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Super Hits -- later retitled AM Gold -- was a 35-volume series issued by Time Life during the 1990s, spotlighting popular music -- primarily, soft rock and non-disco Top 40 music—played on Top 40 radio stations during the 1960s and 1970s.

Much like Time-Life's other series chronicling popular music, volumes in the "AM Gold" series covered a specific time period, including single years in some volumes and stylistic trends in others; in addition, one volume focused on the music of The Carpenters. Each volume was issued on a compact disc, cassette or (on "Super Hits"-titled volumes issued in 1990) 2-LP vinyl record set. Individual volumes generally contained 22 tracks, and represented the highlighted time period's most popular and noteworthy tracks. Also included was a booklet, containing liner notes written by some of the most respected historians of the genre, photographs of the artists, and information on the songs (writers, performers and peak position on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 chart).

History[edit]

As "Super Hits"[edit]

The series originally titled "Super Hits" was first issued in the summer of 1990, with the first volume in the series titled Super Hits: 1966. The original "Super Hits" series included volumes for the years 1962-1973, while the volumes that covered the early 1960s in general also included music from 1960-1961. The "Super Hits" volumes can be identified by artist drawings of scenes from Americana (for instance, the 1965 volume had a drawing of a Ford Mustang on its cover).

The original "Super Hits" series saw 20 volumes issued and continued through 1993, the last volume spotlighting the music of The Carpenters.

As "AM Gold"[edit]

The series was revived as "AM Gold" in 1995, with a different cover design (early volumes had an artist's drawing of a pocket transistor radio, with later volumes bearing a "gold record" with the year or era spotlighted emblazoned over the top). The first 20 volumes were re-titled issues of volumes from the former "Super Hits" series with identical track lineups, while new volumes covering the mid- and late-1970s (including individual volumes for each of the years 1974-1979) were included. As the series was meant to highlight soft rock music, disco songs—which had also gained a significant foothold on Top 40 radio in the United States—were generally not included, although some "edgier" pop music (for example, Blondie's "Heart of Glass") were included.

The "AM Gold" series continued through 1997, with a volume titled AM Gold: TV Themes of the'60s being the last to be issued; after a short break, several more volumes were issued through 2002, the last titled AM Gold: Perfect Harmony.

In 1998, Time-Life issued two "budget" box sets, each containing three CDs or cassettes of 12 songs each, for retail sale. These were titled "AM Gold" and "AM Gold II: Radio Hits '69-'74."

Availability[edit]

As was the case with Time-Life's other series, "Super Hits"/"AM Gold" was advertised in television and magazine advertisements. The series was available by subscription (by calling a 1-800 number); those who purchased the series in that fashion received a new volume roughly every other month (on the format of their choice), and had the option of keeping the volumes they wanted.

Each volume was also offered for individual sale. When the series was fully issued, a customer could purchase the entire series at once (or a group of albums, as packaged by Time-Life as part of a promotion), often at a discounted price.

Time-Life continued to offer "AM Gold" through the mid-2000s (decade), after which it was replaced by other series.

The series[edit]

As with many of Time-Life Records' multi-volume releases, the volumes were not issued in a logical, sequential order by date or era of the subject; that is, issuing volumes covering 1962 and the early 1960s before progressing to 1963. In the track information section, the volumes will be listed sequentially by era; the following list is the order in which the volumes were released.

Super Hits[edit]

1990[edit]

  • Super Hits: 1966
  • Super Hits: 1968
  • Super Hits: 1965
  • Super Hits: 1970

1991[edit]

  • Super Hits: 1967
  • Super Hits: 1962
  • Super Hits: 1969
  • Super Hits: 1963
  • Super Hits: 1964
  • Super Hits: 1971
  • Super Hits: 1972
  • Super Hits: The Mid-1960s

1992[edit]

  • Super Hits: 1973
  • Super Hits: The Late-1960s
  • Super Hits: The Early-1960s
  • Super Hits: The Early-1970s
  • Super Hits: Mid-1960s Classics
  • Super Hits: Late-1960s Classics
  • Super Hits: Early-1960s Classics
  • Super Hits: Early-1970s Classics

1993[edit]

  • Super Hits: The Carpenters

AM Gold[edit]

1995[edit]

  • AM Gold: 1969
  • AM Gold: 1970
  • AM Gold: 1973
  • AM Gold: 1968
  • AM Gold: The Mid '60s
  • AM Gold: 1971
  • AM Gold: 1972
  • AM Gold: 1967
  • AM Gold: 1966
  • AM Gold: 1965
  • AM Gold: 1964
  • AM Gold: Late '60s Classics
  • AM Gold: The Early '70s
  • AM Gold: The Late '60s
  • AM Gold: Early '70s Classics
  • AM Gold: Mid '60s Classics
  • AM Gold: 1963
  • AM Gold: 1962
  • AM Gold: The Early '60s
  • AM Gold: Early '60s Classics

1996[edit]

  • AM Gold: 1974
  • AM Gold: 1975
  • AM Gold: 1976
  • AM Gold: TV Themes of the '60s

1997[edit]

  • AM Gold: 1977
  • AM Gold: 1978
  • AM Gold: 1979

1999[edit]

  • AM Gold: Teen Idols of the 70s
  • AM Gold: #1 Hits of the '70s - '70-'74

2000[edit]

  • AM Gold: #1 Hits of the '70s - '75-'79
  • AM Gold: Mellow Hits of the '70s

2001[edit]

  • AM Gold: The '60s Generation
  • AM Gold: Smash Hits of the '70s

2002[edit]

  • AM Gold: Perfect Harmony

Track listing[edit]

"Super Hits" and "AM Gold" offerings[edit]

The following volumes were issued in both the "Super Hits" and "AM Gold" series. Unless otherwise noted, the track listings are identical.

