Last Saturday we looked at some pointless stuff regarding songs from 1977. I liked that, so we’ll do it again. But ratchet back a year to 1976, the bicentennial.
The Long and The Short Of It:
Longest #1 song of 1976 (time): Silly Love Songs - Paul McCartney @ 5:54
Shortest #1 song of 1977 (time): Welcome Back - John Sebastian @ 2:51 (Theme from the TV show “Welcome Back Kotter”, which introduced the world to John Travolta)
Longest Top 10 song of 1976: Do You Feel Like We Do – Peter Frampton @ 13:45 (peaked #10)
Shortest Top 10 song of 1976: Got To Get You Into My Life – The Beatles @ 2:27 (peaked #7) (released as a single 6 years after the band broke up, and 10 years after it was released on "Revolver". This was their last Top 40 hit until 1995’s “Free As A Bird”. Discounting 1982’s “Beatles Movie Medley” which was just a collection of snippets pasted into a “song”)
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Longest song title to top the charts in 1976: You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show) - Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
Shortest song title to top the charts in 1976: I Wish – Stevie Wonder
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Longest Band/Singer in the Top 10: Star Wars (Main Title) Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. w/ You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show) (peaked #1)
Shortest Band/Singer in the Top 10: War, w/ Summer (peaked #7)