Love Story (Theme) – Francis Lai and Orchestra

Chart Position: 31

  • From the film Love Story
  • Written by Francis Lai
  • Carl Sigman wrote lyrics which are sung on other recorded versions of this song
  • Also recorded by Tony Bennett (1971), Shirley Bassey (1971), Andy Williams (1971), Johnny Mathis (1971), Top of the Pops (1971), Perry Como (1971), Eddy Arnold (1971), Glen Campbell (1971), Vikki Carr (1971, Jerry Vale (1971), Dells (1971), Little Anthony and Imperials (1971), Kovacs Kati (1971), Alan Caddy Orchestra & Singers (1971), Lettermen (1971), Vince Hill (1971), Mike Sammes Singers (1971), Liz Damone’s Orient Express (1971), Stuart Gillies (1971), Barry Crocker (1972), Jim Nabors (1972), Smokey Robinson and Miracles (1972), James Darren (1972). Nino Temple and April Stevens (1972), Tereza (1973), Sarah Vaughan (1973), Bobby Vinton (1975), Johnny Farnham (1974), Anita Meyer (1987), Engelbert Humperdinck (1989), David Hobson (2004), Rick Astley (2005), Michael Ball (2006), Alfio (2008), Barry Manilow (2010), Jed Madela (2010) and many others

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Burning Bridges – Mike Curb Congregation

Chart Position: 34

  • From the film Kelly’s Heroes
  • Written by Lalo Schifrin
  • Produced by Mike Curb
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • This is Mike Curb Congregation’s biggest hit single
  • As president of MGM Records, Mike Curb had singers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme’s contracts suspended because teir sogs supposedly contained “drug references”
  • Also recorded by Mike Morton Congregation (191), Clint Eastwood (1971) and Donny Osmond (1971)

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Tongue in Cheek – Sugar Loaf

Chart Position: NR

  • Lead vocals: Jerry Corbetta
  • Keyboards: Jerry Corbetta
  • Guitar: Bob Webber

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – Bachman/Turner Overdrive

Chart Position: 1

  • Written and produced by Randy Bachman
  • Lead vocals: Randy Bachman
  • Guitar: Randy Bachman, Blair Thornton
  • Recorded in Van Nuys CA
  • Randy Bachman’s stuttered vocals were in imitation of his brother Gary Bachman
  • This is Bachman/Turner Overdrive’s only U.S. 1 single
  • Randy Bachman thought of this song as a joke and. as producer, denied permission to release it as a single for several weeks despite heavy U.S. airplay requests
  • Later recorded by Burton Cummings (1976), Figures on a Beach (1989) and Yo La Tengo (2006)

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She Called Me Baby – Charlie Rich

Chart Position: NR

  • Written and originally recorded by Harlan Howard (1962)
  • Keyboards: Charlie Rich
  • Produced by Chet Atkins
  • Recorded in Nashville TN
  • Also recorded by Skeeter Davis (1963), Bobby Bare (1963), Patsy Cline (1964), Sheb Wooley (1964), Carl Smith (1965), Ernest Tubb w/His Texas Troubadours (1965), Waylon Jennings (1967), Glen Campbell (1968), Ace Cannon (1969), John D. Loudermilk (1968), Dinah Shore (1969), Candi Staton (1971), Jessi Colter (1971), Dick Curless (1972), Mickey Gilley (1973) and Nancy Wilson (1975)

Do It (Til You’re Satisfied) – B.T. Express

Chart Position: 2

  • Written by Billy Nichols
  • Guitar: Richard Thompson
  • Lead vocals: Barbara Wood
  • Saxophone: Carlos Ward, Bill Risbrooke
  • Produced by Jeff Lane and Trade Martin
  • Recorded in New York City NY
  • B.T. Express is from Brooklyn NY
  • This is B.T. Express’ biggest hit single

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Kings of the Party – Brownsville Station

Chart Position: 31

  • Written by Cub Koda and Mike Lutz
  • Lead vocals: Cub Koda
  • Guitar: Cub Koda and Mike Lutz

Whatever Gets You Through the Night – John Lennon

Chart Position: 1

  • Written and produced by John Lennon
  • Guitar: John Lennon, Jessie Ed Davis, Eddie Mottau
  • Keyboards: Elton John, Ken Ascher
  • Saxophone: Bobbie Keys, Ron Aprea
  • Backing vocals: Elton John
  • Recorded in New York City NY
  • Elton John and John Lennon performed together onstage at Madison Stage Garden the night of Nov 28 1974 when this song hit U.S. #1; it was to be John Lennon’s last ever stage appearance
  • The song’s title came from something Lennon heard Reverend Ike say on TV
  • This is John Lennon’s only U.S. #1 single

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Sugar Pie Guy – Joneses

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Glenn Dorsey
  • Lead vocals: Harold Taylor
  • Guitar: Lee Valentine
  • Saxophone: Harold Taylor
  • Keyboards: Richard Tee
  • Produced by Lee Valentine
  • This is Joneses only hit single

Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen

Chart Position: 5

  • Written by Bruce Springsteen
  • Guitar: Bruce Springsteen. Steven Van Zandt
  • Backing vocals: Steven Van Zandt
  • Keyboards: Roy Bittan
  • Mandolin: Steven Van Zandt
  • Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt and Chuck Plotkin
  • Recorded in New York City NY

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