The Early '60s[edit]

  • "Sherry" - Four Seasons
  • "Rubber Ball" - Bobby Vee
  • "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" - Shirelles
  • "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" - Brook Benton & Dinah Washington
  • "Town Without Pity" - Gene Pitney
  • "Where The Boys Are" - Connie Francis
  • "(Down At) Papa Joe's" - Dixiebelles
  • "Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)" - Sue Thompson
  • "Stand By Me" - Ben E. King
  • "What In The World's Come Over You" - Jack Scott
  • "I'm Sorry" - Brenda Lee
  • "Dominique" - The Singing Nun
  • "Calendar Girl" - Neil Sedaka
  • "Save The Last Dance For Me" - The Drifters
  • "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" - Gene McDaniels
  • "Where Or When" - Dion & The Belmonts
  • "I've Told Every Little Star" - Linda Scott
  • "Sandy" - Larry Hall
  • "You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It)" - Ral Donner
  • "Hurt" - Timi Yuro
  • "A Million To One" - Jimmy Charles
  • "El Paso" - Marty Robbins

Early '60s Classics[edit]

  • "Walk Like A Man" - Four Seasons
  • "(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance" - Gene Pitney
  • "Apache" - Jorgen Ingmann
  • "Silver Threads And Golden Needles" - The Springfields
  • "Ebony Eyes" - Everly Brothers
  • "Puppy Love" - Paul Anka
  • "Tower of Strength" - Gene McDaniels
  • "Cindy's Birthday" - Johnny Crawford
  • "Wooden Heart" - Joe Dowell
  • "Fool #1" - Brenda Lee
  • "Harbor Lights" - The Platters
  • "Because They're Young" - Duane Eddy
  • "The Boll Weevil Song" - Brook Benton
  • "Mr. Custer" - Larry Verne
  • "Baby Sittin' Boogie" - Buzz Clifford
  • "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" - Connie Francis
  • "You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful and You're Mine)" - Johnny Burnette
  • "Let's Think About Living" - Bob Luman
  • "Blue on Blue" - Bobby Vinton
  • "Greenfields" - Brothers Four
  • "Burning Bridges" - Jack Scott
  • "Old Rivers" - Walter Brennan

1962[edit]

  • "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" - Neil Sedaka
  • "I Remember You" - Frank Ifield
  • "Two Lovers" - Mary Wells
  • "Up On The Roof" - The Drifters
  • "Sealed With A Kiss" - Brian Hyland
  • "All Alone Am I" - Brenda Lee
  • "Only Love Can Break A Heart" - Gene Pitney
  • "Crying In The Rain" - Everly Brothers
  • "Don't Break The Heart That Loves You" - Connie Francis
  • "You Belong To Me" - Duprees
  • "Love Letters" - Ketty Lester
  • "Things" - Bobby Darin
  • "Soldier Boy" - Shirelles
  • "She Cried" - Jay & The Americans
  • "'Til" - The Angels
  • "It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'" - Johnny Tillotson
  • "When I Fall In Love" - The Lettermen
  • "Break It To Me Gently" - Brenda Lee
  • "You've Really Got A Hold On Me - The Miracles
  • "Love Me Warm And Tender" - Paul Anka
  • "Patches" - Dickey Lee
  • "Johnny Angel" - Shelley Fabares

1963[edit]

  • "If I Had A Hammer" - Trini Lopez
  • "Reverend Mr. Black" - Kingston Trio
  • "You're The Reason I'm Living" - Bobby Darin
  • "Hello Stranger" - Barbara Lewis
  • "Surfer Girl" - The Beach Boys
  • "The End Of The World" - Skeeter Davis
  • "Walk Right In" - Rooftop Singers
  • "You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry" - Caravelles
  • "Our Day Will Come" - Ruby & Romantics
  • "Hey Girl" - Freddie Scott
  • "Since I Fell For You" - Lenny Welch
  • "On Broadway" - The Drifters
  • "Deep Purple" - Nino Tempo & April Stevens
  • "Popsicles And Icicles" - Murmaids
  • "Hey Paula" - Paul & Paula
  • "Rhythm of the Rain" - The Cascades
  • "Blue Velvet" - Bobby Vinton
  • "Sugar Shack" - Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs
  • "Washington Square" - Village Stompers
  • "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes" - Bobby Vee
  • "Anyone Who Had A Heart" - Dionne Warwick
  • "I'm Leaving It Up To You" - Dale & Grace

The Mid '60s[edit]

  • "Where Did Our Love Go" - Diana Ross & The Supremes
  • "Dawn (Go Away)" - The Four Seasons
  • "I Know A Place" - Petula Clark
  • "My Boy Lollipop" - Millie Small
  • "Last Kiss" - J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers
  • "There I've Said It Again" - Bobby Vinton
  • "Love Potion No. 9" - Searchers
  • "Lady Godiva" - Peter & Gordon
  • "Ooh Baby Baby" - The Miracles
  • "Monday Monday" - Mamas & The Papas
  • "Unchained Melody" - Righteous Brothers
  • "Bus Stop" - Hollies
  • "Five O'Clock World" - Vogues
  • "Turn, Turn, Turn (To Everything There Is A Season) - The Byrds
  • "Along Comes Mary" - The Association
  • "Save Your Heart for Me" - Gary Lewis & The Playboys
  • "Let's Hang On" - The Four Seasons
  • "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - Marvin Gaye
  • "Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind" - Lovin' Spoonful
  • "Red Rubber Ball" - Cyrkle
  • "Dang Me" - Roger Miller
  • "Ferry Cross The Mersey" - Gerry & Pacemakers

