Emotions – Best Of My Love


“Best of My Love” is a disco song by the band The Emotions released as a single from their album Rejoice (1977). The song was composed by Maurice White and Al McKay of Earth, Wind & Fire. Earth, Wind & Fire would later team up with the Emotions for the 1979 hit “Boogie Wonderland”. “Best of My Love” won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and also won an American Music Award for Favourite Soul/R&B Single.[1][2]

The song was listed at #87 on The Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs.[3] and it was the third biggest Pop song of 1977 and the fifth biggest R&B song of 1977.[4][5] “Best of My Love” has been certified platinum in the US by the (RIAA) and silver in the UK by the British Phonographic Industry.[6] Recent reviews have been largely positive, and the song continues to appear on “Best of the ’70s” lists.[7][8]



“YOU TURN ME ON” Ian Whitcomb


Ian Timothy Whitcomb (born 10 July 1941, Woking, Surrey) is an English entertainer, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor. As part of the British Invasion, his hit song “You Turn Me On” reached number 8 on Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965.

He has written several books on popular music, beginning with After the Ball, published by Penguin Books (Britain) and Simon & Schuster (United States) in 1972. He accompanies his singing by playing the ukulele and, through his records, concerts, and film work, has helped to stimulate the current revival of interest in the instrument. His recreation of the music played aboard the RMS Titanic in the film of that name won a Grammy Award in 1998 for package design and a nomination for Whitcomb’s liner notes (Titanic: Music as Heard on the Fateful Voyage).


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“You’re the One That I Want” is a song written by John Farrar for the 1978 film version of the musical Grease. It was performed by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. It is one of the best-selling singles of all time, having sold over 3 million copies among the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France alone, with estimates of more than 15 million copies sold overall.[2][3][4][5]

Chart history

Upon its release in conjunction with the film (and its status as a potential blockbuster worldwide), the single became a huge international hit, reaching number 1 in several countries. In the U.S. the single reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week in June 1978,[6] and was certified Platinum for shipments exceeding 2 million copies.[7] It also topped the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks in the summer of 1978, some months before the film had even been released in that country.[8]

As of 2013, it is still the fifth best-selling single of all time in the U.K., where it has sold 2 million copies.[9]

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“SHA NA NA (With Bowzer) – Please Be My Girlfriend”


Sha Na Na is an American rock and roll group. The name is taken from a part of the long series of nonsense syllables in the doo-wop hit song “Get a Job”, originally recorded in 1957 by the Silhouettes.[1]

Billing themselves as “from the streets of New York”[2] and outfitted in gold lamé, leather jackets, pompadour and ducktail hairdos, Sha Na Na performs a song and dance repertoire of classic fifties rock and roll, simultaneously reviving and parodying the music and 1950s New York street culture.[3] Sha Na Na hosted the Sha Na Na syndicated variety series that ran from 1977 to 1981.

Their current touring group features original members Donny York and Jocko Marcellino, and long-time member Screamin’ Scott Simon. Simon joined the band just after its appearance at the Woodstock Festival (1969). Everyone else from the original band and TV show has since departed. Current band members include bassist Tim Butler, guitarist Gene Jaramillo, drummer Paul Kimbarow, and sax player Michael Brown.


The group began singing as part of the long-standing Columbia University a cappella group The Kingsmen, but changed their name due to the Pacific Northwest group of the same name, famous for covering “Louie, Louie”. Conceived by George Leonard,[4] then a graduate student in humanities, Sha Na Na began performing in 1969 at the height of the hippie counterculture, and achieved national fame after playing at the Woodstock Festival, where they preceded Jimi Hendrix. Their 90-second appearance in the Woodstock film brought the group national attention and helped spark a 1950s nostalgia craze that inspired similar groups in North America, as well as the Broadway musical Grease, the feature film American Graffiti and the TV show Happy Days.[5]

The group’s first manager, Ed Goodgold, codified trivia as a nostalgic quiz game and conducted the nation’s first trivia contests with Dan Carlinsky in 1965. The future Sha Na Na/Kingsmen were featured singers at these contests. Four years later, he co-authored “Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia” just as he and the William Morris Agency began steering Sha Na Na’s career.

From 1969 until 1971, the band played at, among other places, the Fillmore East and Fillmore West, opening for such bands as the Grateful Dead, the Mothers of Invention, and the Kinks.[6] When Sha Na Na began headlining at other venues, one of the opening acts was Bruce Springsteen.[7] In 1972, Sha Na Na was one of just four acts invited by John Lennon and Yoko Ono to perform with them at their One-to-One benefit concert at Madison Square Garden.[8] Subsequently, the group appeared in the 1978 movie Grease, and from 1977 to 1982, the group reached perhaps the height of its success with its own hit syndicated television show Sha Na Na, featuring guests such as James Brown, the legendary punk rock band the Ramones, and musicians such as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, the Ronettes, and Chubby Checker.

The original band line-up featured 12 performers: Alan Cooper (bass vocals), Rob Leonard (vocals), Frederick “Dennis” Greene (Denny) (vocals), Henry Gross (guitar), Jocko Marcellino (drums), Joe Witkin (piano), Scott Powell (also known as Captain Outrageous and Tony Santini) (vocals), Donald “Donny” York (vocals), Elliot “Gino” Cahn (rhythm guitar), Rich Joffe (vocals), Dave Garrett (vocals) and Bruce “Bruno” Clarke. The initial act had three up-front performers in gold lamé and the other nine in “greaser” attire (rolled up T-shirt sleeves, leather jackets, tank tops). On their album The Golden Age of Rock and Roll, the lead singer taunts the audience on one of the live tracks by announcing, “We’ve got just one thing to say to you fucking hippies, and that is that rock and roll is here to stay!” The act usually ended after several encores, and closed with “Lovers Never Say Goodbye”. The closing song was changed to, “Goodnight Sweetheart” for the TV series. In concert, they would often return for up to seven encores, and this included when performing in Toronto, at Ontario Place and performing “Hound Dog” after announcing Elvis Presley’s death earlier that same day (August 16, 1977).

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“How Deep Is Your Love”is a pop ballad written and recorded by the Bee Gees in 1977 and released as a single in September. It was ultimately used as part of the soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever. It was a number three hit in the United Kingdom and Australia. In the United States, it topped the Billboard Hot 100 on 24 December 1977 (becoming the first of six consecutive US number-one hits) and stayed in the Top 10 for a then-record 17 weeks. The single spent six weeks atop the US adult contemporary chart. It is listed at number 22 on the 55th anniversary edition of Billboard’s All Time Top 100.[1] Alongside “Stayin’ Alive” and “Night Fever”, it is one of the group’s three tracks on the list. The song was covered by Take That for their 1996 Greatest Hits album, reaching number-one on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks.[2]

“How Deep Is Your Love” ranked number 375 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In a British TV special shown in December 2011, it was voted “The Nation’s Favourite Bee Gees Song” by ITV viewers.[3] The song set a record by accumulating 33 weeks in one chart run. It was originally intended for Yvonne Elliman, but she later recorded “If I Can’t Have You” instead.[4]

During the Bee Gees’ 2001 Billboard magazine interview, Barry reportedly said that “How Deep Is Your Love” was his favorite Bee Gees song.[5]

Besides being used in Saturday Night Fever, the song has also been featured in other films such as Donnie Brasco, Ready to Rumble, Forever Fever, Tongan Ninja, Anger Management, Adam’s Apples, Disco, and Sex and the City. It’s also used in television shows such as Get a Life, Ballykissangel, Marienhof, You Are The One, Two Faces, Nip/Truck, The Simpsons, and Parenthood.


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