Special Report

The Most Popular Song Every Year Since 1970

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1975
> Most popular song: Morris Albert – Feelings
> Hot 100 debut: June 21, 1975
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 6
> Weeks on Hot 100: 32
> Runner-up song: Glen Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy

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1976
> Most popular song: Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band – A Fifth Of Beethoven
> Hot 100 debut: May 29, 1976
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 1
> Weeks on Hot 100: 28
> Runner-up song: Gary Wright – Love Is Alive

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1977
> Most popular song: Andy Gibb – I Just Want To Be Your Everything
> Hot 100 debut: April 23, 1977
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 1
> Weeks on Hot 100: 31
> Runner-up song: Hot – Angel In Your Arms

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1978
> Most popular song: Nick Gilder – Hot Child In The City
> Hot 100 debut: June 10, 1978
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 1
> Weeks on Hot 100: 31
> Runner-up song: Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive

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1979
> Most popular song: Robert John – Sad Eyes
> Hot 100 debut: May 19, 1979
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 1
> Weeks on Hot 100: 27
> Runner-up song: Dionne Warwick – I’ll Never Love This Way Again