Category Archives: 1975

And we’re done…

When I started this project, I had two goals. One, I wanted to do a long-form project and see it to the end. With Happy wrapping up the chart, I have accomplished that goal. Two, I wanted to understand the … Continue reading

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The Staple Sisters – Let’s Do It Again

First Hit #1: December 27, 1976 I wonder why we don’t get more ladies doing sexy sex songs. You mostly get deep voiced men, your Barry Whites and Isaac Hayes, but you don’t generally see ladies doing the same work. … Continue reading

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Silver Convention – Fly Robin Fly

First Hit #1: November 29, 1975 While Fly Robin Fly isn’t a bad song necessarily, it helps one understand the disco backlash. Here’s a song that doesn’t do very much new with the genre. It’s got a pretty typical funk … Continue reading

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KC and the Sunshine Band – That’s the Way (I Like it)

First Hit #1: November 22, 1975 KC and the Sunshine Band were masters of the simple, fun dance track. There’s not much to speak of in terms of lyrics, just a mildly suggestive title and verses about getting all of … Continue reading

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Elton John – Island Girl

First Hit #1: November 1, 1975 Speaking of Elton John, he continues his string of fun singles with Island Girl, which is about an exceptionally tall prostitute. Some have suggested that the prostitute is a man – and they edit … Continue reading

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Neil Sedaka – Bad Blood

First Hit #1: October 11, 1975 When I was a kid, I thought Bad Blood had something to do with Elton John. This might be because Neil Sedaka’s voice is in some ways pretty similar to John’s. Not the same … Continue reading

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John Denver – I’m Sorry / Calypso

First Hit #1: September 27, 1975 A double A-side hasn’t been spotted in a while, and considering that the last time John Denver showed up I wasn’t a fan, I wasn’t exactly excited about this pair of songs. So, first … Continue reading

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