MusicRadio 77WABC Weekly Survey 30 August 1977
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Survey collected and contributed by Ken Williamson
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TW LW 1. I Just Want to Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb (RSO) *6 weeks #1* 1 2. Best of My Love - The Emotions (Columbia) 2 3. (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher - Rita Coolidge (A&M) 3 4. Float On - The Floaters (ABC) 4 5. Easy - The Commodores (Motown) 5 6. Handy Man - James Taylor (Columbia) 11 7. I'm In You - Peter Frampton (A&M) 8 8. Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers) 10 9. Just a Song Before I Go - Crosby, Stills & Nash (Atlantic) 14 10. You & Me - Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers) 6 11. Barracuda - Heart (Portrait) 15 12. Whatcha Gonna Do? - Pablo Cruise (A&M) 9 13. Strawberry Letter #23 - The Brothers Johnson (A&M) 18 14. Star Wars (Main Title) - The London Symphony Orchestra (20th Century) 13 18. Keep It Comin' Love - KC & the Sunshine Band (T.K.) -- 19. Telephone Line - The Electric Light Orchestra (UA) 17 22. How Much Love - Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers) 28 25. Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band - Meco (Millennium) -- 26. On and On - Stephen Bishop (ABC) -- 30. Smoke From a Distant Fire - The Sanford/Townsend Band (WB) 35 34. Cold as Ice - Foreigner (Atlantic) -- Angel In Your Arms - Hot (Big Tree) Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett (ABC) Undercover Angel - Alan O'Day (Pacific) Da Do Ron Ron - Shaun Cassidy (Warner/Curb) Looks Like We Made It - Barry Manilow (Arista) My Heart Belongs to Me - Barbra Streisand (Columbia) Do You Wanna Make Love - Peter McCann (20th Century) You Made Me Believe In Magic - The Bay City Rollers (Arista) Album Cuts: The Chain - Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers) Second Hand News - Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers) 2. Your Smiling Face - James Taylor (Columbia) 4. Dark Star - Crosby, Stills & Nash (Atlantic) I Give You Give Blind - Crosby, Stills & Nash (Atlantic) 5. (Putting My) Heart On the Line - Peter Frampton (A&M) Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) - Peter Frampton (A&M) Tried to Love - Peter Frampton (A&M) Jungle Love - The Steve Miller Band (Capitol) Swingtown - The Steve Miller Band (Capitol) 10. Kick It Out - Heart (Portrait) THE TOP TEN ALBUMS: Rumours - Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers) JT - James Taylor (Columbia) Star Wars - Original Soundtrack (20th Century) CSN - Crosby, Stills & Nash (Atlantic) I'm In You - Peter Frampton (A&M) Going for the One - Yes (Atlantic) Streisand Superman - Barbra Streisand (Columbia) Book of Dreams - The Steve Miller Band (Capitol) The Commodores - The Commodores (Motown) Little Queen - Heart (Portrait) SPECIAL NOTES: The following is excerpted from a WABC in-house memo, dated 30 August 1977: "This week's survey includes two different versions of the Star Wars theme. The London Symphony's original version is number 14 and the version by Meco is number 25. Although, technically, the format of the radio station would permit you to play number 14 asterisk record followed by number 25 non-asterisk record, it would not make good programming sense to put the same song back-to-back nor would it make good sense to program two instrumentals back-to-back. Therefore, DO NOT schedule the two Star Wars themes back-to-back. Furthermore, DO NOT schedule them within the same hour." The numbered positions given on the "Album Cuts" section are the numbers used on the special in-house "Album Cut Survey" sheet. 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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