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Subject: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: nally on 01/07/14 at 7:30 pm

I didn't see this thread started yet, so I figured I'd give it a go.

Here are a couple songs from the year 1976 to get it going...

"Daddy Cool" - Boney M:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtxlCsVKkvY

...and one that still gets generously played on radio 38 years later, "More Than A Feeling" by Boston:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSR6ZzjDZ94

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: warped on 01/07/14 at 7:41 pm

2 of my favorite songs from 1976:

Genesis ~ Ripples

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJa9gEUa0To

First album without Peter Gabriel, and one of their finest still.  One of my favorite Genesis songs...always enjoyed it when it was played in concert.

Heart - Dreamboat Annie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLoMej34zvA

First album from them. Still probably their best work.

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/07/14 at 7:57 pm

I love Boney M.  Daddy Cool was their first chart single for most of the world.  Though it only made #65 in the US, it made it to #6 in the UK and #18 in Canada. 


Here is a song that is fun to sing along with ...

New City Jam Band - Lazy Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUHVc7MRcMs


Here is perhaps one of the most famous instrumentals of all time.  Written and performed by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin Jr, it is called Nadia's Theme and since 1973, it has been the theme song to the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless.

Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin Jr - Nadia's Theme (The Young and the Restless)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poO9o9YHi9c

And just to celebrate the age of that show, here's the opening sequence circa 1976 ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI_0Jd49YXg

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: warped on 01/07/14 at 9:32 pm



Here is a song that is fun to sing along with ...

New City Jam Band - Lazy Love



Lazy Love is such a good song, it had lots of radio play back then. It took me until I found youtube a few years ago to find out who sang the song.  I could not find the '45 in stores after 1976.

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/07/14 at 11:13 pm


Lazy Love is such a good song, it had lots of radio play back then. It took me until I found youtube a few years ago to find out who sang the song.  I could not find the '45 in stores after 1976.


I first heard it years ago on this ...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-R1TcEUFOoP4/Up0AdxL7IHI/AAAAAAAAFec/x_Ew2J1MHLw/s400/block+buster+CAN.jpeg


Here is another catchy one from 1976 that is also fun to sing along with.  It is a cover of a song by Van Morrison.  I still hear this on the radio from time to time ...

Jackson Hawke - Into the Mystic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPnrDfyBeg8

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: warped on 01/08/14 at 5:51 am


I first heard it years ago on this ...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-R1TcEUFOoP4/Up0AdxL7IHI/AAAAAAAAFec/x_Ew2J1MHLw/s400/block+buster+CAN.jpeg


Here is another catchy one from 1976 that is also fun to sing along with.  It is a cover of a song by Van Morrison.  I still hear this on the radio from time to time ...

Jackson Hawke - Into the Mystic


Yeh, I hear "Into the mystic" quite often.

Great K-Tel album. Canadian content like New city jam band, Ken Tobias, Studebaker Hawk, Brutus, Charity Brown, Pagliaro, and I think Sweet Blindness was mostly Canadian too.

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 01/08/14 at 7:20 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpr9qvuodVA

Brick- Dazz

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/08/14 at 8:08 am


Great K-Tel album. Canadian content like New city jam band, Ken Tobias, Studebaker Hawk, Brutus, Charity Brown, Pagliaro, and I think Sweet Blindness was mostly Canadian too.


Sweet Blindness were Canadian yes.  Also on that album was this ...

Charity Brown - Saving All My Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAWS8a29PB4

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 01/08/14 at 2:04 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPT3ZzxJlRM

THE COMMODORES - Sweet Love

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: warped on 01/08/14 at 2:49 pm


Sweet Blindness were Canadian yes.  Also on that album was this ...

Charity Brown - Saving All My Love


Another good song from that album. I bought a few K-Tel albums back in the 1970s, and a few 45s as well (I think they were 49 cents or 99 cents, I forgot). Lots of good ways to get those "hard to find" Canadian songs.  There are probably lots of Canadian bands or artists (Like Fludd, Abraham's Children, Tom Middleton, Les Emmerson, Don Goodwin and many more) that you just can't find CDs for, or are really hard to find.

