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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LindaWilliams 8 days ago
You got 10 out of 10
Was it Boone… or bust?
DavidBarker 14 days ago
9 of 10...missed number 10..LOL
BrianMoore 16 days ago
10 out of 10 and a lot of these were guesses!
AllisonWunderland 16 days ago
10/10...Brings back the good ole days! 😊
BrittReid 17 days ago
7/10. What's a PIP?
Moody BrittReid 17 days ago
A backup singer for Gladys Knight. Sheesh!
harlow1313 BrittReid 16 days ago
He is the narrator and protagonist in Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations," or possibly what Moody said. Sheesh!
cperrynaples harlow1313 16 days ago
Yep, and it's also what you call a checker when you play backgammon!
harlow1313 Custodes 15 days ago
Quite so, Custodies, as represented in the Sherlockian tale, "The Five Orange Pips."
LOL! Millennials.
waynem1954 BrittReid 4 days ago
On Star Trek they denote rank.
JoanneDeCurtis 17 days ago
Would have been more difficult if they hadn't put the artists' picture with the song title.

Carolynfmr 17 days ago
9/10 I don't know Nick Gilder, but I knew it wasn't Andy Gibb.
anthony 17 days ago
9/10/. I missed #10 too.
You should check it out on Youtube. Definite not a "Tijuana Brass" song.
Runeshaper 17 days ago
You got 6 out of 10

I'll take it considering I only knew about 1/2 LOL
DIGGER1 17 days 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 18 days ago
10/10, that was unexpected β€” while I remembered many, a number were guesses, usually after eliminating the one I knew it wasn’t.
RobCertSDSCascap teire 17 days ago
Calculatus Eliminatus is the best friend that you've got.
Barry22 18 days ago
10/10. but I do not remember the song 'Rise'.
GinsterC Barry22 18 days ago
Me neither. I'm going to have to YouTube it.
Lantern Barry22 17 days ago
It was an instrumental - no vocals.
Do. It's a pretty good song, definitely NOT "Tijuana Brass".
15inchBlackandWhite 18 days ago
It might be a little more challenging if they did not include pictures of the artists who did these.
KellyShort 18 days ago
You got 8 out of 10..... Missed 4 & 5
Patrick 18 days ago
Being nit-picky here but "Rise" was an instrumental so nobody actually "sang" it. I think the only song that Herb actually sang was "This Guy's In Love With You" from 1968 (I think) and that was done because Herb was doing a TV special and the wanted him to do at least one song where he didn't have his trumpet in front of his face and people could actually see him.
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