Day After Day – Badfinger

Chart Position: 4

  • #39 bestseller for 1972
  • Written by Pete Ham
  • Keyboards: Leon Russell
  • Guitar: Pete Ham, Joey Molland, George Harrison
  • Backing vocals: Tom Evans, Joey Molland
  • Produced by George Harrison
  • This is Badfinger’s biggest U.S. hit single
  • Both Pete Ham (in 1975) and Tom Evans (in 1983) committed suicide principally because bad management of the band kept the band members from receiving their due royalties
  • Later recorded by Brady Bunch (1972), Sandy Nelson (1972), Don Tweedy Orchestra (1972), Lettermen (1972), Engelbert Humperdinck (1972), Jimmy Takeuchi (1972), Kings Road (1972), Savatage (1986), Dreams So Real (1990), 20/20 (1996), Jimmy Nail (2001), Phillips & Driver (2003), Neal Morse (2004), Rod Stewart (2006), Midge Ure (2008), Danger Ltd. (2010) and Puddles Pity Party (2017)

badfinger straight up


Keep Playin’ That Rock ‘n Roll – Edgar Winter’s White Trash

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Edgar Winter
  • Lead vocals: Edgar Winter
  • Guitar: Rick Derringer, Johnny Winter
  • Keyboards: Edgar Winter
  • Backing vocals: Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer, Jerry LaCroix, Jon Smith, Mike McClellan
  • Produced by Rick Derringer
  • Recorded in New York City NY
  • Edgar Winter’s White Trash disbanded in 1972


I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing – New Seekers

Chart Position: 7

  • Originally recorded by Hillside Singers (1972)
  • Written by Bill Backer, Billy Davis, Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway
  • Vocals: Eve Graham, Lyn Paul, Marty Kristian, Peter Doyle, Paul Layton
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • This song was originally a promotional jingle for Coca-Cola that included the line ‘its the real thing’; references to Coca-Cola were dropped in the versions recorded by pop artists
  • This is New Seekers’ biggest U.S. hit single
  • Also recorded by Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra (1972), Ray Conniff (1972), James Last (1972), Top of the Pops (1972), Robert James Orchestra (1972), Chet Atkins (1972), Congregation (1972), Tony De Vita (1972), Jim Nabors (1972), Mike Curb Congregation (1972),  Bobby Crush (1973), Kings Road (1972), Nora Aunor (1972), Anita Harris (1974), Sally Boyden (1976), 101 Strings (1983), Jevetta Steele (1990), Lucy Layton (2016) and many others


You Make Your Own Heaven and Hell Here on Earth – Undisputed Truth

Chart Position: NR

  • Originally recorded by Temptations (1971)
  • Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
  • Lead vocals: Joe Harris
  • Backing vocals: Brenda Joyce, Billie Calvin
  • Instruments: Funk Brothers
  • Produced by Norman Whitfield
  • Recorded in Detroit MI

undisputed truth

Get Up and Get Down – Dramatics

Chart Position: NR

  • Written and produced by Tony Hester
  • Lead vocals: Ron Banks
  • Backing vocals: William Howard, Elbert Wilkins, Willie Ford and Larry Demps
  • Keyboards: James Mack Brown


Pain – Ohio Players

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Leroy Bonner, Ralph Middlebrooks, Gregory Webster, Andrew Noland, Walter Morrison and Marshall Jones
  • Lead vocals: Leroy Bonner
  • Produced by Ohio Players, Herb James and Billy Pittman
  • Recorded in Nashville TN and Detroit MI
  • Ohio Players are from Dayton OH

Jazzman – Carole King

Chart Position: 2

  • Written By Carole King and David Palmer
  • Keyboards: Carole King
  • Saxophone: Tom Scott
  • Guitar: Danny Kortchmar
  • Produced by Lou Adler
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Later recorded by Peter Nero (1975), Blue Saints (1976), Judy Anderson (1977), Woody Herman & His Thundering Herd (1976), Cleo Laine (1977), Spectrum (1993), Lisa Simpson & Bleeding Gums Murphy (1997), Steve Tyrell feat. Dave Koz (2015), Linda Marks (2016) and Joe Burns (2016)


Do It Baby – Miracles

Chart Position: 13

  • Written by Freddie Perrin and Christine Yarian
  • Lead vocals: Billy Griffin
  • Guitar: Donald Griffin
  • Backing vocals: Ronnie White, Pete Moore and Bobby Rodgers
  • Other instruments: Funk Brothers
  • Produced by Freddie Perrin
  • Recorded in Detroit MI
  • Later recorded by Jimmy Ponder and Red Holt

do it baby

Delta Dirt – Larry Gatlin

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Larry Gatlin
  • Produced by Fred Foster
  • Recorded in Nashville TN
  • Larry Gatlin is from Seminole TX
  • This is Larry Gatlin’s biggest hit single


Skin Tight – Ohio Players

Chart position: 13

  • Written by James Williams, Billy Beck, Clarence Satchell, Leroy Bonner, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks and Marvin Pierce
  • Lead vocals: Leroy Bonner
  • Backing vocals: Ralph Middlebrooks, Clarence Satchell, Marvin Pierce, James Williams, Billy Beck
  • Guitar: Leroy Bonner
  • Keyboards: Billy Beck
  • Produced by Ohio Players
  • Recorded in Chicago IL