This week 41 years ago, supermodel Kate Moss was born, Peter Benchley's novel "Jaws" was published, the sitcom "Happy Days" began an 11-year run on ABC and the following songs were the most popular in the U.S., according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
10. "Love's Theme," Love Unlimited Orchestra
It takes a lot of guts to proclaim that your song is the theme to love, but if anyone should do it, it would be Barry White's orchestra.
9. "Let Me Be There," Olivia Newton-John
Pre-"Grease," Newton-John was more than a little bit country. This was her first top 10 hit in the U.S.
8. "Living for the City," Stevie Wonder
Wonder's follow-up to "Higher Ground" was this socially conscious take on race/class relations in America.
7. "The Way We Were," Barbra Streisand
Streisand's theme to the film of the same name eventually was No. 1 for three non-consecutive weeks -- and won the Oscar for Best Original Song.
6. "Time in a Bottle," Jim Croce
Croce's second No. 1 hit, written after he learned he would become a father, was released after his death in Sept. 1973 following a plane crash.
5. "You're Sixteen," Ringo Starr
Starr's cover of the Sherman brothers' song hit No. 11 and spawned this very strange video featuring Carrie Fisher as his love interest.
4. "I've Got to Use My Imagination," Gladys Knight and the Pips
Knight and the Pips' follow-up to "Midnight Train to Georgia" was one of the band's bigger hits (it eventually sold over a million copies). It was co-written by Gerry Coffin (who wrote many hits with his former wife, Carole King) and rock legend Barry Goldberg.
3. "Smokin' in the Boy's Room," Brownsville Station
The message here is apparently universal and relatable. A decade later, Motley Crue had their first top 40 hit with a cover of the detention-eliciting song.
2. "The Joker," Steve Miller Band
This song pretty much has it all: a wolf whistle, the phrase "lovey dovey lovey dovey lovey dovey all the time" ... the name "Maurice."
1. "Show and Tell," Al Wison
No. 1 for exactly one week, "Show and Tell" was written by Jerry Fuller ("Travelin' Man") and can still often be heard as the song played before the "Show & Tell" segment on "Late Show With David Letterman." I guess we can all thank Paul Schaffer for that.