BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #452: ” HOT CHILD IN THE CITY’ -NICK GILDER -OCTOBER 28, 1978

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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.

3 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #452: ” HOT CHILD IN THE CITY’ -NICK GILDER -OCTOBER 28, 1978

  1. I never liked this song either, and was shocked when it went to #1 because I thought it was terrible. But many years later, I heard it on an episode of “Sex & the City” (a show I loved), and for the first time, I kinda liked it. Perhaps it was hearing it in that setting that made it sound more appealing to me. That said, l still concede that it’s not a very good song.

    • Interesting- some times that has happened to me- you hear a song in a movie and it seems to work a little more for you.

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