American Top 40 PastBlast, 1970s: Year in Review, 2018

Here’s the compendium of AT40 tunes I selected throughout the year based on the rebroadcasts played on Premiere Networks, with links to the accompanying articles. Next weekend, I’ll do the same for the 80s.

1/14/78: Santa Esmerelda starring Leroy Gómez, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
1/20/79: Talking Heads, “Take Me to the River”
1/29/72: Apollo 100, “Joy”
2/2/74: David Essex, “Rock On”
2/13/71: Jerry Reed, “Amos Moses”
2/15/75: Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes, “Get Dancin'”
2/25/78: Yvonne Elliman, “If I Can’t Have You”
3/3/73: Loudon Wainwright III, “Dead Skunk”
3/10/79: Sister Sledge, “He’s the Greatest Dancer”
3/19/77: Natalie Cole, “I’ve Got Love on My Mind”
3/27/71: George Harrison, “What Is Life”
4/3/76: Waylon and Willie, “Good Hearted Woman”
4/8/72: Badfinger, “Baby Blue”
4/21/73: Focus, “Hocus Pocus”
4/22/78: Earth, Wind, and Fire, “Fantasy”
4/26/75: Ace, “How Long”
5/8/71: Ocean, “Put Your Hand in the Hand”
5/13/72: Neil Diamond, “Song Sung Blue”
5/21/77: Kenny Nolan, “Love’s Grown Deep”
5/26/79: England Dan and John Ford Coley, “Love Is the Answer”
6/1/74: Blue Swede, “Hooked on a Feeling”
6/9/73: Steely Dan, “Reeling in the Years”
6/21/75: Mike Post, “The Rockford Files”
6/26/76: Dorothy Moore, “Misty Blue”
7/3/71: Fortunes, “Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again”
7/9/77: Supertramp, “Give a Little Bit”
7/14/79: Joe Jackson, “Is She Really Going Out with Him?”
7/22/78: Boney M, “Rivers of Babylon”
7/29/72: Hollies, “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress”
8/10/74: Dave Loggins, “Please Come to Boston”
8/14/71: John Denver, “Take Me Home, Country Roads”
8/21/76: Aretha Franklin, “Something He Can Feel”
8/25/73: Maureen McGovern, “The Morning After”
9/1/79: Sniff ‘n’ the Tears, “Driver’s Seat”
9/12/70: Blood, Sweat and Tears, “Hi-De-Ho”
9/17/77: Meco, “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band”
9/27/75: Orleans, “Dance with Me”
9/28/74: Beach Boys, “Surfin’ U.S.A.”
10/2/71: Persuaders, “Thin Line Between Love and Hate”
10/14/78: Kenny Loggins, “Whenever I Call You ‘Friend'”
10/21/72: Emerson, Lake & Palmer, “From the Beginning”
10/27/79: John Stewart, “Midnight Wind”
11/8/75: Eagles, “Lyin’ Eyes”
11/9/74: Carole King, “Jazzman”
11/21/70: Supremes, “Stoned Love”
11/27/76: Peter Frampton, “Do You Feel Like We Do”
12/2/72: Billy Paul, “Me and Mrs. Jones”
12/8/73: Todd Rundgren, “Hello It’s Me”
12/17/77: Paul Davis, “I Go Crazy”
12/20/75: Marshall Tucker Band, “Fire on the Mountain”

If you’d like to listen to this fine collection, here’s a link to a Spotify playlist:

2 thoughts on “American Top 40 PastBlast, 1970s: Year in Review, 2018”

  1. Excellent choices all around. The 80s list will be equally welcomed.

    And thanks for the Spotify playlist – saves me the hassle of making my own.


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