Helen Reddy ~ I Can't Hear You No More 1976 Disco Purrfection Version

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This is a song that Helen was not especially fond of, but recorded at the direction of Capitol executives who hoped that a disco song would revive her fading chart fortunes. Gerry Goffin and Carole King had written it in 1964 and Betty Everett recorded it as "I Can't Hear You" the same year. Widely regarded as a non hit, it was Betty's follow up to her monster hit "Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss), peaking at #39 R&B and #66 on the Hot 100. It should have charted higher based on the chart performance of Shoop Shoop Song. Lulu also recorded it as a follow up to her mega hit "Shout" and it did not even go top 50 UK. Soon after, Dusty Springfield released her version and then Carole King herself covered it for her 1970 LP "Writer" It was resurrected in 1976 for Helen with the members of the band soon to be known as Toto, The song did hit #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart, but was her eighth and final single to do so. Barely squeaking Top 30 (#29), she was to have one more top 20 Hot 100 hit in 1977 with the #18 charting of "You're My World".

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On this day in 1976 {July 16th} Helen Reddy performed "I Can't Hear You No More" on the NBC-TV program 'The Midnight Special'...
At the time the song was not on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; but two weeks later on August 1st it would enter the chart at position #78, five weeks later on September 5th it peaked at #29 {for 1 week} and stayed on the Top 100 for 9 weeks...
And on September 26th, 1976 it reached #1 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
Between 1971 and 1981 she had twenty one songs make the Top 100; six made the Top 10 with half of them reaching #1, "I Am Woman" for 1 week in 1972, "Delta Dawn" for 1 week in 1973, and "Angie Baby" for 1 week in 1974...
Helen Maxine Lamond Reddy will celebrate her 74th birthday in three months on October 25th {2015}...

Author — sauquoit13456

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This song was released in 1976, a year before she landed a role in Disney's "Pete's Dragon". The song that she sang in the film was "Candle on the Water".

Author — MTN - A Rainbow Pastures Company

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Helen had a few more Hot 100 hits after "You're My World"... "The Happy Girls" (No. 57), "Ready or Not" (No. 73), Make Love to Me (No. 60) and "I Can't Say Goodbye to You (No. 88).

Author — ReddyRockedThe70s

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really nice extended!! great history too...thanks for posting....!!

Author — punchcar

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Please don’t redo this song again . It’s just perfect . I k ow you Ha e updated a lot of your music but I love this just the way it is . I Have it on my playlist at the gym and when I’m hiking I use the beat to get me up the hills . I play it repeatedly. Thank you SO much .👍👍👍👍👋👋👋👋😍😍😍👌👌👌👌🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Author — Colin Mennie

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the single version entered Cashbox Aug 7, 1976

Author — Colin Sanders