Mid '60s Classics[edit]

  • "Action" - Freddy Cannon
  • "Yeh Yeh" - Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames
  • "Don't Let The Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man)" - Serendipity Singers
  • "Java" - Al Hirt
  • "Big Man In Town" - Four Seasons
  • "Don't Worry Baby" - Beach Boys
  • "Remember (Walking In The Sand)" - Shangri-Las
  • "It Hurts To Be In Love" - Gene Pitney
  • "I'm A Fool" - Dino, Desi & Billy
  • "Cara Mia" - Jay & The Americans
  • "Hurt So Bad" - Little Anthony & The Imperials
  • "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep - The Temptations
  • "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love" - Petula Clark
  • "Needles And Pins" - Searchers
  • "Turn-Down Day" - Cyrkle
  • "Nashville Cats" - Lovin' Spoonful
  • "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" - Silkie
  • "I Only Want To Be With You" - Dusty Springfield
  • "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)" - The T-Bones
  • "Thou Shalt Not Steal" - Dick & Dee Dee
  • "Yes I'm Ready" - Barbara Mason
  • "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" - Mel Carter

1964[edit]

  • "Baby Love" - Diana Ross & The Supremes
  • "Rag Doll" - Four Seasons
  • "She's Not There" - Zombies
  • "I'm Gonna Be Strong" - Gene Pitney
  • "Goin' Out Of My Head" - Little Anthony & Imperials
  • "The Girl From Ipanema" - Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto
  • "Walk On By" - Dionne Warwick
  • "Let It Be Me" - Betty Everett & Jerry Butler
  • "Wishin' And Hopin'" - Dusty Springfield
  • "Navy Blue" - Diane Renay
  • "Suspicion" - Terry Stafford
  • "A World Without Love" - Peter & Gordon
  • "Under The Boardwalk" - The Drifters
  • "My Guy" - Mary Wells
  • "Mr. Lonely" - Bobby Vinton
  • "You Don't Own Me" - Lesley Gore
  • "When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)" - The Beach Boys
  • "Come A Little Bit Closer" - Jay & The Americans
  • "Little Children" - Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas
  • "We'll Sing In The Sunshine" - Gale Garnett
  • "See The Funny Little Clown" - Bobby Goldsboro
  • "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying" - Gerry & Pacemakers

1965[edit]

  • "I Got You Babe" - Sonny & Cher
  • "Downtown" - Petula Clark
  • "What The World Needs Now Is Love" - Jackie DeShannon
  • "My Girl" - The Temptations
  • "I Go To Pieces" - Peter & Gordon
  • "The Game Of Love" - Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders
  • "What's New Pussycat" - Tom Jones
  • "Do You Believe In Magic" - Lovin' Spoonful
  • "California Girls" - Beach Boys
  • "Make Me Your Baby" - Barbara Lewis
  • "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Righteous Brothers
  • "The Tracks Of My Tears" - The Miracles
  • "This Diamond Ring" - Gary Lewis & The Playboys
  • "You've Got Your Troubles (I've Got Mine) - Fortunes
  • "I'll Never Find Another You" - The Seekers
  • "You're The One" - The Vogues
  • "Goldfinger" - Shirley Basey
  • "The 'In' Crowd" - Ramsey Lewis Trio
  • "Back In My Arms Again" - Diana Ross & The Supremes
  • "You Were On My Mind" - We Five
  • "Little Things" - Bobby Goldsboro
  • "King Of The Road" - Roger Miller

1966[edit]

  • "California Dreamin'" - Mamas & The Papas
  • "Good Vibrations" - The Beach Boys
  • "Sunny" - Bobby Hebb
  • "Daydream" - Lovin' Spoonful
  • "Elusive Butterfly" - Bob Lind
  • "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" - Dusty Springfield
  • "A Groovy Kind Of Love" - Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders
  • "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" - Cher
  • "See You In September" - Happenings
  • "Message To Michael" - Dionne Warwick
  • "When A Man Loves A Woman" - Percy Sledge
  • "You Can't Hurry Love" - Diana Ross & The Supremes
  • "I'm A Believer" - Monkees
  • "Sweet Talkin' Guy" - Chiffons
  • "Cherish" - The Association
  • "She's Just My Style" - Gary Lewis & The Playboys
  • "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" - Lovin' Spoonful
  • "Georgy Girl" - The Seekers
  • "Winchester Cathedral" - New Vaudeville Band
  • "My Love" - Petula Clark
  • "(You're My) Soul And Inspiration - Righteous Brothers
  • "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" - B.J. Thomas

The Late '60s[edit]

