70s Music Charts January 24th 1976
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More 70s music chart hits now, as we have five new entries into the top twenty of this the week ending January 24th 1976, as compiled for the BBC by the British Market Research Bureau.
Milky Way by Sheer Elegance
This group on PYE records had a two hits in the 70s music scene, and they got the foot up to being a chart hit by appearing on the ITV show “New Faces” with Derek Hobson.
Love To Love You Baby by Donna Summer
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LaDonna Adrian Gaines was born in 1948, and later became Donna Summer. In the 70s she was a backing singer for “Three Dog Night” and this is where she met Giorgio Moroder and she produced an album called “Lady Of The Night” in 1974, that had moderate sales in France and Netherlands with the single “The Hostage”.
Donna came up with the title to “Love To Love You Baby”, and with Moroder and fellow producer Pete Bellotte, she was persuaded to sing the song as a trial for another singer. Donna dimmed the lights in the studio, and sang it in the style of Marilyn Munroe, of course when listening to the playback, it was decided she would release the record.
Europe radio stations were very nervous, and many banned the single, even as it jumped up the charts. The song could not have had better publicity, as those who could not hear the record on the radio rushed to the shops to buy this “naughty” single. In the US the song was played at a record promoters private party, and his guest kept saying play it again and again, this led to 17 minute version of the record being made, and this just kept the record charting and charting around the world.
Turn off the lights and listen.
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Forever And Ever by Slik
This was the teen band that featured Midge Ure, who would go on to form Ultravox and Live Aid. This song was originally a small hit for Kenny, and was written by ex Bay City Rollers writers Phil Coulter and Bill Martin, who already had hits like “Puppet On A String” and “Congratulations” under their collars.
The song itself was very Gothic sounding, yet in a pop style.
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Midnight Rider by Paul Davidson
A good cover of the Allman Brothers record, by Jamaican born Paul Davidson, who put a reggae spin on this record. It was also a hit in 1972 for Joe Cocker.
Mamma Mia by Abba
Glass Of Champagne by Sailor
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
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