1975

Number Ones:
Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell [Capitol 4095] (Weiss) was first recorded by Larry Weiss [‘74, Black & White Suite 20th Century 428, single 20th Century 2084 ].
Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille [A&M 1672] (Greenfield, Sedaka) is from Sedaka’s Back [‘74, Rocket 463].
Before the Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender [ABC/Dot 17540] (Keith, Peters) originated as a single for Duane Dee [‘67, Capitol 5986], then on a Jerry Lee Lewis LP [’68, Another Place Another Time Smash 67104], and a single by Linda Martell [‘70, Plantation 035].
He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You) - Tony Orlando & Dawn [Elektra 45240] (Butler, Carter, Mayfield) was a hit for Jerry Butler [‘60, ‘He Will Break Your Heart’ Vee-Jay 735], and also charted for the Righteous Brothers as the B-side of ’He’ [‘66, Verve 10406].
Lady Marmalade - LaBelle [Epic 50048] (Crewe, Nolan) first appeared on an LP by the Eleventh Hour, a group which included Kenny Nolan [‘74, Greatest Hits 20th Century 435]. A remake from the movie Moulin Rouge hit Number One in 2001.
Let’s Do It Again - Staple Singers [Curtom 0109] (Mayfield) is a movie title song.
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - Elton John [MCA 40344] (Lennon, McCartney) is from the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [‘67, Capitol 2653].
Saturday Night - Bay City Rollers [Arista 0149] (Coulter, Martin) was a re-recording of the band’s 1973 U.K. issue [Bell 1319], replacing Leslie McKeown for Nobby Clarke as the lead singer.
You’re No Good - Linda Ronstadt [Capitol 3990] (Ballard) was recorded by Dee Dee Warwick [‘63, Jubilee 5459], Betty Everett [‘63, Vee-Jay 566] and the Swinging Blue Jeans [‘64, Imperial 66049].
Mandy - Barry Manilow [Bell 45613] (English, Kerr) was the single ‘Brandy’ by Scott English [‘72, Janus 171].
Please Mr. Postman - Carpenters [A&M 1646] (Bateman, Dobbins, Garrett, Holland) was a hit for the Marvelettes [‘61, Tamla 54046].
Number Twos:
When Will I Be Loved - Linda Ronstadt [Capitol 4050] (Everly) was a hit for the Everly Brothers [‘60, Cadence 1380].
Please Mr. Please - Olivia Newton-John [MCA 40418] (Welch, Rostill) was a single by Bruce Welch [‘74, EMI 3948].
Top Fives:
No No Song - Ringo Starr [Apple 1880] (Axton, Jackson) was a single for Hoyt Axton [‘75, A&M 1975].
Some Kind of Wonderful - Grand Funk [Capitol 4002] (Ellison) was by the Soul Brothers Six [’67, Atlantic 2406].
Mr. Jaws - Dickie Goodman [Cash 451] (Goodman, Ramal) was a break-in record, using excerpts from many current hits, in a skit based on the movie Jaws.
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor [Warner 8109] (Holland, Dozier, Holland) was a 1964-65 hit for Marvin Gaye (see 1966).
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker [A&M 1641] (Fisher, Preston) was the B-side of Billy Preston’s ‘Struttin’’ [‘74, A&M 1644, LP The Kids and Me A&M 3645].
Heat Wave - Linda Ronstadt [Asylum 45282] (Holland, Dozier, Holland) was a hit for Martha & the Vandellas [‘63, Gordy 7022].
Top Tens:
Feelings - Morris Albert [RCA Victor 10279] (Albert), according to Rosemont, is a rewrite of ‘Pour Toi’ by Dario Moreno.
Could It Be Magic - Barry Manilow [Arista 0126] (Manilow, Anderson), inspired by Chopin’s Prelude in C Minor [1838], was previously recorded by ‘Featherbed featuring Barry Manilow’ [‘71, Bell 45,133, and released under Manilow’s name in ‘73, Bell 45,422].
Dance With Me - Orleans [Asylum 45261] (Hall, Hall) was originally recorded for ABC, but it was not released at the time.
Only You - Ringo Starr [Apple 1876] (Ram, Rand) was the Platters 1955 hit (see 1955).
Wasted Days and Wasted Nights - Freddy Fender [ABC/Dot 17558] (Huerta, Duncan) is a re-recording of an earlier single [‘59, Duncan 1001; ‘60, Talent Scout 1013; and Imperial 5670].
Morning Side of the Mountain - Donny & Marie Osmond [MGM/Kolob 14765] (Manning, Stock) is a remake of Tommy Edwards’ B-side of ‘Please Mr. Sun’ (see 1959).
Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady - Helen Reddy [Capitol 4128] (Schock) is from a 1973 LP by Harriet Schock [Hollywood Town 20th Century 437].
Never Can Say Goodbye - Gloria Gaynor [MGM 14748] (Davis) was a hit for the Jackson 5 (see 1971).
The Rockford Files - Mike Post [MGM 14772] (Post, Carpenter) is the title song for the TV show.
Top Twenties:
The Way We Were/Try To Remember - Gladys Knight & the Pips [Buddah 463]
(Hamlisch, Bergman, Bergman / Schmidt, Jones) is a medley. For ‘The Way We Were’, see 1974. ‘Try to Remember’ was sung by Jerry Orbach in the 1960 off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks. It was recorded by Harry Belafonte [‘62, The Many Moods of Belafonte RCA Victor 2574] and charted in 1965 for Ed Ames [RCA Victor 8483], the Brothers Four [Columbia 43404], and Roger Williams [Kapp 48].
