December 29, 19711. Don McLean - American Pie - Part I
2. Melanie - Brand New Key
3. The New Seekers - I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
4. Jonathan Edwards - Sunshine
5. Beverly Bremers - Don't Say You Don't Remember
6. Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band - Scorpio
7. Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
8. Climax - Precious And Few
9. Badfinger - Day After Day
10. Three Dog Night - An Old Fashioned Love Song
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Survey note: There was no Feature Album this week.
Donny Osmond, who has 2 of 1971’s biggest hits,
“Sweet & Innocent” and “Go Away, Little Girl”
A very good year.
With thanks to you, from the All-Americans.
Song notes cont:
2. If she’d written this when she was 15, ok.I mean this is
Melanie Safka. But compare “Candles in the Rain” -> “Lay Down”.
Maybe it is a euphemism for sex. My theory is that the key is
for a car. (1) You buy a new set of skates, the key is included.
(2) “Don’t drive no car…”; “… who don’t drive…” [a car?]
3. Presbyterian gathering. The only 2 songs that everybody knew were:
(1) Amazing Grace” and (2) I’d Like to Teach the World…”
Contributed by: Doug Dean (Monday, 2022-10-31)
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