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     Our years at CCHS (1972 through 1976) represented some of greatest years of  pop music.  Do you think that graduates of the 1980's, 1990's, and 2000's can sing or hum all the top 100 songs for each of the years they were in high school?  (I don't think so).  Our music was fun and memorable.

 

Billboard Magazine's Year-End Top 100 Pop Hits For 1972:

 

1. The First Time Ever I Saw your Face Roberta Flack
2. Alone Again (Naturally) Gilbert O'Sullivan
3. American Pie Don McLean
4. Without You Nilsson
5. The Candy Man Sammy Davis, Jr.
6. I Gotcha Joe Tex
7. Lean On Me Bill Withers
8. Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me Mac Davis
9. Brand New Key Melanie
10. Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast Wayne Newton
11. Let's Stay Together Al Green
12. Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) Looking Glass
13. Oh Girl Chi-Lites
14. Nice To Be With You Gallery
15. My Ding-A-Ling Chruck Berry
16. If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right Luther Ingram
17. Heart Of Gold Neil Young
18. Betcha By Golly, Wow Stylistics
19. I'll Take You There Staple Singers
20. Ben Michael Jackson
21. The Lion Sleeps Tonight Robert John
22. Outa-space Billy Preston
23. Slippin' Into Darkness War
24. Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) Hollies
25. How Do You Do Mouth & MacNeal
26. Song Sung Blue Neil Diamond
27. A Horse With No Name America
28. Popcorn Hot Butter
29. Everybody Plays The Fool Main Ingredient
30. Orecious And Few Climax
31. Last Night I Didn't Get To Sleep At All 5th Dimension
32. Nights In White Satin Moody Blues
33. Go All The Way Raspberries
34. Too Late To Turn Back Now Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
35. Back Stabbers O'Jays
36. Down By The Lazy River Osmonds
37. Sunshine Jonathan Edwards
38. Starting All Over Again Mel & Tim
39. Day After Day Badfinger
40. Rocket Man Elton John
41. Rockin' Robin Michael Jackson
42. Beautiful Sunday Daniel Boone
43. Scorpio Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar
44. Morning Has Broken Cat Stevens
45. The City Of New Orleans Arlo Guthrie
46. Garden Party Rick Nelson
47. I Can See Clearly Now Johnny Nash
48. Burning Love Elvis Presley
49. Clean Up Woman Betty Wright
50. Hold Your Head Up Argent
51. Jungle Fever Chakachas
52. Everything I Own Bread
53. In The Rain Dramatics
54. Look What You Done For Me Al Green
55. The Happiest Girl In The Whole Whole World, U.S.A. Donna Fargo
56. Bang A Gong (Get It On) T. Rex
57. Mother And Child Reunion Paul Simon
58. Where Is The Love Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
59. I'm Still In Love With You Al Green
60. Layla Derek & The Dominos
61. Day Dreaming Aretha Franklin
62. The Way Of Love Cher
63. Black And White Three Dog Night
64. Sylvia's Mother Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
65. Hurting Each Other Carpenters
66. Coconut Nilsson
67. Sylvia's Mother Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
68. The Way OF Love Cher
69. Hurting Each Other Carpenters
70. Coconut Nilsson
71. Don't Say You Don't Remember Beverly Bremers
72. Puppy Love Donny Osmond
73. Hot Rod Lincoln Commander Cody & The Lost Planet Airmen
74. A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done Sonny & Cher
75. Joy Apollo 100
76. Drowning In A Sea Of Love Joe Simon
77. Never Been To Spain Three Dog Night
78. School's Out Alice Cooper
79. Saturday In The Park Chicago
80. The Witch Queen Of New Orleans Redbone
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Billboard Magazine's Year-End Top 100 Pop Hits For 1974:

 