Ken Tobias ~ Give A Little Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rztoNFKXMdg

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 01/08/14 at 5:05 pm

1976...it just had to happen at some point...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbmWs6Jf5dc

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 01/09/14 at 6:47 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8QFNrTq9oo

The Four Seasons - December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: nally on 01/09/14 at 7:25 pm

The band Wild Cherry may best be remembered for this song...

Play That Funky Music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDZsNksbw2Q

For some reason, lots of radio stations cut out the second verse.

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 01/10/14 at 3:36 pm

The band Wild Cherry may best be remembered for this song...

Play That Funky Music


I know this song so well. :)

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 01/10/14 at 3:39 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nb9jJg_wIU

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.- You Don't Have to Be a Star

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: nally on 01/12/14 at 11:56 pm

Andrea True Connection, "More More More":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CapxNXuaMCg
(This is the extended version, btw.)

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 01/13/14 at 6:37 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCW1i5HQ0o0

You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine -Lou Rawls

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 01/13/14 at 6:40 am


Andrea True Connection, "More More More":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CapxNXuaMCg
(This is the extended version, btw.)



what a great sexy disco song.

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/20/14 at 11:53 pm

Along with Dreamboat Annie by Heart, which warped mentioned in an earlier post, here is Crazy on You, the first single from Dreamboat Annie, the debut album by Heart. 

To accompany the song, here is a bit of rock and roll trivia:  Heart were the 3rd act to chart in Canada for the Vancouver based label Mushroom Records.  They were the first act on the label to chart in the US and the only Mushroom act to have a Top 40 hit in the US.  In 1977, without knowledge from the group, Mushroom ran full page ad in Rolling Stone magazine, with a tag line about their success, which also suggested that the Wilson Sisters were more than just sisters.  This resulted in a legal battle between the label and the band which eventually caused Mushroom Records to go bankrupt in 1980 

Heart - Crazy on You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZuW6BH_Vak

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 01/21/14 at 7:11 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXLv5iEzrqA

Engelbert Humperdinck- After The Lovin'

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 01/21/14 at 1:38 pm

Mighty power-ballad thing that became a huge hit almost everywhere that year...

...except Britain, of course!  ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tchwsQ7egco

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 01/21/14 at 2:59 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_WNPCkDySM

The Brothers Johnson - I'll Be Good To You

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: warped on 01/21/14 at 3:50 pm


Mighty power-ballad thing that became a huge hit almost everywhere that year...

...except Britain, of course!  ::)



As you might expect that was huge in Canada. 2 other songs from that album that received quite a bit of radio play here. Not sure if you know these.

Burton Cummings ~ Your Back Yard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKem3Sw9Ers


And my favorite song on the album:

Burton Cummings -I'm Scared

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMuNriCP9hA

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/21/14 at 8:09 pm

Stand Tall is still Burton's highest charting single in Canada.  I still hear it on the radio from time to time.  It was actually his only hit single in 1976.  The album it was on spanned into 1977


Here's one that was BIG in the UK by a Canadian singer who never charted in Canada.  His name is J.J. Barrie and the song was a cover of the 1974 country track No Charge (made famous by Melba Montgomery).  It topped the UK chart ...

J.J. Barrie - No Charge
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n07Yy8orns4

Around the same time, another version of the song appeared, also sung by a Canadian, and then current CHUM AM disc jockey named John Gilbert.  This one charted in Canada ...

John Gilbert - No Charge
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8BiVOyFfLM

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 01/22/14 at 6:35 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBpsOu8jyU8

Earth, Wind & Fire - Sing a Song

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 01/22/14 at 11:45 am


Here's one that was BIG in the UK by a Canadian singer who never charted in Canada.  His name is J.J. Barrie and the song was a cover of the 1974 country track No Charge (made famous by Melba Montgomery).  It topped the UK chart ...


