Billboard #1 Hits: #452: ‘Hot Child In The City”- Nick Gilder. October 28, 1978. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: ‘Hot Child In The City’- Nick Gilder
- Record Company- Chrysalis
- Genre: Power Pop
- Written by Nick Gilder and James McCulloch
- Time: 3:33
- B-side:”Backstreet Noise”
- Album-City Nights
- Grade: D-
- Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in Canada.
99 times out of 100 in doing these #1 recaps I listen to the song again- even if I have heard it countless times in the past- but while I’ve only heard this song a handful of times since it was a hit over 40 years ago- I have no desire to hear it again- a creepy song by a creepy looking fella, and a very annoying vocal. Thankfully Nick Gilder was a one hit wonder. For a period of time ‘Hot Child In The City” held the record for taking the most weeks on the chart to get to #1 – 21 weeks.