Top Ten Back Then

2As we kick off a holiday weekend in the United States, I thought I would hop in the time machine and go back 41 years to May 1975.

As the Happy Goodmans, “What A Beautiful Day”, was dominating the #1 spot on the Southern Gospel radio singles chart; the Rambos spent quite a few months in the runner-up spot.  Never able to crack the #1 spot, “Tears Will Never Stain The Streets Of That City” did become a major hit nonetheless.  In May 1975, the song was camping out at the #2 spot on the Southern Gospel radio singles chart.

1975This will go down as one of Dottie Rambo’s greatest compositions.

Other May 1975 Happenings:

  • Baseball’s one-millionth run was recorded by Houston Astros, Bob Watson.
  • President Ford declared end to the Vietnam Era.
  • Muhammad Ali won his 11th heavyweight boxing title.
  • The Golden State Warriors won the 29th NBA championship.
  • Bobby Unser wins the Indianapolis 500.
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One thought on “Top Ten Back Then

  1. Thanks Steve for mentioning Tears Will Never Stain The Streets Of That City. That last verse about questioning the loss of a loved one always tugs at the heart. But I never could quite understand the Singing News Charts as to how they arrived at the top hits. Those 1970s, I think, were the golden era of southern gospel. I would like to also have a list of all the top 10 hits at least from the Gospel Music Association. Do you know if that is available online somewhere? God bless!

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