Saturday, April 19, 2014

1979 - The Golden Age of Soundtracks?

The Lead Age of Soundtracks is more like it.  An oh-fer.  Not one soundtrack single held the top spot in 1979.

Click on the year to check out similar soundtrack lists for the following years:

YearNo. of soundtrack #1'sTotal no. of weeks at #1
19790 of 240
19802 of 1610
19813 of 1714
19823 of 1610
19832 of 178
19847 of 2021
19859 of 2714

Soundtrack hits (and I used that term very loosely) from 1979 that didn't make the top spot include:
  • "The Main Event/Fight" by Barbra Streisand from The Main Event (peaked at #3)
  • "Send One Your Love" by Stevie Wonder from The Secret Life of Plants (#4) 
  • "Makin' It" by David Naughton from the TV show Makin' It (#5)
  • "If You Remember Me" by Chris Thompson & Night from The Champ (#17) 
  • "Different Worlds" by Maureen McGovern from the TV show Angie (#18)
  • "The Rainbow Connection" by Kermit the Frog from The Muppet Movie (#25)
  • "Every Which Way but Loose" by Eddie Rabbitt from Every Which Way but Loose (#30)
  • "Chase" by Giorgio Moroder from Midnight Express (#33)
  • "Good Friend" by Mary MacGregor from Meatballs (#39)
  • "Animal House" by Stephen Bishop from Animal House (#73)
  • "Through the Eyes of Love" by Melissa Manchester from Ice Castles (#76)
    The winner of the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 53th Academy Awards was "It Goes Like It Goes" by Jennifer Warnes from Norma Rae.


    Not this time, chief.

    Tip o' the hat to Dirk for his research and editorial assistance on this post.

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