Posts Tagged ‘1978’

Heatwave (1987) Mixed Masters 12″

Heatwave (1987) Mixed Masters 12"

A Mixed Masters release featuring Heatwave’s “Boogie Nights” and “The Groove Line”. Both singles reached Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1977 and 1978.

David Naughton (1978) Makin’ It 12″

David Naughton (1978) Makin' It 12"

If you haven’t noticed already, this week we went way back and diddled around with records from the late 70’s all week. To close out the week, it’s Mr. American Werewolf in London himself, David Naughton. Mr. Naughton was much more active as an actor than as a singer but, this song got him a Top 5 hit on the Hot 100. It was the theme song to the TV series he starred in, Makin’ It. This record is credited as being from the soundtrack for the movie Meatballs which opened in June 1979. So, by my estimation, by the time this 12″ was released, “Makin’ It” peaking on the charts at about the midpoint of its chart run. But, the record is copyrighted 1978? Was it released that far in advance of the movie?

Amii Stewart (1978) Knock On Wood 12″

Amii Stewart (1978) Knock On Wood 12"

As a companion to yesterday’s promo release, the commercial release takes the same mix, that was labeled “Fast Disco” and “Slow Disco”, and provides it on this record as “Long Disco”. So, now you have the same mix with three different names. At least the b-side on this record is another song entirely.

Amii Stewart (1978) Knock On Wood 12″ Promo

Amii Stewart (1978) Knock On Wood 12" Promo

Today in Music 1979: Amii Stewart reached #1 April 21st on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Knock on Wood”. It was Stewart’s one and only entry on the Top 40 but, she sold well over a million copies of the ‘Knock On Wood’ LP, attaining Platinum status

Bell & James (1978) Livin’ It Up (Friday Night) 12″

Bell & James (1978) Livin' It Up (Friday Night) 12"

Livin’ it up, livin’ it up, Oh, yeah, Friday night, Livin’ it up, livin’ it up at last, Living it up, livin’ it up, Oh, yeah, Friday night, Livin’ it up, livin’ it up at last.

Prince (1978) Just As Long As We’re Together 7″ Promo

Prince (1978) Just As Long As We're Together 7" Promo

“Just As Long As We’re Together” was the 2nd single from Prince’s ‘For You’ LP. The edit version on this 7″ has never been officially released on CD.

Hot Chocolate – Every 1’s A Winner 12″

Hot Chocolate - Every 1's A Winner 12"

The A Side: Every 1’s A Winner (12″ Disco) 7:17 The B Side: Put Your Love In Me 5:48 The Brief: Today we are going to step back to the late 70s and take a listen to Hot Chocolate’s Top 10 song on the Hot 100 and Hot Black Singles charts. The Hot Chocolate Band […]

The Eagles – Please Come Home For Christmas / Funky New Year 12″ Promo

The Eagles - Please Come Home For Christmas / Funky New Year 12" Promo

The Eagles’ 1978 cover of “Please Come Home For Christmas” was the first Christmas record to break into the top 20 on US music charts in over 20 years.

The Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes 12″

The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes 12"

The Doobie Brothers released their first LP in 1971 on Warner Brothers Records. In 1978, their eighth studio release, ‘Minute By Minute’, spawned the single “What A Fool Believes” which became their most successful charting single. This promo 12″ is “A Jim Burgess Mix” of “What A Fool Believes”.

Rod Stewart – Do Ya Think I’m Sexy 12″

Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy 12"

Rod Stewart’s “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” was the highest debut of the week on 12/23/78 and eventually spent 4 weeks atop the Hot 100 chart. Rod also conquered the Dance charts, scoring a #1 there, also.

The Rolling Stones – Miss You 12″ Promo

The Rolling Stones - Miss You 12" Promo

Critics hailed The Rolling Stones’ 1978 release, ‘Some Girls’, as a return to form for the band. The album produced 3 Top 40 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 including the last #1 hit that the Stones have produced. That #1 hit was “Miss You” and it is the subject of today’s 12″ on Fun With Vinyl. The copy I have has the same Re-Mix by Bob Clearmountain on both sides. Ladies and gentlemen, the greatest rock & roll band in the world…

Toto – Georgy Porgy 12″

Toto - Georgy Porgy 12"

The A Side: Georgy Porgy 5:07 The B Side: Child’s Anthem 4:55 The Brief: Members of the band Toto started out as session musicians and played on many popular albums in the seventies backing such artists as Steely Dan, Seals and Crofts, Sonny and Cher, and Boz Scaggs.  The band formed in 1977 and released […]

Andy Gibb/David Shire – Shadow Dancing/Manhattan Skyline 12” Promo

Andy Gibb/David Shire - Shadow Dancing/Manhattan Skyline 12” Promo

The first three singles released in Andy Gibb’s music career hit #1, making him the first solo artist in the history of the U.S. pop charts to have their first three singles hit the number one spot and the first male solo artist to chart three consecutive number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. “Shadow Dancing”, spent 7 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978 and also earned Platinum status.

Meco – The Wizard Of Oz LP

Meco - The Wizard Of Oz LP

Side A: Over The Rainbow Cyclone Munchkinland Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead Munchkinland (Again) We’re Off To See The Wizard (The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz) Side B: Poppies The Spell Optimistic Voices The Merry Old Land Of Oz The Haunted Forest March Of The Winkies Dorothy’s Rescue If I Were King Of The Forest Over […]

Prince – Just As Long As We’re Together / Soft And Wet 12” (Promo)

Prince - Just As Long As We're Together / Soft And Wet 12” (Promo)

“Soft And Wet” & “Just As Long As We’re Together” were the only 2 singles from Prince’s first album. “Soft And Wet” was Prince’s first entry on the Hot 100.

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