Sunday, May 8, 2016

The Top 100 Songs of 1976*: #80-71

Be sure to catch all of the episodes of this special.  We started Friday with the first 10, and are now ready to release the next edition:


Take The Money And Run
Steve Miller Band

The Steve Miller Band gave us a top-notch album in 1976, Fly Like An Eagle, and here's one of three big hits from that album.


Boogie Fever

The Sylvers consisted of 10 siblings from the neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles.


Only Sixteen
Dr. Hook

Dr. Hook took this former Sam Cooke song to the Top 10 in 1976.


Livin' Thing
Electric Light Orchestra

Here's the third of three ELO songs among The Top 100* for the year.


Muskrat Love
Captain & Tennille

America originally recorded this song.  In 1976, the Captain & Tennille added a special touch and made it a big hit.


(Shake Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
K.C. and the Sunshine Band

This Florida act had just gotten started the year before with "Get Down Tonight".  The following year, they scored one of their biggest career hits.



This ballad by the hard rock group KISS surprised us, and it is still receiving significant airplay in 2016.


After The Lovin'
Engelbert Humperdinck

This British artist started out playing the saxophone and didn't try his hand at singing until he was 17.  He scored a huge Adult hit that crossed over to the Popular chart in 1976.


Nights Are Forever Without You
England Dan & John Ford Coley

The brother of Jim Seals (of Seals & Crofts fame) teamed with John Ford Coley to form one of the top duos of the latter half of the '70s.


Love To Love You Baby
Donna Summer

Hard to believe that the woman who did this went on to become one of the top superstars of the Rock Era.  And that she actually had a great voice.

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