Category Archives: 1978

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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Chic – Le Freak

First Hit #1: December 9, 1978 We close out with one of the most played songs in the history of the world. I don’t have any scientific data for that declaration, but since it’s played at every sports game, every … Continue reading

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Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond – You Don’t Bring Me Flowers

First Hit #1: December 2, 1978 Last time I spoke of Barbra Streisand, I was accused of under-appreciating her gifts as a songstress. In all honesty, that’s probably fair, but I do have a tendency to go song-by-song rather than … Continue reading

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Donna Summer – MacArthur Park

First Hit #1: November 11, 1978 MacArthur Park is bizarre song. I can appreciate that the cake of the song is not made of flour, sugar and eggs, but of metaphors. I can understand what the songwriter was going for, … Continue reading

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Anne Murray – You Needed Me

First Hit #1: November 4, 1978 My brother hates Anne Murray with the passion of a million fiery suns. I don’t get it. Alright, I can understand not being a fan, she sings some fairly nice easy listening ballads which … Continue reading

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Nick Gilder – Hot Child in the City

First Hit #1: October 28, 1978 We move from strangely sexy to uncomfortably sexy. Nick Gilder’s big hit is about underage prostitutes, something that can be inferred by the lyrics but was explicitly confirmed by Gilder himself. He’s chosen to … Continue reading

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Exile – Kiss You All Over

First Hit #1: September 30, 1978 I’m going to describe Exile’s big hit as strangely sexy. It’s something conventionally erotic, especially as the chorus gets big and “until the night closes in” gets shouted to the rooftops. But it works, … Continue reading

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