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December 18th, 2015
 

THE

BIG

SINGLES

 

For the Chart-Week

ENDING

DECEMBER 26, 1964

 

HOT 100

SINGLES

Top 10

 

THIS WEEK IN ‘64:

 

 


 

THIS WEEK—LAST WEEK—TITLE—WRITER(s)—ARTIST(s)—RECORD LABEL—CATALOG NO.

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No. 10 – (LW 6)

(Peak Position: No. 6 Pop) 

“TIME IS ON MY SIDE”

  (Norman Meade a/k/a Jerry Ragavoy / Jimmy Norman)

Produced by: ANDREW LOOG OLDHAM for IMPACT SOUND

Arranged by: MICK JAGGAR, KEITH RICHARD, BRIAN JONES, CHARLIE WATTS & BILL WYMAN

 Piano & Organ performed by: IAN STEWART

Recorded at CHESS STUDIOS, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. & REGENT SOUND STUDIO, London, England

THE ROLLING STONES

LONDON Records  45 LON9708

Watch & Listen to BOTH of THE ROLLING STONES U.S. versions. The 45 RPM original London single with ORGAN introduction, then the London Records LP version many of you are more accustomed to hearing with the GUITAR introduction:

 

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No. 9 – (LW 12)

(Peak Position: No. 7 Pop—No. 1 in CASHBOX TOP 50 in R&B Locations chart—as there was no Billboard R&B charts at this time.)

“THE JERK”

(Don Julian)

Producer: A. C. SCOTT

Engineered by: “DOC” SIEGEL

THE LARKS

MONEY Records  106-A

Watch & Listen to the LARKS on American Bandstand:

 

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No. 8 – (LW 8)

(Peak Position: No. 8 Pop)

“DANCE, DANCE, DANCE”

(Brian Wilson)

Produced by: BRIAN WILSON

THE BEACH BOYS

CAPITOL Records  5306

Watch & Listen to the BEACH BOYS with this superb REMIXED STEREO version of the single you’ve likely NEVER heard:

 

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No. 7  (LW 5)

(Peak Position: No. 1 Pop—No. 1 Easy Listening)

 

“RINGO”

(Don Robertson / Hal Blair)

Produced, Arranged and Conducted by: JOE REISMAN

LORNE GREENE

RCA VICTOR Records  47-8444

Watch & Listen to LORNE GREEN as he explains how this song came to be—then HEAR it in STEREO—followed by a NON-politically correct spoof of the song:

***POSSIBLY Not Safe For Work***

 

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No. 6  (LW 7)

(Peak Position: No. 6—No. 6 in CASHBOX TOP 50 in R&B Locations chart—as there was no Billboard R&B charts at this time.)

“GOIN’ OUT OF MY HEAD”

(Teddy Randazzo / Bob Weinstein)

Produced and Arranged by: TEDDY RANDAZZO

LITTLE ANTHONY and the IMPERIALS

DCP (Don Costa Productions) INTERNATIONAL Records  DCP-1119

Watch & Listen to LITTLE ANTHONY and the IMPERIALS:

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No. 5  (LW 4)

(Peak Position: No. 2 Pop)

 “SHE’S NOT THERE”

(Rod Argent)

Produced by: A MARQUIS ENTERPRISE LIMITED Production

Directed by: KEN JONES 

Recorded at Decca’s West Hampstead Studio

THE ZOMBIES

PARROT Records  45-PAR 9695

Watch & Listen to the ZOMBIES introduced by Jack Jones on the TV show HULLABALOO for the premier episode on January 12. 1965:

 

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No. 4  (LW 14)

(Peak Position: No. 4 Pop)

“SHE’S A WOMAN”

(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)

Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN

Recorded in England

THE BEATLES

CAPITOL Records  5327 B

Watch & Listen to the BEATLES doing this song LIVE on Sunday, April 11, 1965 at the New Musical Express Poll Winners All-Star Concert at Empire Pool, Wembley, London, England:

 

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No. 3  (LW 3)

(Peak: No. 1 Pop)

“MR. LONELY”

(Bobby Vinton / Gene Allan)

Produced by: BOB MORGAN

Arranged & Conducted by: ROBERT MERSEY

BOBBY VINTON

EPIC Records  5-9730

Watch & Listen BOBBY VINTON on TV’s SHINDIG from December 2, 1964:

 

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No. 2  (LW 1)

(Peak: No. 1 Pop—No. 2 CASHBOX TOP 50 in R&B Locations chart—as there was no Billboard R&B charts at this time.)

