AMERICAN TOP 40– WEEK OF JUNE 29, 1974

 

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The American Top 40 replay on the 70’s at 7 this afternoon was from the week of June 29, 1974– 44 years ago. Pretty mediocre week if you ask me- last weeks replay Paul McCartney had one of the worst songs with the dreadful My Love- this week his Band On The Run shines high above the rest. At least no Osmond family members made the top 40 a plus but the DeFranco family did.. Ralph…

 

  • 40- KEEP ON SMILIN’- WET WILLIE    B
  • 39- LOCOMOTION- GRAND FUNK  B
  • 38-COME MONDAY- JIMMY BUFFETT  A-
  • 37- FINALLY GOT MYSELF TOGETHER- THE IMPRESSIONS  B
  • 36-WORKIN’ AT THE CAR WASH BLUES- JIM CROCE  A
  • 35-TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS- KATHLEEN TURNER OVERDRIVE  B
  • 34-IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP- ELVIS PRESLEY  B-
  • 33-LA GRANGE- ZZ TOP   A
  • 32- HELP ME- JONI MITCHELL  A+
  • 31-MY GIRL BILL- JIM STAFFORD  F
  • 30-ALREADY GONE- THE EAGLES  B
  • 29- WATERLOO- ABBA  A+
  • 28-RADAR LOVE- GOLDEN EARRING A-
  • 27-IF YOU WANT TO GET TO HEAVEN- OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS B
  • 26-SIDESHOW- BLUE MAGIC  A
  • 25-THE ENTERTAINER- MARVIN HAMLISCH B-
  • 24- TRAIN OF THOUGHT- CHER  C
  • 23- YOU WON’T SEE ME- ANNE MURRAY  B-
  • 22-MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS-MARIA MULDAUR  B
  • 21-SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME- DEFRANCO FAMILY  F-
  • 20-RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER- STEELY DAN A+
  • 19-I’M COMING HOME- THE SPINNERS  B
  • 18-ONE HELL OF A WOMAN- MAC DAVIS   D
  • 17-HAVEN’T GOT TIME FOR THE PAIN- CARLY SIMON  B
  • 16-ANNIE’S SONG-HENRY JOHN DEUTSCHENDORF JR  B-
  • 15-FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY-O’JAYS  B
  • 14- ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN- RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS  C
  • 13-THE AIR THAT I BREATHE- THE HOLLIES  A
  • 12-DANCING MACHINE- JACKSON 5  C
  • 11-ON AND ON- GLADYS KNIGHT AND THE PIPS  B
  • 10- BAND ON THE RUN- PAUL MCCARTNEY AND WINGS  A++
  • 9- THE STREAK- RAY STEVENS  B
  • 8-HOLLYWOOD SWINGING- KOOL AND THE GANG  C
  • 7-IF YOU LOVE ME LET ME KNOW- OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN  B-
  • 6-ROCK YOUR BABY- GEORGE MCCRAE  C
  • 5-ROCK THE BOAT- HUES CORPORATION  C+
  • 4-YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW- THE STYLISTICS  B
  • 3-BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT- WILLIAM DEVAUGHN  B
  • 2-BILLY DON’T BE A HERO- BO DONALDSON AND THE HAYWOODS  C
  • 1-SUNDOWN- GORDON LIGHTFOOT  A — written about the woman who would later give John Belushi his fatal overdose.

 

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20 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40– WEEK OF JUNE 29, 1974

    • Yes, they were…Down by the Lazy River!… I know more about The Osmonds than I care to admit just by them being burnt into my memory courtesy of my sister.

    • Did she have Jimmy Osmond’s “Long Haired Lover From Liverpool”– if she did she loses her cool points for buying you “Got To Get You Into My Life.”….

    • Puppy Love was awful but I think the DeFranco’s Heartbeat It’s A Love Beat- may be one of the low points of 20th century culture….. I will give Donny Osmond one cool point- remember his singing on Jeff Beck’s Ambitious -video?

    • I didn’t know about him and Jeff Beck…wow. You know the one I felt for was David Cassidy. From what I heard he was a good guitar player and would play Jimi Hendrix riffs on the set…He wanted to play rock but after the show was on it was too late.

    • I think the Partridge Family was his Jethro Bodine moment- no one was going to take him seriously after that. In reading stories after his passing I felt bad for the fella. … I got the Beck album Flash after seeing the video and was disappointed that Osmond wasn’t singing on the song on the album. … I have always had a theory in music that even the lame can have a moment – a song that was pretty good. For example I was never a fan of Bryan Adams- but The Summer of 69 I thought was great. His moment…

    • You won’t believe this…but that is the only Bryan Adams song I like. I don’t hate the guy…he just bores me. I even like his voice…he just doesn’t move me at all.
      Well…Cassidy did get to mingle with Susan Dey so there was some upside lol…

      Your theory is correct. It is like their 15 minutes of not being lame.

    • Agree on Adams- never disliked him but never liked him- he was just kind of there- but Summer of 69 had something to it… the rest music to put you to sleep by… Yes probably not a bad trade off- being taken seriously as a musician- traded in for hanging around with Susan Dey for a period of time…

    • On Adams, I wanted to like him. He was playing guitar in the 80s and playing rock but there was something missing… The Robin Hood soundtrack song…I won’t even go there.

      Being typecast is really not fair but…

    • The word that fits Adams is- boring… the songs he writes are boring and then any hope he had- well he jumped the shark for good on that Robin Hood song….like you I am sure I have probably heard every hit he ever had- they were just kind of there.. There are other artists who have had their Summer of 69 moment- but I always used that as the example. Even Bryan Adams had his Summer of 69..

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