MusicRadio 77WABC Weekly Survey 11 January 1977

Courtesy of the WABC Musicradio 77 Internet Web Site

Survey collected and contributed by Ken Williamson
For more information contact Allan Sniffen

 TW                                                             LW
  1. Car Wash - Rose Royce (MCA)                    *1 week #1*  3
  2. You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be In My Show) -             
                         Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)  1
  3. You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers) 4
  4. Tonight's the Night - Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)         2
  5. I Wish - Stevie Wonder (Tamla)                             11
  6. After the Lovin' - Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic)            14
  7. Hot Line - The Sylvers (Capitol)                           16
  8. Dazz - Brick (Bang)                                        18
  9. Enjoy Yourself - The Jacksons (Epic)                        9
 10. Whispering/Cherchez la Femme/Se Si Bon -                     
                     Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band (RCA)  6
 11. The Rubberband Man - The Spinners (Atlantic)                7
 12. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word - Elton John (Rocket)   10
 13. Stand Tall - Burton Cummings (Portrait)                    19
 14. New Kid in Town - The Eagles (Asylum)                      HP
 15. Livin' Thing - Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)   29
 16. Somebody to Love - Queen (Elektra)                         HP
 22. Walk This Way - Aerosmith (Columbia)                       HP
 36. Blinded By the Light -                                       
                    Manfred Mann's Earth Band (Warner Brothers) --
 HP  Boogie Child - The Bee Gees (RSO)                            
     Rock'n Me - The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)                  
     If You Leave Me Now - Chicago (Columbia)                     
     Disco Duck, Part 1 - Rick Dees & his Cast of Idiots (RSO)    
     Fernando - ABBA (Atlantic)                                   
     The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald -                         
                                     Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)   
     Just to Be Close to You - The Commodores (Motown)            
     Muskrat Love - The Captain & Tennille (A&M)                  
     Love So Right - The Bee Gees (RSO)                           
     More Than a Feeling - Boston (Epic)                          
     You Are the Woman - Firefall (Atlantic)                      
     Nadia's Theme - Barry DeVorzon & Perry Botkin, Jr. (A&M)     
                        THE TOP TEN ALBUMS:                       
     Songs In the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder (Tamla)             
     Wings Over America - Wings (Capitol)                         
     Boston - Boston (Epic)                                       
     Hotel California - The Eagles (Asylum)                       
     A Night On the Town - Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)          
     A Day at the Races - Queen (Elektra)                         
     The Pretender - Jackson Browne (Asylum)                      
     Frampton Comes Alive! - Peter Frampton (A&M)                 
     Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band -                       
                     Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band (RCA)   
     A New World Record - Electric Light Orchestra (UA)           

SPECIAL NOTES:  Unless otherwise noted, songs without a number 
assigned to them (excluding whole albums) are in an in-house 
category labeled "New Library."

>From an internal memo which accompanied this week's in-house 
playlist:  "Test was conducted to see what records would be 
considered if criteria were tightened to - Billboard, Cashbox, and 
Radio & Records, Top 15; Variety and Record World, Top 20.  
Qualifying records would be 'Blinded By the Light" and "Torn 
Between Two Lovers.'  The following people were present at this 
meeting:  S. Jones, C. Love, L. Lotkowitctz, G. Morgan, R. Sklar."  
This memo was distributed to the following:  B. Cruz, J. Donovan, 
H. Harrison, D. Ingram, C. Leonard, R. Lundy, G. Michael, S. 
O'Brien, G. Morgan, A. Racco, M. Roth, Music Clearance.  "Blinded 
By the Light" was added this week, although "Torn Between Two 
Lovers" would not be added until the following week.

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