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Category: 1976

Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight

March 30, 2014 | 1976, Number 1, One Hit Wonder

Today it is used in a Taco Bell Commercial, but in 1976 it was one of the most popular songs of the summer. One that was loved by many then, but within a few years hated by many of those who loved it. The Starland Vocal band was made up of the married couple Bill […]

Convoy – CW McCall

August 7, 2012 | 1976

CW McCall didn’t invent the Trucker Music that was popular in the mid-70s, but he did have one of its biggest hits with the song Convoy. The song followed the adventures of a convoy of trucks and other vehicles traveling across the country. A few years later the song was made into a movie starring […]

Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots – Disco Duck

August 15, 2011 | 1976, Disco, Male, Number 1

In 1976 dance music, Disco music, was moving toward big popularity. Memphis Disc Jockey Rick Dees came up with a crazy parody on the craze featuring the Disco Duck. Dees has said that the song was completed in a day, but took months until someone would join with him to record it. It was a […]

Elton John – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

August 12, 2011 | 1976, Male, Top 40

It was the summer of 1976 and Elton john recorded this duet with Kiki Dee. This version is him singing it alone in one of his concerts during the same time period. While Elton John had enjoyed quite a few number ones in the US, and this one reach it as well, this song was […]

Jacksons – Body Language

November 11, 2009 | 1976, Disco, Group, Jackson 5

From the Carol Brunett Show. 1976 with Vicki Lawrence from their show mid-1970s

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 […]

Shaun Cassidy – Da Do Ron Ron

August 27, 2009 | 1976, Male, Number 1

Posting this in tribute to Ellie Greenwich who passed away on August 26, 2009. Not everyone may know her name, but we do know the music that she and her writing partner Jeff Barry wrote in the early 1960s. Among some of her songs were this one Da Do Ron Ron first done in 1963 […]

The Who – Squeeze Box

September 6, 2008 | 1976, Group, The Who, Top 40

By 1975 Pete Townsend and The Who was pushing the bubble on what could be played on the radio. This song from their 1975 Album The Who By The Numbers. A squeeze box is a slang term for accordion. Although it was also a term for a sex toy. The words could be taken in […]

Gary Wright – Dream Weaver

August 26, 2008 | 1976, Male, Top 40

Gary Wright was the keyboard player of the Progressive Rock band Spooky Tooth when they broke up for the second time in 1974. He went solo and recorded the album Dream Weaver which featured just himself on synthesiser/keyboard and Jim Keltner on drums. Wright has said that he was inspired to write the song after […]

C.W McCall – Convoy

August 16, 2008 | 1976, Male, Top 40

Advertising man Bill Fries created the character C.W. McCall for Old Home Bread brand of the Metz Baking Company in 1972. C.W. McCall was the trucker who, along with his dog Sloan and his adventures at the Old Home Cafe. From those commercials came the first songs and an Album in 1975. During the height […]