1. The Way We Were Barbara Streisand
2. Seasons In The Sun Terry Jacks
3. Love's Theme Love Unlimited Orchestra
4. Come And Get Your Love Redbone
5. Dancing Machine Jackson 5
6. The Loco-Motion Grand Funk Railroad
7. T.S.O.P M.F.S.B.
8. The Streak Ray Stevens
9. Bennie & The Jets Elton John
10. One Hell Of A Waman Mac Davis
11. Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) Aretha Franklin
12. Jungle Boogie Kool & The Gang
13. Midnight At The Oasis Maria Muldaur
14. You Make Me Feel Brand New Stylistics
15. Show & Tell Al Wilson
16. Spiders & Snakes Jim Strafford
17. Rock On David Essex
18. Sunshine On My Shoulders John Denver
19. Sideshow Blue Magic
20. Hooked On A Feeling Blue Swede
21. Billy, Don't Be A Hero Bo Donaldson & The Haywoods
22. Band On The Run Paul McCartney & Wings
23. The Most Beautiful Girl Charlie Rich
24. Time In A Bottle Jim Croce
25. Annie's Song John Denver
26. (You're) Having My Baby Paul Anka
27. Let Me Be There Olivia Newton-John
28. Sundown Gordon Lightfoot
29. Rock Me Gently Andy Kim
30. Boogie Down Eddie Kendricks
31. You're 16 Ring Starr
32. If You Love Me Let Me Know Loiva Newton-John
33. Dark Lady Cher
34. The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me Gladys Knight & The Pips
35. Feel Like Making Love Roberta flack
36. Just Don't Want To Be Lonely Main Ingredient
37. Nothing From Nothing Billy Preston
38. Rock Your Baby George McRae
39. Top Of The World Carpenters
40. The Joker Steve Miller Band
41. I've Got To Use My Imagination Gladys Knight & The Pips
42. The Show Must Go On Three Dog Night
43. Rock The Boat Hues Corporation
44. Smokin' In The Boys Room Brownsville Station
45. Living In The city Stevie Wonder
46. Then Came You Dionne Warwick & The Spinners
47. The Night Chicago Died Paper Lace
48. The Entertainer Marvin Hamlisch
49. Waterloo Abba
50. The Air That I Breathe Hollies
51. Rikki Don't Lose That Number Steely Dan
52. Mockingbird James Taylor & Carly Simon
53. Help Me Joni Mitchell
54. Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up Barry White
55. You Won't See Me Anne Murray
56. Tell Me Sonethin' Good Rufus
57. You & Me Against The World Helen Reddy
58. Rock & Roll Heaven Righteous Brothers
59. Hollywood Swinging Kool & The Gang
60. Be Thankful For What You've Got William Devaughn
61. Hang On In There Baby Johnny Bristol
62. Eres Tu (Touch The Wind) Mocedadas
63. Takin' Care Of Business Bachman-Turner Overdrive
64. Radar Love Golden Earring
65. Please Come To Boston Dave Loggins
66. Keep On Smilin' Wet Willie
67. Lookin' For A Love Bobby Womack
68. Put Your Hands Together OJ's
69. On & On Gladys Knight & The Pips
70. Oh Very Young Cat Stevens
71. Ruby Red Dress Helen Reddy
72. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton John
73. I've Been Searchin' So Long Chicago
74. Oh My My Ringo Starr
75. For The Love Of Money OJ's
76. I Shot The Sheriff Eric Clapton
77. Jet Paul McCartney & Wings
78. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me Elton John
79. Tubular Bells Mike Oldfield
80. The Love Song Anne Murray
81. I'm Leavin' It All Up To You Donny & Marie Osmand
82. Helloi, It's Me Todd Rundrgren
83. I Love Tom T. Hall
84. Clap For The Wolfman Guess Who
85. The Lord's Prayer Sister Janet Meade
86. I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song Jim Croche
87. Tryin' To Hold Onto My Woman Lamont Dozier
88. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing Stevie JWonder
89. Very Special Love Song Charlie Rich
90. My Girl Bill Jim Stafford
91. Helen Wheels Paul McCartney & Wings
92. My Mistake (Was To Love You) Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye
93. Wildwood Weed Jim Stafford
94. Beach Baby First Class
95. Me And Baby Brother War
96. Rock & Roll Baby Stylistics
97. I Honestly love You Olivia Newton-John
98. Call On Me Chicago
99. Wild Thing Troggs
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Billboard Magazine's Year-End Top 100 Pop Hits For 1975:

 

