that while Rhino often has the widest range of material, they 
also tend to recycle many duplicate songs on different collections. For 
example, there is a huge amount of overlap between HAVE A NICE DAY and the 
other series.


9.3 Varese Vintage / Varese Sarabande 

Formerly known for their critically-acclaimed motion-picture soundtrack 
albums, around 1995, Varese-Sarabande branched out into the pop/rock music 
arena, with a variety of single-artist and compilation CDs. The Dick Bartley 
COLLECTORS ESSENTIALS and BUBBLEGUM CLASSICS series are particularly 
recommended.

Varese Vintage
11846 Ventura Blvd. - Suite 130
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 753-5902
http://www.VareseSarabande.com

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Section #10: SOURCES FOR CDS & VINYL ALBUMS

10.1: WHERE CAN I FIND [INSERT SONG TITLE HERE] ON CD?

a. Ask on the newsgroups rec.music.rock-pop-r+b.1950s, 
rec.music.rock-pop-r+b.1960s, and rec.music.rock-pop-
r+b.1970s.

b. Check the books:

JOEL WHITBURN'S TOP POP SINGLES CD GUIDE 1955-1979
compiled by Jerry Reuss & Steve Massie
available from

Record Research, Inc.
P.O. Box 200
Menomenee Falls, WI 53051-0200
(414) 251-5408
(414) 251-9452 - Fax
WWW: http://www.recordresearch.com

or


THE GOLDEN AGE OF TOP 40 MUSIC
ON COMPACT DISC 1955-1996 (4th edition)

available for $50 from:

Pat Downey Enterprises
P.O. Box 3356
Boulder, CO 80307
(800) 237-6124 (Orders/Libraries Ultd.)

or

OLDIES ON CD (2nd edition)

available for $25 from:

Both Sides Now Stereo Newsletter
Box 384
Fairfax Station, VA 22039-0384
(800) OLDIES-9
(703) 690-7889 - Info Line
(703) 690-7882 - Fax
E-mail: bsnpubs@erols.com
http://www.bsnpubs.com

and you can also check the Web sites

http://www.towerrecords.com

[See also 10.5 below.]


10.2 - WHY ISN'T [INSERT ALBUM OR SONG TITLE HERE] AVAILBLE ON CD?

From Marc Wielage (mfw@musictrax.com):

If you were to talk to the top reissue people like Bill Inglot at Rhino, Ron 
Furmanek at Capitol/RCA, Andy McKaie at MCA, Steve Hoffman at DCC, Cary 
Mansfield at Varese, Al Quagliari at Sundazed, or Art Laboe at Original Sound, 
you'd quickly find out that just about every major or minor hit or album that 
*isn't* out on CD at this point is unavailable for a _reason_.

Typically, there's three explanations as to why they're not released:

1) the copyright holder won't negotiate for any price (like Alan Klein of Abkco 
on the infamous 1960s Cameo-Parkway material)

2) the copyright holder will only release the songs for incredibly high prices 
(which was the story for years with Dave Clark of The Dave Clark Five)

3) the master tapes are totally missing

4) or a combination of the above.

Sometimes, I've heard variations on reason #2, like: the copyright holder 
will only sell their songs in a large, expensive package. So if you want two 
specific song titles, they tell you, "we'll give you the rights to those for 
$2000 each, but you also have to buy these 25 other clinkers for a total of 
$50,000." And for small reissue labels, there's just no way they can justify 
that kind of expense, especially if the other songs are of almost no interest.

It's rare that you can name a Top 40 1970s U.S. hit song that isn't already 
out on CD. My guess is that there's only about 100 that qualify, at least 
from this decade. Still, there's probably another 1000 lower-charted 1970s 
U.S. singles that have yet to be released on CD, along with several thousand
memorable albums. That's a good reason right there not to throw away your 
vinyl just yet. :-)   [See also 10.3 below.]


10.3 - WHY DO MANY COMPILATION CDs NOT USE THE ENTIRE TIME AVAILABLE ON THE 
DISC?

Answered by Al Quaglieri (alcue@xalbany.net):

"The same reason why you don't automatically fill your shopping cart to 
the brim each time you go to the supermarket: money.

"There are two factors conspiring to keep U.S. compilation CD's short:

1. Licensing tracks from major labels can cost a small fortune..plus you 
usually have to be able to guarantee them a minimum sales number (like 10,000 
copies) for which you will have to pay regardless of how many albums you 
actually sell.

2. U.S. copyright law mandates payment for individual publishing and 
mechanical rights on a per song basis. Believe it or not, most U.S. record 
companies are operating very close to the edge of their profit-and-loss 
margins when making a 16-track CD.

"Interestingly, many U.S. labels will license material to overseas labels at 
much lower rates and minimums, in many cases licensing material they simply 
won't give up to domestic labels. Furthermore, if I'm not mistaken, in such 
places as the UK and Germany, you pay one flat royalty/mechanical fee PER 
ALBUM, regardless of the number of cuts it contains. This explains the glut 
of packed-to-the-gills compilations (especially dance and current top-40 
packages) that currently flood the Euro market."
 

10.4 - list of unavailable 1970s hits [in progress]


10.5 - WHERE CAN I BUY AND SELL 1970s MUSIC AND MEMORIBILIA ON THE NET?

The charter for the rec.music.rock-pop-r+b.1970s Newsgroup specifically 
prohibits "for sale," "trade," and "auction" advertisements. Buying & selling 
music recordings on Usenet should be done in the following groups:


rec.music.marketplace.cd
 
rec.music.marketplace.vinyl

alt.marketplace.compact-disc


[See also 10.5 below.]


To discuss (but not sell) collectables, you should check out

rec.music.collecting.vinyl

rec.music.collecting.cd

rec.music.collecting.misc

alt.collecting.8-track-tapes


To sell or trade 1970s rock videotapes, check out

rec.video.marketplace


And for other video-related discussions:

alt.tv.traders

alt.video.laserdisc

rec.video.dvd.titles


10.6 - MAIL-ORDER COMPANIES

[Editor's note: I have no commercial connection with any of the firms listed 
below, except as a satisfied customer of the first two companies.  Note that 
prices vary widely, so shop carefully to get the best possible deal.  In some 
cases, mail-order firms' prices are not significantly better than those of 
local dealers.]


Amazon.com
http://amazon.com

CD Now
http://cdnow.com

CD Europe
http://www.cdeurope.com

CDMO, Inc.
900 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747-2215
(800) FOR-CDMO / 367-2366 - Orders
(800) 367-2339 - Fax
(516) 385-CDMO - Info/Local

CD Plus
Ontario, Canada
(800) 263-4020
http://www.cd-plus.com

Collectors Choice Music
P.O. Box 838
Itasca, IL 60143-0838
(800) 923-1122
(630) 775-3555 - Fax
http://www.ccmusic.com/

DisCollector
P.O. Box 4000
Parker, CO 80134
(303) 841-3000
(303) 840-9373 - Fax
www.discol.com
E-Mail: cd@discol.com

Music Express
www.musicexpress.com

Rockaway Records
2395 N. Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90039
(213) 664-3232
http://www.rockaway.com/cgi/Store/rockaway.cgi

Tower Records Mail Order Dept.
22 E. 4th Street - Suite 302
New York, NY 10003 
(800) ASK-TOWER / 275-8693
(800) 538-6938 - Fax
(212) 982-7400 - Local NYC
(212) 674-8792 - Local Fax
http://towerrecords.com
E-Mail: Towerdir@aol.com

Whirlin Disc Records
230 Main Street 
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(800) 498-8019-Orders
(516) 694-1145
Internet: dowopp@panix.com
http://cyberactive-1.com/w-disc/

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Section #11: REFERENCE BOOKS & MAGAZINES

11.1 - 1970s MUSIC REFERENCE BOOKS

from Regina Litman (rslitman@philly.infi.net):

"I'm reading a good book about early 1970s music about which I will post more 
info when I'm done. Skipping ahead to the last chapter, which I haven't read 
yet, I find that the authors consider the first disco hit to be Manu Dibango's 
"Soul Makossa", described as "a loose, exotic-sounding jam that broke in New 
York's underground clubs before Atlantic licensed it for the United States in 
1973."
 
"Oh, yeah, the book is called "Precious and Few: Pop Music in the Early '70s" 
by Don Breithaupt and Jeff Breithaupt. It's published in the U.S. by St. 
Martin's Griffin, just came out [in November 1996], and lists for $9.95 
(paperback). The time period covered is 1971-75."

MFW adds:  to me, the book is a bit superficial (given that it stops at 1975), 
but it is an enjoyable read.  It's about 216 pages, and the ISBN number is #0-
312-14704-X.


And from Matthew Elmslie (elmslie@ica.net):

Allow me to direct everybody's attention to the fine book I WANNA BE SEDATED: 
POP MUSIC IN THE SEVENTIES, by Phil Dellio and Scott Woods (published by Sound 
and Vision, 1993; 359 Riverdale Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4J 1A4). I 
hope it's findable.

Anyway, the authors explore every nook and cranny of '70s music, mixing fact 
and satire as they do so. It's pretty funny and has also directed me to a lot 
of music I otherwise might never have tried out.

At the end of the book they give a list of their 100 favourite '70s songs, in 
chronological order, with the restrictions that no group appear twice and that 
the song must have been released on a single that was on the charts at some 
point during the seventies.


and mfw@musictrax.com adds:

Another book even more superficial than the above two is WE HAD JOY, WE HAD 
FUN: THE LOST RECORDING ARTISTS OF THE SEVENTIES, by Barry Scott, which I 
mention only because the author brings up an excellent point:  many groups 
that fall "in the cracks" between the traditional Oldies Radio and Classic 
Rock radio formats have virtually zero airplay today, which is a tragedy.  
This book brings to light many of these groups and performers, many of whom 
are almost forgotten today.  It's published by Faber & Faber, 
ISBN #0-571-19835-X.

Reading more like a collection of liner notes is Rhino Records' HISTORY OF 
ROCK 'N' ROLL: THE 1970s, written by Eric Lefcowitz, and published by Pocket 
Books (ISBN #0-671-01175-8).  Its claim to fame is that it comes with a free 
CD, but it only has six songs (all widely available on Rhino CDs), plus two 
comedy tracks from Rhino's THE BEST OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON RADIO HOUR 
(which to me, don't belong in the discussion, though I personally loved the 
radio show).

Los Angeles KCBS-FM DJ "Uncle" Joe Benson has self-published a half-dozen 
discographies and biographies on dozens of major groups of the 1960s and 
1970s, released under the banner "Uncle Joe's Record Guide."  Benson's 
volume on THE SEVENTIES (ISBN #0-943031-08-7) covers Boston, The Cars, 
Foreigner, Heart, Journey, Kansas, Steely Dan, Styx, and Supertramp; also 
available is a volume on PROGRESSIVE ROCK (ISBN #0-943031-11-7), which 
covers Emerson Lake & Palmer, Genesis, Jethro Tull, The Moody Blues, Pink 
Floyd, and Yes.  These are hard to find, but are recommended if you're 
looking for inside song-by-song facts on the albums as they were originally 
released.  For more info, contact Uncle Joe's Record Guides, P.O. Box 12464, 
Glendale, CA 91224-9948.

The best 1970s rock book I've found is THE GUINNESS WHO'S WHO OF SEVENTIES 
MUSIC, edited by Colin Larkin (Guinness Books, ISBN #0-85112-727-4). It's a 
distillation of the 1970s material from the excellent six-volume GUINNESS 
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF POPULAR MUSIC, covers more than 450 pages of artist bios and 
discographies, and presents a much more-thorough discussion of the music of 
the decade.  It's not as fun a read as the above books, but it is more 
informative, IMHO.


