Number One Song For 14 May 1976: ‘Boogie Fever’

by Norm Gregory on May 14, 2014

in 1976, Music

The number one song on the Billboard Top Singles chart on May 14 1976 was by The Sylvers.

Boogie Fever is one of the few number one disco hits. ((There were only 33 Top Forty disco hits . . . I know . . . I counted . . . when KJR-FM went All Disco, for a day, on April 1 1995.))

Boogie Fever was recorded by the Los Angeles, California-based R&B group, from their 1975 album “Showcase”. Their most lucrative single, it reached number one in the U.S. on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Soul Singles charts as well as reaching number one in Canada on the RPM national singles chart in 1976, and was their third of nine Top 20 R&B hits and first top 40 pop single. Boogie Fever is one of two Gold records by The Sylvers, the other being “Hot Line”.

1 Dan Packard May 16, 2014 at 6:34 pm

What number did it get up to at KZOK?

2 Norm Gregory May 16, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Ha . . I never played this song on any radio station!!! Wait . . possible correction . . maybe once or twice at KJR in 1981.

But you can’t box me in!!

3 Dan Packard May 17, 2014 at 7:48 am

Ah, I remember hearing long versions of “Love Machine” and “Get Down Tonight” on 102.5. Back then, when I heard the extended horns in KC & the Sunshine band for the first time on KZOK, I thought that was the coolest thing in the world.

4 Norm Gregory May 17, 2014 at 11:37 am

Yeah . . in the mid ’70s we had a fairly wide playlist . . played Billy Joel, Jim Croce and other’s that Classic Rock wouldn’t play today.

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