Monday, January 16, 2017

In The 1970s Billy Swan

I loved the song I Can Help. I loved the fact that it would catch out the lazy DJs who never realised it had a force ending. It faded out and came back again.  Fantastic! As far as the UK was concerned it was a one hit wonder. Mr. Billy Lance Swan was born in 1942 in Missouri and in the 1960s played on the road with the likes of Kris Krisstofferson and Conway Twitty.


The song was recorded in two takes only and the applause on some versions at the end of the track is supposed to be down to the fact the fact that a dog was pulling at Billy’s trousers during the recording. Nice story for a song that went to No. 1 in many countries and went gold in the U.S. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Switchback 1976

PLAYING TRACKS BY Elton John & Kiki Dee, Brotherhood Of Man, Demis Roussos, Wings, Sherbet and more.

In The 1970s Kate Bush


Kate Bush was born Catherine Bush in 1958. She was a prolific writer and was turned down by many record companies. At the age of 16 Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd was introduced to her recordings and in 1978 she released her first successful single which got to No. 1 in the UK charts. It was Wuthering Heights.



From the Album A Kick Inside . The single was written by Kate and followed the story of the book of the same name. The single was not to be released by the record company but Kate insisted and fought her place. She won and musical history was made.
Not only did she write the song, sing the song but she also danced to the song in the promotional videos. Remember she was only 19.

This was the start of a mega career for Kate. The Man With A Child In His Eyes was the next top ten single in 1978 and written by Kate when she was 13 and recorded when she was only 16. The last hit of 1978 was a No. 44 hit called Hammer Horror.

1979 and Kate was in big demand and in the charts too. Wow was her last hit of that decade and came from the album Lionheart..

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Top 50 UK Singles Chart - 5 January 1974

PLAYING TRACKS BY Roxy Music, John Lennon, Nazareth, Eddie Kendricks, Marie Osmond and more.

In The 1970s Sham 69


Founder and front man Jimmy Pursey named the group after some graffiti on a wall written about a football team. The group were renowned for violent concerts and stopped performing at live venues in 1979 because of national front violence.

The group also split in 1979 when Pursey joined the Sex Pistols.

It was in 1978 that the group had their first top twenty single with Angels With Dirty Faces.

Angels with dirty faces
Angels from nowhere places
Kids like me and you
Running fighting down the street
Ain't got no money but I don't cry
We're the people you don't wanna know
We come from places you don't wanna go


Read more: Sham 69 - Angels With Dirty Faces Lyrics | MetroLyrics 


The follow up went to No. 9 in the UK charts and was  called If The Kids Are United.



One more hit followed in 1978 called Hurry Up Harry. 1979 saw the group suffer the break up and the violence but they still produced two top selling singles. The first being Questions and Answers, the second was Hersham Boys. Hersham being the place Jimmy was born in 1955.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Classic Chart countdowns from the 1970s

In The 1970s Sister Sledge


Sister Sledge are the American family group formed in 1971. The fours Sledge sisters came from Pennsylvania who produced some of the greatest dance hits in the 1970s.

Their first UK hit was in 1975 with Mama Never Told Me just getting to No. 20. Move on to 1979 when the group had a No. 6 hit with the floor filler He's The Greatest Dancer co written by Nile Rodgers from the album We Are Family. The album also gave them their next UK hit with the No. 8 hit We Are Family.

Again the song was written by Nile and Bernard Edwards who died in 1996.



We Are Family went Gold in the UK. The title was inspired by how record executives reacted to the family singers.

Also in 1979 Lost In Music kept us dancing and was their very last top twenty hits in the UK.

Friday, December 30, 2016

In The 1970s Boomtown Rats


Irish band fronted by Bob Geldof who was born in 1951 and started the group in 1975. Other members included Pete Briquette,Johnie Fingers, Garry Roberts and Simon Crowe. In 1976 they signed up with London company Ensign Records.

In 1977 they had a No. 11 hit with Lookin' After No. 1 which became the first New Wave song to appear on Top Of The Pops on BBC. This was followed in the same year by Mary Of The 4th Form which also came from the debut album The Boomtown Rats.

