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Saturday, July 19, 2008



Listed below is the Top 100 music of 1976-1980 Not that we had much time to listen to it.

I had a small WRS transistor radio which went to the bush with me in my "ROCKET BOX" trunk. I find that some of these songs take me back to those days.

1980 Music
1. Call Me, Blondie

2. Another Brick In The Wall, Pink Floyd

3. Magic, Olivia Newton-John

4. Rock With You, Michael Jackson

5. Do That To Me One More Time, Captain and Tennille

6. Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Queen

7. Coming Up, Paul McCartney

8. Funkytown, Lipps, Inc.

9. It's Still Rock And Roll To Me, Billy Joel

10. The Rose, Bette Midler

11. Escape (The Pina Colada Song), Rupert Holmes

12. Cars, Gary Numan

13. Cruisin', Smokey Robinson

14. Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl, Spinners

15. Lost In Love, Air Supply

16. Little Jeannie, Elton John

17. Ride Like The Wind, Cristopher Cross

18. Upside Down, Diana Ross

19. Please Don't Go, K.C. and The Sunshine Band

20. Babe, Styx

21. With You I'm Born Again, Billy Preston and Syreeta

22. Shining Star, Manhattans

23. Still, Commodores

24. Yes, I'm Ready, Teri De Sario With K.C.

25. Sexy Eyes, Dr. Hook

26. Steal Away, Robbie Dupree

27. Biggest Part Of Me, Ambrosia

28. This Is It, Kenny Loggins

29. Cupid-I've Loved You For A Long Time, Spinners

30. Let's Get Serious, Jermaine Jackson

31. Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer, Kenny Rogers and Kim Carnes

