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Tracking of Sunrise's Billboard Chart Run

Aug 14, 1976:     1. Don't Go Breaking My Heart-Elton John & Kiki Dee
                           2. You Should Be Dancing-Bee Gees
                           3. Let 'Em In-Wings
                         86. Sunrise-Eric Carmen

Aug 21, 1976:     1. Don't Go Breaking My Heart-Elton John & Kiki Dee
                           2. You Should Be Dancing-Bee Gees
                           3. Let 'Em In-Wings
                         76. Sunrise-Eric Carmen

Aug 28, 1976:     1. Don't Go Breaking My Heart-Elton John & Kiki Dee
                           2. You Should Be Dancing-Bee Gees
                           3. Let 'Em In-Wings
                         66. Sunrise-Eric Carmen

Sep 04, 1976:     1. You Should Be Dancing-Bee Gees
                            2. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine-Lou Rawls
                            3. Let 'Em In-Wings
                          55. Sunrise-Eric Carmen

Sep 11, 1976:     1. Shake Your Booty-KC & the Sunshine Band
                           2. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine-Lou Rawls
                           3. Play That Funky Music-Wild Cherry
                         43. Sunrise-Eric Carmen

Sep 18, 1976:     1. Play That Funky Music-Wild Cherry
                           2. Shake Your Booty-KC & the Sunshine Band
                           3. I'd Really Love To See You Tonight-England Dan & John Ford Coley
                         40. Sunrise-Eric Carmen

Sep 25, 1976:     1. Play That Funky Music-Wild Cherry
                            2. I'd Really Love To See You Tonight-England Dan & John Ford Coley
                            3. A Fifth Of Beethoven-Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band
                          36. Sunrise-Eric Carmen 

Oct 02, 1976:     1. Play That Funky Music-Wild Cherry
                           2. I'd Really Love To See You Tonight-England Dan & John Ford Coley
                           3. A Fifth Of Beethoven-Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band
                         34. Sunrise-Eric Carmen

Oct 09, 1976:     1. A Fifth Of Beethoven-Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band
                           2. Play That Funky Music-Wild Cherry
                           3. Lowdown-Boz Scaggs
                         46. Sunrise-Eric Carmen

Oct 16, 1976:     1. Disco Duck-Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots
                          2. A Fifth Of Beethoven-Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band
                          3. Lowdown-Boz Scaggs
                        61. Sunrise-Eric Carmen


 

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Pretty interesting, cool...and a trip back to the start of senior year in high school for me. Thanks Craig. I remember the Wild Cherry song being big during the summer, well before school started at the end of August?.....but obviously my memory is offk, or maybe the song hit big in Columbus a little differently than it did nationwide.

I also remember hearing "Sunrise" maybe just once or twice on the radio, and on WTVN which was kind of an old folks am station that did play some good songs FM didn´t play. I remember also hearing "Amber Cascades" on WTVN....an America song from "Hideaway" that got no airplay anywhere else in Columbus.

RE: "Sunrise", I don´t have a clue how it didn´t go way up the charts, given the first 2 hits from the album paved the way...and also "Sunrise" was a perfect pop tune, even more perfect for radio, so imho should have charted higher than the first 2.

James

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Craig, I just found this.... Man, great thread and great info. Thanks. 

To think that "Sunrise" — the epitome of uplifting, optimistic, Beach-Boys-flavored pop — got stalled at #34 is sad. Especially when you look at the kind of pablum that was hogging the top three spots. "Shake Your Booty," "Play That Funky Music," "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight," "A Fifth Of Beethoven," "Disco Duck".... These are not timeless pop music nuggets we're talking about.

Still, "Sunrise" at least sneaked into the Top 40, so there's that....

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