4th of July #1 Hits — Mid 60’s through Mid 80’s

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Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

K-EARTH 101 hopes you’re having a great 4th of July weekend.  To help you remember your Independence Day holidays of the past, from the GOLDEN ERA of Rock ‘n’ Roll, here are the tunes that made the top of the national charts during the era of music we love the most and that span of time in Top 40 music history that K-EARTH 101 is all about.  These were the tunes that were #1 during the 4th of July from 1965 thru 1985; a total of 21 mid-summer CLASSICS!!

#1 on the 4th of July… (year)     (# of weeks at number one)

1965   I Can’t Help Myself/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Four Tops [/lastfm] (1 week)

1966   Strangers In The Night/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Frank Sinatra[/lastfm]  (1 week)

1967   Windy/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Association[/lastfm]  (4 weeks)

1968   This Guy’s In Love With You/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Herb Alpert [/lastfm] (4 weeks)

1969   Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Henry Mancini [/lastfm] (2 weeks)

1970   The Love You Save/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Jackson 5 [/lastfm] (2 weeks)

1971   It’s Too Late/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Carole King [/lastfm] (5 weeks)

1972   Song Sung Blue/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Neil Diamond [/lastfm]  (1 week)

1973   Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]George Harrison[/lastfm]   (1 week)

1974   Sundown/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Gordon Lightfoot [/lastfm] (1 week)

1975   Love Will Keep Us Together/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Captain & Tennille [/lastfm]  (2 weeks)

1976   Silly Love Songs/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paul McCartney & Wings [/lastfm]  (4 weeks)

1977   Gonna Fly Now (The Theme From “Rocky”)/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bill Conti [/lastfm]  (1 week)

1978   Shadow Dancing/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Andy Gibb [/lastfm](5 weeks)

1979   Ring My Bell/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Anita Ward [/lastfm]  (2 weeks)

1980   Coming Up/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paul McCartney & Wings [/lastfm] (3 weeks)

1981   Bette Davis Eyes/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kim Carnes [/lastfm]  (4 weeks)

1982   Don’t You Want Me/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Human League [/lastfm] (3 weeks)

1983   Flashdance…What A Feeling/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Irene Cara [/lastfm] (6 weeks)

1984   The Reflex/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Duran Duran [/lastfm] (2  weeks)

1985   Heaven/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bryan Adams [/lastfm] (2 weeks)

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