Doctor’s Orders - Carol Douglas [Midland International 10113] (Stephens, Greenaway, Cook) was a British hit for female vocalist Sunny [‘74, CBS 2068].
Brazil - Ritchie Family [20th Century 2218] (Barroso) was introduced in a Brazilian revue, and first recorded as ‘Aquarela do Brasil’ by Francisco Alves [‘39, Odeon]. Walt Disney acquired a recording by Silvio Caldas [‘41], and had it recorded as ‘Brazil’ by Aloysio de Oliveira for the 1941 animated film Saludos Amigos. It was popularized as ‘Brazil’ by Xavier Cugat [‘43, Columbia 36651], Jimmy Dorsey [‘43, Decca 18460], Eddy Duchin [‘43, Columbia 36400] and Les Paul [‘48, Capitol 15037], and has been recorded many artists (such as Carmen Miranda and Desi Arnaz), used in many films. Geoff Muldaur’s recording was used in Terry Gilliam’s 1985 film Brazil.
Our Day Will Come - Frankie Valli [Private Stock 45043] (Hilliard, Garson) was s hit for Ruby & the Romantics [‘63, Kapp 501].
Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me (for a Little While)) - Doobie Brothers [Warner 8092] (Holland, Dozier, Holland) charted for Kim Weston [‘65, Gordy 7046] and the Isley Brothers [‘68, Tamla 54164].
I’m a Woman - Maria Muldaur [Reprise 1319] (Leiber, Stoller) was first recorded by Christine Kittrell [‘62, Vee-Jay 444], Peggy Lee [‘63, Capitol 4888] and the Coasters [‘68, ‘She Can’ Date 1607 and ‘72, ‘Talkin’ ‘Bout a Woman’ King 6389. Muldaur had recorded it in her days with Jim Kweskin’s Jug Band, when she was still Maria D’Amato [‘65, Jug Band Music Vanguard VRS-9163].
Third Rate Romance - Amazing Rhythm Aces [ABC 12078] (Russell Smith) first appeared on Jesse Winchester’s Learn to Love It [‘74, Bearsville 6953].
Misty - Ray Stevens [Barnaby 614] (Garner, Burke) is a country remake of the jazz-pop classic (see 1959).
Rock N’ Roll (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life) - Mac Davis [Columbia 10070] (Johnson) was a single for Kevin Johnson [‘73, Mainstream 5548].
To the Door of the Sun (Alle Porte del Sole) - Al Martino [Capitol 3987] (Conti, Panzeri, Pilat, Pace, Newell) was an Italian hit for Gigliola Cinquetti [‘74].
Solitaire - Carpenters [A&M 1721] (Sedaka, Cody) was the title song to Neil Sedaka’s 1972 album [Kirshner KES-117] and on the American compilation Sedaka’s Back [‘74, Rocket MCA-463]. Andy Williams had a British hit version in late 1973 [CBS 1824].
I Only Have Eyes For You - Art Garfunkel [Columbia 10190] (Dubin, Warren) is a remake of the Flamingos version (see 1959).
What a Diff’rence a Day Makes - Esther Phillips [Kudu 925] (Grover, Adams) is a discofied version of Dinah Washington’s hit (see 1959).
My Boy - Elvis Presley [RCA 10191] (Martin) charted for Richard Harris [‘71, Dunhill/ABC 4293].
Secret Love - Freddy Fender [ABC/Dot 17585] (Webster-Fain) was a big hit for Doris Day (see 1966).
Stand By Me - John Lennon [Apple 1881] (King, Leiber, Stoller) is a remake of Ben E. King’s hit [’61, Atco 6194]. Spyder Turner used it as the basis for a novelty hit (see 1967).
Top Thirties :
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Willie Nelson [Columbia 10176] (Rose) was recorded by Roy Acuff & his Smokey Mountain Boys [‘47, Columbia 37822].
The Proud One - Osmonds [MGM/Kolob 14791] (Gaudio, Crewe) charted for Frankie Valli [‘65, Philips 40407].
Part Time Love - Gladys Knight & the Pips [Buddah 513] (Gates) was a single for David Gates [‘75, Elektra 45245].
Operator - Manhattan Transfer [Atlantic 3292] (Spivery) was a gospel song by the Friendly Brothers [‘59, Vee Jay 884].
Help Me Rhonda - Johnny Rivers [Epic 50121] (Wilson) was a hit for the Beach Boys [‘65, Capitol 5395], in a different mix from its original LP appearance [‘65, Beach Boys Today! Capitol 2269].
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell [Asylum 45221] (Mitchell) is a live version of her 1970 charter (see 1970).
Remember What I Told You to Forget - Tavares [Capitol 4010] (Lambert, Potter) was originally from the Four Tops LP Keeper of the Castle [‘72, Dunhill 50129].
Never Let Her Go - David Gates [Elektra 45223] (Gates) was an earlier recording for Jody Miller, as ‘Never Let Him Go’ [‘65, Capitol 5353].
Shaving Cream - Bennie Bell [Vanguard 35183] (Bell) was brought to popularity by novelty DJ Dr. Demento (Barry Hansen). It was originally issued in 1946 [Cocktail Party Songs 202].