  • "Brown Eyed Girl" - Van Morrison
  • "Midnight Confessions" - Grass Roots
  • "Crystal Blue Persuasion" - Tommy James & The Shondells
  • "Stormy" - Classics IV
  • "Groovin'" - Young Rascals
  • "You're My Everything" - The Temptations
  • "Young Girl" - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
  • "Come on Down to My Boat" - Every Mother's Son
  • "Green Tambourine" - Lemon Pipers
  • "Never My Love" - The Association
  • "Darling Be Home Soon" - Lovin' Spoonful
  • "Galveston" - Glen Campbell
  • "Take a Letter Maria" - R.B. Greaves
  • "Creeque Alley" - Mamas & The Papas
  • "Your Precious Love" - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • "My Special Angel" - Vogues
  • "Elenore" - Turtles
  • "Reach Out Of The Darkness" - Friend & Lover
  • "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" - Frankie Valli
  • "This Is My Song" - Petula Clark
  • "Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)" - Engelbert Humperdinck
  • "Alfie" - Dionne Warwick

Late '60s Classics[edit]

  • "People Got To Be Free" - The Rascals
  • "Build Me Up Buttercup" - The Foundations
  • "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • "C'Mon Marianne" - Four Seasons
  • "Silence Is Golden" - The Tremeloes
  • "Everything That Touches You" - The Association
  • "The Unicorn" - Irish Rovers
  • "Sweet Cherry Wine" - Tommy James & The Shondells
  • "Delilah" - Tom Jones
  • "To Sir With Love" - Lulu
  • "Holiday" - Bee Gees
  • "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly" - Hugo Montenegro
  • "Woman, Woman" - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
  • "You've Made Me So Very Happy" - Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • "Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town" - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
  • "I Got Rhythm" - The Happenings
  • "She'd Rather Be With Me" - Turtles
  • "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead" - Fifth Estate
  • "Indian Lake" - Cowsills
  • "Little Green Apples" - O.C. Smith
  • "Jean" - Oliver
  • "One" - Three Dog Night

1967[edit]

  • "Up, Up And Away - 5th Dimension
  • "Happy Together" - The Turtles
  • "Daydream Believer" - Monkees
  • "Dedicated To The One I Love" - Mamas & The Papas
  • "How Can I Be Sure" - Young Rascals
  • "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" - Spanky & Our Gang
  • "I Second That Emotion" - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  • "98.6" - Keith
  • "I Say A Little Prayer" - Dionne Warwick
  • "To Love Somebody" - Bee Gees
  • "Tell It Like It Is" - Aaron Neville
  • "Windy" - The Association
  • "Don't Sleep In The Subway" - Petula Clark
  • "Come Back When You Grow Up" - Bobby Vee
  • "Different Drum" - Stone Poneys featuring Linda Ronstadt
  • "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" - Harpers Bizarre
  • "The Rain, The Park And Other Things" - Cowsills
  • "Love Is Here And Now You're Gone" - Diana Ross & The Supremes
  • "(The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts" - Bee Gees
  • "Green Green Grass Of Home" - Tom Jones
  • "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" - Casinos
  • "Ode To Billie Joe" - Bobbie Gentry

1968[edit]

  • "A Beautiful Morning" - Rascals
  • "Spooky" - Classics IV
  • "Light My Fire" - Jose Feliciano
  • "The Look Of Love" - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
  • "Like To Get To Know You" - Spanky & Our Gang
  • "Classical Gas" - Mason Williams
  • "Angel Of The Morning" - Merrilee Rush & Turnabouts
  • "I Wish It Would Rain" - The Temptations
  • "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • "Do You Know The Way To San Jose" - Dionne Warwick
  • "Honey" - Bobby Goldsboro
  • "Hooked On A Feeling" - B.J. Thomas
  • "Stoned Soul Picnic" - 5th Dimension
  • "Goin' Out Of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes Off You" - The Lettermen
  • "Grazing In The Grass" - Hugh Masekela
  • "Turn Around, Look at Me" - The Vogues
  • "Wichita Lineman" - Glen Campbell
  • "(Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls" - Dionne Warwick
  • "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" - Mama Cass
  • "Abraham Martin and John" - Dion
  • "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" - Marvin Gaye
  • "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" - Otis Redding

1969[edit]

  • "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" - Diana Ross & The Supremes and The Temptations
  • "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" - B.J. Thomas
  • "Hair" - Cowsills
  • "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" - Jackie DeShannon
  • "Smile A Little Smile For Me" - Flying Machine
  • "These Eyes" - Guess Who
  • "Someday We'll Be Together" - Diana Ross & The Supremes
  • "Traces" - Classics IV
  • "Everybody's Talkin'" - Nilsson
  • "Easy to Be Hard" - Three Dog Night
  • "This Girl's In Love With You" - Dionne Warwick
  • "Good Morning Starshine" - Oliver
  • "This Magic Moment" - Jay & The Americans
  • "Wedding Bell Blues" - 5th Dimension
  • "What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)" - Junior Walker & The All Stars
  • "Love (Can Make You Happy)" - Mercy
  • "Baby It's You" - Smith
  • "Tracy" - Cuff Links
  • "Worst That Could Happen" - Brooklyn Bridge
  • "Crimson And Clover" - Tommy James & The Shondells
  • "You Showed Me" - Turtles
  • "Get Together" - Youngbloods

The Early '70s[edit]

  • "Maggie May" - Rod Stewart
  • "Listen To The Music" - Doobie Brothers
  • "Time In A Bottle" - Jim Croce
  • "Ain't No Sunshine" - Bill Withers
  • "I Woke Up In Love This Morning" - The Partridge Family
  • "The Tears Of A Clown" - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  • "Give Me Just A Little More Time" - Chairmen Of The Board
  • "Love Train" - The O'Jays
  • "It Never Rains In Southern California" - Albert Hammond
  • "Never Ending Song Of Love" - Delaney & Bonnie and Friends
  • "If You Don't Know Me By Now" - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
  • "Sooner Or Later" - Grass Roots
  • "Let's Stay Together" - Al Green
  • "If" - Bread
  • "Fire And Rain" - James Taylor
  • "Love Or Let Me Be Lonely" - Friends Of Distinction
  • "Ventura Highway" - America
  • "Timothy" - The Buoys
  • "Too Late To Turn Back Now" - Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
  • "The Love You Save" - The Jackson 5
  • "Speak To The Sky" - Rick Springfield
  • "Vincent" - Don McLean

