Showing posts with label 1976. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1976. Show all posts

Jul 27, 2019

Flight 76 (Flight of the Bumble Bee) by Walter Murphy (1976)

Flight 76 (Flight of the Bumble Bee) by Walter Murphy (1976)
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Jul 26, 2019

Caledonia by Robin Trower (1976)

Caledonia by Robin Trower (1976)
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Love Is Alive by Gary Wright (1976)

Love Is Alive by Gary Wright (1976)
"Love Is Alive" is a 1976 song by Gary Wright taken from the album The Dream Weaver, released the previous year, it features Wright on vocals and keyboards with Andy Newmark on drums. The album's title cut and "Love is Alive" both peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. "Love is Alive" spent 27 weeks on the chart, seven weeks longer than "Dream Weaver." Billboard ranked "Love is Alive" as the No. 9 song of 1976.




In the US, "Love Is Alive" peaked at #2 in the Billboard charts. Both "Kiss and Say Goodbye" by The Manhattans and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John and Kiki Dee kept it from the #1 spot. In Canada, the song reached No. 6.

Jul 20, 2019

(Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult (1976)

(Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult (1976)
"(Don't Fear) The Reaper" is a song by American rock band Blue Öyster Cult from the band's 1976 album Agents of Fortune. The song, written and sung by lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, deals with eternal love and the inevitability of death. The song was Blue Öyster Cult's highest chart success, reaching #7 in Cash Box and #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1976. Critical reception was mainly positive, and in 2004, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" was listed at number 405 on the Rolling Stone list of the top 500 songs of all time.



Rock'n Me by Steve Miller Band (1977)

Rock'n Me by Steve Miller Band (1976)
"Rock'n Me" (also known as "Rock 'N Me") is a song by American rock group Steve Miller Band, written by the group's leader Steve Miller. The song was released as the second single from the group's ninth studio album Fly Like an Eagle in 1976. The single achieved lasting commercial and critical success, with the publication Billboard labeling it "an immediate audience grabber". It became the band's second #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, where it stayed at the top for one week, and it also topped the RPM Top Singles chart in Canada.


Jul 14, 2019

Monday Morning by Fleetwood Mac (1976)

Monday Morning by Fleetwood Mac (1976)
"Monday Morning" is a 1975 song written and sung by Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. It is the first track off the multi-platinum selling album Fleetwood Mac. It was later included on the 2002 compilation album, The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac. Reviewer Matthew Greenwald deemed the song "a brilliant opening to a brilliant album" which he attributed to Buckingham's "strong pop instincts and craftsmanship".


Knowing Me, Knowing You by ABBA (1976)

Knowing Me, Knowing You by ABBA (1976)
"Knowing Me, Knowing You" is a hit single recorded by Swedish pop group ABBA. The song was written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson, with Anni-Frid Lyngstad singing the lead vocals. During recording sessions, it had the working titles of "Ring It In" and "Number 1, Number 1". The song is featured on the group's album Arrival, and also on the compilation Gold: Greatest Hits.


Jul 12, 2019

Show Me The Way by Peter Frampton (1976)

Show Me The Way by Peter Frampton (1976)
"Show Me the Way" is a song by English-American rock musician Peter Frampton. Originally released in June 1975 as the lead single from his fourth studio album Frampton, it gained popularity after being recorded live and released in February 1976 as the lead single from his live album Frampton Comes Alive! The song reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming his biggest hit until "I'm in You" in 1977.


The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy (1976)

The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy (1976)
"The Boys Are Back in Town" is a single from Irish hard rock band Thin Lizzy. The song was originally released in 1976 on their album Jailbreak.

"It was 1976 and we were touring America," recalled Scott Gorham. "Jailbreak wasn't shifting and we weren't selling any tickets – but there we were, gigging around… The manager came in and told us, 'Well guys, it looks like you have a hit record'… Our response was, 'Wow! Which song are you talking about?' When he replied, 'The Boys Are Back in Town', it was a case of "Really?" We'd demoed maybe 15 songs and 'The Boys Are Back in Town' wasn't among the ten that we chose for the album, which in some ways made it a double surprise.