11.2 BOOKS ON U.S. POP CHARTS OF THE 1970s

(Highly-recommended)

TOP POP SINGLES 1955-1993
TOP POP ANNUAL 1955-1994
TOP POP ALBUMS 1955-1996
TOP R&B SINGLES 1942-1995
BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHARTS: THE SEVENTIES

published by

Record Research, Inc.
P.O. Box 200
Menomenee Falls, WI 53051-0200
(800) 827-9810 - orders
(414) 251-5408 - international orders/info
(414) 251-9452 - Fax
record@execpc.com
WWW: http://www.recordresearch.com


11.3 1970S-RELATED MAGAZINES (and also covering music reissues from other 
decades)

Discoveries
17230 13 Mile Road
Roseville, MI 48066
(313) 774-4311
(313) 774-5450 Fax
[subs $19/year for 12 issues]
traderpubs@aol.com
http://www.csmonline.com/discoveries

Goldmine
700 E. State St.
Iola, WI 54990
(800) 258-0929
(715) 445-2214 - office
(715) 445-4087 - fax
http://www.krause.com/goldmine
[subs $35 a year for 26 issues]

Both Sides Now Stereo Newsletter
Box 384
Fairfax Station, VA 22039-0384
(800) OLDIES-9
(703) 690-7889 - Info Line
(703) 690-7882 - Fax
bsnpubs@erols.com
http://www.bsnpubs.com
[subs are $16 for 4 quarterly issues]


Sources for overseas music books: 

http://www.skelter.demon.co.uk

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Section #12: RELATED NEWSGROUPS

Below is a partial list of other Usenet newsgroups that discuss the music and 
artists of the 1970s (sometimes overlapping other years):

alt.fan.allman-brothers
alt.fan.barry-manilow
alt.fan.capt-beefheart
alt.fan.david-bowie
alt.fan.david-cassidy
alt.fan.devo
alt.fan.elton-john
alt.fan.elvis-costello
alt.fan.firesign-theatre
alt.fan.frank-zappa
alt.fan.jimmy-buffett
alt.fan.john-denver
alt.fan.johnny-winter
alt.music.beach-boys
alt.music.bee-gees
alt.music.billy-joel
alt.music.black-sabbath
alt.music.blues.johnny-winter
alt.music.bruce-springsteen
alt.music.ccr
alt.music.cher
alt.music.chicago
alt.music.eagles
alt.music.elo
alt.music.fleetwood-mac
alt.music.frank-zappa
alt.music.genesis
alt.music.harry-chapin
alt.music.iggy-pop
alt.music.james-taylor
alt.music.jethro-tull
alt.music.jim-croce
alt.music.led-zeppelin
alt.music.lightfoot
alt.music.live.the.band
alt.music.lou-reed
alt.music.lynyrd-skynyrd
alt.music.meat-loaf
alt.music.moody-blues
alt.music.paul-simon
alt.music.pink-floyd
alt.music.progressive
alt.music.psychedelic
alt.music.queen
alt.music.ramones
alt.music.rick-derringer
alt.music.steely-dan
alt.music.steve-miller
alt.music.the-sweet
alt.music.who
alt.music.yes

alt.us.culture.1970s

rec.music.artists.beach-boys
rec.music.artists.kiss
rec.music.artists.springsteen
rec.music.dylan
rec.music.gdead
rec.music.progressive

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Section #13: WORLD WIDE WEB RESOURCES

http://www.discjockey.com/store/timelife.html
        lists most (but not all) tracks from Time-Life CDs

http://www.rhino.com
        lists the contents of virtually all current Rhino Records 
 CDs and cassette 

http://www.billboard-online.com/
 BILLBOARD Web service [subscription only -- chart statistics and 
 other industry-related articles]

http://www.skelter.demon.co.uk 
        good source for overseas books

http://205.186.189.2/amg/music_Root.html
        The All-Music Guide [good for searching for specific 
 tracks on vinyl albums and CDs]

http://towerrecords.com
 Tower Records Web Page [good for searching for specific tracks 
 on CDs and cassettes; also provides on-line ordering info]

http://www.ccmusic.com/
 Collectors' Choice Music [like the above, good for searching for 
 specific tracks on CDs and cassettes]

http://www.oringswest.com/punk/
 Punk Rock Index

www.calweb.com\~geprman.]
 The Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock at

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Section #14: COMPUTER SOFTWARE

Phonolog CD-ROM

Rock N' Rom

All Music Guide CD-ROM

RockBase Plus

available from:

Cravenplan Computers Ltd, 
22 Lawn Avenue,
West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 7AQ, 
United Kingdom
Tel: (+44) 01895 444603
Fax: (+44) 01895 449599
Email: 101363.2371@Compuserve.com
BBS: (+44) 01923 218152 

(to be expanded in a future installment)

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Section #15: NETIQUETTE

Users are referred to Chuq Von Rospach's "Primer on How to Work with the 
USENET Community" document, revised by Gene Spafford and Mark Moraes, 
available on the Usenet group news.groups.

Also recommended for newcomers: INTERNET FOR DUMMIES and MORE INTERNET 
FOR DUMMIES, published by IDG Books.
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Section #16: MISCELLANEOUS

16.1 - HOW CAN I COMPLAIN ABOUT A USER?

Send complaints to root@(users' domain name) and comment.


16.2 - WHERE CAN I SEARCH FOR OLD DISCUSSIONS THAT HAVE 
SCROLLED OFF THE NEWSGROUP SERVER?

http://www.dejanews.com/


16.3 - WHERE CAN I ASK ABOUT NOVELTY RECORDS OF THE 1970s?

Try the Usenet Newsgroup rec.music.dementia.


16.4 - WHERE'S THE BEST PLACE TO DISCUSS NON-MUSIC ASPECTS OF THE 1970s?

Try the Usenet Newsgroup alt.culture.us.1970s.


16.5 - WHY DO MY QUESTIONS OR ANSWERS TAKE SO LONG TO SHOW UP ON THE NEWSGROUP?

Essentially, there are tens of thousands of Usenet news servers around the 
world. Normally when you post it appears first on your local server, and then 
it "propogates" it to its neighbors, and they continue the distribution on 
down the line. The path header records the route taken by the message. The 
result is that you might be able to post a message and see it immediately, 
but it may not be seen by others for hours or even days.


16.6 - HOW CAN I GET RID OF SPAM ON OUR NEWSGROUP?

Unwanted ads on the rec.newsgroups are almost universally despised by 
everyone.

Jim O'Briant (jobriant@garlic.com) advises:

"If you truly want to get rid of usenet spam (and e-mail spam, too), then 
please DO NOT REPLY TO IT. Unless you are careful to change the addressing, 
replies are cross-posted to just as many newsgroups as the original spam, 
as you did in your reply, and cause just as much newsgroup clutter as the 
original SPAMMER.

"Instead, take a few minutes and go to:

http://www.abuse.net

"Register there (it's free), and learn how to quickly, easily and 
automatically forward e-mail and newsgroup SPAM to the SPAM police at the 
originating domain or ISP. ISP's will tolerate SPAM as long as they think 
the rest of the internet community will tolerate it. This is one of many 
ways to show them that we DO NOT tolerate spamming."


16.7 WHY ISN'T THERE A REC.MUSIC.ROCK-POP-R+B.1980s?

In the spring of 1998, George Holmes (georgeholmes@btinternet.com) asked
that question, and he was given the advice below ("How can I start a 
newsgroup," in 16.8 below).  George took the time and trouble to write
the charter and promote the idea on various other newsgroups.  

Unfortunately, due more to public apathy than anything else, the
proposed 1980s newsgroup didn't receive enough votes to pass.  This idea
may be brought up again in the months to come, and when the time comes, 
we encourage all users to exercise their right to vote.


16.8 HOW CAN I START A NEWSGROUP?

(courtesy of jtbell@presby.edu (Jon Bell))

One of the more frequently posted questions is "How can I create a new
newsgroup?" Briefly, creating a new newsgroup in the comp, humanities,
misc, news, rec, sci, soc or talk hierarchies involves first proposing the
newsgroup in news.announce.newgroups, then conducting a "vote" among those
Usenet readers who have an opinion on the proposed group. The entire
process can take up to three months. 

Creating a new newsgroup in the "alt" hierarchy involves proposing it
informally in alt.config, then (if the response is favorable) getting
someone to send out a "newgroup control message" for the group if you
don't know how to do it yourself. 

Other hierarchies have different procedures, or perhaps no formal
procedure at all. If you want to create a new newsgroup in the
(hypothetical!) podunk hierarchy, you might look for a newsgroup called
podunk.config or podunk.general, and ask there about the proper procedure. 

For more details, see the following articles. You can find copies of
(or links to) all of them at the following Web address: 

http://web.presby.edu/~jtbell/usenet/newgroup/

(1) "How to Create a New Usenet Newsgroup", by David Lawrence

(a) in one of the following newsgroups: news.admin.misc,
news.announce.newgroups, news.announce.newusers, news.answers,
news.groups

(b) by sending e-mail to mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu, with a blank
"Subject:" line, and with the following command in the message
body: send usenet/news.groups/How_to_Create_a_New_Usenet_Newsgroup

(2) "Guidelines on Usenet Newsgroup Names", by David Wright and Mark Moraes

(a) in one of the following newsgroups: news.announce.newusers,
news.groups, news.admin.misc, alt.config, alt.answers, news.answers

(b) by sending e-mail to mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu, with a blank
"Subject:" line, and with the following command in the message
body: send usenet/news.groups/Guidelines_on_Usenet_Newsgroup_Names

(3) "How to Format and Submit a New Group Proposal", by Russ Allbery

(a) in one of the following newsgroups: news.announce.newusers,
news.answers, news.groups

(4) "How to Write a Good Newsgroup Proposal", by David Lawrence and Una Smith

(a) in one of the following newsgroups: news.announce.newusers, news.answers

(5) "So You Want to Create an Alt Newsgroup", by David Barr

(a) in one of the following newsgroups: alt.config, alt.answers, news.answers

(b) by sending e-mail to mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu, with a blank
"Subject:" line, and with the following command in the message
body: send usenet/alt.config/So_You_Want_to_Create_an_Alt_Newsgroup

(b) by pointing your Web browser to:
http://www.math.psu.edu/barr/alt-creation-guide.html

(6) "How to Write a Good Newgroup Message", by Brian Edmonds

(a) in the newsgroup alt.config

(b) by pointing your Web browser to:
http://www.cs.ubc.ca/spider/edmonds/usenet/good-newgroup.html

These articles are posted periodically (usually at least once per month) 
in the indicated newsgroups. If you don't find them there, that simply 
means that the most recent copies have "expired" on your news server. 
New copies should be posted eventually.

Finally, the following Web addresses contain collections of information on 
creating an "alt" group, including the "So You Want to Create..." 
article, and a description of the actual newgroup control mesage.

http://www4.ncsu.edu/~asdamick/www/news/create.html
http://www.tezcat.com/~haz1/alt/faqindex.html

Note: for beginner's information on newsgroups, check out
http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/Lab/6882/

Updates available at 
http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/Lab/6882/newgroup.html

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17 - ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Grateful appreciation is made to the following:

Mike Callahan / Both Sides Now (bsnpubs@erols.com)
Mark Dashevsky (marc@world.std.com)
Tony Kalar (kalar@brainerd.net)
Norm Katuna (normk@sd.cts.com)
Regina Litman (rslitman@philly.infi.net)
Steve Massie (smassie@msn.com)
Jim O'Briant (jobriant@garlic.com)
Kevin Walsh (75271.655@compuserve.com)
Joel Whitburn / Record Research (record@execpc.com)

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This document may be distributed freely as long as it is reproduced in full, 
without any changes or editing, with full attribution to the writers noted.

Updates, comments, and suggestions can be sent to

Marc Wielage
mfw@musictrax.com

and can be discussed on the Usenet newsgroup 

rec.music.rock-pop-r+b.1970s.

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last updated 3/6/1999.

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I noticed that RandyP listed the Top 100 hits for the 1950s and 1960s groups. 
Nobody's done that yet over here, so I thought I'd do the same over here as a 
new (fake) millenium project for the Seventies.

I spent quite a few years in this decade eagerly awaiting Casey Kasem's 
weekly broadcast countdowns on AMERICAN TOP 40, and often would slap my 
forehead in frustration when I found out some incredibly lame song made it to 
#1.  I'm in the process of rekindling my fascination with AT40, thanks to Rob 
Durkee's excellent new book AMERICAN TOP FORTY: THE COUNTDOWN OF THE CENTURY 
(published by Schirmer Books, ISBN #0-02-864895-1).


