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Month: September, 2009

Taste of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie

September 29, 2009 | 1978, Group, Number 1

Boogie Oogie Oogie was the first single from the self-titled debut album, A Taste of Honey. It was their biggest hit single spending three weeks at Billboard’s Single Chart at Number 1. The group formed in Los Angeles, California, and originally consisted of Janice Marie Johnson (vocals, bass), Hazel Payne (vocals, guitar), Perry Kibble (keyboards) […]

Lynn Anderson – Rose Garden

September 25, 2009 | 1970, Country, Female, Top 40

I have seen Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson listed as a One-Hit wonder. While it may be true that this was the only song that may have crossed over to the Pop charts to any one who was listening to Country Music in the late 60′s and early 70′s she sure wasn’t a One-Hit artist. […]

Johnny Cash – One Piece at a Time

September 23, 2009 | 1976, Country, Male, Number 1

By 1976 Johnny Cash had already been performing for 20 years and for many of those years he was at the top of the Charts. it was in 1976 that he did the story song One Piece at a Time. It’s the story of an auto assembly line worker built a car with one stolen […]

Dolly Parton – I Will Always Love You

September 21, 2009 | 1974, Country, Female, Number 1

To many when they think of the song I will Always Love You, they will think about the version that Whitney Houston sang from the movie My Bodyguard. But long before that it was done by its composer Dolly Parton. Parton wrote the song in 1973 and released it as one of the songs on […]

Patti Smith – Because the Night

September 17, 2009 | 1978, Female

Patti Smith was the leader of the group that shares her name the Patti Smith Group. They signed in 1975 to Arista Records. Because the Night was from their second album Easter, their most commercially successful album partly due to this top 20 single. At the same time the group was recording Easter, Bruce Springsteen […]

Terry Jacks – Seasons in the Sun

September 15, 2009 | 1974, Male, Number 1, Top 40

This was originally posted in August of 2008 with a video of a 1973 performance by Terry Jacks. That video has been removed and I can’t find a 70s version of the song only this one from the mid 2000s. Seasons in the Sun, the story of a dying man, bidding farewell to friends and […]

Sister Sledge – We Are Family

September 11, 2009 | 1979, Group, Top 40

Depending on where you were in 1979, We Are Family by Sister Sledge may be a song that you would rather forget. The Pittsburgh Pirates used this song as their theme song during the summer of 1979. They beat the Baltimore Orioles in seven games to win the World series all with this song playing […]

Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Pina Colada Song)

September 9, 2009 | 1979, Male, Number 1, Top 40

In 1979 Rupert Holmes recorded perhaps the only song that he wished he never did. Even though he wrote songs before this as well as afterward, it is this song that he is best known. It’s a story song about a man who due to changing feelings towards his mate decides to answer a personal […]

Charlie Rich – A Very Special Love Song

September 3, 2009 | 1974, Country, Male

1974 was a big year for county singer Charlie Rich, not to say that 1973 wasn’t big too. However in 1974 Charlie, known as the Silver Fox, reached Number 1 on the county charts with 5 different songs. In March it was There Won’t Be Anymore for 2 weeks, April came with A Very Special […]