32. Sailing, Christopher Cross

33. Longer, Dan Fogelberg

34. Coward Of The County, Kenny Rogers

35. Ladies Night, Kool and The Gang

36. Take Your Time, S.O.S. Band

37. No More Tears (Enough Is Enough), Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer

38. Too Hot, Kool and The Gang

39. More Love, Kim Carnes

40. Pop Muzik, M

41. Brass In Pocket, Pretenders

42. Special Lady, Ray, Goodman and Brown

43. Send One Your Love, Stevie Wonder

44. The Second Time Around, Shalamar

45. We Don't Talk Anymore, Cliff Richard

46. Stomp - Brothers Johnson

47. Heartache Tonight, Eagles

48. Stomp, Brothers Johnson

49. Tired Of Toein' The Line, Rocky Burnette

50. Better Love Next Time, Dr. Hook

51. Him, Rupert Holmes

52. Against The Wind, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band

53. On The Radio, Donna Summer

54. Emotional Rescue, Rolling Stones

55. Rise, Herb Alpert

56. All Out Of Love, Air Supply

57. Cool Change, Little River Band

58. You're Only Lonely, J.D. Souther

59. Desire, Andy Gibb

60. Let My Love Open The Door, Pete Townshend

61. Daydream Believer, Anne Murray

62. I Can't Tell You Why, Eagles

63. Don't Let Go, Isaac Hayes

64. Don't Do Me Like That, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

65. She's Out Of My Life, Michael Jackson

66. Fame, Irene Cara

67. Fire Lake, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band

68. How Do I Make You, Linda Ronstadt

69. Into The Night, Benny Mardones

70. Let Me Love You Tonight, Pure Prairie League

71. Misunderstanding, Genesis

72. An American Dream, Dirt Band

73. One Fine Day, Carole King

74. Dim All The Lights, Donna Summer

75. You May Be Right, Billy Joel

76. Hurt So Bad, Linda Ronstadt

77. Should've Never Let You Go, Neil Sedaka and Dara Sedaka

78. Pilot Of The Airwaves, Charlie Dore

79. Off The Wall, Michael Jackson

80. I Pledge My Love, Peaches and Herb

81. The Long Run, Eagles

82. Stand By Me, Mickey Gilley

83. Heartbreaker, Pat Benatar

84. Deja Vu, Dionne Warwick

85. Drivin' My Life Away, Eddie Rabbitt

86. Take The Long Way Home, Supertramp

87. Sara, Fleetwood Mac

88. Wait For Me, Daryl Hall and John Oates

89. Jo Jo, Boz Scaggs

90. September Morn, Neil Diamond

91. Give Me The Night, George Benson

92. Broken Hearted Me, Anne Murray

93. You Decorated My Life, Kenny Rogers

94. Tusk, Fleetwood Mac

95. I Wanna Be Your Lover, Prince

96. In America, Charlie Daniels Band

97. Breakdown Dead Ahead, Boz Scaggs

98. Ships, Barry Manilow

99. All Night Long, Joe Walsh

100. Refugee, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

1979 Music
1. My Sharona, The Knack

2. Bad Girls, Donna Summer

3. Le Freak, Chic

4. Da Ya Think I'm Sexy, Rod Stewart

5. Reunited, Peaches and Herb

6. I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor

7. Hot Stuff, Donna Summer

8. Y.M.C.A., Village People

9. Ring My Bell, Anita Ward

10. Sad Eyes, Robert John

11. Too Much Heaven, Bee Gees

12. MacArthur Park, Donna Summer

13. When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman, Dr. Hook

14. Makin' It, David Naughton

15. Fire, Pointer Sisters

16. Tragedy, Bee Gees

17. A Little More Love, Olivia Newton-John

18. Heart Of Glass, Blondie

19. What A Fool Believes, Doobie Brothers

20. Good Times, Chic

21. You Don't Bring Me Flowers, Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond

22. Knock On Wood, Amii Stewart

23. Stumblin' In, Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman

24. Lead Me On, Maxine Nightingale

25. Shake Your Body, Jacksons

26. Don't Cry Out Loud, Melissa Manchester

27. The Logical Song, Supertramp

28. My Life, Billy Joel

29. Just When I Needed You Most, Randy Vanwarmer

30. You Can't Change That, Raydio

31. Shake Your Groove Thing, Peaches and Herb

32. I'll Never Love This Way Again, Dionne Warwick

33. Love You Inside Out, Bee Gees

34. I Want You To Want Me, Cheap Trick

35. The Main Event (Fight), Barbra Streisand

36. Mama Can't Buy You Love, Elton John

37. I Was Made For Dancin', Leif Garrett

38. After The Love Has Gone, Earth, Wind and Fire

39. Heaven Knows, Donna Summer and Brooklyn Dreams

40. The Gambler, Kenny Rogers

41. Lotta Love, Nicolette Larson

42. Lady, Little River Band

43. Heaven Must Have Sent You, Bonnie Pointer

44. Hold The Line, Toto

45. He's The Greatest Dancer, Sister Sledge

46. Sharing The Night Together, Dr. Hook

47. She Believes In Me, Kenny Rogers

48. In The Navy, Village People

49. Music Box Dancer, Frank Mills

50. The Devil Went Down To Georgia, Charlie Daniels Band

51. Gold, John Stewart

52. Goodnight Tonight, Wings

53. We Are Family, Sister Sledge

54. Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy, Bad Company

55. Every 1's A Winner, Hot Chocolate

56. Take Me Home, Cher

57. Boogie Wonderland, Earth, Wind and Fire

58. (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away, Andy Gibb

59. What You Won't Do For Love, Bobby Caldwell

60. New York Groove, Ace Frehley

61. Sultans Of Swing, Dire Straits

62. I Want Your Love, Chic

63. Chuck E's In Love, Rickie Lee Jones

64. I Love The Night Life, Alicia Bridges

65. Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now, McFadden and Whitehead

