Posts Tagged ‘Top 10’

Box Office Hits of the 70’s

February 6, 2008

The seventies was the decade of big hair and big attitude. It was also the decade that introduced us to big box office hits. When Universal released Steven Spielberg’s Jaws in the summer of 1975, it was the first movie in US history to gross over $100 m at the domestic box office and ushered in the era of the blockbuster.

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Billboard Hot 100 - 1979!

January 28, 2008

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Billboard Magazine’s top 100 songs of 1979 were:

  1. My Sharona - Knack
  2. Bad Girls - Donna Summer
  3. Le Freak - Chic
  4. Do Ya Think I’m Sexy - Rod Stewart
  5. Reunited - Peaches & 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
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Billboard Hot 100 - 1978

January 21, 2008

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Billboard Magazine’s top 100 songs of 1978 were:

  1. Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb
  2. Night Fever - The Bee Gees
  3. You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
  4. Stayin’ Alive - The Bee Gees
  5. Kiss You All Over - Exile
  6. How Deep Is Your Love - The Bee Gees
  7. Baby Come Back - Player
  8. Thicker Than Water - Andy Gibb
  9. Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste Of Honey
  10. Three Times A Lady - The Commodores
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Billboard Hot 100 - 1977

January 14, 2008

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Billboard Magazine’s top 100 songs of 1977 were:

  1. Tonight’s The Night - Rod Stewart
  2. I Just Want To Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb
  3. Best Of My Love - Emotions
  4. Evergreen (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
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Billboard Hot 100 - 1976

January 7, 2008

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Billboard Magazine’s top 100 songs of 1976 were:

  1. Silly Love Songs - Paul McCartney & Wings
  2. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & 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) - Miracles
  8. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
  9. Love Is Alive - Gary Wright
  10. A Fifth Of Beethovan - Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band
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Popular Baby Names of the 70’s

January 3, 2008

The following chart of the 10 most popular names were compiled from Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States. The most popular 10 names of the 1970s were taken from a universe that includes 17,084,775 male births and 16,451,180 female births.

“Michael”, the #1 boy’s name from 1954-1998 gave up the title briefly in 1960 to “David” and officially gave up that title in 1999 to “Jacob” the current title holder.

Rank Name Number Percenta Name Number Percentb
1 Michael 706,861 4.1374 Jennifer 581,511 3.5348
2 Christopher 475,852 2.7852 Amy 268,943 1.6348
3 Jason 462,377 2.7064 Melissa 253,186 1.5390
4 David 445,430 2.6072 Michelle 249,026 1.5137
5 James 444,517 2.6018 Kimberly 229,025 1.3921
6 John 402,278 2.3546 Lisa 228,578 1.3894
7 Robert 397,032 2.3239 Angela 225,130 1.3685
8 Brian 322,471 1.8875 Heather 203,850 1.2391
9 William 283,272 1.6580 Stephanie 160,379 0.9749
10 Matthew 277,539 1.6245 Nicole 144,563 0.8787

a Percent of 17,084,775 male births
b Percent of 16,451,180 female birth

For the complete list of the top 1000 names, please visit the Social Security Administration Online.

Billboard Hot 100 - 1975

December 31, 2007

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Billboard Magazine’s top 100 songs of 1975 were:

  1. Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille
  2. Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
  3. Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
  4. Before The Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender
  5. My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli
  6. Shining Star - “Earth, Wind & Fire”
  7. Fame - David Bowie
  8. Laughter In The Rain - Neil Sedaka
  9. One Of These Nights - The Eagles
  10. Thank God I’m A Country Boy - John Denver
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Billboard Hot 100 - 1974

December 24, 2007

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Billboard Magazine’s top 100 songs of 1974 were:

  1. The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand
  2. Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
  3. Love’s Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra
  4. Come And Get Your Love - Redbone
  5. Dancing Machine - Jackson 5
  6. The Locomotion - Grand Funk Railroad
  7. T.S.O.P. (The Sound Of Philadelphia) - MFSB
  8. The Streak - Ray Stevens
  9. Bennie And The Jets - Elton John
  10. One Hell Of A Woman - Mac Davis
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Billboard Hot 100 - 1973

December 17, 2007

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Billboard Magazine’s top 100 songs of 1973 were:

  1. Tie A Yellow Ribbon - Tony Orlando & Dawn
  2. Bad Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce
  3. Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
  4. Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye
  5. My Love - Paul McCartney & Wings
  6. Why Me - Kris Kristofferson
  7. Crocodile Rock - Elton John
  8. Will It Go Round In Circles - Billy Preston
  9. You’re So Vain - Carly Simon
  10. Touch Me In The Morning - Diana Ross
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Billboard Hot 100 - 1972

December 10, 2007

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Billboard Magazine’s top 100 songs of 1972 were:

  1. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
  2. Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O’Sullivan
  3. American Pie - Don McLean
  4. Can’t Live If Living Is Without You - Harry Nilsson
  5. Candy Man - Sammy Davis Jr.
  6. I Gotcha - Joe Tex
  7. Lean On Me - Bill Withers
  8. Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
  9. Brand New Key - Melanie
  10. Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast - Wayne Newton
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