“COME SEE ABOUT ME”

(Brian Holland / Lamont Dozier / Eddie Holland)

Produced by: BRIAN HOLLAND & LAMONT DOZIER

THE SUPRMES

MOTOWN Records M-1068

Watch & Listen to the SUPREMES in glorious Black & White with some behind the scenes looks at them in the studio at Hitsville: U.S.A.:

 

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 No.1

 

Pop

 

45 RPM

 

(Last Week No. 2 Pop)

(Peak Position: No. 1 Pop)

 

 

“I FEEL FINE”



(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)

 

Flip-Side:

“SHE’S A WOMAN”

(**See No. 4 above)

 

THE BEATLES

 

CAPITOL Records5327 B

 

Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN

 

Recorded in England

 

 

“I Feel Fine” (No. 1 this week on the Hot 100 Singles chart) backed with “She’s A Woman” (currently No. 4 on that same survey during this reporting-phase) were both included on the Capitol Records hatchet-job called Beatles ’65. Both tracks were released on the single AND LP versions in the U.S. with a crap-load of reverberation that wasn’t on the original, because Capitol was only given a mono dub to use in America. That blunder made us THINK that was the way George Martin and the Fab Four intended those two tracks to sound. Here’s how they sounded when WE bought the 45 or Beatles ’65. First, “I Feel Fine” with the added reverberation.

Next, “She’s A Woman” the way WE first heard it here in America.

Sorry for the sorta crappy audio…but I wanted you to remember how it sounded then. Years later, when we heard the echo/reverb-less tracks of both songs, did we realize we were not only deceived by Capitol in ‘65, but also repulsed by the gimmickry involved in their feeble attempt at making a mono recording sound like stereo in their haste to get Beatles product to market. Here is the way “I Feel Fine” SHOULD have sounded. This one’s in stereo without the “verb.” Don’t think this is actually a LIVE recording. The audio was dubbed in over the video.

Try as I might, I couldn’t find a video copy of “She’s A Woman” with the proper original U.S. icky mix online other than featuring crappy audio. I chose not to include that so your ears won’t hurt. Those Bloody Beatles won’t allow the real deal. But while I was at it, I remembered something. I dug up a copy of the song that influenced John Lennon for his “I Feel Fine.” See how closely this arrangement and even most of the notes from Bobby Parker’s early soul classic “Watch Your Step” sounds like the song “I Feel Fine” just three years later. I am shocked that there wasn’t some kind of lawsuit over this. 


You’ll also note how much THAT song by Bobby Parker from ’61 sounds like a Ray Charles record! Remember, there’s nothing really new in music. It’s all been done before. Sorta. 

 


 

THE

BIG

SINGLES

 

For the Chart-Week

ENDING

DECEMBER 25, 1976

 

 

HOT 100

SINGLES

Top 10

 

 

THIS WEEK IN ‘76:

 

 


 

THIS WEEK—LAST WEEK—TITLE—WRITER(s)—ARTIST(s)—RECORD LABEL—CATALOG NO.

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No. 10 – (LW 11)

(Peak Positions: No. 8 Pop—No. 1 Easy Listening)

“AFTER THE LOVIN’”

(Alan Bernstein / Ritchie Adams)

Produced by: JOEL DIAMOND & CHARLIE CALELLO for Silver Blue Productions for Gordon Mills Productions

Arranged by: CHARLIE CALELLO

ENGELBURT HUMPERDINCK

EPIC / MAM Records  50270

Watch & Listen to ENGELBURT’S comeback hit and only million-selling single in the U.S.:

 

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No. 9 – (LW 17)

(Peak Position: No. 1 Pop—No. 1 Hot Soul)

“CAR WASH”

The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Car Wash)

An Art Linson Production—Universal Pictures

(Norman Whitfield)

Produced by: NORMAN WHITFIELD

ROSE ROYCE

MCA Records  MCA-40615

Listen to ROSE ROYCE with this link:


 

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No. 8 – (LW 12)

(Peak Positions: No. 3 Pop—No. 1 Hot Soul—No. 7 Disco—No. 36 Pop U.K.)