Thank you for rubbing that in so subtly, Jason! Such are the whims of our record buying public that we could happily buy that, but not this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-hKBmTAADo

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/14 at 1:18 pm



Here's one that was BIG in the UK by a Canadian singer who never charted in Canada.  His name is J.J. Barrie and the song was a cover of the 1974 country track No Charge (made famous by Melba Montgomery).  It topped the UK chart ...

Billy Connolly recorded a parody of the song in 1976 called, "No Chance (No Charge)", which had a reference to domestic violence. It reached a Top 40 position in the UK chart.

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 01/22/14 at 7:25 pm


Thank you for rubbing that in so subtly, Jason! Such are the whims of our record buying public that we could happily buy that, but not this...




I know this song so well. :)

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 01/22/14 at 7:28 pm

Bob Martin- Tu Peux Chercher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2OU28QFtgs

anyone find this tune familiar?  ;)

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/22/14 at 8:58 pm


Thank you for rubbing that in so subtly, Jason! Such are the whims of our record buying public that we could happily buy that, but not this...


I'm just still surprised it made UK #1.  What did you guys see in it that Canada did not lol

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 01/23/14 at 5:35 am


I'm just still surprised it made UK #1.  What did you guys see in it that Canada did not lol


My only educated guess is that our MoR station must have got hold of it and played it to death. The mums and dads at the time must have loved it...

Anyway, back to normality, and after years of hard slog, ELO finally got catapulted into the big league...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvBOZCrJsAI

The times that poor old Jeff Lynne had to explain that this was NOT some kind of abortion commentary!

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/23/14 at 5:41 am


Billy Connolly recorded a parody of the song in 1976 called, "No Chance (No Charge)", which had a reference to domestic violence. It reached a Top 40 position in the UK chart.


The YouTube video does not sound like Billy Connolly.

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 01/23/14 at 8:15 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9TvN82Zf1o&feature=kp

Brothers Johnson-Get The Funk Out Ma Face

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: AmericanGirl on 01/26/14 at 4:40 pm

Here's some more AWB  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTfEAtNEo-g

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 01/27/14 at 6:31 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BsTF22SPyM&feature=kp

The Doobie Brothers-It Keeps You Runnin

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: nally on 01/30/14 at 7:35 pm

Hey...ho...let's go...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWrtrK1Q2EQ
The Ramones with their debut single, "Blitzkrieg Bop".


(or is it "Let's Drink Pop"?) :D

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 01/31/14 at 3:12 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-MsVZrTQEU

Boz Scaggs - We're All Alone

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 02/11/14 at 6:44 am

Uncharacteristic piece of bombastic fluff from a band who were typically more 'pub rock' than anything else...

Must have annoyed them a bit, as it was their only British hit!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZnQQF7ucdM

Strange name, you may think - they hailed from Southend-On-Sea, where one of the main beach attractions was a ballroom/amusement arcade called 'The Kursaal'...and it's still there!

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 02/11/14 at 6:50 am

Only British #1 from a young lady who has sung on countless hits as a session vocalist...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seu2xuMQnIA

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: warped on 02/11/14 at 7:08 am


Only British #1 from a young lady who has sung on countless hits as a session vocalist...



This song was popular in Canada, but she never reached the top 40 in America. Another of her songs "Dance little lady" was on the radio here, from 1976 as well, later that year.
I never found her songs were anything special.

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 02/11/14 at 8:21 am


This song was popular in Canada, but she never reached the top 40 in America. Another of her songs "Dance little lady" was on the radio here, from 1976 as well, later that year.
I never found her songs were anything special.


Fairly generic radio-friendly stuff, but I always have a soft spot for 'I Love To Love' - one of them things that can lodge themselves into an impressionable nine year old's mind!

