Monday, January 18, 2016

Popular Songs Of 1976, Vol. 1

If my last few "Popular Songs Of..." posts haven't made you feel old yet, then this three-parter is sure to! Because these are the top songs of forty – count them, forty – years ago! If you remember these songs when they came out, you are old. It's time to face the facts. If you remember hearing them on the oldies or mix stations (like I do), then you are getting old (after all, '80s songs are the "new oldies" these days). Fair warning: There will be disco music, but not in excessive amounts. Everything in moderation. Enjoy?  ~  JH

1)  Wings  ~  “Silly Love Songs”

2)  Johnnie Taylor  ~  “Disco Lady”

3)  Glen Campbell  ~  “Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)”

4)  The Four Seasons  ~  “December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)”

5)  Starland Vocal Band  ~  “Afternoon Delight”

6)  Wild Cherry  ~  “Play That Funky Music”

7)  The Manhattans  ~  “Kiss And Say Goodbye”

8)  Charley Pride  ~  “My Eyes Can Only See As Far As You”

9)  Paul Simon  ~  “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover”

10)  Elton John & Kiki Dee  ~  “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”

11)  The Miracles  ~  “Love Machine”

12)  Walter Murphy  ~  “A Fifth Of Beethoven”

13)  Merle Haggard  ~  “Cherokee Maiden”

14)  Hot Chocolate  ~  “You Sexy Thing”

15)  Seals & Crofts ft. Carolyn Willis  ~  “Get Closer”

16)  Daryl Hall & John Oates  ~  “Sara Smile”

17)  Barry Manilow  ~  “I Write The Songs”

18)  Queen  ~  “Bohemian Rhapsody”

19)  Elvin Bishop  ~  “Fooled Around And Fell In Love”

20)  Dorothy Moore  ~  “Misty Blue”

21)  Marty Robbins  ~  “Among My Souvenirs”  (That is an incredibly ugly shirt.)

22)  Nazareth  ~  “Love Hurts”

23)  Dr Hook  ~  “A Little Bit More”

24)  The Commodores  ~  “Sweet Love”

25)  Tammy Wynette  ~  “Till I Can Make It On My Own”

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