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Various Artists
"Super Hits Of The '70s: Have A Nice Day, Volume 5"

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Year of Release: 1990

track listing
  • "Chick-A-Boom
    (Don't Ya Jes'
    Love It)"--
    Daddy Dewdrop
  • "Me And You And
    A Dog Named Boo"--
  • "Here Comes The Sun"--
    Richie Havens
  • "Superstar"--
    Murray Head
  • "When You're Hot
    You're Hot"--
    Jerry Reed
  • "Don't Pull Your Love"--
    Hamilton Joe Frank &
  • "Indian Reservation"--
    The Raiders
  • "Here Comes That Rainy Day
    Feeling Again"--
    The Fortunes
  • "Get It On"--
  • "Draggin' The Line"--
    Tommy James
  • "Games"--
  • "Burning Bridges"--
    The Mike Curb

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    "Super Hits Of The '70s: Have A Nice Day, Volume 5"

    Another look at an incredible series of 1970s music: Rhino Records' Super Hits Of The '70s Have A Nice Day Volume 5. This compilation covers songs from 1971. 12 songs total, 99% of them were songs I definitely remembered while growing up.

    The opening track was one of my 45 rpm records I had owned: Daddy Dewdrop's "Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)". Lobo's "Me And You And A Dog Named Boo" may have been a lame song, but it was another popular song I remembered hearing on AM radio. Richie Haven's version of The Beatles' "Here Comes The Sun" (written by George Harrison), shows a more gentler accoustic and different style than the original version.

    Murray Head's "Superstar" is a song from Jesus Christ Superstar, as the opening brings out the chorus of the title song from the original soundtrack. Jerry Reed's "When You're Hot You're Hot" should be a no-brainer for those growing up in the 1970s, and most familiar with Country music. Another popular hit was Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds' "Don't Pull Your Love." The Raiders' "Indian Reservation" (minus Paul Revere in the credits) would be the band's only #1 song of their career, despite many other popular hits.

    The Fortunes' "Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again" became popular to me, when it was sampled in the early-80s hit by Stars on 45. Most people were confused on Chase's "Get It On," thinking it was recorded by such bands as Chicago, Blood, Sweat & Tears, or even The Ides Of March. (Sad to say, lead singer Bill Chase and members of his band were killed in a 1974 plane crash. They only recorded 2 albums, and both were just reissued on CD recently.)

    Tommy Jams was best known with his group, The Shondells, yet his song "Draggin' The Line" was credited as a solo recording, and in my opinion, was his best song. Redeye's "Games" was a song I didn't remember, and after listening to it, the song relates to the style of Crosby, Stills, Nash (and/or) Young. The last song, The Mike Curb Congregation's "Burning Bridges" is best remembered as it was heard in the credits of the movie "Kelley's Heroes" starring Clint Eastwood.

    Any volume of the Have A Nice Day series is a treat, especially for those who grew up with the music of the 1970s decade. Most of the songs were one-hit wonders, and for those, it is so easy to shout out, "Ohh, I remember that one" on many of the songs from these volumes. The whole series is a great look at what some say was the worst decade of music. Compared to today's current decades, it is far better to listen to, and recall the memories.

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