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Oct 13: Q: Who was the female artist with the most charted hits in the '70s?
A: Aretha Franklin (24)
Oct 14: Q: The highest ranking act to chart in only one year?
A: The Knack (118)
Oct 16: Q: The second longest song ranked #3 for the decade. What was it?
A: American Pie, Don McLean
Oct 17: Q: The Bee Gees had three records in the Top 25. Which one charted strongest?
A: Night Fever (9)
Oct 20: Q:  What are the other two Bee Gees records in the Top 25?
A: Stayin' Alive (19) and How Deep Is Your Love (22)
Oct 22: Q: This song, co-written by the Bee Gees outranked all of their recordings. It was #4.

A: Shadow Dancing, Andy Gibb

Oct 24: Q: The Jackson 5 put two songs in the decade top ten. Name them.

A: I'll Be There (6); ABC (10)

Oct 26: Q: By scoring, 1974 was the worst year of the decade. What was the #1 song of that year? 

A: I Honestly Love You, Olivia Newton-John.  It also charted in 1977.

Oct. 28: Q: According to Cash Box, The Rolling Stones had two #1s in the 70s.  Name them.

A: Miss You (83) and Angie (253)

Oct 30: Q: Two of the top three One-Hit Wonders were instrumentals, and both were from Soundtracks.

A: Dueling Banjos, Deliverance Sountrack; The Entertainer, Marvin Hamlisch, The Sting

Nov 2: Q: One Hit Wonder #4 was a group whose name is derived from one of the characters in TS Eliot's cat poems (and the musical Cats)

A: Mungo Jerry (In The Summertime)

Nov 6: Q: This Beatles song peaked at #3 ten years after it was recorded, and also charted for Earth, Wind and Fire and Blood, Sweat and Tears.

A: Got To Get You Into My Life (480), 1976

Nov 15: Q: The two fastest records to #1 in the 1970s had three words in their titles, and their artists came from Liverpool. Can you name the records and the artists?

A: Let It Be, Beatles (28) and My Sweet Lord, George Harrison (14)

Nov 22: Q: The top solo act of the '70s was Elton John. The next two could not have been more different. And neither performed under their real names. Any guesses?

A: Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins) and John Denver (born Henry John Deutschendorf)

Nov 24: Q: The top duo of the '70s was The Carpenters, the #4 act. Next highest ranked was another boy-girl pair at #39. Who was it?

A: The Captain and Tennille

Nov 30: Q: Only 4 acts charted in Cash Box in every year of the 70s. By rank: #1, 3, 7 and...67. And by the way--1, 7 and 67 also charted in both the '60s and the '80s.
A: #1 Bee Gees; #3 Elton John; #7 Chicago; #67 Isley Brothers

Dec 24: Q: The highest peaking record to chart only on Cash Box was a Christmas song by a duo. You still hear it today.

A: Merry Christmas, Darling, Carpenters.  Peaked at 41 in 1970.

Dec 28: Q: Roberta Flack had the hit version of "Killing Me Softly With His Song." The artist about which this is written owns one of the top 10 records of the decade. Who is it?

A: Don McLean

Dec 28: Q: Bill and Taffy Danoff (Starland Vocal Band) had the #16 song of the 70s, Afternoon Delight. But they co-wrote the #100 hit with the artist formerly known as Henry Deutschendorf. What was that song?

A: Take Me Home Country Roads

Dec 30: Q: Herb Alpert as a Solo Artist had #1s in the 60s and 70s. Name the one from the 70s.

A: Rise

Oct 4: Two acts in RT70s had single-letter names.  Who had the bigger hit?

A: M--Pop Muzik (359) was way stronger than Q--Dancin' Man (1845)

Oct 6: Q: Carole King's 2nd #1?

A: Jazzman (328)  Peak: 11/7/74

Oct 7: Q: The highest ranked song by a duo?

A: Bridge Over Troubled Water (27), Simon & Garfunkel

Oct 8: #1 Duo of the 70s?

A: The Carpenters

Oct 9: Q: What act was on the charts for 292 of the 522 weeks of the 70s?

A: Chicago

Oct 12: Q: Two solo acts tied for most charted songs in the '70s (32). Both also charted in the '50s and '60s.

A: James Brown and Elvis Presley


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Ranking the '70s

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