THE TOP 100 OF 1970
*******************

  1.  Simon & Garfunkel - "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Columbia 45079)
  2.  The Jackson 5 - "I'll Be There" (Motown 1171)
  3.  B.J. Thomas - "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" (Scepter 12265)
  4.  The Carpenters - "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (A&M 1183)
  5.  George Harrison - "Isn't It a Pity" (Apple 2995)
  5.  George Harrison - "My Sweet Lord" (Apple 2995)
  6.  The Partridge Family - "I Think I Love You" (Bell 910)
  7.  Diana Ross - "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Motown 1169)
  8.  The Guess Who - "American Woman" (RCA 0325)
  8.  The Guess Who - "No Sugar Tonight" (RCA 0325)
  9.  Edwin Starr - "War" (Gordy 7101)
 10.  The Beatles - "Let It Be" (Apple 2764)
 11.  Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - "The Tears of a Clown" (Tamla 54199)
 12.  Three Dog Night - "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" (Dunhill 4239)
 13.  The Jackson 5 - "ABC" (Motown 1163)
 14.  The Jackson 5 - "I Found That Girl" (Motown 1166)
 14.  The Jackson 5 - "The Love You Save" (Motown 1166)
 15.  Sly & The Family Stone - "Everybody Is a Star" (Epic 1055)
 15.  Sly & The Family Stone - "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" (Epic 10555)
 16.  Ray Stevens - "Everything Is Beautiful" (Barnaby 2011)
 17.  The Beatles - "The Long and Winding Road" (Apple 2832)
 17.  The Beatles - "For You Blue" (Apple 2832)
 18.  Bread - "Make It with You" (Elektra 45686)
 19.  The Jackson 5 - "I Want You Back" (Motown 1157)
 20.  Shocking Blue - "Venus" (Colossus 108)
 21.  Neil Diamond - "Cracklin' Rosie" (Uni 55250)
 22.  The Carpenters - "We've Only Just Begun" (A&M 1217)
 23.  The 5th Dimension - "One Less Bell to Answer" (Bell 940)
 24.  The Poppy Family - "Which Way You Goin' Billy?" (London 129)
 25.  Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Travelin' Band" (Fantasy 637)
 25.  Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Who'll Stop the Rain" (Fantasy 637)
 26.  Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Long As I Can See the Light" (Fantasy 645)
 26.  Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Lookin' Out My Back Door" (Fantasy 645)
 27.  Eddie Holman - "Hey There Lonely Girl" (ABC 11240)
 28.  Jaggerz - "The Rapper" (Kama Sutra 502)
 29.  The Ides of March - "Vehicle" (WB 7378)
 30.  The Temptations - "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)" (Gordy 7099)
 31.  James Taylor - "Fire and Rain" (WB 7423)
 32.  Norman Greenbaum - "Spirit in the Sky" (Reprise 0885)
 33.  John Ono Lennon - "Instant Karma (We All Shine On)" (Apple 1818)
 34.  Brian Hyland - "Gypsy Woman" (Uni 55240)
 35.  Dawn - "Candida" (Bell 903)
 36.  Sugarloaf - "Green-Eyed Lady" (Liberty 56183)
 37.  Stevie Wonder - "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours" (Tamla 54196)
 38.  The Moments - "Love On a Two-Way Street" (Stang 5012)
 39.  Freda Payne - "Band of Gold" (Invictus 9075)
 40.  Eric Burdon & War - "Spill the Wine" (MGM 14118)
 41.  Tyrone Davis - "Turn Back the Hands of Time" (Dakar 616)
 42.  Mungo Jerry - "In the Summertime" (Janus 125)
 43.  Chairmen of The Board - "Give Me Just a Little More Time" (Invictus 9074)
 44.  Clarence Carter - "Patches" (Atlantic 2748)
 45.  Rare Earth - "Get Ready" (Rare Earth 5012)
 46.  Brook Benton - "Rainy Night in Georgia" (Cotillion 44057)
 47.  Led Zeppelin - "Whole Lotta Love" (Atlantic 2690)
 48.  Free - "All Right Now" (A&M 1206)
 49.  Blues Image - "Ride Captain Ride" (Atco 6746)
 50.  Simon & Garfunkel - "Cecilia" (Columbia 45133)
 51.  Chicago - "25 or 6 to 4" (Columbia 45194)
 52.  Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Run Through the Jungle" (Fantasy 641)
 52.  Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Up Around the Bend" (Fantasy 641)
 53.  Edison Lighthouse - "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" (Bell 858)
 54.  Bobby Sherman - "Julie, Do Ya Love Me" (Metromedia 194)
 55.  R. Dean Taylor - "Indiana Wants Me" (Rare Earth 5013)
 56.  Vanity Fare - "Hitchin' a Ride" (Page One 21029)
 57.  Tom Jones - "Without Love (There Is Nothing)" (Parrot 40045)
 58.  The Guess Who - "No Time" (RCA 0300)
 59.  Tee Set - "Ma Belle Amie" (Colossus 107)
 60.  The Friends of Distinction - "Love or Let Me Be Lonely" (RCA 0319)
 61.  Melanie with The Edwin Hawkins Singers - "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)" (Buddah 167)
 62.  Dionne Warwick - "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" (Scepter 12273)
 63.  Elvis Presley - "Don't Cry Daddy" (RCA 9768)
 63.  Elvis Presley - "Rubberneckin'" (RCA 9768)
 64.  Joe Cocker with Leon Russell - "The Letter" (A&M 1174)
 65.  Badfinger - "Come and Get It" (Apple 1815)
 66.  The Supremes - "Stoned Love" (Motown 1172)
 67.  The Hollies - "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" (Epic 10532)
 68.  Frijid Pink - "The House of the Rising Sun" (Parrot 341)
 69.  Alive N' Kicking - "Tighter, Tighter" (Roulette 7078)
 70.  Rare Earth - "(I Know) I'm Losing You" (Rare Earth 5017)
 71.  The Temptations - "Psychedelic Shack" (Gordy 7096)
 72.  The 5 Stairsteps - "O-o-h Child" (Buddah 165)
 73.  Badfinger - "No Matter What" (Apple 1822)
 74.  Anne Murray - "Snowbird" (Capitol 2738)
 75.  100 Proof (Aged In Soul) - "Somebody's Been Sleeping" (Hot Wax 7004)
 76.  Ronnie Dyson - "(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?" (Columbia 45110)
 77.  Tommy Roe - "Jam Up and Jelly Tight" (ABC 11247)
 78.  Bobby Bloom - "Montego Bay" (L&R 157)
 79.  Elvis Presley - "Mama Liked the Roses" (RCA 9835)
 79.  Elvis Presley - "The Wonder of You" (RCA 9835)
 80.  The Kinks - "Lola" (Reprise 0930)
 81.  Chicago - "Make Me Smile" (Columbia 45127)
 82.  Stevie Wonder - "Heaven Help Us All" (Tamla 54200)
 83.  Bobby Sherman - "Easy Come, Easy Go" (Metromedia 177)
 84.  Santana - "Evil Ways" (Columbia 45069)
 85.  Bobby Sherman - "La La La (If I Had You)" (Metromedia 150)
 86.  B.J. Thomas - "I Just Can't Help Believing" (Scepter 12283)
 87.  The Pipkins - "Gimme Dat Ding" (Capitol 2819)
 88.  The Marmalade - "Reflections of My Life" (London 20058)
 89.  The Guess Who - "Share the Land" (RCA 0388)
 90.  Mark Lindsay - "Arizona" (Columbia 45037)
 91.  Ferrante & Teicher - "Midnight Cowboy" (UA 50554)
 92.  The Delfonics - "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" (Philly Groove 161)
 93.  The Archies - "Jingle Jangle" (Kirshner 5002)
 94.  The Supremes - "Up the Ladder to the Roof" (Motown 1162)
 95.  Glen Campbell - "It's Only Make Believe" (Capitol 2905)
 96.  Bread - "It Don't Matter to Me" (Elektra 45701)
 97.  The Four Tops - "Still Water (Love)" (Motown 1170)
 98.  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - "Woodstock" (Atlantic 2723)
 99.  Elvis Presley - "Patch It Up" (RCA 9916)
 99.  Elvis Presley - "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" (RCA 9916)
100.  Aretha Franklin - "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" (Atlantic 2751)

THE TOP 100 OF 1971
*******************

  1.  Three Dog Night - "Joy to the World" (Dunhill 4272)
  2.  Rod Stewart - "Maggie May" (Mercury 73224)
  3.  Carole King - "I Feel the Earth Move" (Ode 66015)
  3.  Carole King - "It's Too Late" (Ode 66015)
  4.  The Osmonds - "One Bad Apple" (MGM 14193)
  5.  The Bee Gees - "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" (Atco 6824)
  6.  Dawn - "Knock Three Times" (Bell 938)
  7.  Melanie - "Brand New Key" (Neighborhood 4201)
  8.  Donny Osmond - "Go Away Little Girl" (MGM 14285)
  9.  Sly & The Family Stone - "Family Affair" (Epic 10805)
 10.  Cher - "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" (Kapp 2146)
 11.  The Temptations - "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" (Gordy 7105)
 12.  Isaac Hayes - "Theme from 'Shaft'" (Enterprise 9038)
 13.  Janis Joplin - "Me and Bobby McGee" (Columbia 45314)
 14.  The Rolling Stones - "Brown Sugar" (Rolling Stones 19100)
 15.  The Raiders - "Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)" (Columbia 45332)
 16.  The Honey Cone - "Want Ads" (Hot Wax 7011)
 17.  James Taylor - "You've Got a Friend" (WB 7498)
 18.  Paul McCartney - "Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey" (Apple 1837)
 19.  Marvin Gaye - "What's Going On" (Tamla 54201)
 20.  The Jackson 5 - "Never Can Say Goodbye" (Motown 1179)
 21.  Jean Knight - "Mr. Big Stuff" (Stax 0088)
 22.  The Carpenters - "Superstar" (A&M 1289)
 23.  The Carpenters - "Rainy Days and Mondays" (A&M 1260)
 24.  Aretha Franklin - "Spanish Harlem" (Atlantic 2817)
 25.  The Jackson 5 - "Mama's Pearl" (Motown 1177)
 26.  John Denver with Fat City - "Take Me Home, Country Roads" (RCA 0445)
 27.  Tom Jones - "She's a Lady" (Parrot 40058)
 28.  Ocean - "Put Your Hand in The Hand" (Kama Sutra 519)
 29.  The Osmonds - "Yo-Yo" (MGM 14295)
 30.  The Chi-Lites - "Have You Seen Her" (Brunswick 55462)
 31.  The Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose - "Treat Her Like a Lady" (UA 50721)
 32.  The Carpenters - "For All We Know" (A&M 1243)
 33.  Lynn Anderson - "Rose Garden" (Columbia 45252)
 34.  The Undisputed Truth - "Smiling Faces Sometimes" (Gordy 7108)
 35.  Bill Withers - "Ain't No Sunshine" (Sussex 219)
 36.  John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band - "Imagine" (Apple 1840)
 37.  Bread - "Baby I'm-a Want You" (Elektra 45751)
 38.  Joan Baez - "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (Vanguard 35138)
 39.  The Bee Gees - "Lonely Days" (Atco 6795)
 40.  The Five Man Electrical Band - "Signs" (Lionel 3213)
 41.  Three Dog Night - "An Old Fashioned Love Song" (Dunhill 4294)
 42.  Santana - "Black Magic Woman" (Columbia 45270)
 43.  Ringo Starr - "It Don't Come Easy" (Apple 1831)
 44.  Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds - "Don't Pull Your Love" (Dunhill 4276)
 45.  Dave Edmunds - "I Hear You Knockin'" (MAM 3601)
 46.  Marvin Gaye - "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" (Tamla 54207)
 47.  Michael Jackson - "Got to Be There" (Motown 1191)
 48.  Tommy James - "Draggin' the Line" (Roulette 7103)
 49.  Ike & Tina Turner - "Proud Mary" (Liberty 56216)
 50.  Bread - "If" (Elektra 45720)
 51.  Neil Diamond - "I Am... I Said" (Uni 55278)
 52.  Gordon Lightfoot - "If You Could Read My Mind" (Reprise 0974)
 53.  Paul McCartney - "Another Day" (Apple 1829)
 53.  Paul McCartney - "Oh Woman Oh Why" (Apple 1829)
 54.  Lobo - "Me And You And a Dog Named Boo" (Big Tree 112)
 55.  The Free Movement - "I've Found Someone of My Own" (Decca 32818)
 56.  Lee Michaels - "Do You Know What I Mean" (A&M 1262)
 57.  Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Sweet Hitch-Hiker" (Fantasy 665)
 58.  King Floyd - "Groove Me" (Chimneyville 435)
 59.  Aretha Franklin - "A Brand New Me" (Atlantic 2796)
 59.  Aretha Franklin - "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Atlantic 2796)
 60.  The Partridge Family - "Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted" (Bell 963)
 61.  Barbra Streisand - "Stoney End" (Columbia 45236)
 62.  Cat Stevens - "Peace Train" (A&M 1291)
 63.  Donny Osmond - "Sweet and Innocent" (MGM 14227)
 64.  Chicago - "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" (Columbia 45264)
 65.  The Bells - "Stay Awhile" (Polydor 15023)
 66.  Rare Earth - "I Just Want to Celebrate" (Rare Earth 5031)
 67.  Chicago - "Beginnings" (Columbia 45417)
 67.  Chicago - "Colour My World" (Columbia 45417)
 68.  Sonny & Cher - "All I Ever Need Is You" (Kapp 2151)
 69.  Three Dog Night - "Liar" (Dunhill 4282)
 70.  Wadsworth Mansion - "Sweet Mary" (Sussex 209)
 71.  Elton John - "Your Song" (Uni 55265)
 72.  Sammi Smith - "Help Me Make It Through The Night" (Mega 0015)
 73.  Jerry Reed - "Amos Moses" (RCA 9904)
 74.  Stevie Wonder - "If You Really Love Me" (Tamla 54208)
 75.  The Stampeders - "Sweet City Woman" (Bell 45120)
 76.  Les Crane - "Desiderata" (WB 7520)
 77.  Tom Clay - "What The World Needs Now Is Love / Abraham, Martin and John" (Mowest 5002)
 78.  Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" (Fantasy 655)
 78.  Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Hey Tonight" (Fantasy 655)
 79.  David Cassidy - "Cherish" (Bell 45150)
 80.  The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "Mr. Bojangles" (Liberty 56197)
 81.  Jerry Reed - "When You're Hot, You're Hot" (RCA 9976)
 82.  The Partridge Family - "I'll Meet You Halfway" (Bell 996)
 83.  Aretha Franklin - "Rock Steady" (Atlantic 2838)
 84.  Marvin Gaye - "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" (Tamla 54209)
 85.  Daddy Dewdrop - "Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)" (Sunflower 105)
 86.  Gladys Knight & The Pips - "If I Were Your Woman" (Soul 35078)
 87.  The Dramatics - "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" (Volt 4058)
 88.  The Grass Roots - "Sooner or Later" (Dunhill 4279)
 89.  Andy Williams - "Love Story (Where Do I Begin)" (Columbia 45317)
 90.  Van Morrison - "Domino" (WB 7434)
 91.  Carly Simon - "That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" (Elektra 45724)
 92.  Brewer & Shipley - "One Toke Over The Line" (Kama Sutra 516)
 93.  Perry Como - "It's Impossible" (RCA 74-0387)
 94.  George Harrison - "What Is Life" (Apple 1828)
 95.  The 8th Day - "She's Not Just Another Woman" (Invictus 9087)
 96.  The Honey Cone - "Stick-Up" (Hot Wax 7106)
 97.  Bobby Goldsboro - "Watching Scotty Grow" (UA 50727)
 98.  The Doors - "Love Her Madly" (Elektra 45726)
 99.  John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band - "Power to the People" (Apple 1830)
100.  Al Green - "Tired of Being Alone" (Hi 2194)

