I Don’t Want to Lose You Baby – Chad and Jeremy

Chart Position: 35

  • Written by Van McCoy
  • Lead vocals: Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde
  • Produced by Lor Crane
  • Recorded in London U.K.

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Sad, Sad Girl – Barbara Mason

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Barbara Mason

D.O.A. – Bloodrock

Chart Position: 36

  • Written by Lee Pickens
  • Lead vocals: Lee Pickens
  • Guitar: Lee Pickens, Nick Taylor
  • Keyboards: Steve Hill
  • Produced by Terry Knight
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • D.O.A. Is an acronym for Dead on Arrival
  • The song is a gothic first person account of a plane crash, concluding with the narrator’s ‘death’
  • This song was banned at many U.S. radio stations
  • Bloodrock is from Ft Worth TX
  • This is Bloodrock’s only hit single

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When Theres No You – Engelbert Humperdinck

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Les Reed and Jackie Rae
  • Melody is based on the Italian opera I Pagliacci
  • Produced by Gordon Mills
  • Recorded in London U.K.

 

Love Story (Where Do I Begin) – Andy Williams

Chart Position: 9

  • Adapted from the film Love Story
  • Written by Francis Lai and Carl Sigman
  • Also recorded by Tony Bennett (1971), Shirley Bassey (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

Just Seven Numbers (Can Straighten Out My Life)- Four Tops

Chart Position: 40

  • Written by Pam Sawyer and Leon Ware
  • Lead vocals: Levi Stubbs
  • Backing vocals: Obie Benson, Lawrence Payton and Duke Fakir
  • Instruments: Funk Brothers
  • Produced by Frank Wilson
  • Recorded in Detroit MI

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Spinning Wheel – James Brown

Chart Position: NR

  • Originally recorded by Blood Sweat & Tears (1969)
  • Written by David Clayton-Thomas
  • Produced by James Brown
  • Also recorded by Moog Machine (1969), Eddy Mitchell (1969), Nancy Wilson (1969), CC (1969), Barbara Acklin (1970), Sammy Davis Jr. (1970), Jack Jones (1970), Lettermen (1970), Ventures (1970), Shirley Bassey (1970), Maynard Ferguson (1972), Cosmoalpha (1994), Peter Cincotti (2003) and Reax (2007)

Cried Like a Baby – Bobby Sherman

Chart Position: 16

  • Written by Craig Doerge and Paul Williams
  • Produced by Ward Sylvester
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA

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I Pity the Fool – Ann Peebles

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Deadric Malone
  • Produced by Willie Mitchell
  • Recorded in Memphis TN

Helen Wheels – Paul McCartney and Wings

Chart Position: 10

  • Written by Paul and Linda McCartney
  • Lead vocals: Paul McCartney
  • Guitar: Paul McCartney, Denny Laine
  • Backing vocals: Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Ian & Trevor
  • Recorded in Lagos Nigeria
  • Produced by Paul McCartney
  • Helen Wheels is the name given to Paul McCartney’s Land Rover
  • Guitarist Henry McCullough and drummer Denny Sewell departed Wings shortly before recording began on the 1973 LP Band On the Run
  • Later recorded by Def Leppard (2014)

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