Billboard #1 Hits #478: ‘ Babe’- Styx – December 8, 1979. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘Babe’- Styx
  • Record Company-A&M
  • Genre: Soft Rock
  • Written by Dennis DeYoung , John Panozzo and Chuck Panozzo
  • Time: 4:01
  • B-side:’I’m OK’
  • Album- Cornerstone
  • Grade: D
  • Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #6 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada and South Africa.

I’ve never had any use for Styx. Other than “Come Sail Away”- which I actually heard on the radio yesterday- and find hilarious [I don’t think they meant it for laughs} I can’t think of anything by this band that’s worth much. A few years back my friend Gunther and I were out having a record day in Pittsburgh and he picked up Styx The Grand Illusion album- and then started going on about the first concert he ever saw was Styx on their Grand Illusion Tour. A sad first concert but he liked them so…. I’ll not be too much of a music snob and will just shut up. Anyhow- the 1970’s went on on a wimper as far as #1 hit- the final two- ‘Babe’ by Styx and the last one -tomorrow’s feature- even worse if that is possible- “Escape” by Rupert Holmes. Gag. Styx Stnx. Even more than The Iggles.

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