It’s time for another edition of Mr. Romance’s Top 10 Countdown Show, a look back at the 10 most popular songs on the Adult Contemporary chart for the week of April 1, 1978. Click here if you missed last week’s show featuring 1987.
Get ready for pop culture, trivia and all your lite hits that might just bring back some memories or maybe you’ll discover some new soft rock favorites.
Top 10 Countdown Show Pop Culture
The year was 1978:
A gallon of gas was $.88
The Blues Brothers made their debut on Saturday Night Live
And Ben & Jerry’s opened its first ice cream shop in downtown Burlington, Vermont
At the movies, you were watching
Laverne & Shirley
And WKRP in Cincinnati made it’s debut
Top 10 Countdown Show Trivia Question
Before the Dutton’s in Yellowstone, another strong-willed family in Braddock County ruled primetime. Debuting this weekend in 1978 with a 5-part miniseries on CBS, this 14 season show became one of the longest airing full-hour prime time dramas in American television. Do you know which TV show this is? Take a listen to the show below for the answer.
Inspired by the Southern California sound and music of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, the original and covers of this song still appear in films and ads. But the most loved cover might be jingle singer Cynthia Fee’s version with the theme song for the The Golden Girls. And the original? As singer songwriter Andrew Gold put it: “just this little throwaway thing” that took me “about an hour to write.” In our song spotlight: “Thank You for Being a Friend.”
Mr. Romance’s Top 10 Countdown show comes to you every Saturday night at 7 p.m. with an encore presentation Sunday morning at 10 a.m. (Pacific Time) on 97 Lite FM.
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Sit back, relax and enjoy your favorite love songs from the week of April 1, 1978.
An avid record collector, lover of all desserts and sometimes seen wearing multiple Swatch watches, Dave has been lending his voice for over 20 years heard on such prominent brands as Intel, RCA, Eddie Bauer, Kellogg‘s, Pizza Hut, Lexus, and infomercial giants Guthy-Renker and Beachbody. His narration projects include Japan’s preeminent automobile series Best Motoring International and Hot Version, along with GTChannel, QVC, Universal Music Enterprises, and ViSalus Sciences.