THE TOP 100 OF 1972
*******************

  1.  Roberta Flack - "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (Atlantic 2864)
  2.  Gilbert O'Sullivan - "Alone Again (Naturally)" (MAM 3619)
  3.  Don McLean - "American Pie (Parts 1 & 2)" (UA 50856)
  4.  Nilsson - "Without You" (RCA 74-0604)
  5.  Johnny Nash - "I Can See Clearly Now" (Epic 10902)
  6.  America - "A Horse with No Name" (WB 7555)
  7.  Mac Davis - "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" (Columbia 45618)
  8.  Billy Paul - "Me and Mrs. Jones" (Phil. Int'l. 3521)
  9.  Sammy Davis, Jr. - "The Candy Man" (MGM 14320)
 10.  Bill Withers - "Lean On Me" (Sussex 235)
 11.  Chuck Berry - "My Ding-a-Ling" (Chess 2131)
 12.  Looking Glass - "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" (Epic 10874)
 13.  Al Green - "Let's Stay Together" (Hi 2202)
 14.  Helen Reddy - "I Am Woman" (Capitol 3350)
 15.  The Staple Singers - "I'll Take You There" (Stax 0125)
 16.  Neil Young - "Heart of Gold" (Reprise 1065)
 17.  The Chi-Lites - "Oh Girl" (Brunswick 55471)
 18.  Michael Jackson - "Ben" (Motown 1207)
 19.  The Temptations - "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" (Gordy 7121)
 20.  Neil Diamond - "Song Sung Blue" (Uni 55326)
 21.  Three Dog Night - "Black and White" (Dunhill 4317)
 22.  Joe Tex - "I Gotcha" (Dial 1010)
 23.  The Hollies - "Long Cool Woman (in a Black Dress)" (Epic 10871)
 24.  The Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose - "Too Late to Turn Back Now" (UA 50910)
 25.  Michael Jackson - "Rockin' Robin" (Motown 1197)
 26.  The Moody Blues - "Nights In White Satin" (Deram 85023)
 27.  Gilbert O'Sullivan - "Clair" (MAM 3626)
 28.  The Carpenters - "Hurting Each Other" (A&M 1322)
 29.  Lobo - "I'd Love You to Want Me" (Big Tree 147)
 30.  Bill Withers - "Use Me" (Sussex 241)
 31.  Billy Preston - "Outa-Space" (A&M 1320)
 32.  Elvis Presley - "Burning Love" (RCA 74-0769)
 33.  Robert John - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube)" (Atlantic 2846)
 34.  Luther Ingram - "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right" (KoKo 2111)
 35.  Climax - "Precious and Few" (Rocky Road 30055)
 36.  Al Green - "You Ought to Be with Me" (Hi 2227)
 37.  Al Green - "I'm Still In Love with You" (Hi 2216)
 38.  Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - "If You Don't Know Me By Now" (Phil. Int'l. 3520)
 39.  The Spinners - "I'll Be Around" (Atlantic 2904)
 40.  Chicago - "Saturday in the Park" (Columbia 45657)
 41.  The O'Jays - "Back Stabbers" (Phil. Int'l. 3517)
 42.  The Stylistics - "Betcha By Golly, Wow" (Avco 4591)
 43.  The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays the Fool" (RCA 74-0731)
 44.  Donny Osmond - "Puppy Love" (MGM 14367)
 45.  Jonathan Edwards - "Sunshine" (Capricorn 8021)
 46.  Wayne Newton - "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast" (Chelsea 0100)
 47.  The Osmonds - "Down by the Lazy River" (MGM 14324)
 48.  Curtis Mayfield - "Freddie's Dead (Theme from 'Superfly')" (Curtom 1975)
 49.  Al Green - "Look What You Done For Me" (Hi 2211)
 50.  Gallery - "Nice to Be with You" (Sussex 232)
 51.  Badfinger - "Day After Day" (Apple 1841)
 52.  Paul Simon - "Mother and Child Reunion" (Columbia 45547)
 53.  Albert Hammond - "It Never Rains in Southern California" (Mums 6011)
 54.  Bread - "Everything I Own" (Elektra 45765)
 55.  The Raspberries - "Go All the Way" (Capitol 3348)
 56.  Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show - "Sylvia's Mother" (Columbia 45562)
 57.  Three Dog Night - "Never Been to Spain" (Dunhill 4299)
 58.  Argent - "Hold Your Head Up" (Epic 10852)
 59.  Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - "Where Is the Love" (Atlantic 2879)
 60.  Aretha Franklin - "Day Dreaming" (Atlantic 2866)
 61.  The Dramatics - "In the Rain" (Volt 4075)
 62.  Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band - "Scorpio" (Sussex 226)
 63.  The Jimmy Castor Bunch - "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" (RCA 1029)
 64.  Rick Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band - "Garden Party" (Decca 32980)
 65.  Cat Stevens - "Morning Has Broken" (A&M 1335)
 66.  Seals & Crofts - "Summer Breeze" (WB 7606)
 67.  Elton John - "Rocket Man" (Uni 55328)
 68.  Apollo 100 - "Joy" (Mega 0050)
 69.  Betty Wright - "Clean Up Woman" (Alston 4601)
 70.  Alice Cooper - "School's Out" (WB 7596)
 71.  Gary Glitter - "Rock and Roll (Part 2)" (Bell 45237)
 72.  The New Seekers - "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (in Perfect Harmony)" (Elektra 45762)
 73.  The Rolling Stones - "Tumbling Dice" (Rolling Stones 19103)
 74.  The Carpenters - "Goodbye to Love" (A&M 1367)
 75.  Cher - "The Way of Love" (Kapp 2158)
 76.  Mouth & MacNeal - "How Do You Do?" (Philips 40715)
 77.  The Chakachas - "Jungle Fever" (Polydor 15030)
 78.  The 5th Dimension - "(Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All" (Bell 45195)
 79.  Jim Croce - "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" (ABC 11328)
 80.  America - "Ventura Highway" (WB 7641)
 81.  Sonny & Cher - "A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done" (Kapp 2163)
 82.  Jackson Browne - "Doctor My Eyes" (Asylum 11004)
 83.  Nilsson - "Coconut" (RCA 0718)
 84.  Elton John - "Honky Cat" (Uni 55343)
 85.  The Delegates - "Convention '72" (Mainstream 5525)
 86.  Ringo Starr - "Back Off Boogaloo" (Apple 1849)
 87.  The Stylistics - "You Are Everything" (Avco 4581)
 88.  America - "I Need You" (WB 7580)
 89.  Hot Butter - "Popcorn" (Musicor 1458)
 90.  Donny Osmond - "Hey Girl" (MGM 14322)
 90.  Donny Osmond - "I Knew You When" (MGM 14322)
 91.  Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen - "Hot Rod Lincoln" (Paramount 0146)
 92.  The Eagles - "Witchy Woman" (Asylum 11008)
 93.  Danny O'Keefe - "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues" (Signpost 70006)
 94.  Carole King - "Sweet Seasons" (Ode 66022)
 95.  T. Rex - "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" (Reprise 1032)
 96.  The Stylistics - "I'm Stone in Love with You" (Avco 4603)
 97.  The Jackson 5 - "Sugar Daddy" (Motown 1194)
 98.  The 5th Dimension - "If I Could Reach You" (Bell 45261)
 99.  Derek & The Dominos - "Layla" (Atco 6809)
100.  Bread - "The Guitar Man" (Elektra 45803)