“DAZZ”

(Ray Ransom / Reggie Hargis / Eddie Irons)

Produced by: JIM HEALY, JOHNNY DUNCAN, ROBERT E. LEE and BRICK for Brickhouse Productions

 

String Arrangement: SKIP LANE

 

 

Engineered by: JOHNNY DUNCAN

BRICK

BANG Records  727

Watch & Listen to BRICK with this link:

 

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No. 7  (LW 18)

(Peak Positions: No. 1 Pop—No. 1 Hot Soul)

“I WISH”

(Stevie Wonder)

Produced & Arranged by: STEVIE WONDER

All instruments performed by: STEVIE WONDER except;                                                             
 Drums: RAYMOND POUNDS,                          
Bass: NATHAN WATTS,                                     
Alto Sax: HANK REDD,                                      
Tenor Sax: TREVOR LAWRENCE,                  Trumpets: RAYMOND MALDANADO & STEVE MADAIO

Backing vocals: RENEE HARDAWAY

STEVIE WONDER

TAMLA Records  T-54274_F

Watch & Listen to STEVIE WONDER with this live version link:


 

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No. 6  (LW 7)

(Peak Positions: No. 6 Pop—No. 1 Easy Listening)

 

“SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD”

(Elton John / Bernie Taupin)

Produced by: GUS DUDGEON

Arranged and Conducted by: JAMES NEWTON HOWARD

Accordion performed by: CARL FORTINA      
Bass: KENNY PASSARELLI                        
 Electric Piano: JAMES NEWTON HOWARD        Piano: ELTON JOHN                            
 Vibraphone: RAY COOPER

Engineered by: GUS DUDGEON & JOHN STEWART

Re-Mix Engineered by: GUS DUDGEON & PHIL DUNNE

Recorded at: EASTERN SOUND, Toronto, Canada

ELTON JOHN

ROCKET RECORD COMPANY / MCA Records  40645

Watch & Listen to ELTON JOHN with this link:

 

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No. 5  (LW 6)

(Peak Positions: No. 5 Pop)

“MORE THAN A FEELING”

(Tom Scholz)

Produced by: JOHN BOYLAN & TOM SCHOLZ – A Great Gramophone Production

Artists on this track:

Lead Vocal: BRAD DELP                                  Lead Guitar: TOM SCHOLZ                          Rhythm Guitar: BARRY GOUDREAU              Bass: FRAN SHEEHAN                                   Drums & Percussion: JOHN THOMAS “SIB” HASHIAN

Engineered by: TOM SCHOTZ & WARREN DEWEY

Recorded at: FOXGLOVE STUDIO, WATERTOWN, MASSACHUSSETTS

BOSTON

EPIC Records – 8-50266

Watch & Listen to BOSTON lip-synched in a live setting with this link:


 

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No. 4  (LW 5)

(Peak Positions: No. 1 Pop—No. 19 Easy Listening—No. 43 Hot Soul—No. 1 Pop Canada—No. 2 Pop U.K.)

 

“YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING”

(Leo Sayer / Vinnie Poncia)

Produced by: RICHARD PERRY

Strings Arranged and Conducted by: GENE PAGE

Engineered by: BILL SCHNEE                                and Re-Mixed by HOWARD STEELE                                                            at STUDIO 55, L.A.

Artists on this track:

Backing Vocals—BECKY LEWIS, CLYDIE KING and SHERLIE MATTHEWS                                 Bass: CHUCK RAINES                                  Drums: STEVE GADD                                   Clavinet: JOHN BARNES                                Guitar: LARRY CARLTON and RAY PARKER, Jr.

WARNER BROS. Records  WBS 8283

Watch & Listen to LEO SAYER on MIDNIGHT SPECIAL with this link:


 

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No. 3  (LW 2)

(Peak Positions: No. 2 Pop—No. 1 Hot Soul—No. 16 Pop U.K.)