1978 would be a big year for the group. She's So Modern got No. 12 from the album A Tonic For The Troops.Like Clockwork reached No. 6 later in the year.
Rat Trap was the big No.1 for the group in 1978 and was written by Bob himself. Rat Trap was all about being stuck in the game of life. The record went Gold.

1979 and another No. 1 song and another Gold selling single with I Don't Like Mondays. Again written by Bob and refers to an American college shooting where the gunman was asked why he did it. He replied I Don't Like Mondays.

The last single of the 1979s was a No.13 hit called Diamond Smiles

UK Top 40: 27th December 1975

Billy Connolly, The Wombles, Judge Dread, Roxy Music, John Lennon and more.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

In The 1970s Dr Hook



Originally called The Chocolate Papers back in the 1960s, they changed their name in the 1970s to Dr Hook and the Medicine Show later to become Dr Hook. The Hook name came from band member Ray Sawyer's eye patch and the resemblance to Captain Hook from Peter Pan.Sawyer lost his eye in a car crash back in 1967.

Other long term members included George Cummings and Dennis Locorriiere who also wrote songs for Helen Reddy. Billy Francis died in 2010.John Wolters died in 1997 and Bob Henke died in 2012.
It was 1972 when the group had their first single success with Sylvia's Mother written by Shel Silverstein. The song tells the true story of the writer trying to get back his girlfriend but getting through to her mum instead.

Move on to 1976 for their next big hit with A Little Bit More which reached No. 2 just as their previous UK hit had.

From the same album called A Little Bit More and also from 1976 came the next hit called If Not You a ballad that had great radio play and a No. 5 hit single. No hits in 1977.



1978 and the group were back with More Like The Movies.

It was in 1979 when the group scored their very first No.1 single with When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman and was written by Evan Stevens and came from the album Pleasure and Pain.



UK TOP 40: 19 DEC 1976 - 1 JAN 1977

Kursaal Flyers, Tina Charles, Gladys Knight And The Pips, Bonnie Tyler, Johnny Mathis and more

Sunday, December 25, 2016

In The 1970s Status Quo


Back in 1962 a group called The Spectres founded by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster. In 1967 the group became Staus Quo with Rick Parfitt of course.

RICK PARFITT died on Christmas Eve 2016 aged 68 from complications after a fall in Spain.


In 1970 there first UK hit in the 1970s was Down The Dustpipe reaching No. 12 which was followed by a non top twenty hit called In My Chair.

Moving on to 1973 and the group scored a No.8 hit with Paper Plane.
  • This song's lyrics were based on a poem written by a close friend of the band, Robert Young. He and the band's frontman Francis Rossi are the credited writers.
The next song later that year only managed to get to No. 20 and was called Mean Girl.

The biggest hit of that year and probably the one they are best remembered for was the classic Caroline.

  • The song was written by the band's frontman Francis Rossi along with Bob Young, who had various duties with Status Quo, including songwriting. The pair wrote the song two years before they finally recorded it, as the band had a backlog of songs at the time.

    They completed the lyrics on a table napkin in the dining room of a hotel in Perranporth, Cornwall. Young recalled to The Guardian April 2, 2013: "We stayed in a right grotty hotel because it was all we could afford and continued writing the song there – in the dining room on a rainy day, when we couldn't take the kids anywhere and everybody was miserable. The hotel manager wasn't impressed that there were two members of Status Quo staying at the hotel. He was even less impressed when I leant against the dining room window and fell through it. But I managed to finish the lyrics – on a napkin."

In 1974 they had a No. 8 hit with Break The Rules which was followed by the groups only No. 1 hit single in the 1970s with Down Down in January 1975.




Only one single in 1975 with Roll Over Lay Down and in 1976 two hits with the No. 11 hit Mystery Song and the No. 9 hit Wild Side Of Life.

Only one hit in 1978 that got to No. 3 but would 12 years later be heard by billions of people when it opened the Live Aid event in 1985. It was of course Rockin' All Over The World written by John Forgety from Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Only one top twenty hit in 1978 with Again and Again.

Two hits in 1979 with the first being Whatever You Want and Living On A Island



Tuesday, December 20, 2016

70s Music Christmas 1976

The 70s music Christmas charts were so important in the 1970s, with not only the prestige of getting a Christmas hit, but a NUMBER One Christmas hit was the icing on the cake, the Christmas Cake.