THE TOP 100 OF 1973
*******************

  1.  Roberta Flack - "Killing Me Softly with His Song" (Atlantic 2940)
  2.  Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" (Bell 45318)
  3.  Paul McCartney & Wings - "My Love" (Apple 1861)
  4.  Carly Simon - "You're So Vain" (Elektra 45824)
  5.  Elton John - "Crocodile Rock" (MCA 40000)
  6.  Marvin Gaye - "Let's Get It On" (Tamla 54234)
  7.  Eddie Kendricks - "Keep On Truckin' (Part 1)" (Tamla 54238)
  8.  Jim Croce - "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" (ABC 11359)
  9.  The Carpenters - "Top of the World" (A&M 1468)
 10.  Gladys Knight & The Pips - "Midnight Train to Georgia" (Buddah 383)
 11.  Stories - "Brother Louie" (Kama Sutra 577)
 12.  Billy Preston - "Will It Go 'Round in Circles" (A&M 1411)
 13.  Cher - "Half-Breed" (MCA 40102)
 14.  Vicki Lawrence - "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" (Bell 45303)
 15.  Jim Croce - "Time in a Bottle" (ABC 11405)
 16.  Charlie Rich - "The Most Beautiful Girl" (Epic 11040)
 17.  Maureen McGovern - "The Morning After" (20th Fox 2010)
 18.  Diana Ross - "Touch Me in the Morning" (Motown 1239)
 19.  Helen Reddy - "Delta Dawn" (Capitol 3645)
 20.  The Edgar Winter Group - "Frankenstein" (Epic 10967)
 21.  Stevie Wonder - "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (Tamla 54232)
 22.  The Rolling Stones - "Angie" (Rolling Stones 19105)
 23.  George Harrison - "Give Me Love -- Give Me Peace On Earth" (Apple 1862)
 24.  Grand Funk - "We're an American Band" (Capitol 3660)
 25.  Stevie Wonder - "Superstition" (Tamla 54226)
 26.  The O'Jays - "Love Train" (Phil. Int'l. 3524)
 27.  Ringo Starr - "Photograph" (Apple 1865)
 28.  Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell - "Dueling Banjos" (WB 7659)
 29.  Elton John - "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" (MCA 40148)
 30.  Paul McCartney & Wings - "Live and Let Die" (Apple 1863)
 31.  Clint Holmes - "Playground in My Mind" (Epic 10891)
 32.  Paul Simon - "Kodachrome" (Columbia 45859)
 33.  Gladys Knight & The Pips - "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" (Soul 35098)
 34.  War - "The Cisco Kid" (UA 163)
 35.  Paul Simon - "Loves Me Like a Rock" (Columbia 45907)
 36.  Elton John - "Daniel" (MCA 40046)
 37.  The Allman Brothers Band - "Ramblin' Man" (Capricorn 0027)
 38.  The Carpenters - "Yesterday Once More" (A&M 1446)
 39.  Deodato - "Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001)" (CTI 12)
 40.  The Sweet - "Little Willy" (Bell 45251)
 41.  Sylvia - "Pillow Talk" (Vibration 521)
 42.  Edward Bear - "Last Song" (Capitol 3452)
 43.  The Carpenters - "Sing" (A&M 1413)
 44.  Helen Reddy - "Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)" (Capitol 3768)
 45.  The DeFranco Family featuring Tony DeFranco - "Heartbeat -- It's a Lovebeat" (20th Fox 2030)
 46.  Three Dog Night - "Shambala" (Dunhill 4352)
 47.  Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - "Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose?" (Bell 45374)
 48.  Barry White - "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" (20th Fox 2018)
 49.  Hurricane Smith - "Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?" (Capitol 3383)
 50.  Timmy Thomas - "Why Can't We Live Together" (Glades 1703)
 51.  Chicago - "Just You 'N' Me" (Columbia 45933)
 52.  Billy Preston - "Space Race" (A&M 1463)
 53.  The Spinners - "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" (Atlantic 2927)
 54.  The Four Tops - "Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)" (Dunhill 4339)
 55.  Deep Purple - "Smoke On the Water" (WB 7710)
 56.  Loggins & Messina - "Your Mama Don't Dance" (Columbia 45719)
 57.  Stevie Wonder - "Higher Ground" (Tamla 54235)
 58.  Marie Osmond - "Paper Roses" (MGM 14609)
 59.  Donna Fargo - "Funny Face" (Dot 17429)
 60.  Dobie Gray - "Drift Away" (Decca 33057)
 61.  Todd Rundgren - "Hello It's Me" (Bearsville 0009)
 62.  The Stylistics - "Break Up to Make Up" (Avco 4611)
 63.  The Isley Brothers - "That Lady (Part 1)" (T-Neck 2251)
 64.  Steely Dan - "Do It Again" (ABC 22448)
 65.  Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show - "The Cover of the Rolling Stone" (Columbia 45732)
 66.  Seals & Crofts - "Diamond Girl" (WB 7708)
 67.  Johnny Rivers - "Rockin' Pneumonia -- Boogie Woogie Flu" (UA 50960)
 68.  Stealers Wheel - "Stuck in the Middle with You" (A&M 1416)
 69.  Gilbert O'Sullivan - "Get Down" (MAM 3629)
 70.  Anne Murray - "Danny's Song" (Capitol 3481)
 71.  Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - "The Love I Lost (Part 1)" (Phil. Int'l. 3533)
 72.  War - "The World Is a Ghetto" (UA 50975)
 73.  Marvin Gaye - "Trouble Man" (Tamla 54228)
 74.  The Temptations - "Masterpiece" (Gordy 7126)
 75.  Curtis Mayfield - "Superfly" (Curtom 1978)
 76.  Lobo - "Don't Expect Me to Be Your Friend" (Big Tree 158)
 77.  Donny Osmond - "The Twelfth of Never" (MGM 14503)
 78.  Bette Midler - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (Atlantic 2964)
 79.  The Doobie Brothers - "Long Train Runnin'" (WB 7698)
 80.  War - "Gypsy Man" (UA 281)
 81.  The Charlie Daniels Band - "Uneasy Rider" (Kama Sutra 576)
 82.  Dr. John - "Right Place, Wrong Time" (Atco 6914)
 83.  John Denver - "Rocky Mountain High" (RCA 0829)
 84.  Focus - "Hocus Pocus" (Sire 704)
 85.  Skylark - "Wildflower" (Capitol 3511)
 86.  Jermaine Jackson - "Daddy's Home" (Motown 1216)
 87.  The Staple Singers - "If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)" (Stax 0179)
 88.  Art Garfunkel - "All I Know" (Columbia 45926)
 89.  B.W. Stevenson - "My Maria" (RCA APBO-0030)
 90.  Chicago - "Feelin' Stronger Every Day" (Columbia 45880)
 91.  Al Green - "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" (Hi 2247)
 92.  Jim Croce - "I Got a Name" (ABC 11389)
 93.  Bobby 'Boris' Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers - "Monster Mash" (Parrot 348)
 94.  Bloodstone - "Natural High" (London 1046)
 95.  The Four Tops - "Keeper of the Castle" (Dunhill 4330)
 96.  Al Green - "Call Me (Come Back Home)" (Hi 2235)
 97.  Paul McCartney & Wings - "Hi, Hi, Hi" (Apple 1857)
 98.  Steely Dan - "Reeling in the Years" (ABC 11352)
 99.  The Pointer Sisters - "Yes We Can Can" (Blue Thumb 229)
100.  Johnnie Taylor - "I Believe in You (You Believe In Me)" (Stax 0161)

THE TOP 100 OF 1974
*******************

[And just as an editorial comment, I continue to believe that 1974 was the 
all-time worst year for music in Pop history!  I'll repost the 1970s FAQ this 
weekend, which discusses that in length.]

  1.  Barbra Streisand - "The Way We Were" (Columbia 45944)
  2.  Terry Jacks - "Seasons in the Sun" (Bell 45432)
  3.  Ray Stevens - "The Streak" (Barnaby 600)
  4.  Paul Anka with Odia Coates - "(You're) Having My Baby" (UA 454)
  5.  Carl Douglas - "Kung Fu Fighting" (20th Fox 2140)
  6.  Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods - "Billy, Don't Be a Hero" (ABC 11435)
  7.  John Denver - "Annie's Song" (RCA 0295)
  8.  Grand Funk - "The Loco-Motion" (Capitol 3840)
  9.  MFSB featuring The Three Degrees - "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" (Phil. Int'l. 3540)
 10.  Billy Swan - "I Can Help" (Monument 8621)
 11.  George McCrae - "Rock Your Baby" (T.K. 1004)
 12.  Olivia Newton-John - "I Honestly Love You" (MCA 40280)
 13.  Elton John - "Bennie and the Jets" (MCA 40198)
 14.  The Steve Miller Band - "The Joker" (Capitol 3732)
 15.  Dionne Warwicke & The Spinners - "Then Came You" (Atlantic 3022)
 16.  The Love Unlimited Orchestra - "Love's Theme" (20th Fox 2069)
 17.  Al Wilson - "Show  and Tell" (Rocky Road 30073)
 18.  Stevie Wonder - "You Haven't Done Nothin'" (Tamla 54252)
 19.  Billy Preston - "Nothing from Nothing" (A&M 1544)
 20.  Blue Swede - "Hooked On a Feeling" (EMI 3627)
 21.  John Denver - "Sunshine On My Shoulders" (RCA 0213)
 22.  Paul McCartney & Wings - "Band On the Run" (Apple 1873)
 23.  Ringo Starr - "You're Sixteen" (Apple 1870)
 24.  Gordon Lightfoot - "Sundown" (Reprise 1194)
 25.  Andy Kim - "Rock Me Gently" (Capitol 3895)
 26.  Helen Reddy - "Angie Baby" (Capitol 3972)
 27.  Roberta Flack - "Feel Like Makin' Love" (Atlantic 3025)
 28.  Harry Chapin - "Cat's in the Cradle" (Elektra 45203)
 29.  Cher - "Dark Lady" (MCA 40161)
 30.  Paper Lace - "The Night Chicago Died" (Mercury 73492)
 31.  Bachman-Turner Overdrive - "Free Wheelin'" (Mercury 73622)
 31.  Bachman-Turner Overdrive - "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" (Mercury 73622)
 32.  The Hues Corporation - "Rock the Boat" (RCA APBO-0232)
 33.  Eric Clapton - "I Shot the Sheriff" (RSO 409)
 34.  Barry White - "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" (20th Fox 2120)
 35.  John Lennon with The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band - "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night" (Apple 1874)
 36.  The Jackson 5 - "Dancing Machine" (Motown 1286)
 37.  The Stylistics - "You Make Me Feel Brand New" (Avco 4634)
 38.  B.T. Express - "Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)" (Roadshow 12395)
 39.  Eddie Kendricks - "Boogie Down" (Tamla 54243)
 40.  Elton John - "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me" (MCA 40259)
 41.  The Three Degrees - "When Will I See You Again" (Phil. Int'l. 3550)
 42.  Carole King - "Jazzman" (Ode 66101)
 43.  Rufus - "Tell Me Something Good" (ABC 11427)
 44.  Marvin Hamlisch - "The Entertainer" (MCA 40174)
 45.  Bobby Vinton - "My Melody of Love" (ABC 12022)
 46.  The Righteous Brothers - "Rock and Roll Heaven" (Haven 7002)
 47.  Jim Stafford - "Spiders and Snakes" (MGM 14648)
 48.  Aretha Franklin - "Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)" (Atlantic 2995)
 49.  Brownsville Station - "Smokin' in the Boys' Room" (Big Tree 16011)
 50.  Gladys Knight & The Pips - "The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" (Buddah 403)
 51.  America - "Tin Man" (WB 7839)
 52.  Gladys Knight & The Pips - "I've Got to Use My Imagination" (Buddah 393)
 53.  First Class - "Beach Baby" (UK 49022)
 54.  Kool & The Gang - "Jungle Boogie" (De-Lite 559)
 55.  Donny & Marie Osmond - "I'm Leaving It All Up to You" (MGM 14735)
 56.  Elton John - "The Bitch Is Back" (MCA 40297)
 57.  Three Dog Night - "The Show Must Go On" (Dunhill 4382)
 58.  Sister Janet Mead - "The Lord's Prayer" (A&M 1491)
 59.  Byron MacGregor - "The Americans" (Westbound 222)
 60.  Steely Dan - "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" (ABC 11439)
 61.  William DeVaughn - "Be Thankful for What You Got" (Roxbury 0236)
 62.  Redbone - "Come and Get Your Love" (Epic 5-11035)
 63.  Olivia Newton-John - "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" (MCA 40209)
 64.  Dave Loggins - "Please Come to Boston" (Epic 5-11115)
 65.  Gladys Knight & The Pips - "On and On" (Buddah 423)
 66.  John Denver - "Back Home Again" (RCA 10065)
 67.  Neil Diamond - "Longfellow Serenade" (Columbia 10043)
 68.  Carly Simon & James Taylor - "Mockingbird" (Elektra 45880)
 69.  David Essex - "Rock On" (Columbia 45940)
 70.  Bad Company - "Can't Get Enough" (Swan Song 70015)
 71.  Ringo Starr - "Oh My My" (Apple 1872)
 72.  Chicago - "Call On Me" (Columbia 46062)
 73.  Carl Carlton - "Everlasting Love" (Back Beat 27001)
 74.  Olivia Newton-John - "Let Me Be There" (MCA 40101)
 75.  Maria Muldaur - "Midnight at the Oasis" (Reprise 1183)
 76.  The Hollies - "The Air That I Breathe" (Epic 11100)
 77.  The Guess Who - "Clap for the Wolfman" (RCA 0324)
 78.  Abba - "Waterloo" (Atlantic 3035)
 79.  Kool & The Gang - "Hollywood Swinging" (De-Lite 561)
 80.  Cat Stevens - "Another Saturday Night" (A&M 1602)
 81.  Jim Stafford - "Wildwood Weed" (MGM 14737)
 82.  Tony Orlando & Dawn - "Steppin' Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight)" (Bell 45601)
 83.  Barry White - "Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up" (20th Fox 2058)
 84.  Al Green - "Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)" (Hi 2274)
 85.  Joni Mitchell - "Help Me" (Asylum 11034)
 86.  Paul McCartney & Wings - "Jet" (Apple 1871)
 87.  Mike Oldfield - "Tubular Bells" (Virgin 55100)
 88.  Blue Swede - "Never My Love" (EMI 3938)
 89.  Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama" (MCA 40258)
 90.  Stevie Wonder - "Living for the City" (Tamla 54242)
 91.  Anne Murray - "You Won't See Me" (Capitol 3867)
 92.  Blue Magic - "Sideshow" (Atco 6961)
 93.  Johnny Bristol - "Hang On in There Baby" (MGM 14715)
 94.  Reunion - "Life Is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)" (RCA PB-10056)
 95.  Chicago - "(I've Been) Searchin' So Long" (Columbia 46020)
 96.  Helen Reddy - "You and Me Against the World" (Capitol 3897)
 97.  Mocedades - "Eres Tu (Touch the Wind)" (Tara 100)
 98.  Mac Davis - "Stop and Smell the Roses" (Columbia 10018)
 99.  Jim Croce - "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" (ABC 11424)
100.  The O'Jays - "For the Love of Money" (Phil. Int'l. 3544)