AM Gold: Early '70s Classics[edit]

  • "ABC" - The Jackson 5
  • "Coconut" - Nilsson
  • "Motorcycle Mama" - Sailcat
  • "Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)" - Jim Croce
  • "Rock And Roll Lullaby" - B.J. Thomas
  • "Without Love (There Is Nothing)" - Tom Jones
  • "Right Place, Wrong Time" - Doctor John
  • "Me And You And A Dog Named Boo" - Lobo
  • "Heartbeat It's A Lovebeat - DeFranco Family (with Tony DeFranco)
  • "Oh Babe What Would You Say" - Hurricane Smith
  • "Lean On Me" - Bill Withers
  • "Treat Her Like A Lady" - Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
  • "We Gotta Get You A Woman" - Runt
  • "We May Never Pass This Way Again" - Seals & Crofts
  • "Montego Bay" - Bobby Bloom
  • "You've Got A Friend" - James Taylor
  • "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" - Joe South & The Believers
  • "Arizona" - Mark Lindsay
  • "The Candy Man" - Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation
  • "Dueling Banjos" - Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell
  • "Last Song" - Edward Bear
  • "The Guitar Man" - Bread

AM Gold: 1970[edit]

  • "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Diana Ross
  • "Green-Eyed Lady" - Sugarloaf
  • "Make It With You" - Bread
  • "Your Song" - Elton John
  • "Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)" - Melanie with The Edwin Hawkins Singers
  • "I Think I Love You" - The Partridge Family
  • "O-o-h Child" - Five Stairsteps
  • "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" - Edison Lighthouse
  • "Gypsy Woman" - Brian Hyland
  • "Hey There Lonely Girl" - Eddie Holman
  • "Rainy Night In Georgia" - Brook Benton
  • "In The Summertime" - Mungo Jerry
  • "Share The Land" - Guess Who
  • "Candida" - Dawn
  • "Indiana Wants Me" - R. Dean Taylor
  • "Ma Belle Amie" - The Tee Set
  • "One Less Bell To Answer" - 5th Dimension
  • "Everything Is Beautiful" - Ray Stevens
  • "Snowbird" - Anne Murray
  • "Patches" - Clarence Carter
  • "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" - Dionne Warwick
  • "I'll Be There" - The Jackson 5

AM Gold: 1971[edit]

  • "She's a Lady" - Tom Jones
  • "Knock Three Times" - Dawn
  • "Draggin' The Line" - Tommy James
  • "Sunshine" - Jonathan Edwards
  • "That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" - Carly Simon
  • "Mr. Bojangles" - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • "Signs" - Five Man Electrical Band
  • "Don't Pull Your Love" - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
  • "Never Can Say Goodbye - The Jackson 5
  • "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - The Temptations
  • "Brand New Key" - Melanie
  • "Want Ads" - Honey Cone
  • "An Old-Fashioned Love Song - Three Dog Night
  • "One Toke Over The Line" - Brewer & Shipley
  • "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" - Joan Baez
  • "Put Your Hand In The Hand" - Ocean
  • "Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian)" - Raiders
  • "Temptation Eyes" - Grass Roots
  • "Spanish Harlem" - Aretha Franklin
  • "Baby I'm-A Want You" - Bread
  • "If I Were Your Woman" - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • "Have You Seen Her" - Chi-Lites

AM Gold: 1972[edit]

  • "Black & White" - Three Dog Night
  • "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" - Jim Croce
  • "I Can See Clearly Now" - Johnny Nash
  • "I'm Still In Love With You" - Al Green
  • "Alone Again (Naturally)" - Gilbert O'Sullivan
  • "(Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All" - 5th Dimension
  • "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)" - Hollies
  • "Garden Party" - Rick Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band
  • "Summer Breeze" - Seals & Crofts
  • "I'd Love You To Want Me" - Lobo
  • "Precious and Few" - Climax
  • "A Horse With No Name" - America
  • "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" - Looking Glass
  • "Everybody Plays The Fool" - Main Ingredient
  • "Sylvia's Mother" - Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
  • "Oh Girl" - Chi-Lites
  • "Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues" - Danny O'Keefe
  • "Me and Mrs. Jones" - Billy Paul
  • "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" - Mac Davis
  • "Without You" - Nilsson
  • "Nights In White Satin" - Moody Blues

AM Gold: 1973[edit]

  • "Delta Dawn" - Helen Reddy
  • "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" - Jim Croce
  • "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree" - Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
  • "Shambala" - Three Dog Night
  • "Drift Away" - Dobie Gray
  • "Call Me (Come Back Home)" - Al Green
  • "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" - James Taylor
  • "Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)" - Aretha Franklin
  • "You're So Vain" - Carly Simon
  • "Hello It's Me" - Todd Rundgren
  • "The Morning After" - Maureen McGovern
  • "Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)" - Four Tops
  • "Stuck In The Middle With You" - Stealers Wheel
  • "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" - Spinners
  • "Midnight Train To Georgia" - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • "Diamond Girl" - Seals & Crofts
  • "Touch Me In the Morning" - Diana Ross
  • "The Cover of the "Rolling Stone" - Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
  • "My Maria" - B.W. Stevenson
  • "Wildflower" - Skylark
  • "All I Know" - Art Garfunkel