During this 70s music Christmas Season we look at the music of Christmas Day 1976 and highlight those Christmas records to stir the memory of the 70s music.

Having to use a bit of editorial control here to decide what was a Christmas hit, so if it does not match your criteria, apologies.


This chart comes from the 2oth December 1976.

No.10

Chris Hill and Bionic Santa

Chris has his second Chhristmas hit with hthis the follow up to his 1975 hit  "Renta Santa".




No.1.


Johnny had a number one in the UK, that did not even chart in the US with "When A Child Is Born" from an Italian son by Ciro Dammicco, with English words added later.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

70s Music Christmas 1973


The 70s music Christmas charts were so important in the 1970s, with not only the prestige of getting a Christmas hit, but a NUMBER One Christmas hit was the icing on the cake, the Christmas Cake.

During this 70s music Christmas Season we look at the music of Christmas Day 1971 and highlight those Christmas records to stir the memory of the 70s music.

Having to use a bit of editorial control here to decide what was a Christmas hit, so if it does not match your criteria, apologies.

This chart comes from the 22nd December 1973.

No.4
Wizzard and I wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

Roy Wood from the 1960s group The Move , was the glam rock front man of this Christmas Classic record, a long way from his time with the ELO too.
The song was in a battle with Slade to see who would get to the highest position of that year, and this then became the start of the battle for No.1 at Christmas. Wizzard lost the battle, but this record remains a huge favourite at festive time for British audiences.

Wizzard were not alone , as they were joined on this record by by backing group called The Suedettes and The Stockland Green Bilateral School (First Year), and it works well, just listen.

 
The record that got to No.1 is the daddy of them all really, it is played EVERY year and heralds Christmas time in the UK.
 Slade and Merry Xmas Everybody

More Glam rock now with the fun group Slade from Wolverhampton, who in the 70s were the original FUN band that it was great to like, despite being eight or eighty, they were led by Noddy Holder, who's pension is huge because of this record.

The single was written by Noddy and another band member Jim Lea, and was loosely based on some old writings from many years before they originally discarded.


Friday, December 2, 2016

In the 1970s Genesis


They started back in 1967 with members including Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and later in 1970 Phil Collins. The group sold over 150 million albums with several name changes throughout the years.
Amazingly single chart wise the group did not very well in the UK charts during the classic 1970s era.


In 1974 the group scored a No. 21 hit with I Know What I Like (In The Wardrobe) from the album Selling England By The Pound. All the band members were all credited with writing the song about a groundsman who did not want to grow up and wanted to stay the same.

In 1977 a No.14 hit was scored with Match Of The Day from Spot The Pigeon EP.

In 1978 the groups biggest hit was Follow Me Follow You written by Collins, Banks and Rutherford. This was the last hit single of the 1970s.

Peter Gabriel was in the group from 67-75 and back for a few months in 1978. Steve Hackett was in the band from 71-77.

Top 50 UK Singles Chart - 7 December 1974

UK Top 50 Singles Chart – 7 December 1974 Christmas is coming Topping the Chart is Barry White New entries from Gloria Gaynor, Wombles, Goodies, Ralph McTell, Kenny, Status Quo and Rod Stewart & the Faces Re-entry from Jan Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg Climbers include Showaddywaddy, Hot Chocolate, Trammps, Mud and Disco Tex & the Sex-O-Lettes Plus other well-known and less known classics, including Gary Glitter

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

In teh 1970s Cat Stevens



He was born in 1948 as Stefan Demetre  Georgiou and in his life time became Cat Stevens and the Yusaf Islam. But during the 1970s he was Cat Stevens who made singing seem effortless. His albums and singles were, and still are a delight to hear.

Just take a look at these classic songs that Cat gave to the 1960s.
Matthew And Son, I love My Dog and albums called Matthew And Son.

But Cat hit the 1970s running. His very first single to UK chart was in 1970 with Lady D’Arbanville from the album Mona Bone Jakon on Island Records. The song was all about his teenage short lived girlfriend Patti D’Arbanville who in the 1980s had a relationship with Miami Vice Don Johnson. She was also the inspiration for Wild World that was a big U.S. hit that year.

