BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #420: ” DON’T GIVE UP ON US”- DAVID SOUL – APRIL 16, 1977

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Billboard #1 Hits: #420: ” Don’t Give Up On Us”- David Soul. April 16, 1977. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Don’t Give Up On Us”- David Soul
  • Record Company- Private Stock
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by- Tony Macauley
  • Time: 3:32
  • B-side: “Black Bean Soup”
  • Album-David Soul
  • Grade: D
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

David Soul had this #1 hit in large part because he was riding high at the moment on his mediocre television series Starsky And Hutch. He would qualify as a ‘one hit wonder’ in the United States but for some reason in the UK he had a another #1 and a #2 before fading off. The main issue I have with the single and why it has been given a D is- he can’t sing and the song is lame. Not to be critical.. I probably have this single- my sister Emilia bought it and played it endlessly back in 1977- and I know I have a number of her old singles in my collection.

7 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #420: ” DON’T GIVE UP ON US”- DAVID SOUL – APRIL 16, 1977

  1. not a classic by any means but not the worst schlock of the era. I have it on a compilation CD which is I believe, called “Guilty Pleasures”… though that song wasn’t a selling point for the disc to me. Interesting trivia – MacCauley wrote a few other hit songs like “Build Me Up Buttercup” . And the David Soul album, I just noticed has one song co-written by Bruno Kirby! Yep, the actor who’s Billy Crystal’s friend in ‘When Harry Met Sally’. Who knew HE was a musician?

    • Was it the same Bruno Kirby? I remember a great song on Randy Travis’s debut album called “Diggin’ Up Bones”- one of the writers was Al Gore. I thought well Nashville- Al Gore is from Tennessee… it’s almost like he had some street cred… then I found out it was another Al Gore- I liked Bruno Kirby

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