We Don’t Talk Anymore – Cliff Richard

Chart Position: 7

  • Written by Alan Tarney
  • Guitar: Alan Tarney
  • Keyboards: Alan Tarney
  • Backing vocals: Alan Tarney
  • Produced by Bruce Welch
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • Later recorded by Top of the Pops (1979), Nils Dacke (1979), Hiltonaires (1979), Brotherhood of Man (1980), Franz Lambert (1980), Raivo Tammik (1980), Cliff Richard w/London Philharmonic Orchestra (1982), Shadows (1981), Brighouse and Rastrick Band (1983), Hank Marvin (1995), Tom Jones (1997), Studio 99 (1998), Wayne Denton (2003), Nancy Wallace (2007), Michael Carpenter (2013) and Richard Caliente (2000)

Lay It on the Line – Triumph

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Rik Emmett
  • Lead vocals: Rik Emmett
  • Guitar: Rik Emmett
  • Keyboards: Rik Emmett, Mike Levine, Mike Danna, Laurie Delgrande
  • Recorded in Mississauga Ontario
  • Produced by Mike Levine

Confusion – Electric Light Orchestra

Chart Position: 37

  • Written and produced by Jeff Lynne
  • Lead vocals: Jeff Lynne
  • Guitar: Jeff Lynne
  • Keyboards: Richard Tandy
  • Backing vocals: Kelly Groucutt
  • Recorded in Munich Germany
  • Later recorded by Top of the Pops (1979) and Hiltonaires (1980)

This is It – Kenny Loggins

Chart Position: 11

  • Won Best pop male vocal performance Grammy award
  • Written by Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald
  • Guitar: Kenny Loggins, Mike Hamilton
  • Keyboards: Michael McDonald
  • Backing vocals: George Hawkins, Michael McDonald, Mike Hamilton
  • Produced by Tom Dowd
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Kenny Loggins’ lyrics to this song were inspired by his fathers’ battle with cardiovascular disease
  • Later recorded by Milie Jackson (1980), Jack Jones w/Maureen McGovern (1980), Candlewick Green (1980), Freddie Hubbard (1982), John Tesh Project (1995), Nylons (2002), Melissa Ellen (2004), Stevie Holland (2006), Kirk Franklin (2007), Lucretia (2010) and Evan McKeel (2015)

Sunny Afternoon – Kinks

Chart Position: 14

  • Written by Ray Davies
  • Lead vocals: Ray Davies
  • Guitar: Ray and Dave Davies
  • Keyboards: Nicky Hopkins
  • Backing vocals: Dave and Rasa Davies
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • Produced by Shel Talmy
  • Like Beatles’ “Taxman” (1966) this song refers to the high taxation dished out by Harold Wilson’s Labour party government in the U.K.
  • Later recorded by Dino, Desi & Billy (1966), Les Barbeques (1966), Standells (1966), Ravers (1966), Brian Bennett (1967), Vince Hill (1967), Jay Five (1967), Baobas (1968), Tritons (1973), We Five (1978), Dave Kelly (1979),Bob Geldof (1992), Flying Pickets (1992), Jimmy Buffett (1994), Strange Hobby (1996), Cathy Dennis (1996), Stereophonics (1999), David Lanz (1998), Tom Jones w/Space (1999), Sexy Sadie (2000), Hank Marvin (2002), JamisonPriest (2004), Ingrid Lucia (2004), Victoria Hart (2007), Nylon 66’ers (2007), Laurent Voulzy (2008), Beatlesons (2009), Charades (2009), Slush Puppies (2010), Mike Stone (2011), Gentlemen of St John’s (2013), Ben Crossland Quintet (2016), Moon Loungers (2014), Drake Bell (2014), Lucky Devils (2017), Karizma Duo (2017), 8 Bit Arcade (2019), Joe Stilgoe (2020) and many others

You’re Gonna Miss Me – 13th Floor Elevators

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Roky Erickson
  • Lead vocals: Roky Erickson
  • Guitar: Roky Erickson, Stacy Sutherand
  • Electric jug: Tommy Hall
  • Produced by Gordon Bynum
  • Recorded in Houston TX
  • 13th Floor Elevators are from Austin TX
  • This is 13th Floor Elevators’ only hit single
  • 13th Floor Elevators were the first act to refer to their music as psychedelic rock

Get Away – Georgie Fame and Blue Flames

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Georgie Fame (real name Clive Powell)
  • Lead vocals: Georgie Fame
  • Produced by Denny Cordell
  • Recorded in the U.K.

Almost Persuaded – David Houston

Chart Position: 24

  • Won Best Country & western recording Grammy award
  • Written by Billy Sherrill and Glenn Sutton
  • Produced by Billy Sherrill
  • Recorded in Atlanta GA
  • David Houston is from Bossier City LA
  • This is David Houston’s biggest hit single
  • Later recorded by Crispian St. Peters (1966), Statler Brothers (1966), Pozo Seco Singers (1966), Patti Page (1966), Larry Butler (1966), Roy Drusky (1966), Statler Brothers (1966), Virginia Lee (1966), Wilburn Brothers (1967), Conway Twitty (1967), Jack Greene (1967), Doodletown Pipers (1967), Vic Dana (1967), Hank Locklin (1967), Ace Cannon (1967), George Jones (1967), Johnny Paycheck (1968), Wayne Newton (1967), Dottie West (1967), Brendan Dugan (1967), Tammy Wynette (1967), Floyd Cramer (1967), Marvin Hughes (1967), Hootenanny Singers (1967), Jim Ed Brown (1968), Lefty Frizzell (1968), Etta James (1969), Don Gibson (1969), Tommy Cash (1969), Ray Anthony (1969), Louis Armstrong (1970), Jim Nabors (1971), David Houston & Barbara Mandrell (1972), Charlie McCoy (1973), Charlie Rich (1974), Danny Davis & Nashville Brass (1973), Clay Hart (1974), Tanya Tucker (1977), Bill Black’s Combo (1975), Big Tim Lane (1978), Freddy Fender (1981), Singing Kettles (1982), Merle Haggard (1986), Boxcar Willie (1988), Hudson Country Players (1986), Hank Williams Jr. (1990), Dominic Kirwan (1990), Bill Haley (1999), Jules Ellison (2004), Beth Rowley (2008), Midday Sun (2012) and many others

I Got to Handle It – Capitols

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Barney Browner
  • Vocals: Don Storball, Sam George and Richard Mitchell
  • Produced by Ollie McLaughlin
  • Recorded in Detroit MI

Vacation – Go-Gos

Chart Position: 8

  • Written by Kathy Valentine, Jane Wiedlin and Charlotte Caffey
  • Lead vocals: Belinda Carlisle
  • Guitar: Charlotte Caffey, Jane Wiedlin
  • Keyboards: Charlotte Caffey
  • Backing vocals: Kathy Valentine, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey
  • Produced by Richard Gottehrer
  • Recorded in New York City NY