1971 the excellent album Teaser And The Firecat was released which gave us the classic Cat single called Moonshadow.


Cat said on a TV show in 2009.
"I was on a holiday in Spain. I was a kid from the West End (of London) - bright lights, et cetera. I never got to see the moon on its own in the dark, there were always streetlamps. So there I was on the edge of the water on a beautiful night with the moon glowing, and suddenly I looked down and saw my shadow. I thought that was so cool, I'd never seen it before."

The single only reached No. 22 and the next single Peace Train failed to chart completely in the UK.
1972 and Cat was having problem as he Can’t Keep It In. The song reached No. 13 and was one of those songs sung in the playground for some reason.


His other hit that year was Morning Has Broken. Again this came from the Teaser album and is probably the record most associated with Cat Stevens.
Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word.
Cat did not chart in the UK in 1973, but had two hits in the U.S. with Sitting and The Hurt. It was not long before Cat came back in the UK charts with more classics.


In 1974 he had success with the Oh Very Young song in many territories, but in the UK it was Another Saturday Night which was a remake of the 1963 hit by Sam Cooke. The song was much heavier than the original, and was on the verge of dancing too.

His last top fifty sing hit was in 1977 with Remember The Days Of The Old School Yard from the album Izitso. In the U.S. The song features Elkie Brooks too. Cat Stevens had eight top thirty hits and in the UK he had five. Album wise everybody seems to own a Cat Stevens album, especially the Greatest Hits, which was released in 1975.

Cat became Yusaf in 1978.
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

In the 1970s Supremes


The classic Tamla Motown group that made a huge impact in the 1960s, and made a mega star out of Diana Ross. The group actually started as the Primettes started in 1959 before changing their name later. The group is still the most successful female group in the US. In terms of the Billboard charting.

The group had several 1970 group members which including the founder member Mary Wilson (born 1944) she was with the Supremes until 1977 and saw the group take twelve No. 1 U.S. hits, also having THIRTY THREE top forty hits. Mary would several times take lead vocals during the coming and going of other group members.

Mary had big legal battles with Motown in the late 1970s, and she also went into solo work too, releasing her album Mary Wilson in 1979.

Diana Ross (born 1944) was another founder member who left in the first year of the 70s decade. Her career from the Supremes to solo to icon is another article al in itself On January 14th 1970Diana sand in Las Vegas with the Supremes for the very last time

Cindy Birdsong joined the group in 1967 and left in 1972. She rejoined the group again in 1973 to 1976. Cindy sang with Patti Labelle in the 1960s. As a solo artist she had a 1970 single called Why (Must We Fall In Love).

Jean Tyrell was brought in to the group in 1970 to replace Diana Ross, but she left in 1973. With her in the group the singles came thick and fast and she was seen as a hard worker, but a few within the Motown group did not her in the group. Lynda Lawrence joined in 1972 and left in 1973, Sherrie Payne joined in 1973 and left in 1976 and Susaye Green joined for only one year in 1976.


1970 saw several UK hits in the top forty with songs like Why (Must We Fall In Love), Up The Ladder To The Roof, RiverDeep Mountain High. But the biggest song hitting No. 3 that year was Stoned Love which had Jean Tyrell on the lead. The song was about peace, especially poignant as the Vietnam War was well in the American consciousness. Some people wrongly assumed it was about drugs and thus some radio stations banned the single written by Kenny Thomas and Frank Wilson.

1971 saw Motown classic hitting the UK charts with two top ten singles. The first was Nathan Jones, a song about a guy who left his lady a year ago and a guy who was always being thought about by his ex-girlfriend. His name of course was Nathan Jones.

The second top ten hit was Floy Joy which was written and produced by the legendary Smokey Robinson.
1972 saw several hits, but only one top ten hit which was Automatically Sunshine, which was another Smokey Robinson produced and written single and came from the album Floy Joy, Although Lynda Laurence is featured on the album's cover, she is not featured on any of the songs. She replaced Cindy Birdsong in the Supremes just after the recordings were finished.

The following year of 1973 gave the group no top twenty hits in the UK, but by 1974 they re released an earlier Supremes song called Baby Love which was recorded by Diana Ross in the 1960s. The song made the No. 12 in the UK. Strangely Diana Ross took the group full circle as that was the last single the Supremes ever charted with.

