AMERICAN TOP 40- NOVEMBER 22, 1975

Elton John 1975

The American Top 40 replay this week on the 70’s on 7 is from the week ending November 22, 1975. Some garbage at the top- Feelings- one of the worst pieces of sewage ever recorded.  KC and the dreaded Captain and Tennille in the Top 5. Compared to those songs Barry Manilow doesn’t seem so bad.  But there are also some pretty good tunes in the Top 40 this week in 1975. A variety for sure but overall not a good week in my opinion.

 

1 6 THAT’S THE WAY (I Like It) –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-5 (1 week at #1) (1) D
2 16 FLY, ROBIN, FLY –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-7 (2)  C
3 3 WHO LOVES YOU –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-14 (3) C
4 1 ISLAND GIRL –•– Elton John (MCA)-7 (1) B
5 9 THE WAY I WANT TO TOUCH YOU –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-9 (5) D
6 7 THIS WILL BE –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-13 (6) B
7 8 FEELINGS –•– Morris Albert (RCA)-23 (6) F
8 10 LOW RIDER –•– War (United Artists)-10 (8) A
9 13 SKY HIGH –•– Jigsaw (Chelsea)-13 (9)  A
10 21 LET’S DO IT AGAIN –•– The Staple Singers (Curtom)-5 (10) A

11 14 NIGHTS ON BROADWAY –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-8 (11)  A
12 2 LYIN’ EYES –•– Eagles (Asylum)-11 (2)  A-
13 11 THEY JUST CAN’T STOP IT THE (Games People Play) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-16 (5) A
14 4 MIRACLES –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-14 (3) B
15 19 MY LITTLE TOWN –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-6 (15) A
16 5 HEAT WAVE / LOVE IS A ROSE –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-12 (5) A
17 27 SATURDAY NIGHT –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-7 (17) C
18 23 EIGHTEEN WITH A BULLET –•– Pete Wingfield (Island)-14 (18) B
19 22 I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU –•– Art Garfunkel (Columbia)-14 (19) B
20 12 CALYPSO / I’M SORRY –•– John Denver (RCA)-15 (1) B

21 25 BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN –•– Willie Nelson (Columbia)-13 (21) A
22 26 OPERATOR –•– The Manhattan Transfer (Atlantic)-10 (22) C
23 15 SOS –•– Abba (Atlantic)-14 (15)  A
24 28 I WANT’A DO SOMETHING FREAKY TO YOU –•– Leon Haywood (20th Century)-12 (24) C
25 29 OUR DAY WILL COME –•– Frankie Valli (Private Stock)-6 (25) C
26 18 DO IT ANY WAY YOU WANNA –•– The People’s Choice (TSOP)-14 (11) C
27 36 VENUS AND MARS ROCK SHOW –•– Wings (Capitol)-4 (27)  A
28 32 SECRET LOVE –•– Freddy Fender (ABC / Dot)-6 (28) B
29 24 BAD BLOOD –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-11 (1) B
30 37 I LOVE MUSIC (Part 1) –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-4 (30)  A

31 17 SOMETHING BETTER TO DO –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-10 (13)  C
32 40 I’M ON FIRE –•– 5000 Volts (Philips)-6 (32) C
33 33 BRAZIL –•– The Ritchie Family (20th Century)-17 (11)  D
34 51 LOVE ROLLERCOASTER –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-2 (34) C
35 47 FOX ON THE RUN –•– Sweet (Capitol)-2 (35)  A
36 44 THE LAST GAME OF THE SEASON (A Blind Man In the Bleachers) –•– David Geddes (Big Tree)-2 (36) C
37 58 FOR THE LOVE OF YOU (Parts 1 and 2) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-2 (37) A
38 48 I WRITE THE SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-2 (38)  C
39 53 THEME FROM “MAHOGANY” (Do You Know Where You’re Going To) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-4 (39)  B
40 63 COUNTRY BOY (You Got Your Feet In L.A.) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-3 (40)  B

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6 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- NOVEMBER 22, 1975

  1. Hmm…I love KC and the Sunshine Band and I like the Captain and Tennille too. (I’m proud of KC…Captain and Tennille? Not so much, i.e., “Muskrat Love”.)
    The Top 10…omit Silver Connection and Morris Albert and I think you have a solid block. The next block is better with the terrific “Nights on Broadway” and the even better “Eighteen with a Bullet”. A lot of schlock in this Top 40, no doubt.

  2. The O’Jays’ “I Love Music” is one of my all-time favorite songs. I was heavily into Disco back then, so liked K.C. & the Sunshine Band, and also loved “Fly Robin Fly” – though I now think it’s a boring and mediocre song. I positively loathe Neil Sedaka’s “Bad Blood.” Hearing it’s like nails on a chalkboard to my ears, similar to how you feel about the Captain & Tennille lol.

  3. It’s a strange mixture of eras to me and at least a few of the artists/groups are represented by last gasp efforts. Feelings is right up there with Seasons in the Sun. Add Fox on the Run to that list also 🙂

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