The Carpenters[edit]

(all tracks by The Carpenters)

  • "We've Only Just Begun"
  • "Superstar"
  • "Rainy Days And Mondays"
  • "Top Of The World"
  • "Ticket To Ride"
  • "Goodbye To Love"
  • "It's Going To Take Some Time"
  • "Sweet, Sweet Smile"
  • "I Won't Last A Day Without You"
  • "Hurting Each Other"
  • "There's A Kind Of Hush (All Over The World)"
  • "Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognized Anthem Of World Contact Day)"
  • "Only Yesterday (S)/For All We Know"
  • "Touch Me When We're Dancing"
  • "(They Long To Be) Close To You"
  • "Please Mr. Postman"
  • "Sing"
  • "All You Get From Love Is A Love Song"
  • "I Need To Be In Love"
  • "Yesterday Once More"

AM Gold exclusives[edit]

The following volumes were only offered as part of the renamed "AM Gold" series.

The '60s Generation[edit]

  • "Cry Like a Baby" - Box Tops
  • "I Think We're Alone Now" - Tommy James & The Shondells
  • "Last Train To Clarksville" - Monkees
  • "Sloop John B" - Beach Boys
  • "Both Sides Now" - Judy Collins
  • "Spinning Wheel" - Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)" - 5th Dimension
  • "I Saw Her Again" - Mamas & The Papas
  • "Dizzy" - Tommy Roe
  • "Mr. Tambourine Man" - Byrds
  • "1-2-3" - Len Barry
  • "Kind Of A Drag" - Buckinghams
  • "Mellow Yellow" - Donovan
  • "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" - Steam
  • "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie" - Jay & the Techniques
  • "Little Bit O' Soul" - Music Explosion
  • "Love Is All Around" - The Troggs
  • "Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking)" - Janis Ian
  • "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)" - Scott McKenzie
  • "Hold Me Tight" - Johnny Nash
  • "The Time Has Come Today" - Chambers Brothers
  • "The Pied Piper" - Crispian St. Peters

TV Themes of the '60s[edit]

  • "Bonanza - David Rose & His Concert Orchestra"
  • "The Ballad Of Jed Clampett" - Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs with The Foggy Mountain Boys
  • "'The Addams Family' Main Theme" - Victor Mizzy & His Orchestra and Chorus
  • "'Route 66' Theme" - Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
  • "The Rebel" - Johnny Cash
  • "'Peter Gunn' Theme - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
  • "77 Sunset Strip" - Don Riddle
  • "A Swingin' Safari" - Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra
  • "The Andy Griffith Theme" - Andy Griffith with Earl Hagen
  • "Theme From 'The Munsters'" - Jack Marshall
  • "Petticoat Junction" - Curt Massey
  • "Dobie" - Lionel Newman & His Orchestra and Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires
  • "Mission: Impossible" - Lalo Schifrin
  • "Hawaii Five-O" - Mort Stevens & His Orchestra
  • "I Dream Of Jeannie" - Hugo Montenegro, His Orchestra & Chorus
  • "Theme From 'The Monkees'" - Monkees
  • "Meet The Flintstones" - Hoyt Curtin
  • "Batman Theme" - Neal Hefti
  • "Mister Ed" - Neal Hefti & Jay Livingston
  • "Love American Style" - Cowsills
  • "My Three Sons" - Frank De Vol
  • "'Green Hornet' Theme" - Al Hirt
  • "Main Theme From 'The Saint'" - Edwin Astley and His Orchestra
  • "Theme From 'Adventures In Paradise'" - Jerry Byrd

AM Gold: #1 Hits of the '70s - '70-'74[edit]

  • "Joy To The World" - Three Dog Night
  • "American Woman" - The Guess Who
  • "War" - Edwin Starr
  • "Venus" - The Shocking Blue
  • "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)" - Three Dog Night
  • "The Most Beautiful Girl" - Charlie Rich
  • "I Am Woman" - Helen Reddy
  • "Brother Louie - Stories
  • "The Streak" - Ray Stevens
  • "Rock Your Baby" - George McCrae
  • "Love Train" - The O'Jays
  • "Theme From Shaft" - Isaac Hayes
  • "Kung Fu Fighting" - Carl Douglas
  • "Will It Go Round In Circles" - Billy Preston
  • "Love's Theme" - Love Unlimited Orchestra
  • "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia" - Vicki Lawrence
  • "Cat's In The Cradle" - Harry Chapin
  • "Time In A Bottle" - Jim Croce
  • "Sunshine On My Shoulders" - John Denver
  • "American Pie" - Don McLean

AM Gold: 1974[edit]

  • "I Can Help" - Billy Swan
  • "Mockingbird" - Carly Simon & James Taylor
  • "Then Came You" - Dionne Warwick & The Spinners
  • "Come And Get Your Love" - Redbone
  • "Midnight At The Oasis" - Maria Muldaur
  • "The Air That I Breathe" - The Hollies
  • "The Tin Man" - America
  • "Billy, Don't Be A Hero" - Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods
  • "The Night Chicago Died" - Paper Lace
  • "Show And Tell" - Al Wilson
  • "Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me" - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • "TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)" - MFSB featuring The Three Degrees
  • "Rock The Boat" - Hues Corporation
  • "When Will I See You Again" - The Three Degrees
  • "Beach Baby" - First Class
  • "Seasons In The Sun" - Terry Jacks
  • "Rock Me Gently" - Andy Kim
  • "Rock On" - David Essex
  • "The Show Must Go On" - Three Dog Night
  • "The Entertainer" - Marvin Hamlisch
  • "Angie Baby" - Helen Reddy
  • "Please Come To Boston" - Dave Loggins

