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 30, 1977. Click here if you missed last week’s show featuring 2005.
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
In 1977, the price of gas was .62 a gallon, the Chia Pet made its debut, and Radio Shack introduced their new micro computer system: The TRS-80
At the movies, you were watching
Star Wars: A New Hope
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Saturday Night Fever
Laverne & Shirley
And the adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers made its debut on CHiPs.
Top 10 Countdown Show Trivia Question
The sight of John Travolta in a white suit, standing with his hand held high upon a colorful dance floor, is one of the most iconic images of the ’70s. Through clothing, dancing and, of course, the music, Saturday Night Fever brought disco nightlife to the mainstream. Released in late 1977, the film quickly became a success, earning more than $237 million at box office. What was the name of John Travolta’s character in the movie? Take a listen to the show below for the answer.
Formed in Stafford, England, in 1967 as the Climax Chicago Blues Band, they decided to shorten their name a few years later for fear of being confused with another up and coming group at the time called Chicago. They might have had a new name, but the record label for the Climax Blues Band told them that their 1976 album Gold Plated lacked a standout track and asked them to try and write a hit. According to their bassist Derek Holt, the song came from, “from absolutely nowhere.” And this week, it enters our chart at #46 with Couldn’t Get It Right.
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 30, 1977.
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.