AMERICAN TOP 40- THE WEEK OF MARCH 5, 1977– HOW GOOD/BAD WAS POPULAR MUSIC 41 YEARS AGO?

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If I am around the Postcard Estate on a Saturday afternoon I try and catch on Sirius/XM the 70’s on 7 stations replay of an old American Top 40 with Casey Kasem. Last week on a post I remarked how the Top 40 replay of February 27th, 1971 was on the whole pretty below average. There were some good tunes on that Top 40 but some real trash- like the #1 One Bad Apple by The Osmonds for example. This week they are replaying the Top 40 from March 5, 1977. A much better Top 40 in my opinion. Thought I’d give the songs from that a grade- the old teacher in me coming out. Some good music from this week. It was around this time that I really started to seriously get into listening to music. Hard to believe 41 years ago. A number of these songs are songs have become classics. The site below is a must go to for anyone interested in the Top 100 Billboard charts.

https://weeklytop40.wordpress.com/

1 2 LOVE THEME FROM “A STAR IS BORN” (Evergreen) –•– Barbra Streisand  (Columbia)-13 (1 week at #1) (1)  B+
2 1 NEW KID IN TOWN –•– Eagles (Asylum)-12 (1) B
3 4 FLY LIKE AN EAGLE –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-12 (3) A
4 5 I LIKE DREAMIN’ –•– Kenny Nolan (20th Century)-18 (4)  D
5 3 BLINDED BY THE LIGHT –•– Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (Warner Brothers)-16 (1) A
6 8 NIGHT MOVES –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-13 (6) A
7 9 DANCING QUEEN –•– Abba (Atlantic)-13 (7) A+
8 11 YEAR OF THE CAT –•– Al Stewart (Janus)-13 (8)  A+
9 7 TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS –•– Mary MacGregor (Ariola America)-16 (1)  D
10 10 WEEKEND IN NEW ENGLAND –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-15 (10) D

11 14 GO YOUR OWN WAY –•– Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers)-9 (11)  A
12 18 RICH GIRL –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-7 (12)  A
13 17 DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY –•– Thelma Houston (Tamla)-12 (13)  A
14 16 BOOGIE CHILD –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-8 (14)  B
15 19 THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE –•– 10cc (Mercury)-9 (15) A
16 6 ENJOY YOURSELF –•– The Jacksons (Epic)-17 (6)  A-
17 13 I WISH –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-14 (1)  A
18 21 CARRY ON WAYWARD SON –•– Kansas (Kirshner)-11 (18) B
19 12 CAR WASH –•– Rose Royce (MCA)-20 (1) B
20 26 MAYBE I’M AMAZED –•– Wings (Capitol)-4 (20) A

21 15 HARD LUCK WOMAN –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-12 (15)  B
22 24 LONG TIME –•– Boston (Epic)-6 (22)  B
23 27 DON’T GIVE UP ON US –•– David Soul (Private Stock)-6 (23) D
24 28 SAY YOU’LL STAY UNTIL TOMORROW –•– Tom Jones (Epic)-9 (24) B
25 25 LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE –•– Smokie (RSO)-14 (25)  B
26 30 CRACKERBOX PALACE –•– George Harrison (Dark Horse)-6 (26)   A
27 40 I’VE GOT LOVE ON MY MIND –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-6 (27)  B
28 32 BITE YOUR LIP (Get Up and Dance) –•– Elton John (Rocket)-4 (28) B-
29 37 SO IN TO YOU –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Polydor)-6 (29) B
30 34 HERE COME THOSE TEARS AGAIN –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-5 (30) B+

31 33 MOODY BLUE / SHE THINKS I STILL CARE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-11 (31) B-
32 36 SAM –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-6 (32) C+
33 31 HOT LINE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-22 (5) C+
34 38 THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-4 (34) B+
35 39 RIGHT TIME OF THE NIGHT –•– Jennifer Warnes (Arista)-6 (35) B
36 22 SAVE IT FOR A RAINY DAY –•– Stephen Bishop (ABC)-13 (22)  A
37 41 FREE  –•– Deniece Williams (Columbia)-13 (37)  B+
38 46 DO YA –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-5 (38)  A
39 65 SOUTHERN NIGHTS –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-4 (39)  A
40 50 GLORIA –•– Enchantment (United Artists)-6 (40)   B-

 

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