The Hit List: 24 Hot 100 American Chartbusters of the 1970s

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Following in the tradition of its previous series The Golden Age of American Rock & Roll which documented the 1950s and Chartbusters tracking the 1960s, the U.K. reissue label Ace moves into the Me Decade with The Hit List: 24 Hot 100 American Chartbusters of the 1970s. Its subtitle to the contrary, the first volume in the series actually focuses almost exclusively on Top 20 chart entries, documenting the autumn of AM radio's commercial heyday: sure, the pop hits of the 1970s have been maligned in many quarters -- and novelties like John Sebastian's theme to the TV smash Welcome Back, Kotter and cheese like Seals & Crofts' "Summer Breeze" won't change naysayers' ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Following in the tradition of its previous series The Golden Age of American Rock & Roll which documented the 1950s and Chartbusters tracking the 1960s, the U.K. reissue label Ace moves into the Me Decade with The Hit List: 24 Hot 100 American Chartbusters of the 1970s. Its subtitle to the contrary, the first volume in the series actually focuses almost exclusively on Top 20 chart entries, documenting the autumn of AM radio's commercial heyday: sure, the pop hits of the 1970s have been maligned in many quarters -- and novelties like John Sebastian's theme to the TV smash Welcome Back, Kotter and cheese like Seals & Crofts' "Summer Breeze" won't change naysayers' minds -- but as these two-dozen songs prove, the decade was unmatched for the sheer variety of music that accessed the top of the charts, with hard rock, country-pop, disco and bubblegum pop all vying for commercial success. While the decade's true heavyweights like Elton John, Led Zeppelin and Neil Young are nowhere in sight, Ace nevertheless does a good job of assembling an accurate composite from the one-hit wonders at its disposal -- love 'em or hate 'em -- records like the Looking Glass' "Brandy You're a Fine Girl," Jonathan Edwards' "Sunshine," and Tommy James' "Draggin' the Line" sum up everything the 1970s were about.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2004
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667003728
  • Catalog Number: 1025
  • Sales rank: 123,226

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Walk a Mile in My Shoes - Joe South & the Believers (3:44)
  2. 2 American Woman - The Guess Who (3:52)
  3. 3 Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels) - Jim Croce (3:47)
  4. 4 Only You Know and I Know - Delaney & Bonnie (3:26)
  5. 5 I Just Want to Celebrate (2:51)
  6. 6 My Maria - B.W. Stevenson (2:32)
  7. 7 Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby) - Lulu (2:41)
  8. 8 Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) - Looking Glass (3:07)
  9. 9 Sunshine (2:15)
  10. 10 Don't Pull Your Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds (2:41)
  11. 11 Evil Ways - Santana (3:27)
  12. 12 Draggin' the Line - Tommy James & the Shondells (2:45)
  13. 13 Summer Breeze - Seals & Crofts (3:27)
  14. 14 Timothy (2:47)
  15. 15 Suavecito - Malo (3:24)
  16. 16 Westbound #9 (3:31)
  17. 17 You Won't See Me (4:04)
  18. 18 Chevy Van (2:56)
  19. 19 Free Ride (3:08)
  20. 20 Rock and Roll Heaven (3:33)
  21. 21 Welcome Back Kotter (2:52)
  22. 22 Come and Get Your Love - Redbone (3:39)
  23. 23 Overnight Sensation (Hit Record) (5:27)
  24. 24 I Can Help (2:59)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
B.W. Stevenson Composer
Eric Carmen Composer
Jim Croce Composer
Rick Derringer Producer
Jonathan Edwards Composer
Dan Hartman Composer
John Lennon Composer
Dave Mason Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
John Sebastian Composer, Producer
Joe South Composer, Producer
Santana Producer
Randy Bachman Composer
Delaney Bramlett Producer
Terry Cashman Producer
Burton Cummings Composer
Rupert Holmes Composer
Elliot Lurie Composer
Billy Swan Composer, Producer
Tommy West Producer
Sammy Johns Composer
Alan O'Day Composer
Louie Shelton Producer
Brian Ahern Producer
Tom Baird Producer
Steve Barri Producer
Richard Bean Composer
Peter Casperson Producer
Chip Young Producer
Dash Crofts Composer
Tom Dowd Producer
Ronald Dunbar Composer
Dino Fekaris Composer
Looking Glass Producer
Jimmy Ienner Producer
David Kershenbaum Producer
Bob King Producer
Larry Knechtel Producer
Dennis Lambert Composer, Producer
Bob Liftin Producer
Arif Mardin Producer
Daniel Moore Composer
Brian Potter Composer, Producer
Jack Richardson Producer
David Rubinson Producer
Jay Senter Producer
John Stevenson Composer
Pablo Tellez Composer
Jerry Wexler Producer
Nick Zesses Composer
Lolly Vegas Composer, Producer
Tommy Lee James Producer
Tony Rounce Liner Notes, Annotation
Abel Zarate Composer
Jim Seals Composer
Pat Vegas Producer
Garry Peterson Composer
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Philip Lloyd-Smee Cover Design
Joe Zack Composer
Brent Dangerfield Producer
Edith Wayne Composer
Daphne Dumas Composer
Mike Gershman Producer
Robert Landau Cover Photo
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