1975: The Top Five Songs from the Year

It may be hard for some to think back to the year they were born. After all, you were just an infant. However, your parents probably often talk about that year. They may also reminisce about things they did, movies they watched, or even the songs they listened to. Well, I was born in 1975. I have decided to take a look at the top 5 songs from that year. If you were born this same year, I really hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane.

  1. My Eyes Adored You – Franki Valli


This song hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975. It was Valli’s second number one as a solo artist. The song was written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan. They sold the song to Valli for $4000. He then made it a hit in March of 1975.

  1. Before the Next Teardrop Falls – Freddy Fender


This song has a Country Pop classification. Vivien Keith and Ben Peters wrote it. It ascended the charts after Fender in January 1975 released it, to country radio. Thus making number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles in March. It spent two weeks at the top. Soon after, it would reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 as well.

  1. Philadelphia Freedom – Elton John


This song honored the great tennis star, Billi Jean King. Elton John and his long-time friend, Bernie Taupin, wrote it. While the lyrics to the song may not be about her “Battle of the Sexes” match with Bobby Riggs they did stem from her cause. However, her win ignited the sexual equality movement. Thus, her being a part of the Philadelphia Freedoms Tennis Team is how the song gets its name.

  1. Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell


Larry Weiss wrote the song. It was popular in the country and pop worlds when Campbell released the song in 1975. Furthermore, the song spent the summer climbing the charts. In fact, at the end of the summer of 1975, the song was at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Country Singles and Billboard Top 100. Consequently, spending three weeks at the top for country and two weeks at the top for pop.

  1. Love Will Keep Us Together – Captain & Tennille


Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield originally wrote the song. It was then a cover by the iconic duo Captain & Tennille. Also, it was the title of their debut album. This would eventually reach number one on the Billboard Easy Listening and the Billboard Pop Chart. Hence, It spent four weeks on top of the pop chart starting in June of 1975.

These are the Top 5 songs from 1975, the year I was born. What year were you born? Do you know the top five from that year? Leave a comment below.


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