Twenty nine top forty singles in the UK during the life of the group, and add that to seventeen top forty UK albums; it is easy to see why this group lives on in the memories of the baby boomers in the 1960s and the 1970s.

Friday, November 4, 2016

UK Top 50 Singles Chart - 1 November 1975

1 November 1975 – Top 50 UK Singles Topping the Chart is Art Garfunkel New entries from Eagles, 14-18, Jigsaw, Van McCoy, Maxine Nightingale, John Lennon and Billy Connolly, Climbers include Austin Robins, David Cassidy, Jim Capaldi, Hello, Justin Hayward & John Lodge, George McCrae and Roxy Music Plus other well-known and less known classics

Friday, October 28, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

In Memory of Rod Temperton

A tribute to Rod Temperton. This is a non-stop playlist of 19 songs written by Rod Temperton, including tracks by Heatwave, Michael Jackson, Donna Summer, Quincy Jones, The Brothers Johnson, Patti Austin, James Ingram, Michael McDonald, George Benson, The Manhattan Transfer and Beverley Knight. The version of "The Lady In My Life" included is the rarely heard "full version".

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The SAS (Steve Algar Show) Sensational Seventies Spectacular - 08/08/2016. Complete Show

This upload features tracks from 1979 - Special A.K.A, 1976 - Don Williams, 1970 - Arrival, 1970 - Jackson 5, 1970 - Ten Years After and more.

The Sensational Seventies Spectacular with the SAS (Steve Algar Show) 22/08/2016 Complete Show

This upload features tracks from 1971 - The Supremes, 1975 - The Stylistics, 1971 - The Elgins, 1978 - Exile, 1977 - Donna Summer and more.

The SAS (Steve Algar Show) Sensational Seventies Spectacular - Paul McCartney Specia

Revisiting the Hits of the 1970's and an affectionate look at some of the Songs of Paul McCartney. From his timein 1970 with the Beatles all the way through the decade to 1979. Including his Biggest number one Hit Mull of Kintyre. Join Steve for a 2 hour memorable journey through the dancing decade.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

GREATEST HITS : 1973

The greatest hits of 1973 featuring tracks by Slade, Sweet, T Rex, Diana Ross, David Bowie, The Carpenters, Gilbert O'Sullivan, The Osmonds, Alvin Stardust, Marie Osmond, Elton John, David Cassidy, Donny Osmond and more...

UK TOP 40: 24-30 SEPTEMBER 1978

UK TOP 40 SINGLES CHART FOR W/E 30th SEPTEMBER 1978 featuring hits from John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, Boney M, Andy Gibb, ABBA. Frankie Valli, Rose Royce, The Commodores, Buzzcocks, Exile, Jeff Wayne, Cerrone, Herbie Hancock, Andy Gibb, and more... There is some bad language on the number 40 and 25 songs (The Who/Ivor Biggun)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Seventies Galore

Forgotten '70s show 1

Forgotten '70s show 1: The Motors - Forget About You Cozy Powell - Na Na Na Chairmen Of The Board - Finders Keepers Freda Payne - Deeper & Deeper Steve Forbert - Going Down To Laurel East Of Eden - Jig A Jig Fairfield Parlour - Bourdeaux Rose Andy Bown - Another Shipwreck Status Quo - In My Chair Buzzcocks - Harmony In My Head Stretch - Why Did You Do It? Sailor - Stiletto Heels Giorgio - From Here To Eternity Madness - The Prince

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

UK Top 40: 26th August 1978

This week we're back in 1978, with punk from Jilted John, Sham 69 and X-Ray Spex, disco from A Taste Of Honey, Cerrone and Sylvester, and a whole bunch of variety spanning the likes of Justin Hayward to The Smurfs!

sos seventies

The SAS takes you back to the very best of the Dancing Decade with some Classic Sounds you may well have forgotten!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Benny Hill and Tommy Cooper AND MORE