Jul 10, 2019

Livin' Thing by Electric Light Orchestra (1976-1977)

Livin' Thing by Electric Light Orchestra (1976-1977)
"Livin' Thing" is a song written by Jeff Lynne and performed by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). It appears on ELO's 1976 album A New World Record. Patti Quatro, Brie Brandt, both of Fanny, and Addie Lee sang uncredited vocals, particularly the "higher and higher" parts.


Jun 17, 2019

Hafanana by Afric Simone (1976)

Hafanana by Afric Simone (1976)
Afric Simone (born Henrique Simone, 17 July 1956) is a Mozambican vocalist, musician, performance artist, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and entertainer. He entered the European charts with his first hit "Ramaya" in 1975, which was followed by another well-known song, "Hafanana", which was released later the same year.


May 27, 2019

Moonlight Feels Right by Starbuck (1976)

Moonlight Feels Right by Starbuck (1976)
"Moonlight Feels Right" is the debut single recorded by the American band Starbuck. Written and produced by Bruce Blackman, the song was released in the first week of April 1976. The song features a prominent marimba solo by co-founding band member Bo Wagner.

"Moonlight Feels Right" was a major American hit, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100, number two on the Cash Box chart, and number one on Record World. It is ranked as the 34th biggest US hit of the year. On the Canadian chart, the song peaked at number three in early August 1976. It is ranked as the 51st biggest Canadian hit of 1976.

Dec 14, 2018

Tina Charles - I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance) (1976)

Tina Charles - I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance) (1976)
"I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance)" was a popular single by Tina Charles, from her debut album, I Love to Love; the song was composed by Jack Robinson and James Bolden. The track was an international success both upon its original 1976 release and also when - remixed by The DMC (Disco Mix Club) - it was reissued ten years later (the DMC version features the instrumental "Sunburn" by the Biddu Orchestra as its B-side).

"I Love to Love..." afforded Charles an international hit, reaching #1 in Ireland, #2 in France, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Sweden while in Austria, Germany and Spain the single peaked at respectively #20, #6 and #3. The track was also a hit in Australia (#6) and New Zealand (#7).



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Dec 3, 2018

Eagles - Life In The Fast Lane (1976)

Eagles - Life In The Fast Lane (1976)
"Life in the Fast Lane" is a song written by Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey and Don Henley and recorded by the American rock band the Eagles on their 1976 studio album Hotel California. It was the third single released from this album, and peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100.



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Jul 14, 2017

Jeanette - Porque Te Vas (1976)

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"Porque te vas" (Because you are leaving) is a song performed by the singer Jeanette written by José Luis Perales and remained relatively unknown at the start of 1974. Only when the song was used in Carlos Saura's 1976 film Cría Cuervos (Raising Crows), and the film went on to be honored at the Cannes Film Festival (Jury grand prize) and the Berlin Film Festival (Jury special prize), did the song become internationally known and a hit.



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In Austria it reached number 13, in Switzerland number 4, and in Germany it even reached number 1. Although after "Porque te vas" Jeanette never achieved similar international success, she continued singing relatively successfully in Spain and Latin America, and to a lesser degree in France, well into the 1990s.

In 1978 the Brazilian singer Lilian Knapp recorded a Portuguese version of the song titled "Eu sem você" (B-side of another version of a Jeanette song, Soy Rebelde). The song was covered in 1996 by the Brazilian pop-rock band Pato Fu (album "Tem mas acabou"), and in 1997 by Mexican female group "Aurora y la Academia". Also José Luis Perales, author of "Porque te vas", recorded the song featuring Amaia Montero from Spanish group La Oreja de Van Gogh In 2006 by the duo Los Super Elegantes (aka Milena Muzquiz and Martiniano Lopez Crozet). The song which is on the album "Channelizing Paradise" also has an English version done as part of the track.

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Jul 2, 2016

Silver Convention - Get Up and Boogie (That's Right) from the album Silver Convention (1976)

Silver Convention - Get Up and Boogie (That's Right) from the album Silver Convention (1976)
"Get Up and Boogie" is a song by German disco act Silver Convention from their 1976 second album of the same name. The song was written and composed by Sylvester Levay and Stephan Prager, and produced by Prager. The song was released as the lead single from the album Get Up and Boogie (also titled Silver Convention in some countries) in 1976.





