Wednesday, April 27, 2011

American Top 40 - 4/27/1974

For today’s review of the Top 40 (from this week in 1974), pointless stuff!

The Long and The Short Of It:
Longest song in the top 40 (time): Piano Man - Billy Joel@ 5:35
Shortest Song in the top 40 (time): I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song - Jim Croce@ 2:32

Longest song title in the top 40: The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me - Gladys Knight & The Pips
Shortest song title in the top 40: Jet - Paul McCartney

Longest Band/Singer in the top 40: TIE: Gladys Knight and The Pips w/ The Best Thing That Ever    Happened To Me and Bachman Turner Overdrive w/ Let It Ride
Shortest Band/Singer in the top 40: MFSB w/ TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)

Ups and Downs
#1: TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) - MFSB
Highest debut (in the top 40): The Streak – Ray Stevens (#19)

Biggest Mover (up): The Streak – Ray Stevens (+35 spots)
Biggest Mover (down) : Dark Lady - Cher (-16 spots)

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