Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Miracles – Love Machine (Part 1)

First Hit #1: March 6, 1976 We’re hitting a certain groove of fun and silly ’70s hits, songs that are iconic but mostly because they’re just so catchy and goofy. I’m not sure how many montages in bad comedies have … Continue reading

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Rhythm Heritage – Theme from S.W.A.T.

First Hit #1: February 28, 1976 Here’s a question, were the ’70s the best era for unremarkable films to get great soundtracks? I mean, in recent years we’ve had Tron Legacy, which had a killer Daft Punk score, but it … Continue reading

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Paul Simon – 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover

First Hit #1: February 7, 1976 Lies! This song only lists five ways to leave your lover, which makes it a terrible guide to lover leaving unlike what the title might suggest. I’m disappointed in you, Paul Simon. Looking at … Continue reading

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Ohio Players – Love Rollercoaster

First Hit #1: January 31: 1976 This is the best disco song. It’s got a great, highly distinctive beat, it’s fun to dance to, and the lyrics are stupidly fun to sing along to. It is a classic, there is … Continue reading

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Diana Ross – Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)

First Hit #1: January 24, 1976 This is a film theme, and it is very clear that it’s meant to be part of a film. There’s some obligatory film bombast, as though it was composed in full knowledge that it … Continue reading

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Barry Manilow – I Write the Songs

First Hit #1: January 17, 1976 On first glance – particularly if you’re just remembering the chorus – I Write the Songs seems a bit egotistical, with Manilow singing about how he writes the songs that do all the great … Continue reading

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C.W. McCall – Convoy

First Hit #1: January 10, 1976 I don’t understand why CB Radios and trucking suddenly became a big deal in the ’70s. I don’t understand why a lot of things in the ’70s became popular, and asking my mother she … Continue reading

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