Monthly Archives: February 2012

Jackson 5 – The Love You Save

First Hit #1: June 27, 1970 As can be expected, when a group is massive not all of their number one hits are necessarily great. The Love You Save isn’t in heavy rotation on oldies stations like ABC or I … Continue reading

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The Beatles – The Long and Winding Road / For You Blue

First Hit #1: June 13, 1970 The Long and Winding Road was controversial at the time, mostly because Paul McCartney hated what Phil Spector did to it. I can see his point, there is a lot of crap piled on … Continue reading

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Ray Stevens – Everything is Beautiful

First Hit #1: May 30, 1970 Ray Stevens’ Everything is Beautiful is so cloying I kind of want to hate something. There’s something about the way he just piles on the sentiment, breaking out the childrens choirs to sing about … Continue reading

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The Guess Who – American Woman / No Sugar Tonight

First Hit #1: May 9, 1970 Finally, after a decade in the wilderness, Canada is back on top! We would eventually punish you for ignoring us for an entire decade with several questionable acts, including a Quebec chanteuse, some douches … Continue reading

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Jackson 5 – ABC

First Hit #1: April 25, 1970 With ABC, the Jackson 5 present a song that is more finely tuned to their pre-pubescent lead singer. It’s catchy as hell, naturally, but given the focus on basic elementary concepts it puts the … Continue reading

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The Beatles – Let It Be

First Hit #1: April 11, 1970 This wasn’t The Beatles’ last single. It should have been. This isn’t a knock against The Long and Winding Road/For You Blue, which is a fine pair of songs. No, the reason is that … Continue reading

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Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge over Troubled Water

First Hit #1: February 28, 1970 Bridge Over Troubled Water happens to be one of the most sincere love songs ever written, a five minute celebration of the devotion one man has to a person in his life that is … Continue reading

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