SUPERHITS OF THE SUPERSTARS [1975]




From 1975, Superhits of the Superstars is the first double album featured here on K-Tel Kollection.  If one K-Tel album has 20 songs, a double should logically have 40 songs, right? Wrong.  Adding two more sides of vinyl to the equation yields just six more songs this time out. Furthermore, most of the songs have been featured previously on other albums from the company, making this one sort of a greatest hits of K-Tel compilation. Twenty-five of the album's twenty-six songs made the Top 40, with eight of those rising all the way to the top.


Both Stealers Wheel and Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes each score two songs apiece (above) on Superhits of the Superstars.  The album begins and ends with the two keyboard players featured in clips from The Midnight Special below:




Superhits Of The Superstars [1975]
K-tel Scale:
30.73
Top 40 chart peaks
PopR&BDISCOACCBWLS
It's A MiracleBarry Manilow12151101
Don't Call Us, We'll Call YouSugarloaf / Jerry Corbetta9125
Sad Sweet DreamerSweet Sensation1417
Midnight Train To GeorgiaGladys Knight & the Pips111916
Poetry ManPhoebe Snow51515
EmmaHot Chocolate863
Walking in RhythmThe Blackbyrds6457
Rockin' ChairGwen McCrae911010
FireOhio Players111014
Radar LoveGolden Earring13104
In The BottleBrother To Brother9
Rock The BoatHues Corporation121211
I Wanna Dance Wit'choo (Doo Dat Dance)Disco Tex & the Sex-O-Lettes2333734
The HustleVan McCoy & the Soul City Symphony113214
You Ain't Seen Nothing YetBachman-Turner Overdrive111
Spirit Of The BoogieKool & the Gang35127
One Fine MorningLighthouse24301610
Stuck In The Middle With YouStealers Wheel61334
Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)Reunion871
The Night Chicago DiedPaper Lace12711
Crocodile RockElton John11111
StarStealers Wheel29620
Don't Tell Me GoodnightLobo27230
You Little TrustmakerThe Tymes122073116
Get Dancin'Disco Tex & the Sex-O-Lettes1032310
Nothing From NothingBilly Preston181513




Up in Canada, they shortened the album's name to simply Superstars.  K-Tel also shortened the album by two songs, leaving twenty-four songs.  Between them, the two albums shared just eight songs. Like its U.S. counterpart, Superstars featured songs that had been on previous K-Tel albums.  Before we get to the album's K-Tel Scale scorecard, here's a HERC favorite from Superstars:



Superstars [1975]
K-tel Scale:
28.67
Top 40 chart peaks
PopR&BDISCOACCBWLS
Never Can Say GoodbyeGloria Gaynor93411188
Lady MarmaladeLaBelle11712
Hang On In There BabyJohnny Bristol82
Get Dancin'Disco Tex & the Sex-O-Lettes1032310
Nothing From NothingBilly Preston181513
Shame Shame ShameShirley & Company12118
I Shot The SheriffEric Clapton13312
My Eyes Adored YouFrankie Valli1212
Laughter In The RainNeil Sedaka1112
When Will I See You AgainThe Three Degrees24111
You Make Me Feel Brand NewThe Stylistics256112
Do I Love YouPaul Anka1438
Takin' Care Of BusinessBachman-Turner Overdrive1262
EmmaHot Chocolate863
This Flight TonightNazareth
RamonaThe Stampeders
The Night Chicago DiedPaper Lace12711
Come And Get Your LoveRedbone552
The Air That I BreatheThe Hollies6372
Don't Tell Me GoodnightLobo27230
Pretty LadyLighthouse3831
Butter BoyFanny2927
I Wanna Dance Wit'choo (Doo Dat Dance)Disco Tex & the Sex-O-Lettes2333734
FireOhio Players111014

1 comment:

  1. One of the first records I ever purchased with my own money. Awesome! Found a mint used copy a few years back too!

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