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RankTitle of SongArtistLabel
1. Love Will Keep Us Together Captain & Tenille A&M
2. Feelings Morris Albert RCA
3. Philadelphia Freedom Elton John Band MCA
4. The Hustle Van McCoy Avco
5. Best of My Love The Eagles Asylum
6. Jive Talkin' Bee Gees RSO
7. Mandy Barry Manilow Arista
8. Laughter In The Rain Neil Sedaka Rocket
9. Lady Marmalade Labelle Epic
10. Pick Up The Pieces Average White Band Atlantic
11. One Of These Nights The Eagles Asylum
12. The No No Song Ringo Starr Apple
13. Midnight Blue Melissa Manchester Arista
14. At Seventeen Janis Ian Columbia
15. Hijack Herbie Mann Atlantic
16. I Don't Like To Sleep Alone Paul Anka & Odia Coates U.A.
17. Walking In Rhythmn Blackbyrds Fantasy
18. Games People Play The Spinners Atlantic
19. Poetry Man Phoebe Snow Shelter
20. My Eyes Adored You Frankie Valli Private Stock
21. Get Down Tonight KC & the Sunshine Band T.K.
22. Before The Next Teardrop Falls Freddie Fender ABC-Dot
23. Wildfire Michael Murphy Epic
24. Please Mr. Postman The Carpenters A&M
25. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds Elton John MCA
26. Up In A Puff Of Smoke Polly Brown GMT
27. Have You Never Been Mellow? Olivia Newton-John MCA
28. Magic Pilot EMI
29. I Only Have Eyes For You Art Garfunkel Columbia
30. Love Won't Let Me Wait Major Harris Atlantic
31. I'll Play For You Seals & Croft Warner Bros.
32. Dance With Me Orleans Asylum
33. Why Can't We Be Friends War U.A.
34. Sister Golden Hair America Warner Bros.
35. He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) Tony Orlando & Dawn Elektra
36. Please Mr. Please Olivia Newton-John MCA
37. Sombody Done Somebody Wrong Song B.J. Thomas ABC
38. Listen To What The Man Said Paul McCartney & Wings Capitol
39. I'm Not In Love 10 C.C. Mercury
40. Dyn-O-Mite! Tony Camillo's Bazuka A&M
41. Falling In Love Hamilton Joe Frank & Reynolds Playboy
42. Lonely People America Warner Bros.
43. Fire Ohio Players Mercury
44. Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell Capitol
45. Do It Till You're Satisfied B.T. Express Scepter
46. How Long Ace Anchor
47. That Lady Isley Brothers T-Neck
48. Doctor's Orders Carol Douglas Midland
49. Someone Saved My Life Tonight Elton John MCA
50. You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet Bachman Turner Overdrive Mercury
51. Angie Baby Helen Reddy Capitol
52. Step By Step Kiki Dee Band Rocket
53. Thank You Baby The Stylistics Avco
54. Boogie On Reggae Woman Stevie Wonder Tamla
55. Black Water Doobie Brothers Warner Bros.
56. Operator Manhattan Transfer Atlantic
57. Jackie Blue Ozark Mountain Daredevils A&M
58. My Melody Of Love Bobby Vinton ABC
59. That's The Way Of The World Earth, Wind, & Fire Columbia
60. Lyin' Eyes The Eagles Asylum
61. Sad Sweetdreamer Sweet Sensation Pye
62. Everlasting Love Carl Carlton ABC
63. Chevy Van Sammy Johns GRC
64. Cut The Cake Average White Band Atlantic
65. Holding On To Yesterday Ambrosia 20th Century
66. Gone At Last Paul Simon & Phoebe Snow Columbia
67. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me) Doobie Brothers Warner Bros.
68. The Immigrant Neil Sedaka Rocket
69. Bad Time Grand Funk Railroad Capitol
70. Only Women Alice Cooper Atlantic
71. One Man Woman, One Woman Man Paul Anka & Odia Coates U.A.
72. Only You Ringo Starr Apple
73. Rockin' Soul Hues Corporation RCA
74. Nights On Broadway Bee Gees RSO
75. Daisy Jane America Warner Bros.
76. Skin Tight Ohio Players Mercury
77. Black Superman - Muhammad Ali Johnny Wakelan & The New Kinshasa Band Pye
78. Solitare The Carpenters A&M
79. Rocky Austin Roberts Private Stock
80. Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady Helen Reddy Capitol
81. Lovin' You Minnie Ripperton Epic
82. Swearing To God Frankie Valli Private Stock
83. Cat's In The Cradle Harry Chapin Elektra
84. The Bertha Butt Boogie Jimmy Castor Bunch RCA
85. Shining Star Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia
86. The Proud One Osmonds MGM
87. Third Rate Romance Amazing Rhythm Aces ABC
88. Nothing Stronger Than Our Love Paul Anka & Odia Coates U.A.
89. Ballroom Blitz The Sweet Capitol
90. I'm Sorry / Calypso John Denver RCA
91. That's When The Music Takes Me Neil Sedaka Rocket
92. You're No Good Linda Ronstadt Capitol
93. Don't Call Us, We'll Call You Sugarloaf Claridge
94. Can't Get Enough Bad Company Swan Song
95. Fight The Power Isley Brothers T-Neck
96. Junior's Farm Paul McCartney & Wings Apple
97. Bad Blood Neil Sedaka Rocket
98. Only Yesterday The Carpenters A&M
99. Get Dancing Disco Tex & the Sex-o-Lettes Chelsea
100. Slippery When Wet Commodores Motown


CHART NOTES: 1975 was a milestone year in my life as it signaled my graduation from high school and turn to college. By 1975 music was definitely changing, and the biggest change coming about that year was the rapidly growing popularity of "disco" music. By the end of the year, it looked like disco would be the dominating trend on radio. The 1975 KMVI Top 100 reflects this trend as several disco genre songs are listed. The mid 70s also signaled the beginning of the fragmentation of popular music into various genre camps that radio started to embrace.

Locally Cecilio & Kapono were still riding high on the release of their debut album the year before, and by the Summer of 1975 they released their second album, Elua, which turned out to be just as popular as the first. A couple of singles were released from Elua, but none charted high enough to be listed on the year's Top 100, nor did any make it to the national charts. However, the album being a big smash that it was, garnered a lot of local airplay on radio. The most popular tracks from Elua was "About You," "Summer Lady," "Goodnight And Goodmorning" and "Highway To The Sun".

Coming hot on the heals of Cecilio & Kapono was the band Kalapana, who in late 1975 released their debut album on Abbattoir records. That album proved to be very popular and propelled the tracks "The Hurt," "Nighbird" and "Naturally" into high rotation on all of Hawaii's top 40 stations.

Local songs and artists are denoted in bold face type.


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