Robert John is most remembered for his 1979 number1 hit, Sad Eyes. Eleven years earlier the charts weren't as kind,with lack of airplay and promotion, the record stalled at only number 49 on Billboard Hot 100, in June 1968. You be the judge on this lost 45.
In June 1956,this early record by Roy Orbison only peaked at number 59 on Billboard. But from 1960-65, he would rack up an incredible 19 Top 40 hits, including 2 number1s. Elvis Presley called Roy the greatest singer in the world, quite the compliment.
The Gong Show in 1976,both contestants had a perfect score of 30. The tiebreaker was determined by the loudest applause for each contestant. The Singing juggler recieved the loudest, however the runner-up,Cheryl Lynn, got a recording contract, and had this #12 hit on Billboard, February 1979
Hey Girl was a Billboard number10 hit for Freddie Scott in 1963. Donny at age14 did one better, peaking at number 9 on Billboard Hot 100 in January 1972. This kept Osmond Mania chart dominance going for another 4 years
Alice Cooper co-wrote this beautiful song which began a twelve year absence from the Top 10. Frank Sinatra also covered it,and told Alice after performing it saying," You Keep Writing 'Em Kid, And I'll Keep Singin' 'Em". Alice's gem peaked at number 9 on Billboard in August 1977
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Leif Garrett and his sister Dawn Lyn,were very busy during the 1970s. Dawn was a cast member on the TV show My 3 Sons,and appeared with Leif in the hit movie Walking Tall. Leif branched out into music and hit big with this record that went to 10 on Billboard in February 1979
A song that Roy Orbison recorded in 1958 that Donny Osmond remade into his own. His brothers backed him on this,however it was billed as Donny's first solo song. This lost 45 peaked at 7 on Billboard in June 1971 and became a gold record.
This was a hit back in 1958 by Bobby Day,14 years later Michael Jackson minus his brothers,took this remake to number 2 on Billboard Hot 100 in April 1972
Shaun Cassidy followed in half brother David Cassidy's footsteps.Like David, he would have a number1 hit out of the gate,a hit TV Show, and endless female fans. Donald Trump supporter and music legend Eric Carmen wrote it, and this lost 45 peaked at number 3 on Billboard in October 1977
Before Chaka Khan was a solo artist, she was in the group Rufus. They combined Funk,Soul,Pop,and disco music rolled into one. They had an impressive 10 Top 40 Hits,including this lost 45, that peaked at number 10 on Billboard Hot 100 in April 1975
Oscar nominated actor John Travolta's music career usually goes straight to his movie Grease. He had two top 10 hits, including a number1 in duets with Olivia Newton-John. However 2 years earlier, Travolta scored with this lost hit,peaking at number 10 on Billboard in July 1976
In the 1978 comedy Animal House, John Belushi famously smashes a man's guitar during a Toga Party. That shocked guitar player had this big hit a year earlier, a song that spent an incredible 7 months on the chart,eventually peaking at 11 on Billboard Hot 100 in October 1977
The hit movie Smokey And The Bandit, Starring Burt Reynolds and Jerry Reed were fans of Brenda Lee. Burt mentions her in the movie and she had a role in the sequel. Jerry Reed wrote this song and Brenda had the hit peaking at 6 on Billboard, while her B-Side I'm Sorry was #1 in July 1960
Luckily Derek Holt of the Climax Blues Band convinced his reluctant band mates to record this song. Holt wrote this about meeting his wife, and her encouragement on him becoming a musician. With Derek singing lead, this lost 45 peaked at 12 on Billboard in June 1981
The Donna Reed Show ran for 8 years and 275 episodes, including this clip with cast member Shelley Fabares. She also starred in 3 Elvis movies. He said she was his favorite to work with. This song was number1 on Billboard, April 1962, then replaced at number1 by Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley
Tommy James And The Shondells, closed out the second half of the 1960s with 14 top 40 hits,including 2 number1s. At the dawn of a new decade, Tommy went solo,wrote and produced for other artists. This lost 45 was co- written and sung by him,peaking at number 4 in August 1971
Pete Ham and Tom Evans were the driving force behind the group Badfinger. They had 3 top 10 singles,and Baby Blue went to number14. With troubles through the record label and poor management, the hits dried up, and in 1975,Ham took his own life,and 1983 Evans followed suit,a very sad ending
This is Tom Evans singing on Badfinger's first hit, this peaked at number7 on Billboard Hot100 in April 1970
This was number1 for 3 weeks in February and March of 1972. This
would be the only Nilsson song to top the Billboard Hot 100. This beautiful song was written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans of Badfinger, two superstars that left us too soon