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: warped on 02/11/14 at 6:03 pm

One of my favorite ONJ songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsa3JklAE6Q

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 02/11/14 at 7:26 pm


This song was popular in Canada, but she never reached the top 40 in America. Another of her songs "Dance little lady" was on the radio here, from 1976 as well, later that year.
I never found her songs were anything special.


So she was just a two hit wonder?

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 02/11/14 at 7:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYIi_kTu4YA&feature=kp


Commodores- Fancy Dancer

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/14 at 4:58 am


So she was just a two hit wonder?
Altogether Tina Charles had 7 hits in the UK Charts, therefore not a one hit wonder.

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 02/12/14 at 6:48 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyIUR9l5pWI&feature=kp

marvin gaye - i want you

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 02/12/14 at 11:02 am


Altogether Tina Charles had 7 hits in the UK Charts, therefore not a one hit wonder.


Yes indeed.  For some reason, Tina Charles never caught on in the US ...

1976 - I Love to Love
1976 - Love Me Like A Lover
1976 - Dance Little Lady Dance
1977 - Dr. Love
1977 - Rendezvous
1977 - Love Bug / Sweets For My Sweet (Medley)
1978 - I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 02/12/14 at 7:33 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkScjUXk2GY&feature=kp

KC and the Sunshine Band - Wrap Your Arms Around Me

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 02/12/14 at 7:34 pm

Yes indeed.  For some reason, Tina Charles never caught on in the US ...

Why was that?

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 02/13/14 at 7:38 pm


Why was that?


Because no one bought her music :P

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 02/14/14 at 7:20 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIE-CBXQUaA&feature=kp

Ritchie Family - Life Is Music

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/16/14 at 11:40 am

This was their last top 40 hit; I loved it like crazy.  As it wasn't a monster hit like its predecessor, I'd have to flip back and forth between my radio stations just to see if I could catch it.  I didn't catch it often enough to suit me.  :-\\

Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8Q967MTBj0

:)

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 02/16/14 at 3:24 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z_a5wJjerc

Pleasure - Let's Dance

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: nally on 03/05/14 at 10:49 pm

Blue Oyster Cult had their biggest hit of the 70s that year, with "(Don't Fear) The Reaper":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Vvqo0x8yok

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 03/06/14 at 4:44 am


Blue Oyster Cult had their biggest hit of the 70s that year, with "(Don't Fear) The Reaper":


Mostly (and unfairly) remembered now for the cowbell!

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 03/06/14 at 7:45 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypjEDYw_r2c&feature=kp

Brick - Good High

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/15 at 2:32 am

The only number one hit in the UK Singles Chart for the late Demis Roussos, spending a single week at the top of the charts in July 1976, and the sole EP to reach the top of the charts that decade.

The EP's track listing included "Forever and Ever", "So Dreamy", and "My Friend the Wind" written by Stelios Vlavianos and Robert Costandinos; plus "Sing an Ode to Love" written by Stelios Vlavianos, Charalampe Chalkitis and Robert Costandinos. The EP was produced by Roussos.

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Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: HerrinSchadenfreude on 02/17/15 at 2:20 am

God of Thunder and Detroit Rock City from the 1976 KISS album Destroyer :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmHZ9vrcgxA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R5J6dvpujs

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/15 at 2:17 pm

"Save Your Kisses for Me" was the winning song of the Eurovision Song Contest 1976, performed for the United Kingdom by Brotherhood of Man in The Hague, Netherlands. The lyrics and music were written by Tony Hiller, Lee Sheriden, and Martin Lee, the latter two being members of the band. The song became a worldwide hit, reaching No.1 in many countries, including the UK, where it became the biggest-selling song of the year. Overall, it remains one of the biggest-selling Eurovision winners ever, and the biggest such seller in the UK.

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Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/15 at 6:24 am

"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" is a song written, composed, and performed by Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot to commemorate the sinking of the bulk carrier SS Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. Lightfoot drew his inspiration from Newsweek‍‍ '​‍s article on the event, "The Cruelest Month," which it published in its November 24, 1975, issue. Lightfoot considers this song to be his finest work.