THE TOP 100 OF 1975
*******************

  1.  The Captain & Tennille - "Love Will Keep Us Together" (A&M 1672)
  2.  The Silver Convention - "Fly, Robin, Fly" (Midland Int'l. 10339)
  3.  Elton John - "Island Girl" (MCA 40461)
  4.  Tony Orlando & Dawn - "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)" (Elektra 45240)
  5.  Neil Sedaka - "Bad Blood" (Rocket 40460)
  6.  Glen Campbell - "Rhinestone Cowboy" (Capitol 4095)
  7.  Elton John - "Philadelphia Freedom" (MCA 40364)
  8.  KC & The Sunshine Band - "That's the Way (I Like It)" (T.K. 1015)
  9.  The Bee Gees - "Jive Talkin'" (RSO 510)
 10.  David Bowie - "Fame" (RCA 10320)
 11.  Elton John - "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (MCA 40344)
 12.  The Eagles - "One of These Nights" (Asylum 45257)
 13.  Freddy Fender - "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" (Dot 17540)
 14.  Frankie Valli - "My Eyes Adored You" (Private Stock 45003)
 15.  Minnie Riperton - "Lovin' You" (Epic 50057)
 16.  Neil Sedaka - "Laughter in the Rain" (Rocket 40313)
 17.  B.J. Thomas - "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" (ABC 12054)
 18.  LaBelle - "Lady Marmalade" (Epic 50048)
 19.  The Average White Band - "Pick Up the Pieces" (Atlantic 3229)
 20.  Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony - "The Hustle" (Avco 4653)
 21.  The Doobie Brothers - "Black Water" (WB 8062)
 22.  The Staple Singers - "Let's Do It Again" (Curtom 0109)
 23.  Olivia Newton-John - "Have You Never Been Mellow" (MCA 40349)
 24.  Paul McCartney & Wings - "Listen to What the Man Said" (Capitol 4091)
 25.  The Eagles - "Best of My Love" (Asylum 45218)
 26.  Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds - "Fallin' in Love" (Playboy 6024)
 27.  John Denver - "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" (RCA 10239)
 28.  Earth, Wind & Fire - "Shining Star" (Columbia 10090)
 29.  The Carpenters - "Please Mr. Postman" (A&M 1646)
 30.  Barry Manilow - "Mandy" (Bell 45613)
 31.  Linda Ronstadt - "You're No Good" (Capitol 3990)
 32.  John Denver - "I'm Sorry" (RCA 10353)
 33.  The Ohio Players - "Fire" (Mercury 73643)
 34.  America - "Sister Golden Hair" (WB 8086)
 35.  KC & The Sunshine Band - "Get Down Tonight" (T.K. 1009)
 36.  John Denver - "Calypso" (RCA 10353)
 37.  10cc - "I'm Not in Love" (Mercury 73678)
 38.  Linda Ronstadt - "When Will I Be Loved?" (Capitol 4050)
 39.  Barry White - "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" (20th Fox 2133)
 40.  The Eagles - "Lyin' Eyes" (Asylum 45279)
 41.  Jefferson Starship - "Miracles" (Grunt FB-10367)
 42.  Stevie Wonder - "Boogie On Reggae Woman" (Tamla 54254)
 43.  Olivia Newton-John - "Please Mr. Please" (MCA 40418)
 44.  The 4 Seasons - "Who Loves You" (WB 8122)
 45.  Janis Ian - "At Seventeen" (Columbia 10154)
 46.  Jigsaw - "Sky High" (Chelsea 3022)
 47.  Ringo Starr - "The No No Song" (Apple 1880)
 47.  Ringo Starr - "Snookeroo" (Apple 1880)
 48.  Michael Murphey - "Wildfire" (Epic 5-50084)
 49.  The Ozark Mountain Daredevils - "Jackie Blue" (A&M 1654)
 50.  Ace - "How Long" (Anchor 21000)
 51.  Paul McCartney & Wings - "Junior's Farm" (Apple 1875)
 52.  Grand Funk - "Some Kind of Wonderful" (Capitol 4002)
 53.  B.T. Express - "Express" (Roadshow 7001)
 54.  Jessi Colter - "I'm Not Lisa" (Capitol 4009)
 55.  The Carpenters - "Only Yesterday" (A&M 1677)
 56.  Grand Funk - "Bad Time" (Capitol 4046)
 57.  Elton John - "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" (MCA 40421)
 58.  The Captain & Tennille - "The Way I Want to Touch You" (A&M 1725)
 59.  The Isley Brothers - "Fight the Power (Part 1)" (T-Neck 2256)
 60.  David Geddes - "Run Joey Run" (Big Tree 16044)
 61.  Dickie Goodman - "Mr. Jaws" (Cash 451)
 62.  Major Harris - "Love Won't Let Me Wait" (Atlantic 3248)
 63.  James Taylor - "How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You)" (WB 8109)
 64.  The Spinners - "They Just Can't Stop It (Games People Play)" (Atlantic 3284)
 65.  Chicago - "Old Days" (Columbia 10131)
 66.  Joe Cocker - "It's a Sin When You Love Somebody" (A&M 1641)
 66.  Joe Cocker - "You Are So Beautiful" (A&M 1641)
 67.  America - "Lonely People" (WB 8048)
 68.  The Sweet - "Ballroom Blitz" (Capitol 4055)
 69.  Pilot - "Magic" (EMI 3992)
 70.  Sammy Johns - "Chevy Van" (GRC 2046)
 71.  Phoebe Snow - "Poetry Man" (Shelter 40353)
 72.  Linda Ronstadt - "Heat Wave" (Asylum 45282)
 73.  Ben E. King - "Supernatural Thing (Part 1)" (Atlantic 3241)
 74.  Barry Manilow - "Could It Be Magic" (Arista 0126)
 75.  The Blackbyrds - "Walking in Rhythm" (Fantasy 736)
 76.  Styx - "Lady" (Wooden Nickel WB-10102)
 77.  Morris Albert - "Feelings" (RCA 10279)
 78.  Natalie Cole - "This Will Be" (Capitol 4109)
 79.  War - "Why Can't We Be Friends?" (UA 629)
 80.  Melissa Manchester - "Midnight Blue" (Arista 0116)
 81.  Orleans - "Dance with Me" (Asylum 45261)
 82.  Ringo Starr - "Only You" (Apple 1876)
 83.  Frankie Valli - "Swearin' to God" (Private Stock 45021)
 84.  War - "Low Rider" (UA 706)
 85.  The Bee Gees - "Nights On Broadway" (RSO 515)
 86.  Paul Anka with Odia Coates - "One Man Woman / One Woman Man" (UA 569)
 87.  Joe Simon - "Get Down, Get Down (Get On the Floor)" (Spring 156)
 88.  Donny & Marie Osmond - "The Morning Side of the Mountain" (MGM 14765)
 89.  Helen Reddy - "Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady" (Capitol 4128)
 90.  Paul Anka with Odia Coates - "I Don't Like to Sleep Alone" (UA 615)
 91.  Freddy Fender - "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" (Dot 17558)
 92.  Barry White - "What Am I Gonna Do with You" (20th Fox 2177)
 93.  Hot Chocolate - "Emma" (Big Tree 16031)
 94.  Leo Sayer - "Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)" (WB 8043)
 95.  Sugarloaf & Jerry Corbetta - "Don't Call Us, We'll Call You" (Claridge 402)
 96.  Gwen McCrae - "Rockin' Chair" (Cat 1996)
 97.  Gloria Gaynor - "Never Can Say Goodbye" (MGM 14748)
 98.  Electric Light Orchestra - "Can't Get It Out of My Head" (UA 573)
 99.  Austin Roberts - "Rocky" (Private Stock 45020)
100.  Simon & Garfunkel - "My Little Town" (Columbia 10230)

THE TOP 100 OF 1976
*******************

  1.  Rod Stewart - "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" (WB 8262)
  2.  Paul McCartney & Wings - "Silly Love Songs" (Capitol 4256)
  3.  Elton John & Kiki Dee - "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (Rocket 40585)
  4.  Johnnie Taylor - "Disco Lady" (Columbia 10281)
  5.  Wild Cherry - "Play That Funky Music" (Epic 50225)
  6.  The 4 Seasons - "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" (WB 8168)
  7.  Paul Simon - "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" (Columbia 10270)
  8.  The Manhattans - "Kiss and Say Goodbye" (Columbia 10310)
  9.  Chicago - "If You Leave Me Now" (Columbia 10390)
 10.  Diana Ross - "Love Hangover" (Motown 1392)
 11.  The Starland Vocal Band - "Afternoon Delight" (Windsong 10588)
 12.  KC & The Sunshine Band - "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" (T.K. 1019)
 13.  Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band - "A Fifth of Beethoven" (Private Stock 45073)
 14.  Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots - "Disco Duck (Part 1)" (RSO 857)
 15.  Barry Manilow - "I Write the Songs" (Arista 0157)
 16.  The Ohio Players - "Love Rollercoaster" (Mercury 73734)
 17.  The Sylvers - "Boogie Fever" (Capitol 4179)
 18.  Diana Ross - "The Theme from 'Mahogany' (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" (Motown 1377)
 19.  The Bee Gees - "You Should Be Dancing" (RSO 853)
 20.  The Bellamy Brothers - "Let Your Love Flow" (WB 8169)
 21.  C.W. McCall - "Convoy" (MGM 14839)
 22.  John Sebastian - "Welcome Back" (Reprise 1349)
 23.  The Miracles - "Love Machine (Part 1)" (Tamla 54262)
 24.  Rhythm Heritage - "Theme from 'S.W.A.T.'" (ABC 12135)
 25.  The Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night" (Arista 0149)
 26.  The Steve Miller Band - "Rock'n Me" (Capitol 4323)
 27.  The Spinners - "The Rubberband Man" (Atlantic 3355)
 28.  The Silver Convention - "Get Up and Boogie (That's Right)" (Midland Int'l. 10571)
 29.  Gary Wright - "Dream Weaver" (WB 8167)
 30.  Eric Carmen - "All By Myself" (Arista 0165)
 31.  England Dan & John Ford Coley - "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" (Big Tree 16069)
 32.  Maxine Nightingale - "Right Back Where We Started From" (UA 752)
 33.  Lou Rawls - "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" (Phil. Int'l. 3592)
 34.  Gary Wright - "Love Is Alive" (WB 8143)
 35.  Donna Summer - "Love to Love You Baby" (Oasis 401)
 36.  Gordon Lightfoot - "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (Reprise 1369)
 37.  The Bee Gees - "Love So Right" (RSO 859)
 38.  Dorothy Moore - "Misty Blue" (Malaco 1029)
 39.  Paul McCartney & Wings - "Let 'Em In" (Capitol 4293)
 40.  Hot Chocolate - "You Sexy Thing" (Big Tree 16047)
 41.  The Captain & Tennille - "Lonely Night (Angel Face)" (A&M 1782)
 42.  The Brothers Johnson - "I'll Be Good to You" (A&M 1806)
 43.  Boz Scaggs - "Lowdown" (Columbia 10367)
 44.  Elvin Bishop - "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" (Capricorn 0252)
 45.  Starbuck - "Moonlight Feels Right" (Private Stock 45039)
 46.  The Captain & Tennille - "Muskrat Love" (A&M 1870)
 47.  Daryl Hall & John Oates - "Sara Smile" (RCA 10530)
 48.  The Eagles - "Take It to the Limit" (Asylum 45293)
 49.  The Captain & Tennille - "Shop Around" (A&M 1817)
 50.  Andrea True Connection - "More, More, More (Part 1)" (Buddah 515)
 51.  Boston - "More Than a Feeling" (Epic 50266)
 52.  The O'Jays - "I Love Music (Part 1)" (Phil. Int'l. 3577)
 53.  Pratt & McClain - "Happy Days" (Reprise 1351)
 54.  The Commodores - "Sweet Love" (Motown 1381)
 55.  Earth, Wind & Fire - "Sing a Song" (Columbia 10251)
 56.  The Beach Boys - "Rock and Roll Music" (Brother 1354)
 57.  The Sweet - "Fox On the Run" (Capitol 4157)
 58.  Rufus featuring Chaka Khan - "Sweet Thing" (ABC 12149)
 59.  Orleans - "Still the One" (Asylum 45336)
 60.  Henry Gross - "Shannon" (Lifesong 45002)
 61.  Cliff Richard - "Devil Woman" (Rocket 40574)
 62.  Elton John - "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (Rocket 40645)
 63.  Peter Frampton - "Show Me the Way" (A&M 1795)
 64.  Seals & Crofts - "Get Closer" (WB 8190)
 65.  Dr. Hook - "Only Sixteen" (Capitol 4171)
 66.  Aerosmith - "Dream On" (Columbia 10278)
 67.  The Beatles - "Got to Get You Into My Life" (Capitol 4274)
 68.  Daryl Hall & John Oates - "She's Gone" (Atlantic 3332)
 69.  War - "Summer" (UA 834)
 70.  Paul Anka - "Times of Your Life" (UA 737)
 71.  The Commodores - "Just to Be Close to You" (Motown 1402)
 72.  Kiss - "Beth" (Casablanca 863)
 72.  Kiss - "Detroit Rock City" (Casablanca 863)
 73.  Barry DeVorzon & Perry Botkin, Jr. - "Nadia's Theme (The Young & The Restless)" (A&M 1856)
 74.  Nazareth - "Love Hurts" (A&M 1671)
 75.  Neil Sedaka - "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" (Rocket 40500)
 76.  Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Elektra 45297)
 77.  Firefall - "You Are the Woman" (Atlantic 3335)
 78.  David Ruffin - "Walk Away from Love" (Motown 1376)
 79.  Heart - "Magic Man" (Mushroom 7011)
 80.  The Bay City Rollers - "Money Honey" (Arista 0170)
 81.  Larry Groce - "Junk Food Junkie" (WB 8165)
 82.  David Bowie - "Golden Years" (RCA 10441)
 83.  Vicki Sue Robinson - "Turn the Beat Around" (RCA 10562)
 84.  Electric Light Orchestra - "Evil Woman" (UA 729)
 85.  England Dan & John Ford Coley - "Nights Are Forever Without You" (Big Tree 16079)
 86.  George Benson - "This Masquerade" (WB 8209)
 87.  Peter Frampton - "Do You Feel Like We Do" (A&M 1867)
 88.  Barry Manilow - "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" (Arista 0172)
 89.  The Rolling Stones - "Fool to Cry" (Rolling Stones 19304)
 90.  John Travolta - "Let Her In" (Midland Int'l. 10623)
 91.  Fleetwood Mac - "Say You Love Me" (Reprise 1356)
 92.  Fleetwood Mac - "Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win)" (Reprise 1345)
 93.  Linda Ronstadt - "That'll Be the Day" (Asylum 45340)
 94.  Glen Campbell - "Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)" (Capitol 4155)
 95.  Eric Carmen - "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" (Arista 0184)
 96.  Dr. Hook - "A Little Bit More" (Capitol 4280)
 97.  The Steve Miller Band - "Take the Money and Run" (Capitol 4260)
 98.  Neil Diamond - "If You Know What I Mean" (Columbia 10366)
 99.  Blue Oyster Cult - "(Don't Fear) the Reaper" (Columbia 10384)
100.  Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - "Wake Up Everybody (Part 1)" (Phil. Int'l. 3579)