1. Love Will Keep Us Together Captain & Tennille
2. Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell
3. Philadelphia Freedom Elton John
4. Before The Next Teardrop Falls Freddie Fender
5. My Eyes Adored You Frankie Valli
6. Some Kind Of Wonderful Frand Funk
7. Shining Star Earth, Wind & Fire
8. Fame David Bowie
9. Laugher In The Raid Neil Sedaka
10. One Of These Nights Eagles
11. Thank God I'm A Country Boy John Denver
12. Jive Talkin' Bee Gees
13. Best Of My Love Eagles
14. Loving You Minnie Riperton
15. Kung-Fu Fighting Carl Douglas
16. Black Water Doobie Brothers
17. Ball-Room Blitz Sweet
18. Hey, Won't You Play B.J. Thomas
19. He Don't Love You Like I Do Tony Orlando  Dawn
20. At 17 Janis Ian
21. Pick Up The Pieces Average White Band
22. The Hustle Van McCoy
23. Lady Marmalade LaBelle
24. Why Can't We Be Friends War
25. Love Won't Let Me Wait Major Harris
26. Boogie On Reggie Woman Stevie Wonder
27. tie Wasted Days & Wasted Nights Freddie Fender
27. tie Angie Baby Helen Reddy
29. Fight The Power Isley Brothers
30. Jackie Blue Ozark Mountain Daredevils
31. Fire Ohio Players
32. Magic Pilot
33. Please Mr. Postman Carpenters
34. Sister Goldenhair America
35. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds Elton John
36. Mandy Barry Manilow
37. Have You Never Been Mellow Olivia Newton-John
38. Could It Be Magic Barry Manilow
39. Cat's In The Cradle Harry Chapin
40. Wildfire Michael Murphy
41. I'm Not Lisa Jesse Colter
42. Listen To What The Man Says Wings
43. I'm Not In Love 10CC
44. I Can Help Billy Swan
45. Falling In Love Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
46. Feelings Morris Albert
47. When Will I Be Loved Linda Ronstadt
48. Chevy Van Sammy Johns
49. You're The First, My Last, My Everything Barry White
50. Please Mr. Please Olivia Newtown-John
51. You're No Good Linda Ronstadt
52. Dynomite Bazooka
53. Walking In Rhythm Blackbyrds
54. Try To Remember Gladys Knight & the Pips
55. Midnight Blue Melissa Manchester
56. Don't Call Us, We'll Call You Sugarloaf
57.     Poetry Man Phoebe Snow
58. How Long Ace
59. Express B.T. Express
60. That's The Way Of The World Earth, Wind & Fire
61. Lady Styx
62. Bad Time Grand Funk
63. Only Women Alice Cooper
64. Doctor's Orders Carol Douglas
65. Get Down Tonight K.C. & The Sunshine Band
66. One Man Woman, One Woman Man Paul Anka
67. You Are So Beautiful Joe Cocker
68. Feel Like Makin' Love Bad Company
69. How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You James Taylor
70. Dance With Me Orleans
71. tie Never Can Say Goodbye Gloria Gaynor
71. tie Cut The Cake Average White Band
73. I Don't Like To Sleep Alone Paul Anka
74. Morning Side Of The Mountain Sonny & Marie Osmond
75. When Will I See You Again Three Degrees
76. Get Down Get Down Joe Simon
77. I'm Sorry / Calypso John Denver
78. Killer Queen Queen
79. Shoe-Shine Boy Eddie Kendricks
80. Do It B.T. Express
81. Can't Get It Out Of My Head Electric Light Orchestra
82. Sha La La Makes Me Happy Al Green
83. Lonely People America
84. You Got The Love Rufus
85. The Rockford Files Mike Post
86. It Only Takes A Minute Tavares
87. The No-No Song Ringo Starr
88. Junior's Farm Paul McCartney & Wings
89. Bungle In The Jungle Jethro Tull
90. Long Tall Glasses Leo Sayer
91. Misty Ray Stevens
92. Someone Saved My Life Tonight Elton John
93. Bad Blood Neil Sedaka
94. Only Yesterday Carpenters
95. I'm On Fire Dwight Twilley Band
96. Only You Ringo Starr
97. tie You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet Bachman-Turner Overdrive
97. tie Third-Rate Romance Amazing Rythm Aces
99. Swearin' To God Frankie Valli
100. Dancin' Discotheque & Sex-O-Lettes

 

 

Billboard Magazine's Year-End Top 100 Pop Hits For 1976:

 

