Billboard #1 Hot Dance Singles of 1976

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I Love Music - O'Jays
10
15%
Mighty High - Mighty Clouds of Joy
2
3%
Movin' - Brass Construction
5
7%
Turn the Beat Around - Vicki Sue Robinson
6
9%
Love Hangover - Diana Ross
12
18%
Try Me, I Know We Can Make It - Donna Summer
0
No votes
Disco Party - The Trammps
2
3%
Trouble Maker - Roberta Kelly
0
No votes
Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel - Tavares
6
9%
The Best Disco in Town - Ritchie Family
2
3%
You Should be Dancing - Bee Gees
10
15%
Cherchez la Femme - Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
2
3%
My Sweet Summer Suite - Love Unlimited Orchestra
2
3%
Midnight Love Affair - Carol Douglas
1
1%
Down to Love Town - The Originals
0
No votes
Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
8
12%
 
Total votes: 68

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Billboard #1 Hot Dance Singles of 1976

Postby pcqgod » 01 Dec 2017, 19:02

Pick up to four groove thang shakin' favorites.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_n ... _1976_(U.S.)
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Re: Billboard #1 Hot Dance Singles of 1976

Postby toomanyhatz » 01 Dec 2017, 19:15

By gash, that's some good stuff. I'll have to listen to the ones I haven't heard or don't remember, but for now I went with the O'Jays, Diana, Tavares, and Thelma.
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Re: Billboard #1 Hot Dance Singles of 1976

Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 01 Dec 2017, 19:35

Diana, Tavares, Buzzard, and Love Unlimited -

I am getting all sentimental now. The soundtrack to much better times (and certainly not because of me being older now - those days were actually, factually, measurably, detectably, politically, economically, philosophically, audibly, visibly, tangibly, olfactorily, and gustatorily so much more... er... human).
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Re: Billboard #1 Hot Dance Singles of 1976

Postby toomanyhatz » 01 Dec 2017, 19:46

That Trammps track is a scorcher! I might change my vote...
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Postby toomanyhatz » 01 Dec 2017, 20:11

toomanyhatz wrote:That Trammps track is a scorcher! I might change my vote...


Done. Sorry, Tavares!
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Re: Billboard #1 Hot Dance Singles of 1976

Postby Dayodead » 01 Dec 2017, 20:26

If there is a hell, this is the soundtrack...

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Postby gash on ignore » 01 Dec 2017, 22:15

Disco passes into its light ents/showbiz phase.

The best is Miss Ross then the harder-edged, Crusaders-lite Carol Douglas then, barely, the O Jays.
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Re: Billboard #1 Hot Dance Singles of 1976

Postby sloopjohnc » 01 Dec 2017, 22:46

Mighty High
Turn the Beat Around
You Should Be Dancing
Don't Leave Me This Way

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Postby sneelock » 02 Dec 2017, 00:00

Nice to see Thelma Houston tearing it up along with Miss Ross.
I also took O'Jays, &"Turn the Beat Around"

I came to my senses on the O'Jays - the other 3 I always loved straight out of the gate.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 02 Dec 2017, 00:09

Dayodead wrote:If there is a hell, this is the soundtrack...


So are we still fighting the "disco sucks" wars? I'd say this kind of stuff, even if you don't care for it, got a whole hell of a lot worse once they trained machines how to play it while white guys in baggy pants lip-synced. But maybe that's just me...
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Re: Billboard #1 Hot Dance Singles of 1976

Postby fange » 02 Dec 2017, 02:42

toomanyhatz wrote:So are we still fighting the "disco sucks" wars?

Oh yes; this is one battle that will always have a front continuing somewhere. Just a fact of life.


Man, I could go on and on about a selection like this, but i'll keep it short. It is a tremendously mixed music bag being offered - you have the male doo wop/soul groups getting in on the disco train, the further expansion of the latin dance sounds, the 'novelty' type commercial tunes, the late soul jazz/funk strains still hanging in there, the soul-pop chanteuses backed by production wizards, the Bee Gees... it's a cornu-fucking-copia of stuff. Disco was never one simple thing, and here it is in all its glory.

For me -

'Movin' - a bit of an outlier here, a throwback to a (slightly) earlier time with the harder edge and soul jazz elements musically but the vocals are pure disco. The mix is intoxicating, perfect disco trance heaven.
'I Love Music' - Almost the perfect pop/soul/disco track.
'Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel' - arguably has the greatest melodic hooks amongst the whole lot. Deceptively simple but actually lightning in a bottle hard to capture or replicate to this level.
'Love Hangover' - oh, that high hat. Again, a song where it's the mix of the harder edges plus pop nous and soul lift, in just the right amounts, that make it work.
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Re: Billboard #1 Hot Dance Singles of 1976

Postby The Modernist » 02 Dec 2017, 06:33

Movin' and Love Hangover are the strongest tracks here.

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Postby The Beatles » 02 Dec 2017, 08:00

kewl klive wrote:Disco passes into its light ents/showbiz phase.

The best is Miss Ross then the harder-edged, Crusaders-lite Carol Douglas then, barely, the O Jays.


Yeah, more or less.

Not easy to get excited about this streamlined pap.
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Re: Billboard #1 Hot Dance Singles of 1976

Postby never/ever » 02 Dec 2017, 08:30

Dr. Buzzard leads the pack for me. That whole LP was stacked with big band goodness.
Bee Gees. Brass Construction and Ritchie Family for the quaddie.
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Postby Count Machuki » 02 Dec 2017, 16:53

The original of that Thelma Houston number smokes the cover any day of the week

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Re: Billboard #1 Hot Dance Singles of 1976

Postby never/ever » 02 Dec 2017, 21:24

Thelma did a more than credible job on that song. Better than the Communards anyway.
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