1979: Hot Stuff by Donna Summer
1978: Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb
1977: Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
1976: Silly Love Songs by Paul McCartney & Wings
1975: Love Will Keep Us Together by The Captain & Tennille
1974: Billy, Don’t Be a Hero by Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods
1973: My Love by Paul McCartney & Wings
1972: Candy Man by Sammy Davis, Jr
1971: It’s Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move by Carole King
1970: The Long and Winding Road/For You Blue by The Beatles
My next posts will focus on the year 1977. Below are popular songs from that year. They are in no particular order, but they were all at the top of the charts in 1977; Debbie Boone’s You Light Up My Life being the best selling single of the year. And as I mentioned in my previous post, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours was the Album of the Year.
Click on the song names, and if I was able to locate a performance, movie clip, or something about that song, you’ll be directed to it.
Although I was only 9 years old, I remember these songs as if I heard them yesterday. And because I am a music freak, I actually did listen to some of them yesterday, on purpose!
See how many you remember:
You Light Up My Life – Debbie Boone
Love Is In The Air – John Paul Young
You Don’t Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)– Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr
I Just Want To Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing – Leo Sayer (on the Captain & Tennille Show!)
Car Wash – Rose Royce (the movie clip)
Don’t Give Up On Us – David Soul
Blinded by the Light – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
I’m Your Boogie Man – KC & The Sunshine Band
Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) – Bill Conti
Undercover Angel – Alan O’Day (Clips from Charlie’s Angels)
Andy Gibb was born on March 5, 1958 in Manchester, England. He too had the falsetto voice made famous by his older brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. Andy had some success on his own during the late 70s. Andy Gibb became the first male solo artist to have three consecutive Number One singles on the Billboard Hot 100. These chart toppers were I Just Want To Be Your Everything (’77), Love Is Thicker Than Water (’78), and Shadow Dancing (’78). An Everlasting Love and Don’t Throw It All Away (a Bee Gees song) were also hits for Andy. He died March 10, 1988, at age 30.