AM Gold: #1 Hits of the '70s - '75-'79[edit]

  • "Grease" - Frankie Valli
  • "Le Freak" - Chic
  • "Best Of My Love" - Emotions
  • "Don't Leave Me This Way" - Thelma Houston
  • "I Will Survive" - Gloria Gaynor
  • "A Fifth Of Beethoven" - Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band
  • "I Just Want To Be Your Everything" - Andy Gibb
  • "Have You Never Been Mellow" - Olivia Newton-John
  • "Let Your Love Flow" - Bellamy Brothers
  • "Thank God I'm A Country Boy" - John Denver
  • "Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  • "Gonna Fly Now (Theme From 'Rocky')" - Bill Conti
  • "Laughter In The Rain" - Neil Sedaka
  • "Torn Between Two Lovers" - Mary MacGregor
  • "When I Need You" - Leo Sayer
  • "Before The Next Teardrop Falls" - Freddy Fender
  • "Da Doo Ron Ron" - Shaun Cassidy
  • "Rise" - Herb Alpert
  • "Reunited" - Peaches & Herb
  • "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" - Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams

AM Gold: 1975[edit]

  • "That's The Way I like It" - KC & The Sunshine Band
  • "Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)" - Leo Sayer
  • "Lady Marmalade" - LaBelle
  • "Magic" - Pilot
  • "Ballroom Blitz" - Sweet
  • "Jackie Blue" - Ozark Mountain Daredevils
  • "Wildfire" - Michael Murphey
  • "Poetry Man" - Phoebe Snow
  • "Dance With Me" - Orleans
  • "I'm Not Lisa" - Jessi Colter
  • "My Eyes Adored You" - Frankie Valli
  • "You're No Good" - Linda Ronstadt
  • "Shining Star" - Earth, Wind and Fire
  • "Why Can't We Be Friends?" - War
  • "Love Will Keep Us Together" - Captain and Tennille
  • "(Hey, Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song - B.J. Thomas
  • "Rhinestone Cowboy" - Glen Campbell
  • "Sister Golden Hair" - America
  • "Black Water" - Doobie Brothers
  • "I'm Not In Love" - 10cc
  • "Sky High" - Jigsaw
  • "Loving You" - Minnie Riperton

AM Gold: 1976[edit]

  • "Happy Days" - Pratt & McClain
  • "Saturday Night" - Bay City Rollers
  • "Show Me The Way" - Peter Frampton
  • "Still The One" - Orleans
  • "December 1963 (Oh What A Night)" - Four Seasons
  • "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" - Lou Rawls
  • "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" - Elvin Bishop
  • "Moonlight Feels Right" - Starbuck
  • "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" - England Dan & John Ford Coley
  • "Dream Weaver" - Gary Wright
  • "All By Myself" - Eric Carmen
  • "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" - KC & The Sunshine Band
  • "Right Back Where We Started From" - Maxine Nightingale
  • "Say You Love Me" - Fleetwood Mac
  • "Shannon" - Henry Gross
  • "You Are The Woman" - Firefall
  • "Sara Smile" - Hall & Oates
  • "Afternoon Delight" - Starland Vocal Band
  • "Welcome Back" - John Sebastian
  • "Muskrat Love" - The Captain & Tennille
  • "Get Closer" - Seals & Crofts
  • "Kiss and Say Goodbye" - Manhattans

AM Gold: 1977[edit]

  • "Don't Stop" - Fleetwood Mac
  • "It's So Easy" - Linda Ronstadt
  • "Rich Girl" - Hall & Oates
  • "Couldn't Get it Right" - Climax Blues Band
  • "Year Of The Cat" - Al Stewart
  • "Easy" - Commodores
  • "Lonely Boy" - Andrew Gold
  • "The Things We Do for Love" - 10cc
  • "We Just Disagree" - Dave Mason
  • "Don't Give Up On Us" - David Soul
  • "Star Wars Theme/Catina Band" - Meco
  • "Car Wash" - Rose Royce
  • "I'm Your Boogie Man" - KC & The Sunshine Band
  • "You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)" - Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
  • "So In To You" - Atlantic Rhythm Section
  • "Undercover Angel" - Alan O'Day
  • "That's Rock and Roll" - Shaun Cassidy
  • "I Like Dreamin'" - Kenny Nolan
  • "Southern Nights" - Glen Campbell
  • "Just Remember I Love You" - Firefall

AM Gold: 1978[edit]

  • "Hot Child In the City" - Nick Gilder
  • "Love Is Like Oxygen" - Sweet
  • "Don't Look Back" - Boston
  • "Love Is In The Air" - John Paul Young
  • "Sentimental Lady" - Bob Welch
  • "Reminiscing" - Little River Band
  • "Baby Come Back" - Player
  • "Love Will Find A Way" - Pablo Cruise
  • "Feels So Good" - Chuck Mangione
  • "Three Times A Lady" - Commodores
  • "Shadow Dancing" - Andy Gibb
  • "If I Can't Have You" - Yvonne Elliman
  • "Le Freak" - Chic
  • "Kiss You All Over" - Exile
  • "Use 'Ta Be My Girl" - O'Jays
  • "Here You Come Again" - Dolly Parton
  • "Thunder Island" - Jay Ferguson
  • "I Just Wanna Stop" - Gino Vannelli
  • "Time Passages" - Al Stewart
  • "How Much I Feel" - Ambrosia