GREATEST HITS: 1978 vol 2

The Greatest Hits of 1978 (volume 2) features tracks by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John. Boney M, Kate Bush, Bee Gees, Frankie Valli, Darts, Dollar. Blondie, The Jacksons, Brotherhood of Man, Andrew Gold, Elton John and more... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rpmmixcloud Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/15429... Volume 1: GREATEST HITS : 1978 vol 1

Top 50 UK Singles Chart - 6 August 1977

Top 50 Chart - 6 August 1977 Donna Summer tops the charts with I Feel Love New entries from Mink Deville, Jigsaw, Steve Gibbons, Carly Simon and the Ramones Climbers include Bay City Rollers, Danny Williams, Stranglers and Smokie And other rock, disco, pop and punk classics Please FOLLOW, FAVOURITE and REPOST if you like this chart Chart used http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/...

Sunday, August 21, 2016

In the 1970s Jackson Five



One of the most powerful singing families in the world that spawned the prince of pop Michael. Michael died at the age of 50, but the story of Michael Jackson in the 1970s will be in another article. This is about the group called The Jackson Five, The Jackson 5 or even the Jacksons. Take your choice it is all the same super group.

There is no doubt that the brothers had talent and that there were good looking, and of course the right place for them to be was on the Motown label. But was the “white” world ready for this super pop group? The answer was yes.

Motown really were good at PR by changing the boys ages down to make them younger to the teen audiences and to get the “ahh” from parents. They also put out a story that it was Diana Ross who discovered them, but it was in fact Gladys Knight who did that. But however they started, and whoever tweaked with the truth The Jackson Five were a great dance and singing band. All of them immensely talented too.

The brothers Jackie Jackson born in 1951, Tito Jackson born in 1953, Jermaine Jackson born in 1954 and he took vocal leads on a lot of the early Jackson hits, before  Michael was pushed to the front of the band. Marlon Jackson born in 1957 and Randy Jackson born in 1961.

The guys were in magazines, on TV and they had their own cartoon series too. The song was their first hit in 1970, and number .1 in the USA and No. 8 in the UK. The song came from the album ABC, and the single is famous for knocking the Beatles and Let It Be off the No. 1 position. The song was called ABC.



Michael was eleven at this time and was on lead vocals. The follow up is the not so remembered The Love You Share another U.S. No. 1(No.7 UK). Michael and Jermaine on lead with a song about a girl being asked to slow down a little.

But the biggest hit of that year was I’ll Be There again No1 U.S. (No. 4 UK). It was the most successful single at that time for Motown and was the first ever 4th consecutive No. 1 in the U.S. charts for a black male group. The single sold over six million across the world, and remains the group’s biggest selling single.

That single was followed in the U.S. only by Mama’s Pearl , Never Can Say Goodbye, Maybe Tomorrow, Sugar Daddy and Little Bitty Pretty One. The next hit for both the UK and USA was Lookin’ Through TheWindows, which came from the album of the same name. Again Michael very much at the front in terms of lead vocal. This is the time the infighting in the group started to raise its head, and the group’s overall dissatisfaction with the way Tamla Motown were treating them.

In the same year of 1972 the group had a No. 9 hit in the UK with Doctor My Eyes a song written by Jackson Browne. Jackson also released it as a single getting to No. 8 in the U.S.

1973 the biggest U.S. single was Get It Together, but in the UK it was Skywriter which was a style of record that seemed to be pushing the Jackson away from the traditional style of song. No hits in the UK, but the U.S. pushed out five with Dancing Machine being the biggest and gave the group their second Grammy nomination too. In 1976 the group moved to CBS from Motown and had hits like Enjoy Yourself.



The songs were more funky such as the No.1 UK Show You The Way To Go which had an amazing video to go with the song. It was something never really seen before with the brothers falling through computerized back drops. The song was written by award winging writers Huff and Gamble. Smaller hits trickled in the charts in 1977.

1978 saw Blame It On The Boogie which had two versions going up and down the charts at the same time. The song had been written by English man Mick Jackson, who also released it at the same time as the Jackson Five. He put up a great fight, but the group beat him in the battle of the record charts.

1979 and Shake Your Body Down To The Ground came from the 1978 album Destiny and was written by Randy and Michael Jackson themselves, and also went silver in the UK. It was the last top twenty hit for the super group in the UK. The group had eight top twenty hits in the States in the 1970s.