I'd Really Love to See You Tonight
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|"I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"|
Big Tree Records 1976 single cover
|Single by England Dan & John Ford Coley|
|from the album Nights Are Forever|
|B-side||"It's Not The Same"|
|Label||Big Tree (US) Atlantic (UK)|
|England Dan & John Ford Coley singles chronology|
"I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" is a song written by Parker McGee and was a hit by England Dan & John Ford Coley from their 1976 album Nights Are Forever. It eventually peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (stuck for two weeks behind Wild Cherry's Play That Funky Music) and #1 on the Easy Listening chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. 21 song for 1976. It reached no. 26 in the official UK chart
Other cover versions
- Reba McEntire and Jacky Ward covered the song in 1978 as part of a double-sided single with "Three Sheets in the Wind".
- Ian McShane covered the song on his 1992 album From Both Sides Now.
- Barry Manilow covered it on the 1996 album Summer of '78.
- Charlie McGettigan and Paul Harrington covered it on the album Rock 'n' Roll Kids.
- Lillo Thomas covered the song on this 2010 album Come and Get It.
In popular culture
- The band performed the song on the 1977 NBC teen drama series James at 15 in the episode "The Blowout" during the school dance scene.
- In the 1996 action thriller film The Long Kiss Goodnight starring Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson, Jackson's character hears the song on the car radio while driving and starts to sing the chorus as "I'm not talking 'bout the linens...", instead of "I'm not talking 'bout moving in", and Davis's character then promptly corrects his mondegreen.
- In the 2013 comedy film Anchorman 2, the song is briefly featured in a scene where Ron Burgundy (played by Will Ferrell) revisits his divorced wife Veronica Corningstone (played by Christina Applegate) and his son Walter just as he is approaching the door of their apartment in New York City with a gift for Walter.
"If You Know What I Mean" by Neil Diamond
|Billboard Easy Listening number-one single
August 21, 1976
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