66. Lonesome Loser, Little River Band

67. Renegade, Styx

68. Love Is The Answer, England Dan and John Ford Coley

69. Got To Be Real, Cheryl Lynn

70. Born To Be Alive, Patrick Hernandez

71. Shine A Little Love, Electric Light Orchestra

72. I Just Fall In Love Again, Anne Murray

73. Shake It, Ian Matthews

74. I Was Made For Lovin' You, Kiss

75. I Just Wanna Stop, Gino Vannelli

76. Disco Nights, G.Q.

77. Ooh Baby Baby, Linda Ronstadt

78. September, Earth, Wind and Fire

79. Time Passages, Al Stewart

80. Rise, Herb Alpert

81. Don't Bring Me Down, Electric Light Orchestra

82. Promises, Eric Clapton

83. Get Used To It, Roger Voudouris

84. How Much I Feel, Ambrosia

85. Suspicions, Eddie Rabbitt

86. You Take My Breath Away, Rex Smith

87. How You Gonna See Me Now, Alice Cooper

88. Double Vision, Foreigner

89. Every Time I Think Of You, Babys

90. I Got My Mind Made Up, Instant Funk

91. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, Michael Jackson

92. Bad Case Of Lovin' You, Robert Palmer

93. Somewhere In The Night, Barry Manilow

94. We've Got Tonite, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band

95. Dance The Night Away, Van Halen

96. Dancing Shoes, Nigel Olsson

97. The Boss, Diana Ross

98. Sail On, Commodores

99. I Do Love You, G.Q.

100. Strange Way, Firefall

Music 1978
1. Shadow Dancing, Andy Gibb

2. Night Fever, Bee Gees

3. You Light Up My Life, Debby Boone

4. Stayin' Alive, Bee Gees

5. Kiss You All Over, Exile

6. How Deep Is Your Love, Bee Gees

7. Baby Come Back, Player

8. (Love Is) Thicker Than Water, Andy Gibb

9. Boogie Oogie Oogie, A Taste Of Honey

10. Three Times A Lady, Commodores

11. Grease, Frankie Valli

12. I Go Crazy, Paul Davis

13. You're The One That I Want, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

14. Emotion, Samantha Sang

15. Lay Down Sally, Eric Clapton

16. Miss You, Rolling Stones

17. Just The Way You Are, Billy Joel

18. With A Little Luck, Wings

19. If I Can't Have You, Yvonne Elliman

20. Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah), Chic

21. Feels So Good, Chuck Mangione

22. Hot Child In The City, Nick Gilder

23. Love Is Like Oxygen, Sweet

24. It's A Heartache, Bonnie Tyler

25. We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You, Queen

26. Baker Street, Gerry Rafferty

27. Can't Smile Without You, Barry Manilow

28. Too Much, Too Little, Too Late, Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams

29. Dance With Me, Peter Brown

30. Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad, Meat Loaf

31. Jack And Jill, Raydio

32. Take A Chance On Me, Abba

33. Sometimes When We Touch, Dan Hill

34. Last Dance, Donna Summer

35. Hopelessly Devoted To You, Olivia Newton-John

36. Hot Blooded, Foreigner

37. You're In My Heart, Rod Stewart

38. The Closer I Get To You, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway

39. Dust In The Wind, Kansas

40. Magnet And Steel, Walter Egan

41. Short People, Randy Newman

42. Use Ta Be My Girl, O'Jays

43. Our Love, Natalie Cole

44. Love Will Find A Way, Pablo Cruise

45. An Everlasting Love, Andy Gibb

46. Love Is In The Air, John Paul Young

47. Goodbye Girl, David Gates

48. Slip Slidin' Away, Paul Simon

49. The Groove Line, Heatwave

50. Thunder Island, Jay Ferguson

51. Imaginary Lover, Atlanta Rhythm Section

52. Still The Same, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band

53. My Angel Baby, Toby Beau

54. Disco Inferno, Trammps

55. On Broadway, George Benson

56. Come Sail Away, Styx

57. Back In Love Again, L.T.D.

58. This Time I'm In It For Love, Player

59. You Belong To Me, Carly Simon

60. Here You Come Again, Dolly Parton

61. Blue Bayou, Linda Ronstadt

62. Peg, Steely Dan

63. You Needed Me, Anne Murray

64. Shame, Evelyn "Champagne" King

65. Reminiscing, Little River Band

66. Count On Me, Jefferson Starship

67. Baby Hold On, Eddie Money

68. Hey Deanie, Shaun Cassidy

69. Summer Nights, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-john

70. What's Your Name, Lynyrd Skynyrd

71. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue, Crystal Gayle

72. Because The Night, Patti Smith

73. Every Kinda People, Robert Palmer

74. Copacabana, Barry Manilow

75. Always And Forever, Heatwave

76. You And I, Rick James

77. Serpentine Fire, Earth, Wind and Fire

78. Sentimental Lady, Bob Welch

79. Falling, LeBlanc and Carr

80. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Santa Esmeralda