“THE RUBBERBAND MAN”

(Thom Bell / Linda Creed)

Produced, Arranged and Conducted by:               THOM BELL

Artists on this track:

Lead vocal: PHILLIPPE “SOUL” WYNNE                   Vocals: BOBBY SMITH, HENRY FAMBROUGH, BILLY HENDERSON & PERVIS JACKSON

Additional backing vocalists:

THE SIGMA SWEETHEARTS: BARBARA INGRAM, YVETTE BENTON & CARLA BENSON

Musicians:

Select members of the MFSB Orchestra

Guitar: TONY BELL, Sr., “BOBBY” ELI TARTARSKY                                                 Keyboards: THOM BELL                                             Bass: BOB BABBIT                                          Drums: ANDREW SMIH                                   Percussion: LARRY WASHINGTON

Engineered by: DON MURRAY

Recorded at Sigma Sound, Philadelphia, PA.

SPINNERS

ATLANTIC Records  45-3355

Watch & Listen to this SPINNERS MIDNIGHT SPECIAL appearance with this link:

 

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No. 2  (LW 3)

(Peak Positions: No. 1 Pop—No. 1 Hot Soul—No. 6 Easy Listening—No. 7 Pop U.K.)

“YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show)”

(James Dean / John Glover)

Produced by: DON DAVIS for Groovesville Productions

Arranged by: HORACE OTT

Recorded at: UNITED SOUND SYSTEMS, Detroit, Michigan

MARILYN McCOO & BILLY DAVIS, Jr.

ABC Records  ABC-12208

Watch & Listen to MARILYN McCOO & BILLY DAVIS, Jr. with this link:

 

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 No.1

 

Pop

45 RPM

 

(Last Week No. 1)

 
“TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright)”



(Rod Stewart)

 

 

ROD STEWART

 

WARNER BROS. RecordsWBS 8262

 

Produced by: 

TOM DOWD

 

Arranged by:  

ARIF MARDIN

 

Engineered by:

DEE ROBB & JOE ROBB

 

Musicians:

THE GARAGE BAND

 

Vocal guest:

BRITT EKLAND for her multilingual vocal appliances

 

Recorded at:

Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles,

Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida

 

 

 

 

Roderick David Stewart a/k/a Rod “The Mod,” seized the uppermost position on the Hot 100 Singles chart during this survey-cycle yet again in ’76 with “Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright)” on Warner Bros. Records. For a time, it appeared that Stewart’s composition wasn’t going to get radio airplay due to the lascivious lyrics contained in the song. And indeed, some radio outlets decided to edit a very explicit part out of the track. Others just ended up playing it, as that’s what their audience wanted. Although it was his longest-running 45 RPM in the top spot on the Hot 100, “Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright)” was not his biggest selling single as a solo artist. This distinction was given to a 45 RPM that Stewart released just over two years afterward called “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” also on Warner Bros. Records. That single was certified a two-million-seller by the RIAA—Recording Industry Association of America. In 1976 however, this was the seventh of what would be a concluding eight weeks as the gate-keeper on the Hot 100 for Stewart’s second No. 1 45 RPM release.

Stewart’s masterpiece would end up being named the biggest chart hit for 1977, as it carried over into that year after its release in ’76. But getting the lead vocal was elusive for Stewart. He tried to sing his lead in L.A. to no avail. Then he reportedly headed for the Caribou Ranch’s studio in Colorado. No good there either. So, one report claims he did his main singing of this huge cut from the album A Night On The Town in Miami, Florida at the Criteria Studios. Some later re-issues and for a greatest hits album, the female cooing in the song (Stewart’s one-time girlfriend Britt Ekland) was taken out of the mix after they broke up. During his lengthy career, Stewart had two other singles that sold over one million copies: “Maggie May” (No. 1 Pop) from ’71 and “You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)” No. 4 Pop) in ’77. Plus, along with Bryan Adams and Sting, Rod Stewart sold over one-million copies of the cassette single “All For Love” from the film The Three Musketeers in ’93 into ’94.




THE

BIG

SINGLES

 

 

 

For the   Chart-Week

ENDING

DECEMBER 21, 1985

 

HOT 100

SINGLES

Top 10

 

 

THIS WEEK IN ‘85:

 

 


THIS WEEK—LAST WEEK—TITLE—WRITER(s)—ARTIST(s)—RECORD LABEL—CATALOG NO.

