I don’t know about you, but am a little bit relieved that the Month of April is over. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy the #AtoZChallenge but it can also be a very demanding challenge.
I am more than ready to return to a reduced schedule of posts, so that I can take more time to enjoy them as well as your posts, too.
A hearty thank you to Mr Arlee Bird, founder of the #AtoZChallenge, who started this annual trek through the blogosphere all those years ago.
I don’t know if I’m just getting older, but keeping up with the posts daily, as well as promoting them via social media, and keeping up with all my friends -PLUS some new ones - just made me tired. Yes, you heard me. This old broad is ready for a NAP!
I truly enjoyed making new acquaintances this year, as well as re-confirming friendships from years past.
My original thought for my theme this year was just going to be random songs from the 70’s decade. But once I got into the nitty gritty of it all - I realized that the 70’s had a vast range of genre, and I knew I wasn’t going to be able to make everyone happy. So, I took a safe route and went with Billboard Hits, based on the Billboard Hot 100 Year-End Charts. I was able to get a nice cross-section of genre using this method. I got lucky, as there were only three letters that did not appear on those charts - but I was able to find songs that were released during that time period for each of those three letters.
Moving right along....
In 1977, Barry Manilow released the song ‘Looks Like We Made It’. The song was composed by Richard Kerr with lyrics by Will Jennings. When the song was released, it reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as the US Adult Contemporary Charts. By the end of the year, it was listed as number 37 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 Year-End Chart.
Here to sing us out for the #AtoZChallenge, Mr Barry Manilow:
Here is the 2017 AtoZ Challenge playlist for all of the songs featured in this years challenge. Go ahead and subscribe - I'm always adding new playlists that correlate with my posts. (plus I sometimes include additional songs in the playlists, just for fun!)
And there we have it folks! That’s a wrap for the 2017 #AtoZChallenge . Will you be joining us again next year? I plan on it - simply because I love music and sharing the stories.