81. Bluer Than Blue, Michael Johnson

82. Running On Empty, Jackson Browne

83. Whenever I Call You "Friend", Kenny Loggins

84. Fool (If You Think It's Over), Chris Rea

85. Get Off, Foxy

86. Sweet Talking Woman, Electric Light Orchestra

87. Life's Been Good, Joe Walsh

88. I Love The Night Life, Alicia Bridges

89. You Can't Turn Me Off (In The Middle Of Turning Me On), High Inergy

90. It's So Easy, Linda Ronstadt

91. Native New Yorker, Odyssey

92. Flashlight, Parliament

93. Don't Look Back, Boston

94. Turn To Stone, Electric Light Orchestra

95. I Can't Stand The Rain, Eruption

96. Ebony Eyes, Bob Welch

97. The Name Of The Game, Abba

98. We're All Alone, Rita Coolidge

99. Hollywood Nights, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band

100. Deacon Blues, Steely Dan

1977 Music
1. Tonight's The Night, Rod Stewart

2. I Just Want To Be Your Everything, Andy Gibb

3. Best Of My Love, Emotions

4. Love Theme From "A Star Is Born", Barbra Streisand

5. Angel In Your Arms, Hot

6. I Like Dreamin', Kenny Nolan

7. Don't Leave Me This Way, Thelma Houston

8. (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher, Rita Coolidge

9. Undercover Angel, Alan O'Day

10. Torn Between Two Lovers, Mary MacGregor

11. I'm Your Boogie Man, K.C. and The Sunshine Band

12. Dancing Queen, Abba

13. You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, Leo Sayer

14. Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffet

15. Telephone Line, Electric Light Orchestra

16. Whatcha Gonna Do?, Pablo Cruise

17. Do You Wanna Make Love, Peter McCann

18. Sir Duke, Stevie Wonder

19. Hotel California, Eagles

20. Got To Give It Up, Pt. 1, Marvin Gaye

21. Theme From "Rocky" (Gonna Fly Now), Bill Conti

22. Southern Nights, Glen Campbell

23. Rich Girl, Daryl Hall and John Oates

24. When I Need You, Leo Sayer

25. Hot Line, Sylvers

26. Car Wash, Rose Royce

27. You Don't Have To Be A Star, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.

28. Fly Like An Eagle, Steve Miller Band

29. Don't Give Up On Us, David Soul

30. On And On, Stephen Bishop

31. Feels Like The First Time, Foreigner

32. Couldn't Get It Right, Climax Blues Band

33. Easy, Commodores

34. Right Time Of The Night, Jennifer Warnes

35. I've Got Love On My Mind, Natalie Cole

36. Blinded By The Light, Manfred Mann's Earth Band

37. Looks Like We Made It, Barry Manilow

38. So In To You, Atlanta Rhythm Section

39. Dreams, Fleetwood Mac

40. Enjoy Yourself, Jacksons

41. Dazz, Brick

42. I'm In You, Peter Frampton

43. Lucille, Kenny Rogers

44. The Things We Do For Love, 10cc

45. Da Doo Ron Ron, Shaun Cassidy

46. Handy Man, James Taylor

47. Just A Song Before I Go, Crosby, Stills and Nash

48. You And Me, Alice Cooper

49. Slow Dancin', Johnny Rivers

50. Lonely Boy, Andrew Gold

51. I Wish, Stevie Wonder

52. Don't Stop, Fleetwood Mac

53. Barracuda, Heart

54. Strawberry Letter 23, Brothers Johnson

55. Night Moves, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band

56. You're My World, Helen Reddy

57. Heard It In A Love Song, Marshall Tucker Band

58. Carry On Wayward Son, Kansas

59. New Kid In Town, Eagles

60. My Heart Belongs To Me, Barbra Streisand

61. After The Lovin', Engelbert Humperdinck

62. Jet Airliner, Steve Miller Band

63. Stand Tall, Burton Cummings

64. Way Down, Elvis Presley

65. Weekend In New England, Barry Manilow

66. It Was Almost Like A Song, Ronnie Milsap

67. Smoke From A Distant Fire, Sanford Townsend Band

68. Cold As Ice, Foreigner

69. Ariel, Dean Friedman

70. Lost Without Your Love, Bread

71. Star Wars Theme-Cantina Band, Meco

72. Float On, Floaters

73. Jeans On, David Dundas

74. Lido Shuffle, Boz Scaggs

75. Keep It Comin' Love, K.C. and The Sunshine Band

76. You Made Me Believe In Magic, Bay City Rollers

77. Livin' Thing, Electric Light Orchestra

78. Give A Little Bit, Supertramp

79. That's Rock 'N' Roll, Shaun Cassidy

80. Love So Right, Bee Gees

81. The Rubberband Man, Spinners

82. I Never Cry, Alice Cooper

83. Nobody Does It Better, Carly Simon

84. High School Dance, Sylvers

85. Love's Grown Deep, Kenny Nolan

86. Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman), Joe Tex

87. I Wanna Get Next To You, Rose Royce

88. Somebody To Love, Queen

89. Muskrat Love, Captain and Tennille

90. Walk This Way, Aerosmith

91. Whispering-Cherchez La Femme-C'est Si Bon, Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band