THE TOP 100 OF 1977
*******************

  1.  Debby Boone - "You Light Up My Life" (WB 8455)
  2.  The Emotions - "Best of My Love" (Columbia 10544)
  3.  Andy Gibb - "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" (RSO 872)
  4.  The Bee Gees - "How Deep Is Your Love" (RSO 882)
  5.  Barbra Streisand - "Love Theme from 'A Star Is Born' (Evergreen)" (Columbia 10450)
  6.  Stevie Wonder - "Sir Duke" (Tamla 54281)
  7.  Mary MacGregor - "Torn Between Two Lovers" (Ariola America 7638)
  8.  Daryl Hall & John Oates - "Rich Girl" (RCA 10860)
  9.  Meco - "Star Wars Theme / Cantina Band" (Millennium 604)
 10.  Marvin Gaye - "Got to Give It Up (Part 1)" (Tamla 54280)
 11.  Rose Royce - "Car Wash" (MCA 40615)
 12.  Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. - "You Don't Have to Be a Star (to Be in My Show)" (ABC 12208)
 13.  Thelma Houston - "Don't Leave Me This Way" (Tamla 54278)
 14.  Leo Sayer - "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" (WB 8283)
 15.  Abba - "Dancing Queen" (Atlantic 3372)
 16.  Glen Campbell - "Southern Nights" (Capitol 4376)
 17.  Manfred Mann's Earth Band - "Blinded by the Light" (WB 8252)
 18.  The Eagles - "Hotel California" (Asylum 45386)
 19.  Stevie Wonder - "I Wish" (Tamla 54274)
 20.  Bill Conti & His Orchestra - "Gonna Fly Now (Theme from 'Rocky')" (UA 940)
 21.  Alan O'Day - "Undercover Angel" (Pacific 001)
 22.  Leo Sayer - "When I Need You" (WB 8332)
 23.  David Soul - "Don't Give Up On Us" (Private Stock 45129)
 24.  Fleetwood Mac - "Dreams" (WB 8371)
 25.  The Eagles - "New Kid in Town" (Asylum 45373)
 26.  Shaun Cassidy - "Da Doo Ron Ron" (WB 8365)
 27.  KC & The Sunshine Band - "I'm Your Boogie Man" (T.K. 1022)
 28.  Barry Manilow - "Looks Like We Made It" (Arista 0244)
 29.  Crystal Gayle - "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" (UA 1016)
 30.  Carly Simon - "Nobody Does It Better" (Elektra 45413)
 31.  KC & The Sunshine Band - "Keep It Comin' Love" (T.K. 1023)
 32.  Peter Frampton - "I'm in You" (A&M 1941)
 33.  Heatwave - "Boogie Nights" (Epic 50370)
 34.  The Steve Miller Band - "Fly Like an Eagle" (Capitol 4372)
 35.  The Floaters - "Float On" (ABC 12284)
 36.  Rita Coolidge - "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher" (A&M 1922)
 37.  Linda Ronstadt - "Blue Bayou" (Asylum 45431)
 38.  Brick - "Dazz" (Bang 727)
 39.  Shaun Cassidy - "That's Rock & Roll" (WB 8423)
 40.  Fleetwood Mac - "Don't Stop" (WB 8413)
 41.  Kenny Nolan - "I Like Dreamin'" (20th Fox 2287)
 42.  The Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right" (Sire 736)
 43.  L.T.D. - "(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again" (A&M 1974)
 44.  Barbra Streisand - "My Heart Belongs to Me" (Columbia 10555)
 45.  The Commodores - "Easy" (Motown 1418)
 46.  Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - "Night Moves" (Capitol 4369)
 47.  Foreigner - "Feels Like the First Time" (Atlantic 3394)
 48.  Barry White - "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me" (20th Fox 2350)
 49.  James Taylor - "Handy Man" (Columbia 10557)
 50.  Chicago - "Baby, What a Big Surprise" (Columbia 10620)
 51.  Linda Ronstadt - "It's So Easy" (Asylum 45438)
 52.  Peter McCann - "Do You Wanna Make Love" (20th Fox 2335)
 53.  Kenny Rogers - "Lucille" (UA 929)
 54.  The Brothers Johnson - "Strawberry Letter 23" (A&M 1949)
 55.  10cc - "The Things We Do for Love" (Mercury 73875)
 56.  The Sylvers - "Hot Line" (Capitol 4336)
 57.  Natalie Cole - "I've Got Love On My Mind" (Capitol 4360)
 58.  The Commodores - "Brick House" (Motown 1425)
 59.  Paul Nicholas - "Heaven On the 7th Floor" (RSO 878)
 60.  Hot - "Angel in Your Arms" (Big Tree 16085)
 61.  Pablo Cruise - "Whatcha Gonna Do?" (A&M 1920)
 62.  The Jacksons - "Enjoy Yourself" (Epic 50289)
 63.  Jennifer Warnes - "Right Time of the Night" (Arista 0223)
 64.  Foreigner - "Cold as Ice" (Atlantic 3410)
 65.  Donna Summer - "I Feel Love" (Casablanca 884)
 66.  Rita Coolidge - "We're All Alone" (A&M 1965)
 67.  The Atlanta Rhythm Section - "So in to You" (Polydor 14373)
 68.  Andrew Gold - "Lonely Boy" (Asylum 45384)
 69.  Electric Light Orchestra - "Telephone Line" (UA 1000)
 70.  Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Just a Song Before I Go" (Atlantic 3401)
 71.  Jimmy Buffett - "Margaritaville" (ABC 12254)
 72.  The Steve Miller Band - "Jet Airliner" (Capitol 4424)
 73.  Al Stewart - "The Year of the Cat" (Janus 266)
 74.  Engelbert Humperdinck - "After the Lovin'" (Epic 50270)
 75.  Alice Cooper - "You and Me" (WB 8349)
 76.  Bread - "Lost Without Your Love" (Elektra 45365)
 77.  The Sanford/Townsend Band - "Smoke from a Distant Fire" (WB 8370)
 78.  Fleetwood Mac - "You Make Loving Fun" (WB 8483)
 79.  Burton Cummings - "Stand Tall" (Portrait 6-70001)
 80.  Barry Manilow - "Weekend in New England" (Arista 0212)
 81.  The Bay City Rollers - "You Made Me Believe in Magic" (Arista 0256)
 82.  Aerosmith - "Walk This Way" (Columbia 10449)
 83.  Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way" (WB 8304)
 84.  Rose Royce - "I Wanna Get Next to You" (MCA 40662)
 85.  Johnny Rivers - "Swayin' to the Music (Slow Dancin')" (Big Tree 36094)
 86.  Paul McCartney & Wings - "Maybe I'm Amazed" (Capitol 4385)
 87.  William Bell - "Tryin' to Love Two" (Mercury 73839)
 88.  John Williams & The London Symphony Orchestra - "Star Wars (Main Title)" (20th Fox 2345)
 89.  Kansas - "Carry On Wayward Son" (Kirshner 4267)
 90.  Boz Scaggs - "Lido Shuffle" (Columbia 10491)
 91.  The Eagles - "Life in the Fast Lane" (Asylum 45403)
 92.  Stephen Bishop - "On and On" (ABC 12260)
 93.  Firefall - "Just Remember I Love You" (Atlantic 3420)
 94.  Heart - "Barracuda" (Portrait 70004)
 95.  High Inergy - "You Can't Turn Me Off (in the Middle of Turning Me On)" (Gordy 7155)
 96.  Dave Mason - "We Just Disagree" (Columbia 10575)
 97.  Joe Tex - "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (with No Big Fat Woman)" (Epic 50313)
 98.  The Bee Gees - "Boogie Child" (RSO 867)
 99.  Alice Cooper - "I Never Cry" (WB 8228)
100.  Electric Light Orchestra - "Livin' Thing" (UA 888)

