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I Love the Nightlife (Disco ‘Round) – Alicia Bridges

I Love the Nightlife (Disco ‘Round) – Alicia Bridges

Alicia Bridges has only a single hit; a single trip to the Billboard Top 40. But what a hit “I Love the Nightlife” was. It’s a party anthem. A disco classic. I always enjoyed listening to Casey Kasem’s “American Top 40” in the 1970s and I remember this song slowly inching its way up the survey, finally peaking at No. 5 in December 1978. But that was the only time Alicia Bridges ever saw … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop

Magnet and Steel – Walter Egan

Magnet and Steel – Walter Egan

It’s time to celebrate “Magnet and Steel” by Walter Egan. But before we get there, does anybody remember a group called Night? They had two Top 40 hits in the summer of 1979, a rocker called “Hot Summer Nights” (#18 on the Billboard Top 40) and a ballad called “If You Remember Me” (credited to “Chris Thompson and Night” that reached number 17 on the Billboard Top 40). Thompson had also recorded with Manfred Mann’s Earth Band … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop

New York Groove – Ace Frehley

New York Groove – Ace Frehley

Editor’s note: Here is another post from Jim Barton, our resident rock and metal one-hit wonder expert. Because “New York Groove” was a song from a one-off solo project and guitarist Ace Frehley was a still-active member of Kiss when he had this solo hit, I originally wasn’t going to include it, as I personally don’t count such songs as true one-hit wonders. But after some debate, we decided “New York Groove” belongs on Top One-Hit … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Rock