Monday 6 March 2017

I love music

As usual, when I have an intro to write but don't have a topic, I go to the MUSIC. These are:

# songs that start with the word I, and not I'll or I'm, which would make the list even LONGER!
# that I know; there's a couple other titles that sounded familiar, but eh
# that went to number 1 on the US Billboard pop charts
# that came out before 1992, because my Billboard Book of Number One Hits ends there

Links to all; hope they work in your country

I Am Woman - Helen Reddy 19721209-1

I Can Help - Billy Swan 19741123-2
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash 19721104-4

I Can't Get Next To You - the Temptations 19691018-2
(I Can't Get No) - Satisfaction - Rolling Stones 19650710-4
I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Daryl Hall and John Oates 19820130-1
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops 19650619-2
I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles 19620602-5

I Feel Fine - the Beatles 19641226-3
I Feel the Earth Move -Carole King 19710619-5 (Two-sided hit with It's Too Late)

I Get Around - the Beach Boys 19640704-2

I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye 19681214-7

I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John 19741005-2

I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder 19841013-3
I Love A Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbit 19810228-2
I Love Rock 'n' Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts 19820320-7

I Shot the Sheriff - Eric Clapton 19740914-1

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2 19870808-2

I Think I Love You - Partridge Family 19701121-3
I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany 19871107-2

I Want to Hold Your Hand - the Beatles 19640201-7 (studio versions are notoriously difficult to find in the US; this is the group on the Ed Sullivan Show)
I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner 19850202-2
I Want You Back - The Jackson Five 19700131-01
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Elvis Presley 19560728-1

I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March 19630427-3
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor 19790310-3

I Wish- Stevie Wonder 19770122-1

I Write the Songs - Barry Manilow 19760117-1 (written by Bruce Johnston)

As for those numeric designations, that represents the week, in YYYYMMDD format, that the song first went to number one. The number after the hyphen indicates how many weeks it was nimber one, not necessarily consecutively.

Note that the first three I Want... songs all went to #1 the same relative week (31 Jan-2 Feb)


  1. Wonderful list and although from totally different part of the world to where I live, I know them all

    Congratulations with your birthday, wishing you a wonderful day!!

  2. OMG... you are forcing me to admit to my age, aren't you? LOL I know every one of those songs and can hum their tunes, too. Maybe not ALL the lyrics, but most. What a fantastic time to grow up for music!

    abcw team

  3. OOPS! I forgot (although I didn't for your other blog) but HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the most iconic, unique, incredible administrator for ABCW!!!

  4. Love music too, more of a classical and folk, and blues kind. Happy birthday, Roger! I'll eat a piece of cake for you:)

  5. Many of these song titles bring great memories. BTW, your 4th # reason made me laugh. Blessings!

  6. Interesting, intriguing, information, Melody!
    Thanks for hosting. My "I" is for IBIS

  7. Informative introduction!
    My "I" is for "ISLAND"

  8. And "I" stands for IKARIA ISLAND in Greece

  9. Sigh - my blog is down (item 13). Fortunately, it is replicated at

  10. I love music as well and listen all day long.

  11. My mind was mind-boggled that Johnny Cash sang "I Can See Clearly Now" and then I saw my error. Imagine, if Johnny Cash had. :-) This is a great list. Thanks, Roger!

  12. I was bopping along to "I can see clearly now" ... until I came back to the web browser to add my link and YouTube stopped playing - lol
    Will be listening to the whole song as soon as I have finished commenting ... A good one to have in my mind when I go to bed :)
    (... I am not quite "there" yet, but hopefully it won't be too long before I can be singing it and feel the same way :)

  13. Oh, golly.
    For my poem at Nickers and Ink, I read this as M-Day, not I-Day. Used MUSIC and MOTION. Oops. ;-)

  14. a music lover is here joining back the ABC post in my new site

    Entry for I is Islet of Biri