1. Silly Love Songs Paul McCartney & Wings
2. Don't Go Breaking My Heart Elton John & Kike Dee
3. Disco Lady Johnny Taylor
4. December 1963 Four Seasons
5. Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
6. Kiss And Say Goodbye Manhattens
7. Love Machine Miracles
8. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Paul Simon
9. Love Is Alive Gary Wright
10. A Fifth Of Beethoven Walter Murphy
11. Sara Smile Hall & Oates
12. Afternoon Delight Starland Vocal Band
13. I Write The Songs Barry Manilow
14. Fly Robin Fly Silver Convention
15. Love Hangover Diana Ross
16. Get Closer Seals & Crofts
17. More More More Andrea True Connection
18. Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
19. Misty Blue Dorothy Moore
20. Boogie Fever Sylvers
21. I'd Really Love To See You Tonight England Dan & John Ford Coley
22. You Sexy Thing Hot Chocolate
23. Love Hurts Nazareth
24. Get Up And Boogie Silver Convention
25. Take It To The Limit Eagles
26. Shake Your Booty K.C. & The Sunshine Band
27. Sweet Love Commodores
28. Right Back Where We Started From Maxine Nightingale
29. Theme From "S.W.A.T." Rhythm Heritage
30. Roller Coaster Ohio Players
31. You Should Be Dancin' Bee Gees
32. You're Gonna Miss My Lovin' Lou Rawls
33. Golden Years David Bowie
34. Moonlight Feels Right Starbuck
35. Only Sixteen Dr. Hook
36. Let Your Love Flow Bellamy Brothers
37. Dream Weaver Gary Wright
38. Turn The Beat Around Vicky Sue Robinson
39. Lonely Night Captain & Tennille
40. All By Myself Eric Carmen
41. Love To Love You Baby Donna Summer
42. Deep Purple Donny & Marie Osmond
43. Theme From "Mahogany" Diana Ross
44. Sweet Thing Rufus Featuring Chaka-Kahn
45. That's The Way (I Like It) KC & The Sunshine Band
46. A Little Bit More Dr. Hook
47. Shannon Henry Gross
48. If You Leave Me Now Chicago
49. Lowdown Boz Scaggs
50. Show Me The Way Peter Framption
51. Dream On Areosmith
52. I Love Music The OJ's
53. Say You Love Me Fleetwood Mac
54. Time Of Your Life Paul ANka
55. Devil Woman Cliff Richey
56. Fooled Around And Fell In love Elvin Bishop
57. Convoy C.W. McCall
58. Welcome Back John Sebastian
59. Sing A Song Earth, Wind & Fire
60. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel Tavares
61. I''ll Be Good To You Brothers Johnson
62. Rock And Roll Music Beach Boys
63. Shop Around Captain & Tennille
64. Saturday Night Bay City Rollers
65. Island Girl Elton John
66. Let's Do It Again Staple Singers
67. Let Him In Paul McCartney & Wings
68. Baby Face Wing & A Prayer Fife & Drum Corps
69. This Masquerade George Benson
70. Evil Woman E.L.O.
71. Wham Bam Silver
72. I'm Easy Keith Carradine
73. Wake Up Everybody Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
74. Summer War
75. Let Her In John Travolta
76. Fox On The Run Sweet
77. Rhiannon Fleetwood Mac
78. Go To Get You Into My Life Beatles
79. Fanny (Be Tender With My Love) Bee Gees
80. Get Away Earth, Wind & Fire
81. She's Gone Daryl Hall & John Oates
82. Still The One Orleans
83. You're My Best Friend Queen
84. With Your Love Jefferson Starship
85. Slow Ride Foghat
86. Who'd She Coo Ohio Players
87. The Boys Are Back In Town Thin Lizzy
88. Walk Away From Love David Ruffin
89. Baby I Love Your Way Peter Frampton
90. Young Hearts Run Free Candi Staton
91. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Neil Sedaka
92. Money Honey Bay City Rollers
93. Tear The Roof Off The Sucker Parliament
94. Junk Food Junkie Larry Gross
95. Trying To Get The Feeling Again Barry Manilow
96. Rock And Roll All Night Kiss
97. Disco Duck Rick Dees
98. Take The Money And Run Steve Miller Band
99. Squeeze Box Who
100. Country Boy Glen Campbell