Just like their previous 1975 hit single "Fly, Robin, Fly", "Get Up and Boogie" consists of six words repeated throughout the song: "Get up and boogie! That's right!".

"Get Up and Boogie" hit number one on June 15, 1976 in Canada, and reached #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Billboard ranked it as the #24 song for 1976. "Get Up and Boogie" also became a hit during the late-1970s disco scene.

Feb 12, 2016

Burton Cummings - Stand Tall On Burton Cummings Album (1976)

Burton Cummings - Stand Tall On Burton Cummings Album (1976)
"Stand Tall" is the title of an international hit single by Burton Cummings, taken from his eponymous debut album. The recording was issued as the album's lead single in the fall of 1976, spending 21 weeks on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and reaching number 10. The song reached number five on the U.S. Cash Box Top 100, and spent four weeks at number four in Canada. The song became a Gold record.

"Stand Tall" was an even big Adult Contemporary hit, reaching number two in the U.S. and spending one week at number one in Canada. It was kept from the number-one position on that chart by the Captain and Tennille's hit, "Muskrat Love."

The song was released less than two years after "Dancin' Fool," the final hit single by the group for which Cummings had been lead singer, The Guess Who.



Nov 15, 2015

Kiss - Beth - On Destroyer (Remastered) Album (1976)

Kiss - Beth - On Destroyer (Remastered) Album (1976)
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"Beth" is a ballad by Kiss, originally released on their 1976 album, Destroyer. To date, it is their highest-charting single in the US, reaching #7 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. It is one of only two gold selling singles for the band (the other being 1979's "I Was Made for Lovin' You"), and their first of two Top Ten singles (along with 1990's "Forever", #8) in the US. Beth was named #3 in VH1's 25 Greatest Power Ballads.

The song was a last-minute addition to the Destroyer album. According to Bill Aucoin, the manager of Kiss at that time, Simmons and Stanley did not want "Beth" on the album because it was not a typical Kiss song. Aucoin insisted on keeping the song on the record. During the recording sessions for the song, Criss was the only Kiss member in the studio, making it the only Kiss song that features no instrumental performances by any member of the band. Criss is backed by a piano and a string orchestra, a stark departure from the hard rock-oriented band.

Oct 31, 2015

Tavares - Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel - On Anthology Album (1976)

Tavares - Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel - On Anthology Album (1976)
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"Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" is a disco song written by Freddie Perren and Keni St. Lewis. It was recorded by the American band Tavares in 1976. It was released as a single from the album Sky High! and was split into two parts: the first part was 3 minutes and 28 seconds in length, while the second part was 3 minutes and 10 seconds.

"Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1976. It peaked at #3 on the Hot Soul Singles chart. "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" spent two weeks at #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. It became the group's only Gold record.

The song would also afford the group an international chart hit, reaching #1 in the Netherlands, and charting in Australia (#30), Canada (#11), the UK (#4), and South Africa (#16).

Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat - On Year Of The Cat Album (1976)

Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat - On Year Of The Cat Album (1976)
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"Year of the Cat" is a single by singer-songwriter Al Stewart, released in July 1976. The song is the title track of his 1976 album Year of the Cat, and was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London in January 1976 by engineer Alan Parsons. The song reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March 1977. Although Stewart's highest charting single on that chart was 1978's "Time Passages", "Year of the Cat" has remained Stewart's signature recording, receiving regular airplay on both classic rock and folk rock stations.

The track is noted for its lengthy instrumental sections— over four minutes of the 6:40 album version is instrumental, including a long, melodic series of solos that encompasses cello, violin, piano, acoustic guitar, distorted electric guitar, synthesizer and saxophone. The transition from acoustic guitar to electric to saxophone was initiated by Tim Renwick. The acoustic lead is played by Peter White with Tim Renwick then taking the electric lead. Parsons had Phil Kenzie add the saxophone part of the song — and by doing so transformed the original folk concept into the jazz-influenced ballad that put Al Stewart onto the charts.

Shorter versions of the track can be found on some European 7" single formats. Though both of the discs carry the same label and catalogue number (RCA PB 5007), the French single features the A-side track clocking in at 4:30, while the Italian one features an even shorter mix of just 3:30 so that the lengthy instrumental intro is completely missing.