Vehicle – The Ides of March

Vehicle is the one-hit wonder success for the Chicago based band The Ides of March. It rose to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week of May 23, 1970. It is purported to be the fastest selling single in Warner Bros. Records history.


Three no. 1 Disco songs of 1974

TSOP by MFSB and Three Degrees

MFSB (Mother Father Sister Brother)(or for those in the know Mother Fuckin’ Son of a Bitch) was a pool of more than thirty studio musicians based at Philadelphia’s famed Sigma Sound Studios.
They were very influential in helping establish the disco sound.
TSOP was used as the Soul Train theme song. It went to number one on the Billboard charts during the weeks of April 20th and 27th in 1974.

Love’s Theme by Love Unlimited Orchestra

The Love Unlimited Orchestra was a 40 piece orchestra formed by Barry White. It went to no. 1 the week of Feb. 9 in 1974.
This song is one of the most fabulous pieces of instrumental pop ever written.

Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas

This is a song written and performed by Jamaican Carl Douglas. It went to no. 1 the weeks of Dec. 7th and 14th in 1974. It is considered a one-hit wonder.

Rating the No. 1 Songs of 1973

In 1973 I was in the 10th grade. I listened to the radio a lot. And I bought quite a few records. We didn’t have itunes or mp3 players. Music wasn’t as accessible as it is today.

Billboard Hot 100 no. 1 singles of 1973

You’re so Vain by Carly Simon
No. 1 the weeks of Jan. 6, 13 and 20.

The big question was ‘Who was she singing about?’. Years later I heard that it was Hugh Hefner. That made sense to me. Then I heard it was Warren Beatty. It seemed to me that Hugh Hefner was the one most likely to fly to Nova Scotia to see the total eclipse of the sun. Or wear an apricot scarf.
Did I have the record? Yes

My rating: ***

Superstition by Stevie Wonder
No. 1 the week of Jan. 27

This song was on the radio all of the time. I wasn’t a big fan then. I like it better now. We played it in band when I was in college.
Did I have the record? No

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Heart – Magic Man

Magic Man” is a hit rock song released in 1976 by American hard rock band Heart. It was issued as the second single from the band’s debut album Dreamboat Annie. Written by Ann and Nancy Wilson, the song is sung from the viewpoint of a young girl who is being seduced by an older man (referred to as a Magic Man), much to the chagrin of her mother, who calls and begs the girl to come home.