MusicRadio 77WABC Weekly Survey 12 July 1977
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Survey collected and contributed by Ken Williamson
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TW LW 1. Undercover Angel - Alan O'Day (Pacific) *2 weeks #1* 1 2. I Just Want to Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb (RSO) 10 3. Da Do Ron Ron - Shaun Cassidy (Warner/Curb) 7 4. Looks Like We Made It - Barry Manilow (Arista) 9 5. Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti (United Artists) 3 6. I'm In You - Peter Frampton (A&M) 5 7. Dreams - Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers) 4 8. Lonely Boy - Andrew Gold (Asylum) 8 9. Angel In Your Arms - Hot (Big Tree) 6 10. Got to Give It Up, Part 1 - Marvin Gaye (Tamla) 2 11. My Heart Belongs to Me - Barbra Streisand (Columbia) 13 12. Jet Airliner - The Steve Miller Band (Capitol) 12 13. Best of My Love - The Emotions (Columbia) 11 14. Do You Wanna Make Love - Peter McCann (20th Century) 36 15. I Don't Love You Anymore - Teddy Pendergrass (Phil. Int.) 14 16. Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett (ABC) 17 17. Easy - The Commodores (Motown) -- 18. (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher - Rita Coolidge (A&M) 27 24. Whatcha Gonna Do? - Pablo Cruise (A&M) 26 25. Knowing Me Knowing You - ABBA (Atlantic) 41 27. You Made Me Believe In Magic - The Bay City Rollers (Arista) 40 Hotel California - The Eagles (Asylum) Southern Nights - Glen Campbell (Capitol) Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder (Tamla) Whodunit - Tavares (Capitol) When I Need You - Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers) I'm Your Boogie Man - KC & the Sunshine Band (T.K.) Feels Like the First Time - Foreigner (Atlantic) Album Cuts: Christine Sixteen - Kiss (Casablanca) Just a Song Before I Go - Crosby, Stills & Nash (Atlantic) You Make Loving Fun - Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers) THE TOP TEN ALBUMS: Rumours - Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers) I'm In You - Peter Frampton (A&M) Barry Manilow/Live - Barry Manilow (Arista) Love Gun - Kiss (Casablanca) CSN - Crosby, Stills & Nash (Atlantic) Book of Dreams - The Steve Miller Band (Capitol) Streisand Superman - Barbra Streisand (Columbia) Foreigner - Foreigner (Atlantic) Star Wars - Original Soundtrack (20th Century) Izitso - Cat Stevens (A&M) SPECIAL NOTES: The "Album Cuts" section was on a separate, in- house playlist, titled "WABC MusicRadio Album Cut Survey," which was not on the printed surveys distributed to the public. This list was separate even from the in-house regular playlist. Evidently the album cuts were dayparted, and the separate list was used by the DJs working the appropriate shifts. The Fleetwood Mac cut was listed as #1 on this list, further evidence that the publicly distributed surveys often differed from the actual on-air surveys and playlists. Excerpted from an in-house memo dated 12 July 1977: "Effective with this week's WABC Musicradio survey, WABC will utilize the ABC Radio division's singles rating list for determining the average national popularity of records to be considered for air play by WABC Radio. This list will be used in place of previous national research conducted by the WABC Music Director." Unless otherwise noted, songs without a number assigned to them (excluding LPs) are in an in-house category labeled "New Library."
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