92. Year Of The Cat, Al Stewart

93. Boogie Nights, Heatwave

94. Go Your Own Way, Fleetwood Mac

95. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, Elton John

96. Don't Worry Baby, B.J. Thomas

97. Knowing Me, Knowing You, Abba

98. How Much Love, Leo Sayer

99. Star Wars (Main Title), London Symphony Orchestra

100. Devil's Gun, C.J. and Co.

1976 Music

1. Silly Love Songs, Paul McCartney and Wings

2. Don't Go Breaking My Heart, Elton John and Kiki Dee

3. Disco Lady, Johnnie Taylor

4. December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night), Four Seasons

5. Play That Funky Music, Wild Cherry

6. Kiss And Say Goodbye, Manhattans

7. Love Machine (Part 1), The Miracles

8. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, Paul Simon

9. Love Is Alive, Gary Wright

10. A Fifth Of Beethoven, Walter Murphy and The Big Apple Band

11. Sara Smile, Daryl Hall and John Oates

12. Afternoon Delight, Starland Vocal Band

13. I Write The Songs, Barry Manilow

14. Fly, Robin, Fly, Silver Convention

15. Love Hangover, Diana Ross

16. Get Close, Seals and Crofts

17. More, More, More, Andrea True Connection

18. Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen

19. Misty Blue, Dorothy Moore

20. Boogie Fever, Sylvers

21. I'd Really Love To See You Tonight, England Dan and John Ford Coley

22. You Sexy Thing, Hot Chocolate

23. Love Hurts, Nazareth

24. Get Up And Boogie, Silver Convention

25. Take It To The Limit, Eagles

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

27. Sweet Love, Commodores

28. Right Back Where We Started From, Maxine Nightingale

29. Theme From "S.W.A.T", Rhythm Heritage

30. Love Rollercoaster, Ohio Players

31. You Should Be Dancing, Bee Gees

32. You'll Never Find Antoher Love Like Mine, Lou Rawls

33. Golden Years, David Bowie

34. Moonlight Feels Right, Starbuck

35. Only Sixteen, Dr. Hook

36. Let Your Love Flow, Bellamy Brothers

37. Dreamweaver, Gary Wright

38. Turn The Beat Around, Vicki Sue Robinson

39. Lonely Night (Angel Face), The Captain and Tennille

40. All By Myself, Eric Carmen

41. Love To Love You Baby, Donna Summer

42. Deep Purple, Donny and Marie Osmond

43. Theme From "Mahogany", Diana Ross

44. Sweet Thing, Rufus

45. That's The Way I Like It, K.C. and The Sunshine Band

46. A Little Bit More, Dr. Hook

47. Shannon, Henry Gross

48. If You Leave Me Now, Chicago

49. Lowdown, Boz Scaggs

50. Show Me The Way, Peter Frampton

51. Dream On, Aerosmith

52. I Love Music (Pt. 1), O'Jays

53. Say You Love Me, Fleetwood Mac

54. Times Of Your Life, Paul Anka

55. Devil Woman, Cliff Richard

56. Fooled Around And Fell In Love, Elvin Bishop

57. Convoy, C.W. McCall

58. Welcome Back, John Sebastian

59. Sing A Song, Earth, Wind and Fire

60. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel, Tavares

61. I'll Be Good To You, Brothers Johnson

63. Shop Around, The Captain and Tennille

64. Saturday Night, Bay City Rollers

65. Island Girl, Elton John

66. Let's Do It Again, Staple Singers

67. Let 'Em In, Paul McCartney and Wings

68. Baby Face, Wing and A Prayer Fife and Drum Corps

69. This Masquerade, George Benson

70. Evil Woman, Electric Light Orchestra

71. Wham Bam, Silver

72. I'm Easy, Keith Carradine

73. Wake Up Everybody (Pt. 1), Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes

74. Summer, War

75. Let Her In, John Travolta

76. Fox On The Run, Sweet

77. Rhiannon, Fleetwood Mac

78. Got To Get You Into My Life, Beatles

79. Fanny (Be Tender With My Love), Bee Gees

80. Getaway, Earth, Wind and Fire

81. She's Gone, Daryl Hall and John Oates

82. Rock And Roll Music, Beach Boys

82. Still The One, Orleans

83. You're My Best Friend, Queen

84. With Your Love, Jefferson Starship

85. Slow Ride, Foghat

86. Who'd She Coo, Ohio Players

88. Walk Away From Love, David Ruffin

89. Baby, I Love Your Way, Peter Frampton

90. Young Hearts Sun Free, Candi Staton

91. Breaking Up's Hard To Do, Neil Sedaka

92. Money Honey, Bay City Rollers

93. Tear The Roof Off The Sucker, Parliament

94. Junk Food Junkie, Larry Groce

95. Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again, Barry Manilow

96. Rock And Roll All Nite, Kiss97. Disco Duck, Rick Dees

97. The Boys Are Back In Town, Thin Lizzy

98. Take The Money And Run, Steve Miller Band

99. Squeeze Box, The Who

100. Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In L.A.), Glen Campbell

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