These were the No. 1 songs on Halloween in the 1970s. Do you know who sang them?

Was "You Light Up My Life" about a Jack-o'-lantern?

There were some great, groovy songs that reached the top of the charts in the 1970s. Everything from glam to soul to country to jazz went to No. 1.

The following ten songs all went to No. 1. In fact, these were the biggest songs in America on Halloween for every year of the Seventies!

None of them were about the holiday, specifically, though some were about "Blood" and "Midnight." And maybe "You Light Up My Life" was written for a Jack-o'-lantern?

See if you remember who sang all of these songs!

  1. 1970: "I'll Be There"
  2. 1971: "Maggie May"
  3. "My Ding-A-Ling"
  4. 1973: "Midnight Train to Georgia"
  5. 1974: "Then Came You"
  6. 1975: "Bad Blood"
  7. 1976: "If You Leave Me Now"
  8. 1977: "You Light Up My Life"
  9. 1978: "Hot Child in the City"
  10. 1979: "Rise"

These were the No. 1 songs on Halloween in the 1970s. Do you know who sang them?

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idkwut2use 11 months ago
10/10...big fan of many of those! ^w^
DIGGER1 20 months ago
These were the No. 1 songs on Halloween in the 1970s. Do you know who sang them?
You got 10 out of 10
Was it Boone… or bust?
EricEllis 21 months ago
A Definitely Boone!! Neil Sedaka -- in collaboration with Elton John -- did record "Bad Blood" in October 1975. That tune will be useful for playing on the radio or even on You Tube. "Who Loves You?" from Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons was played in early November 1975. May The 1970's Be With You!! Play On!!
LindaWilliams 23 months ago
You got 10 out of 10
Was it Boone… or bust?
DavidBarker 23 months ago
9 of 10...missed number 10..LOL
BrianMoore 23 months ago
10 out of 10 and a lot of these were guesses!
AllisonWunderland 23 months ago
10/10...Brings back the good ole days! 😊
BrittReid 23 months ago
7/10. What's a PIP?
Moody BrittReid 23 months ago
A backup singer for Gladys Knight. Sheesh!
harlow1313 BrittReid 23 months ago
He is the narrator and protagonist in Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations," or possibly what Moody said. Sheesh!
cperrynaples harlow1313 23 months ago
Yep, and it's also what you call a checker when you play backgammon!
harlow1313 Custodes 23 months ago
Quite so, Custodies, as represented in the Sherlockian tale, "The Five Orange Pips."
JDnHuntsvilleAL BrittReid 23 months ago
LOL! Millennials.
waynem1954 BrittReid 23 months ago
On Star Trek they denote rank.
JoanneDeCurtis 23 months ago
Would have been more difficult if they hadn't put the artists' picture with the song title.

Carolynfmr 23 months ago
9/10 I don't know Nick Gilder, but I knew it wasn't Andy Gibb.
anthony 23 months ago
9/10/. I missed #10 too.
JDnHuntsvilleAL anthony 23 months ago
You should check it out on Youtube. Definite not a "Tijuana Brass" song.
Runeshaper 23 months ago
You got 6 out of 10

I'll take it considering I only knew about 1/2 LOL
DIGGER1 23 months ago
These were the No. 1 songs on Halloween in the 1970s. Do you know who sang them?
You got 10 out of 10
Was it Boone… or bust?
teire 23 months ago
10/10, that was unexpected — while I remembered many, a number were guesses, usually after eliminating the one I knew it wasn’t.
RobCertSDSCascap teire 23 months ago
Calculatus Eliminatus is the best friend that you've got.
Barry22 23 months ago
10/10. but I do not remember the song 'Rise'.
GinsterC Barry22 23 months ago
Me neither. I'm going to have to YouTube it.
Lantern Barry22 23 months ago
It was an instrumental - no vocals.
JDnHuntsvilleAL GinsterC 23 months ago
Do. It's a pretty good song, definitely NOT "Tijuana Brass".
15inchBlackandWhite 23 months ago
It might be a little more challenging if they did not include pictures of the artists who did these.
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