AM Gold: 1979[edit]

  • "My Sharona" - Knack
  • "Hold the Line" - Toto
  • "Everytime I Think of You" - The Babys
  • "Lonesome Loser" - Little River Band
  • "Sharing the Night Together" - Dr. Hook
  • "Makin' It" - David Naughton
  • "I Was Made for Dancin'" - Leif Garrett
  • "Sad Eyes" - Robert John
  • "Just When I Needed You Most" - Randy Vanwarmer
  • "After the Love Has Gone" - Earth, Wind and Fire
  • "Heart of Glass" - Blondie
  • "Good Times" - Chic
  • "What A Fool Believes" - Doobie Brothers
  • "Stumblin' In" - Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman
  • "Escape (The Pina Coloada Song)" - Rupert Holmes
  • "Gold" - John Stewart
  • "Lotta Love" - Nicolette Larson
  • "Still" - Commodores
  • "I'll Never Love This Way Again" - Dione Warwick
  • "You Take My Breath Away" - Rex Smith

Time Life - AM Gold Mellow Hits of the 70's[edit]

  • "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree - Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
  • "Spiders And Snakes - Jim Stafford
  • "(You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka
  • "Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
  • "Music Box Dancer - Frank Mills
  • "Sometimes When We Touch - Dan Hill
  • "After The Lovin' - Engelbert Humperdinck
  • "Muskrat Love - Captain and Tennille
  • "Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton
  • "The Candy Man - Sammy Davis Jr.
  • "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka
  • "My Melody Of Love - Bobby Vinton
  • "Feelings - Morris Albert
  • "You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
  • "Theme From S.W.A.T. - Rhythm Heritage
  • "Ben - Michael Jackson
  • "Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
  • "Pillow Talk - Sylvia
  • "I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John
  • "Desiderata - Les Crane

AM Gold: Smash Hits of the '70s[edit]

  • "You Sexy Thing" - Hot Chocolate
  • "Hooked On A Feeling" - Blue Swede
  • "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" - Robert John
  • "Chevy Van" - Sammy Johns
  • "Me And You And A Dog Named Boo" - Lobo
  • "Brand New Key" - Melanie
  • "Little Willy" - Sweet
  • "Hitchin' A Ride" - Vanity Fare
  • "Run Joey Run" - David Geddes
  • "Bad Blood" - Neil Sedaka
  • "You Make Me Feel Like Dancin'" - Leo Sayer
  • "Couldn't Get It Right" - Climax Blues Band
  • "Whatcha Gonna Do?" - Pablo Cruise
  • "How Long" - Ace
  • "Ride Captain Ride" - Blues Image
  • "Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)" - Reunion
  • "Which Way You Goin' Billy?" - Poppy Family
  • "Lonely People" - America
  • "Last Song" - Edward Bear
  • "Oh Babe, What Would You Say" - Hurricane Smith

AM Gold: Teen Idols of the 70s[edit]

  • "One Bad Apple" - The Osmonds
  • "ABC" - The Jackson 5
  • "Heartbeat-It's A Lovebeat" - DeFranco Family featuring Tony DeFranco
  • "Julie, Do Ya Love Me" - Bobby Sherman
  • "I Can Feel Your Heartbeat" - Partridge Family
  • "Speak To The Sky" - Rick Springfield
  • "That's Rock 'n' Roll" - Shaun Cassidy
  • "I Just Want To Be Your Everything" - Andy Gibb
  • "Ben" - Michael Jackson
  • "Alone Again (Naturally)" - Gilbert O'Sullivan
  • "Saturday Night" - Bay City Rollers
  • "Rockin' Robin" - Michael Jackson
  • "Easy Come, Easy Go" - Bobby Sherman
  • "Don't Give Up On Us" - David Soul
  • "It's A Sunshine Day" - The Brady Bunch Kids
  • "Go All The Way" - Raspberries
  • "Baby, I Love Your Way" - Peter Frampton
  • "You Take My Breath Away" - Rex Smith
  • "Let Her In" - John Travolta
  • "Go Away Little Girl" - Donny Osmond

AM Gold: Perfect Harmony[edit]

  • "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" - Jackie DeShannon
  • "Put Your Hand In The Hand" - Ocean
  • "Everything Is Beautiful" - Ray Stevens
  • "Me And Jesus" - Tom T. Hall
  • "Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)" - Melanie with The Edwin Hawkins Singers
  • "Day By Day" - Godspell
  • "You Light Up My Life" - Debby Boone
  • "What A Wonderful World" - Louis Armstrong
  • "United We Stand" - Brotherhood Of Man
  • "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Aretha Franklin
  • "He Ain't Heavy (He's My Brother) - The Hollies
  • "Be Thankful For What You Got" - William DeVaughn
  • "Oh Happy Day" - The Edwin Hawkins Singers
  • "Morning Has Broken" - Cat Stevens
  • "Superstar" - Murray Head
  • "I'd Like To Teach The World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)" - New Seekers
  • "I Don't Know How To Love Him" - Yvonne Elliman
  • "Why Me" - Kris Kristofferson
  • "Joy To The World" - Three Dog Night
  • "Spirit In The Sky" - Norman Greenbaum

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