It’s day six of the #AtoZChallenge, and that brings us to the letter F. But first, let’s talk about the recent Battle of the Bands results.
The song for the battle was “Alone Again (Naturally)” and the contenders were Zsa Zsa Padilla vs Michael Buble & Diana Krall.
The total votes came out as:
Zsa Zsa Padilla with 2 votes
Michael Buble & Diana Krall with 13 votes
Congratulations to the winner!
Thank you everyone that took the time to cast your vote in that battle! The next battle takes place on April 15 with a different song.
Now that has been taken care of, let's move on to today's Challenge.
Today’s letter for the #AtoZChallenge is F. Here are a few of the billboard hits from the 70’s that start with the letter F.
1972 - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" is a 1957 folk song written by British political singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, who later became his wife, to sing. At the time the couple were lovers, although MacColl was married to someone else. Seeger sang the song when the duo performed in folk clubs around Britain. During the 1960s, it was recorded by various folk singers and became a major international hit for Roberta Flack in 1972, winning the Grammy Awards for Record and Song of the Year. Billboard ranked it as the No. 1 song of the year for 1972.
1975 - Fame - David Bowie
"Fame" is a song recorded by David Bowie, initially released in 1975. Written by Bowie, Carlos Alomar and John Lennon, it was a hit in North America, becoming Bowie's first number 1 single in the Canadian Singles Chart as well as the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song was one of the most successful singles of the year, ranking at number 7 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100. It was less successful in Europe, reaching number 17 in the UK Singles Chart.
1976 - A Fifth Of Beethoven - Walter Murphy and The Big Apple Band
"A Fifth of Beethoven" is a disco instrumental recorded by Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band, adapted from the first movement of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. The record was produced by noted production music and sound effects recording producer Thomas J. Valentino. The "Fifth" in the song's title is a pun, referencing a liquid measure approximately equal to one-fifth of a gallon, a popular size for bottles containing hard liquor, as well as Beethoven's Fifth Symphony from which the song was adapted.
Released as a single by Private Stock Records in 1976, the song debuted at number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and climbed to number 1 within 19 weeks, remaining there for one week. It is listed as #10 in Billboard Hot 100 Year-End Charts for 1976.
In 1977, it was licensed to RSO Records for inclusion on the best-selling Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. The song is Murphy's best known work and one of his few Top 40 hits, and is considered one of the most popular and memorable pieces of music from the disco era.
Be sure to follow the 2017 AtoZ Challenge playlist for all of the songs featured in this years challenge.
Did you listen to any of these tunes in the 70's? Would you like to know more about these artists in future posts? Let me know in the comments.
What does tomorrow bring?Tomorrow brings us the letter 'G'.
Any guesses as to which 1970 Billboard Hits will be showcased?