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

Dec 14, 2019

Muskrat Love by Captain & Tennille (1976)

Muskrat Love by Captain & Tennille (1976)
"Muskrat Love" is a soft rock song written by Willis Alan Ramsey. In 1976, a cover by pop music duo Captain & Tennille resulted in the song's highest profile, peaking at number four on the Hot 100 chart. It also reached number two on the Cash Box chart, which ranked it as the 30th biggest hit of 1976.



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Shop Around by Captain & Tennille (1976)

Shop Around  by Captain & Tennille (1976)
In 1976, the American pop music duo Captain & Tennille recorded their version of "Shop Around" for their second studio album Song of Joy issued on the A&M Records label. Toni Tennille changed the lyrics slightly so that they were sung from a woman's perspective. The "Shop Around" single was produced by the duo and featured the song "Butterscotch Castle" as its B-side.



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Sep 29, 2019

Takin' It To The Streets by The Doobie Brothers (1976)

Takin' It To The Streets by The Doobie Brothers (1976)
"Takin' It to the Streets" is a song by the American rock band The Doobie Brothers from the album of the same name. It was their first single with Michael McDonald on vocals and was written by McDonald.

The song peaked at number 13 in the US and number 7 in Canada.



Sep 14, 2019

Russian Dressing (Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1) by Walter Murphy (1976)

Russian Dressing (Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1) by Walter Murphy (1976)
Play full-length songs from Russian Dressing (Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1) by Walter Murphy on your phone, computer and home audio system with WLCY Radio Hits.



Sep 11, 2019

Save It for a Rainy Day by Stephen Bishop (1976)

Save It for a Rainy Day by Stephen Bishop (1976)
"Save It for a Rainy Day" is a song by American singer/songwriter Stephen Bishop. The song was the first of two hit singles from his debut album, Careless. It features a guitar solo by Eric Clapton and Chaka Khan on backing vocals toward the close of the song.

"Save It for a Rainy Day" peaked at number 22 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number 21 on the Cash Box Top 100. In Canada, the song peaked at number 20.



Sep 1, 2019

I'd Really Love To See You Tonight by England Dan & John Ford Coley (1976)

I'd Really Love To See You Tonight by England Dan & John Ford Coley (1976)
"I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" is a song written by Parker McGee and was a hit by England Dan & John Ford Coley from their 1976 album Nights Are Forever. It eventually peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks, behind Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music" and #1 on the Easy Listening chart. Billboard ranked it as the #21 song for 1976. It reached #26 in the official UK chart.



Aug 31, 2019

Never Gonna Fall In Love Again by Eric Carmen (1976)

"Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" is a song co-written and recorded by American pop rock artist Eric Carmen. It was released as the second single from Carmen's self-titled debut solo album, the song peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in June 1976, remaining in the Top 40 for ten weeks.



Aug 29, 2019

The Things We Do For Love by 10cc (1976)

The Things We Do For Love by 10cc (1976)
"The Things We Do for Love" is a song by British band 10cc, released as a single in 1976. It later featured on the album Deceptive Bends released in 1977 and was the group's first release after the departure of band members Godley and Creme. The song was a hit in various countries worldwide, reaching number one in Canada, as well as peaking at number 6 in the UK, number 5 in the US and Australia, number 13 in the Netherlands, and number 2 in Ireland.



Aug 28, 2019

Shannon by Henry Gross (1976)

Shannon by Henry Gross (1976)
"Shannon" is a 1976 song by Henry Gross. It became an international hit, reaching #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Cash Box Top 100. Although it was a much smaller hit in the UK and Australia, the song reached #1 in Canada and New Zealand.


Aug 24, 2019

Night Moves by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (1976)

Night Moves by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (1976)
"Night Moves" is a song by American singer-songwriter Bob Seger. It was the lead single from his ninth studio album, Night Moves (1976). Released as a single in December 1976, it reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Seger's first hit single since "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" from 1969. It also charted at number five in Canada and was a top 25 hit in Australia. The song was responsible for changing Seger from being a popular regional favorite into a national star.



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)
Play full-length songs from Flight 76 (Flight of the Bumble Bee) by Walter Murphy on your phone, computer and home audio system with WLCY Radio Hits.


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.