Song of the Day: Starland Vocal Band, “Afternoon Delight”

Starland Vocal Band consisted of two married couples, Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert and John Carroll and Margo Chapman. Their eponymous 1976 debut album included the song “Afternoom Delight,” which shot up the charts to #1 in both the US and Canada. They were nominated for four 1977 Grammy Awards, winning two: Best Arrangement for Voices and Best New Song. CBS even gave them a six-week summer replacement series in 1977. Then it all went south: they never duplicated their initial success, and by 1982 both couples had divorced and the group was dissolved. Well, it was fun while it lasted…

28 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Starland Vocal Band, “Afternoon Delight”

  1. You know I love the seventies but two songs I stay away from…to be fair when I was a kid I didn’t like two growing up…one was this one and the other was Moonlight Feels Right…I never knew why either. They were close together I believe and both were in the bicentennial year….I must have been in a 9 year old bad mood…but I do think of that year when I hear it so I guess in one way its good.


  2. I came to actively dislike this tune due to how much it was played on AM radio back in the day. I had no idea that Danoff/Nivert were in the group; they were the composers of “(Take Me Home) Country Roads.”


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