The ballad originally appeared on Lightfoot's 1976 album Summertime Dream, and he later released it as a single. The release hit #1 in his native Canada (on the RPM national singles survey) on November 20, 1976, almost exactly one year after the appearance of the article that inspired it. In the United States, the single hit #1 in Cashbox and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it Lightfoot's second-most-successful single behind "Sundown". "Edmund Fitzgerald" peaked at #40 in the UK Singles Chart.

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Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 9:41 am

"Sailing" is a song written by Gavin Sutherland. Originally a hit for Rod Stewart in 1975. The single returned to the UK top 10 a year later when used as the theme music for the 1976 BBC documentary series Sailor, about HMS Ark Royal, sung by the crew of HMS Ark Royal.

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Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/16 at 9:59 am

"Money, Money, Money" is a song recorded by Swedish pop group ABBA, written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. It was released as a single on 1 November 1976, as the follow-up to "Dancing Queen" (both from the album Arrival). The B-side, "Crazy World", was recorded in 1974 during the sessions for the album ABBA. The song (originally titled "Been and Gone and Done It") is sung from the viewpoint of a woman who, despite hard work, can barely keep her finances in surplus, and therefore desires a well-off man. ABBA perform parts of "Money, Money, Money" live in the 1977 film ABBA: The Movie. In the popular musical, Mamma Mia!, the song is sung by the character of Donna as she explains how hard she has to work to keep the taverna in order and her dreams of a better life. In the 2008 film, Meryl Streep sings the song.

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Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Cherie70 on 02/13/16 at 12:45 pm

The Doobie Brothers lead singer Tom Johnston was on his way out from the group and the band was very reluctant to take on new comer Michael McDonald. The producer her the demo to Takin it to the Streets and the band recorded it and the rest was history.  The Next Hit is It keeps you runnin!!!!

Takin It To The Streets:

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It Keep You Runnin

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Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/16 at 11:16 am

"I Recall a Gypsy Woman" is a song written by Bob McDill and Allen Reynolds, and originally recorded by Don Williams in 1973. In 1976, his version charted at number 13 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was previously the b-side of Williams' 1973 single "Atta Way to Go", which peaked at number 13 on the Hot Country Songs charts in 1973. This song was also recorded by Waylon Jennings, Tommy Cash and BJ Thomas.

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Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 3:41 pm

"Disco Duck" is a satirical disco novelty song performed by Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots. At the time, Dees was a Memphis disc jockey. It became a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week in October 1976 (and ranked #99 out of the 100 most popular songs of the year according to Billboard magazine). It also made the top 20 on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart, peaking at number 15. "Disco Duck" was initially released in the south by Estelle Axton's Fretone label, but it was later released by RSO Records for national and international distribution.

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Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: nally on 03/16/16 at 11:22 am


"Disco Duck" is a satirical disco novelty song performed by Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots. At the time, Dees was a Memphis disc jockey. It became a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week in October 1976 (and ranked #99 out of the 100 most popular songs of the year according to Billboard magazine). It also made the top 20 on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart, peaking at number 15. "Disco Duck" was initially released in the south by Estelle Axton's Fretone label, but it was later released by RSO Records for national and international distribution.


I was just thinking of it the other day, Monday, since that was Rick's birthday. I believe it was his only big hit, although he has been a successful radio personality since then. :)

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: nally on 03/26/16 at 11:17 pm

I started this thread with a Boston song; their next big hit, "Foreplay/Long Time", was released in the latter part of the year. It is commonly referred to simply as "Long Time", but the 2 1/2 minute instrumental intro is the "Foreplay" part; the song as a whole is over 7 1/2 minutes long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HuLpztWyFA

Subject: Re: 1976: The Year In Music

Written By: aja675 on 05/05/16 at 3:49 am

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By Katie Irving. This was from the soundtrack of Carrie.

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