On and On (Radio Hits from 1977)

A GREAT NEW POST FROM A GREAT BLOG FOR RADIO LOVERS

I turned 10 years old in September 1977 and by that point I was a pop music and radio lover for a few years already. Living in Long Island, NY then, my favorite radio station was WABC and listened to Dan Ingram every day. Thanks primarily to WABC, I’m proud to say I know and love every song in this post – except, embarrassingly so, George Harrison’s “This Song.” Thank you for introducing it to me – decades later than I’d rather admit!

The Hits Just Keep On Comin'

(Pictured: David Soul in Starsky and Hutch, 1977.)

At the end of 2017, I wrote a two-part post recapping the Top 56 songs of 1977 from WIND in Chicago, and then, for some reason, decided not to run it. I looked at it again the other day and I couldn’t remember why I decided not to run it, so I’m gonna run it now.

56.  “You’re My World”/Helen Reddy. Does a remarkable job of conjuring up that summer, but maybe just for me.

55.  “We’re All Alone”/Rita Coolidge. I prefer this to the Boz Scaggs original. It just seems to work better when sung by a woman, but maybe just for me.

54. “Barracuda”/Heart. Your AM radio was rockin’ hard all summer long, and not only because of this.

53.  “On and On”/Stephen Bishop. “Poor old Jimmy sits alone in the moonlight / Saw his woman kiss another man.”…

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