Rhino's SUPER HITS OF THE 70s: HAVE A NICE DAY Series Vols. 4-6 [HERC'S M!X]

Much has been written, debated and discussed about Rhino's beloved Super Hits Of The 70s: Have A Nice Day series (HAND) of compact discs and cassettes since their introduction in 1990.  Volume by volume, song by song sound quality analysis has been performed by Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber (HERE) and suitably nostalgic reviews have been written by the soft rock kid­™ (HERE) yet one issue fans frequently mention about HAND is the lack of a true chronological running order to each album as most of them are ordered by when a song peaked rather than when it was released and later albums in the series seem to be the results of some late in the game licensing deals.  Another grumble from fans is the inclusion of just a dozen songs per CD; for the majority of the albums in the series less than half the disc's capacity was utilized.  Well, your boy HERC took both matters into his own hands and is proud to announce his personal preferred mix of the venerable series.  Owing to the noted K-Tel album influence and inspiration for the series, each volume now has 20 songs, which means there are just fifteen albums in the newly envisioned collection instead of twenty-five as in the original HAND.  And each of those albums will be arranged in strict chronological order based on a song's debut on the Hot 100 (or in one case, The Bubbling Under The Hot 100 chart as the song failed to make the bigs) with ties broken by debut position on chart with lower debuts preceding higher ones, countdown style. Beginning yesterday and continuing each day until this Friday, HERC will spotlight three albums from his newly sequenced playlists along with his usual A/V embellishments.

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16-0404-01Toast And Marmalade For TeaTin Tin4/3/19718020
05-0704-02Indian ReservationRaiders4/10/1971941
05-0504-03When You're Hot, You're HotJerry Reed5/8/1971619
06-0604-04Tarkio RoadBrewer & Shipley5/15/19719655
05-0804-05Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling AgainFortunes5/15/19718915
05-0904-06Get It OnChase5/22/19719622
16-0604-07Never Ending Song Of LoveDelaney & Bonnie & Friends5/22/19719413
05-0604-08Don't Pull Your LoveHamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds5/22/1971904
06-0704-09SignsFive Man Electrical Band5/29/1971963
05-1004-10Draggin' The LineTommy James6/12/1971864
06-0804-12Saturday Morning ConfusionBobby Russell7/10/19719928
06-0504-13He's Gonna Step On You AgainJohn Kongos7/10/19719870
04-1204-14I Ain't Got Time AnymoreGlass Bottle7/17/19719436
07-0104-15Do You Know What I MeanLee Michaels7/31/1971976
06-0904-16Sweet City WomanStampeders8/14/1971838
06-1004-17One Fine MorningLighthouse9/11/19717524
06-1204-18It's A Cryin' ShameGayle McCormick9/18/19719044
07-0304-19One Tin Soldier (The Legend Of Billy Jack)Coven9/18/19718726
16-0704-20I'd Love To Change The WorldTen Years After9/25/197110040

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03-1205-01Fallin' LadyPunch10/2/1971110110
06-1105-02Absolutely RightFive Man Electrical Band10/16/19717026
07-0405-03Brand New KeyMelanie10/30/1971871
07-0605-04White Lies, Blue EyesBullet11/6/19719828
07-0505-06SunshineJonathan Edwards11/13/1971904
07-0705-07The Witch Queen Of New OrleansRedbone11/20/19719921
16-0905-08I'd Like To Teach The World To SingNew Seekers12/4/1971617
07-0805-09Don't Say You Don't RememberBeverly Bremers12/18/19719815
07-0905-10JoyApollo 100 feat. Tom Parker1/1/19721006
16-0805-11The Lion Sleeps TonightRobert John1/1/1972893
07-1005-12Precious And FewClimax1/1/1972813
08-0305-13We've Got To Get It On AgainAddrisi Brothers1/22/19727825
07-1105-14Softly Whispering I Love YouEnglish Congregation1/22/19727729
08-0505-15Nice To Be With YouGallery2/26/1972884
07-1205-16Son Of My FatherGiorgio3/4/19727846
08-1105-17The Candy ManSammy Davis, Jr.3/11/1972971
08-0105-18Run Run RunJo Jo Gunne3/18/19729027
08-0205-19Hot Rod LincolnCommander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen3/25/1972989
08-0405-20Sylvia's MotherDr. Hook & the Medicine Show4/1/19721005

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16-1006-01Daddy Don't You Walk So FastWayne Newton4/22/19721004
08-0606-02How Do You DoMouth & McNeal4/29/1972978
08-0806-03Day By DayGodspell5/20/19729013
08-0706-04In A Broken DreamPython Lee Jackson5/27/19729456
09-0206-05Beautiful SundayDaniel Boone6/3/197210015
08-1206-06Motorcycle MamaSailcat6/10/19729812
08-0906-07Alone Again (Naturally)Gilbert O'Sullivan6/17/1972881
08-1006-08Hold Your Head UpArgent6/17/1972825
09-0106-09Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)Looking Glass6/17/1972681
16-1106-10Small BeginningsFlash6/24/19729529
20-0106-11Baby Don't Get Hooked On MeMac Davis7/1/1972771
09-0506-12PopcornHot Butter7/8/1972899
09-0306-13Rock And Roll Part 2Gary Glitter7/22/1972847
16-1206-14The City Of New OrleansArlo Guthrie7/29/19728618
09-0406-15Speak To The SkyRick Springfield8/5/19728914
09-0706-16I Believe In MusicGallery8/12/19729722
17-0406-17Good Time Charlie's Got The BluesDanny O'Keefe9/2/1972879
09-0906-18Thunder And LighteningChi Coltrane9/2/19728617
09-0806-19American City SuiteCashman & West9/23/19729027
09-0606-20I'd Love You To Want MeLobo9/23/1972832

Many of the songs featured on the playlists from this post can be found on the following three vintage K-Tel albums:

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