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

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

     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2004
Label:
Ace Records Uk
UPC:
0029667003728
catalogNumber:
1025
Rank:
41003

Tracks

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
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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