Jump to content

Eric's Chart History


Recommended Posts

  • 2 weeks later...

"Marathon Man," the third single released from Boats Against the Current, "bubbled under" the Billboard Hot 100, reaching #101. Does anyone know of any other EC or Raspberries songs that almost charted but didn't quite make it??

As for "Raspberries" I know ('cause I've seen one in the plastic) Party's Over was issued as a single... after Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)... many years ago there was a small stack of them in a huge 45 bin in a small used record store in Goose Creek, SC... I have often wished I'd have snatched them up, but I didn't... I think there was a second-single from "Tonight You're Mine" there as well, but I'm not sure which one it was... frown

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes elle...I've always enjoyed stats..in baseball...music.. etc.

Sometimes I STILL marvel at computers...that I can be thinkin' aboout ANYTHING and find it...It wasn't always that way in our lifetimes!

Yes Ira....but stats NEVER tell the whole story! grin

Link to comment
Share on other sites

...All of Eric's charted successes as a Raspberry...as Eric solo...as a writer recorded by others. Scroll to the bottom of the page for chart info. Maybe this has been done already..If so..I swear I didn't know :yikes:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Carmen
The wikipedia page was created by ec.com member Les R., for those who might not have known.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

YW MissM! I am indeed the creator of several Wikipedia pages in EC's honor (under my Wiki alias of JGabbard). However, I can take credit only for these:






(Sorry only 2 of those links work -- Parentheses and punctuation cause a glitch.)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

It should be noted that the Cash Box chart (CB) was MUCH kinder to EC (& the Raspberries) than was Billboard's Hot 100 chart (BB):

ALL BY MYSELF -- #2 on BB, but #1 on CB. I'll always have a little grudge against BB for that one!

NEVER GONNA FALL IN LOVE AGAIN -- #11 on BB, but #9 on CB.

SHE DID IT -- #23 on BB, #15 on CB. Those of you who know what my favorite EC song is can just guess what I think about this!

BABY, I NEED YOUR LOVIN' -- #62 on BB, #60 on CB.

HUNGRY EYES -- #4 on BB, #3 on CB.

Same goes for most of the Raspberries's big hits:

GO ALL THE WAY -- Reached #5 on BB, but #4 on CB.

I WANNA BE WITH YOU -- #16 on BB, but hit the Top 10 in CB! (#10) So on CB, EC has 2 more Top 10 hits to his credit!

LET'S PRETEND -- Definitely the biggest discrepancy of all: While it charted only at #35 in BB with 7 weeks in the Top 40, it fared quite differently in CB. There it reached #18, and held that position for 2 weeks! Not only that, Let's Pretend spent the same number of weeks in CB's Top 40 as did Go All the Way -- 12 weeks!

TONIGHT -- Another major difference: #69 on BB, but made Top 40 in CB! (#37)

I'M A ROCKER -- #94 on BB, but #75 CB.

Two EC songs actually tied (COH & ITWL), and a few others did chart just slightly lower on CB. The only significant exception was Overnight Sensation (#18 on BB, #24 on CB). But I hope you'll agree that all EC fans should consider Cash Box to be the more accurate source for charting information!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Most people know All By Myself reached #2 on the weekly Billboard, but some don't know what songs kept it from #1

The week of March 6, 1976 ABM first reached #2 with the Miracles "Love Machine" at their only week at #1. ABM stayed at #2 for three weeks, so what happened when Love Machine dropped to #3 the following week? Frankies "Oh What a Night" leaped from #3 to #1 and kept Eric out of the top spot for the next 2 weeks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That is great to know! BB does not make their old weekly charts so freely available, but by looking at the CB chart I figured it went something like that. ABM's run on Cash Box went 4-3-2-1-5, instead of 3 weeks at #2. Other great songs of 1976 that hit #1 on Cash Box but not Billboard include:

Dream Weaver - Gary Wright (BB #3)

Lonely Night - Captain & Tennille (BB #3)

Right Back Where We Started From - Maxine Nightingale (BB #2)

Lowdown - Box Scaggs (BB #3)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...