THE TOP 100 OF 1978
*******************

  1.  The Bee Gees - "Night Fever" (RSO 889)
  2.  Andy Gibb - "Shadow Dancing" (RSO 893)
  3.  Chic - "Le Freak" (Atlantic 3519)
  4.  The Bee Gees - "Stayin' Alive" (RSO 885)
  5.  Exile - "Kiss You All Over" (WB 8589)
  6.  A Taste of Honey - "Boogie Oogie Oogie" (Capitol 4565)
  7.  Player - "Baby Come Back" (RSO 879)
  8.  Donna Summer - "MacArthur Park" (Casablanca 939)
  9.  Andy Gibb - "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" (RSO 883)
 10.  The Commodores - "Three Times a Lady" (Motown 1443)
 11.  Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond - "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" (Columbia 10840)
 12.  Frankie Valli - "Grease" (RSO 897)
 13.  Paul McCartney & Wings - "With a Little Luck" (Capitol 4559)
 14.  Yvonne Elliman - "If I Can't Have You" (RSO 884)
 15.  Nick Gilder - "Hot Child in the City" (Chrysalis 2226)
 16.  Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta - "You're the One That I Want" (RSO 891)
 17.  The Rolling Stones - "Miss You" (Rolling Stones 19307)
 18.  Anne Murray - "You Needed Me" (Capitol 4574)
 19.  Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams - "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" (Columbia 10693)
 20.  Gerry Rafferty - "Baker Street" (UA 1192)
 21.  Randy Newman - "Short People" (WB 8492)
 22.  Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - "The Closer I Get to You" (Atlantic 3463)
 23.  Foreigner - "Double Vision" (Atlantic 3514)
 24.  Eric Clapton - "Lay Down Sally" (RSO 886)
 25.  Barry Manilow - "Can't Smile Without You" (Arista 0305)
 26.  Ambrosia - "How Much I Feel" (WB 8640)
 27.  Samantha Sang - "Emotion" (Private Stock 45178)
 28.  Billy Joel - "Just the Way You Are" (Columbia 10646)
 29.  Dan Hill - "Sometimes When We Touch" (20th Fox 2355)
 30.  Olivia Newton-John - "Hopelessly Devoted to You" (RSO 903)
 31.  Abba - "Take a Chance On Me" (Atlantic 3457)
 32.  Foreigner - "Hot Blooded" (Atlantic 3488)
 33.  Donna Summer - "Last Dance" (Casablanca 926)
 34.  The Little River Band - "Reminiscing" (Harvest 4605)
 35.  Bonnie Tyler - "It's a Heartache" (RCA 11249)
 36.  Dolly Parton - "Here You Come Again" (RCA PB-11123)
 37.  Queen - "We Are the Champions" (Elektra 45441)
 38.  Rod Stewart - "You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)" (WB 8475)
 39.  Gino Vannelli - "I Just Wanna Stop" (A&M 2072)
 40.  The O'Jays - "Use Ta Be My Girl" (Phil. Int'l. 3642)
 41.  Boston - "Don't Look Back" (Epic 50590)
 42.  Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - "Still the Same" (Capitol 4581)
 43.  Chuck Mangione - "Feels So Good" (A&M 2001)
 44.  Alicia Bridges - "I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round)" (Polydor 14483)
 45.  Kenny Loggins - "Whenever I Call You 'Friend'" (Columbia 10794)
 46.  Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta - "Summer Nights" (RSO 906)
 47.  Andy Gibb - "An Everlasting Love" (RSO 904)
 48.  Paul Simon - "Slip Slidin' Away" (Columbia 10630)
 49.  Kansas - "Dust in the Wind" (Kirshner 4274)
 50.  Chic - "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsa)" (Atlantic 3435)
 51.  Carly Simon - "You Belong to Me" (Elektra 45477)
 52.  Pablo Cruise - "Love Will Find a Way" (A&M 2048)
 53.  Paul Davis - "I Go Crazy" (Bang B-733)
 54.  John Paul Young - "Love Is in the Air" (Scotti Bros. 402)
 55.  Heatwave - "The Groove Line" (Epic 50524)
 56.  Al Stewart - "Time Passages" (Arista 0362)
 57.  Shaun Cassidy - "Hey Deanie" (WB 8488)
 58.  The Atlanta Rhythm Section - "Imaginary Lover" (Polydor 14459)
 59.  George Benson - "On Broadway" (WB 8542)
 60.  Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio - "Jack and Jill (Back Up the Hill)" (Arista 0283)
 61.  Peter Brown - "Dance with Me" (Drive 6269)
 62.  Bob Welch - "Sentimental Lady" (Capitol 4479)
 63.  Jefferson Starship - "Count On Me" (Grunt 11196)
 64.  The Sweet - "Love Is Like Oxygen" (Capitol 4549)
 65.  Barry Manilow - "Copacabana (At the Copa)" (Arista 0339)
 66.  Walter Egan - "Magnet and Steel" (Columbia 3-10719)
 67.  Styx - "Come Sail Away" (A&M 1977)
 68.  The Rolling Stones - "Beast of Burden" (Rolling Stones 19309)
 69.  Andy Gibb - "(Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away" (RSO 911)
 70.  Jay Ferguson - "Thunder Island" (Asylum 45444)
 71.  England Dan & John Ford Coley - "We'll Never Have to Say Goodbye Again" (Big Tree 16110)
 72.  Evelyn "Champagne" King - "Shame" (RCA 11122)
 73.  Foxy - "Get Off" (Dash 5046)
 74.  Earth, Wind & Fire - "Got to Get You into My Life" (Columbia 10796)
 75.  Natalie Cole - "Our Love" (Capitol 4509)
 76.  The Captain & Tennille - "You Never Done It Like That" (A&M 2063)
 77.  Player - "This Time I'm In It for Love" (RSO 890)
 78.  The Trammps - "Disco Inferno" (Atlantic 3389)
 79.  Firefall - "Strange Way" (Atlantic 3518)
 80.  Barry Manilow - "Ready to Take a Chance Again" (Arista 0357)
 81.  Meat Loaf - "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" (Epic 50513)
 82.  Jackson Browne - "Running On Empty" (Asylum 45460)
 83.  Eddie Money - "Baby Hold On" (Columbia 10663)
 84.  Steely Dan - "Peg" (ABC 12320)
 85.  Alice Cooper - "How You Gonna See Me Now" (WB 8695)
 86.  Michael Johnson - "Bluer Than Blue" (EMI America 8001)
 87.  Chris Rea - "Fool (If You Think It's Over)" (UA 1198)
 88.  Bob Seger - "Hollywood Nights" (Capitol 4618)
 89.  Abba - "The Name of the Game" (Atlantic 3449)
 90.  Joe Walsh - "Life's Been Good" (Asylum 45493)
 91.  Gerry Rafferty - "Right Down the Line" (UA 1233)
 92.  Jefferson Starship - "Runaway" (Grunt 11274)
 93.  Toby Beau - "My Angel Baby" (RCA 11250)
 94.  Lynyrd Skynyrd - "What's Your Name" (MCA 40819)
 95.  Rick James - "You and I" (Gordy 7156)
 96.  The Patti Smith Group - "Because the Night" (Arista 0318)
 97.  John Williams & Orchestra - "Theme from 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'" (Arista 0300)
 98.  Earth, Wind & Fire - "Serpentine Fire" (Columbia 10625)
 99.  LeBlanc & Carr - "Falling" (Big Tree 16100)
100.  Electric Light Orchestra - "Turn to Stone" (Jet 1099)

THE TOP 100 OF 1979
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  1.  The Knack - "My Sharona" (Capitol 4731)
  2.  Donna Summer - "Bad Girls" (Casablanca 988)
  3.  Rod Stewart - "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" (WB 8724)
  4.  Peaches & Herb - "Reunited" (Polydor 14547)
  5.  Donna Summer - "Hot Stuff" (Casablanca 978)
  6.  Gloria Gaynor - "I Will Survive" (Polydor 14508)
  7.  Rupert Holmes - "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" (Infinity 50035)
  8.  Anita Ward - "Ring My Bell" (Juana 3422)
  9.  Styx - "Babe" (A&M 2188)
 10.  The Bee Gees - "Too Much Heaven" (RSO 913)
 11.  Herb Alpert - "Rise" (A&M 2151)
 12.  The Bee Gees - "Tragedy" (RSO 918)
 13.  Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer - "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" (Columbia 11125)
 14.  The Commodores - "Still" (Motown 1474)
 15.  M - "Pop Muzik" (Sire 49033)
 16.  Robert John - "Sad Eyes" (EMI America 8015)
 17.  The Doobie Brothers - "What a Fool Believes" (WB 8725)
 18.  Chic - "Good Times" (Atlantic 3584)
 19.  The Eagles - "Heartache Tonight" (Asylum 46545)
 20.  Blondie - "Heart of Glass" (Chrysalis 2295)
 21.  Amii Stewart - "Knock On Wood" (Ariola 7736)
 22.  Michael Jackson - "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" (Epic 50742)
 23.  The Bee Gees - "Love You Inside Out" (RSO 925)
 24.  The Village People - "Y.M.C.A." (Casablanca 945)
 25.  Donna Summer - "Dim All the Lights" (Casablanca 2201)
 26.  Earth, Wind & Fire - "After the Love Has Gone" (ARC 11033)
 27.  The Pointer Sisters - "Fire" (Planet 45901)
 28.  Sister Sledge - "We Are Family" (Cotillion 44251)
 29.  Barbra Streisand - "The Main Event / Fight" (Columbia 11008)
 30.  Billy Joel - "My Life" (Columbia 10853)
 31.  Olivia Newton-John - "A Little More Love" (MCA 40975)
 32.  The Charlie Daniels Band - "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" (Epic 50700)
 33.  The Village People - "In the Navy" (Casablanca 973)
 34.  Frank Mills - "Music Box Dancer" (Polydor 14517)
 35.  Stevie Wonder - "Send One Your Love" (Tamla 54303)
 36.  Donna Summer - "Heaven Knows" (Casablanca 959)
 37.  Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman - "Stumblin' In" (RSO 917)
 38.  The Commodores - "Sail On" (Motown 1466)
 39.  Dire Straits - "Sultans of Swing" (WB 8736)
 40.  Randy Vanwarmer - "Just When I Needed You Most" (Bearsville 0334)
 41.  Rickie Lee Jones - "Chuck E.'s in Love" (WB 8825)
 42.  Electric Light Orchestra - "Don't Bring Me Down" (Jet 5060)
 43.  Peaches & Herb - "Shake Your Groove Thing" (Polydor 14514)
 44.  Paul McCartney & Wings - "Goodnight Tonight" (Columbia 3-10939)
 45.  Dionne Warwick - "I'll Never Love This Way Again" (Arista 12273)
 46.  Kenny Rogers - "She Believes in Me" (UA 1273)
 47.  David Naughton - "Makin' It" (RSO 916)
 48.  Toto - "Hold the Line" (Columbia 10830)
 49.  Maxine Nightingale - "Lead Me On" (Windsong 11530)
 50.  John Stewart - "Gold" (RSO 931)
 51.  Supertramp - "The Logical Song" (A&M 2128)
 52.  Dr. Hook - "Sharing the Night Together" (Capitol 4621)
 53.  The Little River Band - "Lonesome Loser" (Capitol 4748)
 54.  Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions - "Boogie Wonderland" (ARC 10956)
 55.  Dr. Hook - "When You're In Love with a Beautiful Woman" (Capitol 4705)
 56.  Hot Chocolate - "Every 1's a Winner" (Infinity 50002)
 57.  The Jacksons - "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" (Epic 50656)
 58.  J.D. Souther - "You're Only Lonely" (Columbia 11079)
 59.  Cheap Trick - "I Want You to Want Me" (Epic 50680)
 60.  Kenny Rogers - "You Decorated My Life" (UA 1315)
 61.  Linda Ronstadt - "Ooh Baby Baby" (Asylum 45546)
 62.  Chic - "I Want Your Love" (Atlantic 3557)
 63.  Fleetwood Mac - "Tusk" (WB 49077)
 64.  Nicolette Larson - "Lotta Love" (WB 8664)
 65.  Cher - "Take Me Home" (Casablanca 965)
 66.  Electric Light Orchestra - "Shine a Little Love" (Jet 5057)
 67.  Earth, Wind & Fire - "September" (ARC 10854)
 68.  Elton John - "Mama Can't Buy You Love" (MCA 41042)
 69.  Sister Sledge - "He's the Greatest Dancer" (Cotillion 44245)
 70.  Bobby Caldwell - "What You Won't Do for Love" (Clouds 11)
 71.  Barry Manilow - "Ships" (Arista 0464)
 72.  Barry Manilow - "Somewhere in the Night" (Arista 0382)
 73.  Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio - "You Can't Change That" (Arista 0399)
 74.  Eric Clapton & His Band - "Promises" (RSO 910)
 75.  Supertramp - "Take the Long Way Home" (A&M 2193)
 76.  Leif Garrett - "I Was Made for Dancin'" (Scotti Bros. 8423)
 77.  The Little River Band - "Lady" (Harvest 4667)
 78.  England Dan & John Ford Coley - "Love Is the Answer" (Big Tree 16131)
 79.  Rex Smith - "You Take My Breath Away" (Columbia 10908)
 80.  Melissa Manchester - "Don't Cry Out Loud" (Arista 0373)
 81.  Bonnie Pointer - "Heaven Must Have Sent You" (Motown 1459)
 82.  Kiss - "I Was Made for Lovin' You" (Casablanca 983)
 83.  The Knack - "Good Girls Don't" (Capitol 4771)
 84.  Orleans - "Love Takes Time" (Infinity 50006)
 85.  Olivia Newton-John - "Deeper Than the Night" (MCA 41009)
 86.  Cheryl Lynn - "Got to Be Real" (Columbia 10808)
 87.  Nick Lowe - "Cruel to Be Kind" (Columbia 11018)
 88.  Anne Murray - "I Just Fall in Love Again" (Capitol 4675)
 89.  Anne Murray - "Broken Hearted Me" (Capitol 4773)
 90.  Foreigner - "Dirty White Boy" (Atlantic 3618)
 91.  GQ - "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)" (Arista 0388)
 92.  Ace Frehley - "New York Groove" (Casablanca 941)
 93.  Bad Company - "A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy" (Swan Song 70119)
 94.  Ian Matthews - "Shake It" (Mushroom 7039)
 95.  McFadden & Whitehead - "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" (Phil. Int'l. 3681)
 96.  Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - "We've Got Tonite" (Capitol 4653)
 97.  Eddie Rabbitt - "Suspicions" (Elektra 46053)
 98.  The Babys - "Every Time I Think of You" (Chrysalis 2279)
 99.  Foreigner - "Head Games" (Atlantic 3633)
100.  Robert Palmer - "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)" (Island 49016)

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