Rhino's SUPER HITS OF THE 70s: HAVE A NICE DAY Series Vols. 10-12 [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.  This is the fourth installment with the fifth and final one to be posted tomorrow; in each installment HERC will spotlight three albums from his newly sequenced playlists along with his usual A/V embellishments.

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13-1110-01I Can HelpBilly Swan9/28/1974901
14-0110-02Kung Fu FightingCarl Douglas10/12/1974941
14-0210-03Don't Call Us, We'll Call YouSugarloaf12/7/1974999
14-0610-04Up In A Puff Of SmokePolly Brown1/4/19759916
17-0610-05Before The Next Teardrop FallsFreddy Fender2/1/1975971
14-0410-06Chevy VanSammy Johns2/1/1975815
14-0810-07Jackie BlueOzark Mountain Daredevils2/8/1975943
14-0310-08EmmaHot Chocolate2/8/1975898
14-0710-09Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)Leo Sayer2/22/1975829
23-0510-10AmiePure Prairie League3/1/19759627
15-0310-11Black Superman - Muhammad AliJohnny Wakelin3/8/197510021
14-0910-12How LongAce3/8/1975893
14-1010-13WildfireMichael Murphey3/29/1975993
15-0410-14I'm Not LisaJessi Colter4/5/1975884
15-0110-16I'm On FireDwight Twilley Band4/26/19759916
20-0510-17Judy MaeBoomer Castelman5/3/19759333
17-1010-18The Rockford FilesMike Post5/17/19759310
14-1210-19I'm Not In Love10cc5/17/1975842
15-0510-20At SeventeenJanis Ian6/14/1975873

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17-1211-01FeelingsMorris Albert6/21/1975986
17-0711-02RendezvousHudson Brothers6/21/19759626
15-0211-03Fallin' In LoveHamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds6/21/1975891
18-0111-04Wasted Days And Wasted NightsFreddy Fender6/21/1975838
15-0711-05RockyAustin Roberts7/19/19751009
17-0911-06Dance With MeOrleans7/19/1975896
15-0611-07Run Joey RunDavid Geddes8/2/1975784
15-0811-08Eighteen With A BulletPete Wingfield8/23/19759815
15-0911-09Sky HighJigsaw8/30/1975883
15-1011-10Saturday NightBay City Rollers10/11/1975851
15-1211-11You Sexy ThingHot Chocolate11/1/1975863
23-0711-12Fox On The RunSweet11/15/1975475
20-0211-13The Last Game Of The SeasonDavid Geddes11/15/19754418
17-1111-14Love HurtsNazareth11/22/19759510
15-1111-15ConvoyC.W. McCall12/6/1975821
18-0211-16Dream WeaverGary Wright1/3/1976982
18-0311-17Let Your Love FlowBellamy Brothers1/31/1976881
24-0911-18Love FireJigsaw2/7/19768930
23-0811-19Money HoneyBay City Rollers2/7/1976519
18-0411-20Right Back Where We Started FromMaxine Nightingale2/14/1976952

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18-0812-01ShannonHenry Gross2/28/1976846
18-0612-02Fooled Around And Fell In LoveElvin Bishop3/6/1976883
18-0512-03Falling Apart At The SeamsMarmalade3/27/19769949
18-0712-04Happy DaysPratt & McClain4/3/1976895
23-1212-05Love Really Hurts Without YouBilly Ocean4/3/19768522
18-1112-06Moonlight Feels RightStarbuck4/17/1976903
20-0312-07Get CloserSeals & Crofts4/17/1976826
23-0912-08Let Her InJohn Travolta5/1/19769810
24-0612-09Save Your Kisses For MeBrotherhood Of Man5/8/19769827
18-0912-10Making Our Dreams Come TrueCyndi Grecco5/8/19769025
18-1012-11Afternoon DelightStarland Vocal Band5/8/1976871
18-1212-12I'd Really Love To See You TonightEngland Dan & John Ford Coley6/12/1976892
19-0212-13Wham Bam Shang-A-LangSilver6/19/19769716
20-0412-14Devil WomanCliff Richard7/4/1976876
19-0112-15Still The OneOrleans7/31/1976695
20-0612-16Disco Duck (Part 1)Rick Dees & his Cast of Idiots8/14/1976891
24-1112-17Did You Boogie (With Your Baby)Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids8/28/19768729
23-1012-18Love MeYvonne Elliman10/2/19768514
19-0712-19Jeans OnDavid Dundas10/9/19769017
19-0312-20Stand TallBurton Cummings10/9/19767410

Many of the songs featured on the playlists from this post can be found on the following five vintage K-Tel albums, all of which have been profiled over at HERC's K-TEL KOLLECTION:

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