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No. 10 – (LW 8)

(Peak Positions: No. 8 Pop—No. 5 Top Rock Tracks—No. 18 Pop Canada—No. 41 Hot Dance/Disco Tracks—No. 27 U.K. Pop)

“SLEEPING BAG”

(Billy Gibbons / Dusty Hill / Frank Beard)

Produced by: BILL HAM

Engineered by: BOB LUDWIG & JOE HARDY

ZZ TOP

WARNER BROS. Records  7-28884

Watch & Listen to this ZZ TOP performance with this video link:



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No. 9 – (LW 12)

(Peak Positions: No. 9 Pop—No. 8 Top Rock Tracks—No. 9 Pop U.K.)

“SMALL TOWN”

(John Mellencamp)

Produced by: LITTLE BASTARD & DON GEHMAN

Musicians:

Acoustic guitar, backing vocals: LARRY CRANE        Bass, backing vocals: TOBY MYERS               Drums, Tambourine & backing vocals: KENNY ARONOFF                                                             Keyboards: JOHN CSCELLA

Engineered by: BOB LUDWIG

Recorded at: Belmont Mall Studios, Belmont, Indiana    

JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP

RIVA Records  884 202-7

Watch & Listen to this JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP performance:

 

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No. 8 – (LW 14)

(Peak Positions: No. 1 Pop—No. 1 Hot Black—No. 1 Adult Contemporary)

“THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR”

(Burt Bacharach / Carole Bayer Sager)

Produced & Arranged by: BURT BACHARACH & CAROLE BAYER SAGER

 

DIONNE & FRIENDS (Featuring Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder)

ARISTA Records  9422

Watch & Listen to DIONNE & FRIENDS performance:

 

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No. 7  (LW 9)

(Peak Positions: No. 5 Pop—No. 11 Hot Black—No. 3 Adult Contemporary)

“I MISS YOU”

(Lynn Malsby)

Produced by: KLYMAXX & LYNN MALSBY Executive Producer: DICK GRIFFEY

Lead vocals: JOYCE “FENDERELLA” IRBY Backing vocals: JULIA WATERS, MAXINE WATERS, OREN WATERS & LORENA PORTER

Musicians:

Guitar: CHERYL COOLEY                            Keyboards: LYNN MALSBY & ROBBIN GRIDER          Bass: JOYCE “FENDERELLA” IRBY           Drums: BERNADETTE COOPER

Re-Mixed by: JOE SILAS, Jr.                               Re-Mix Engineer: TAAVI MOTE

KLYMAXX

CONSTELLATION / MCA Records  MCA-52606

Watch & Listen to this KLYMAXX performance:

 

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No. 6  (LW 6)

(Peak Positions: No. 6 Pop, U.S—No. 7 U.K. Pop)

“ELECTION DAY”

(Roger Taylor / Nick Rhodes / Simon LeBon)

Produced by: ALEX SADKIN, ROGER TAYLOR, NICK RHODES & SIMON LeBON

Musicians:

Electric guitar: CARLOS ALOMAR & MASAMI TSUCHIYA                                                          Bass guitar: MARK EGAN                        Percussion: DAVID VAN TIEGHEM & RAFAEL DeJESUS                                                           Tenor sax: ANDY McKAY

Engineered by: LARRY ALEXANDER               Mixed by: ALEX SADKIN, FRANCOIS KERVORKIAN & RON ST. GERMAIN

ARCADIA

CAPITOL Records  B-5501

Watch & Listen to this ARCADIA performance:

 

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No. 5  (LW 2)

(Peak Positions: No. 1 Pop, U.S—No. 1 Adult Contemporary)

“SEPARATE LIVES”        (Love Them From White Nights)

(Stephen Bishop)

Produced by: ARIF MARDIN, PHIL COLLINS & HUGH PADGHAM

Arranged by: ARIF MARVIN, ROBBIE BUCHANAN & PHIL COLLINS

Engineered by: HUGH PADGHAM, BRIAN TENCH & SIMON SULLIVAN

PHIL COLLINS and MARILYN MARTIN

ATLANTIC Records – 7-89498

Watch & Listen to this PHIL COLLINS and MARILYN MARTIN performance:

 

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No. 4  (LW 7)

(Peak Positions: No. 3 Pop, U.S—No. 1 Top Rock Tracks—No. 7 Pop, U.K.)

