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.