“ALIVE AND KICKING”

(Simple Minds: Jim Kerr / Charles Burchill / Michael MacNeil / John Giblin / Mel Gaynor)

Produced by: JIMMY IOVINE & BOB CLEARMOUNTAIN

Lead Vocal: JIM KERR                                                Solo vocal: ROBIN CLARK                         Backing vocals: CARLOS ALOMAR, FRANK SIMES, GEORGE SIMS & MEL GAYNOR

Musicians:                                                       Guitar: CHARLES BURCHILL                                          Bass: JOHN GIBLIN                                                      Piano & Synthesizer: MICHAEL MacNEIL          Drums: MEL GAYNOR 

Engineered by: MARK McKENNA & MOIRA MARQUIS

SIMPLE MINDS

A&M Records  2783

Watch & Listen to SIMPLE MINDS:

 

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No. 3  (LW 4)

(Peak Positions: No. 2 Pop, U.S—No. 8 Hot Black—No. 7 Hot Dance/Disco)

“PARTY ALL THE TIME”

(Rick James)

Produced and Arranged by: RICK JAMES Executive Producer: LARKIN ARNOLD

Engineered by: THOMAS FLYE at the Joint Recording Studio, Buffalo, NY

EDDIE MURPHY

COLUMBIA Records  4048

Watch & Listen to EDDIE MURPHY along with RICK JAMES performance:

 

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No. 2  (LW 1)

(Peak Positions: No. 1 Pop, U.S—No. 3 Hot Adult Contemporary—No. 4 Hot Rock Tracks—No. 1 Pop Canada—No. 4 Pop U.K.)

“BROKEN WINGS”

(Richard Page / Steve George / John Lang)

Produced by: PAUL DEVILLIERS, RICHARD PAGE, STEVE GEORGE & JOHN LANG

MR. MISTER

RCA Records JK-14136

Watch & Listen to this MR. MISTER performance:


 

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 No.1

 

Pop

45 RPM

 

(Last Week No. 3)

 

“SAY YOU, SAY ME”    

(Title Song from WHITE NIGHTS)



(Lionel Richie)

 

Flip-Side:

“CAN’T SLOW DOWN”

 

 

LIONEL RICHIE

 

MOTOWN Records1819-MF

 

Produced by:

LIONEL RICHIE & JAMES ANTHONY CARMICHAEL

 

Arranged by:

JAMES ANTHONY CARMICHAEL

 

Engineered and Mixed by:

CALVIN HARRIS

 

 

This was the first of an eventual four survey-periods in the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 singles chart, for Lionel Richie with his smash, “Say You, Say Me.” This song was not included on the soundtrack album for the Taylor Hackford directed film White Nights (starring Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Geraldine Page, Helen Mirren & Isabella Rossellini) even though the track was included in the motion-picture itself. Motown Records execs simply wouldn’t allow Lionel’s recording to materialize on the flick’s soundtrack. Motown did incorporate it into the next Richie album in ’86 called Dancing On The Ceiling.

Motown survived during this period, mostly be due to Richie’s compositions and recordings being consistent hits. The company’s fortunes waned later in the decade and was ultimately sold by Berry Gordy, Jr. It should be noted that Lionel Richie holds the distinction of composing no less than one No. 1 songs per year for nine back-to-back years. Nobody else has topped that feat. “Say You, Say Me” won an Oscar® for Best Original Song from the film. Later, Richie parodied himself on an episode of the animated TV show The Simpsons, where Richie sang, “Hey You, Beer Me” for Homer Simpson. Another single from the film White Nights was also a No. 1 Hot 100 single just three weeks before Lionel’s record reached the pinnacle; “Separate Lives” capped that chart sung by Phil Collins and a relatively unknown female singer named Marilyn Martin for a sole record assessment-chapter. “Separate Lives” was written by the guy who wrote the song “Animal House” (No. 73 Pop) for the film of the same name, the theme from Tootsie, “It Might Be You” (No. 25 Pop) and the great song called “On And On,” Bishop’s biggest hit reaching No. 11 on the Hot 100.  

 

**Special thanks to www.ShopRadioCast.com for supplying the photo of the 45 RPM adapter insert. 

(Images courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net -- '60s 45 record image by dan; '70s headphones/vinyl record image by dan; '80s cassette tape image by graur razvan ionut.)

**All chart information is used by permission of Record Research, Inc., from Publisher Joel Whitburn. The original information comes from Billboard Magazine’s various Hot 100 singles, Top 200 albums, and various R & B charts published by Billboard as compiled by Record Research. www.RecordResearch.com

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