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Captain & Tennille’s History On Billboard Charts: ‘Love Will Keep Us Together,’ ‘Muskrat Love’ & More

The duo earned a pair of Hot 100 No. 1s, amongst seven high 10s.

Following the dying of Daryl Dragon, the "Captain" in pop duo Captain & Tennille, who died Jan. 2 at age 76, Billboard seems again on the act's chart profession.

Dragon and Toni Tennille, collectively as Captain & Tennille, earned 14 Billboard Hot 100 hits between 1975 and 1980, together with seven high 10s and two No. 1s. "Love Will Keep Us Together,"their debut entry in 1975 (which incorporates backing instrumentation from notable session act the Wrecking Crew and which received the 1976 report of the 12 months Grammy Award), and "Do That to Me One More Time" in 1980.

Here is a recap of Captain & Tennille's high 10 largest Hot 100 hits:

Rank, Title, Peak Position, Peak Date
1. "Do That to Me One More Time," No. 1 (1 week), Feb. 16, 1980
2. "Love Will Keep Us Together," No. 1 (four weeks), June 21, 1975
three. "Muskrat Love," No. four, Nov. 20, 1976
four. "Lonely Night (Angel Face)," No. three, March 27, 1976
5. "Shop Around," No. four, July 10, 1976
6. "The Way I Want to Touch You," No. four, Nov. 29, 1975
7. "You Never Done It Like That," No. 10, Nov. 18, 1978
eight. "Can't Stop Dancin'," No. 13, May 7, 1977
9. "You Need a Woman Tonight," No. 40, Jan. 27, 1979
10. "Por Amor Viviremos," No. 49, Sept. 13, 1975

Captain & Tenille's largest Hot 100 hits are primarily based on precise efficiency on the weekly Hot 100, by means of the Jan. 5, 2019-dated chart. Songs are ranked primarily based on an inverse level system, with weeks at No. 1 incomes the best worth and weeks at No. 100 incomes the least. Due to modifications in chart methodology over time, eras are weighted to account for various chart turnover charges over varied durations.

Captain & Tennille had been additionally profitable on the Adult Contemporary chart. Of their 13 entries, 9 reached the highest 10, with their first 5 charted titles all hitting No. 1: "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "The Way I Want to Touch You" in 1975 and "Lonely Night (Angel Face)," "Shop Around" and "Muskrat Love" in 1976.

The couple has additionally logged six entries up to now on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Their debut Love Will Keep Us Together charted the best, reaching No. 2 in 1975, adopted by sophomore set Song of Joy (No. 9, 1976), Come in From the Rain (No. 18, 1977), Captain & Tennille's Greatest Hits (No. 55, 1978), Dream (No. 131, 1978) and Make Your Move (No. 23,1980).

Since Nielsen Music started monitoring U.S. album gross sales in 1991, Captain & Tennille's albums have offered 348,000 copies, whereas the duo's music catalog has drawn 29.four million on-demand U.S. streams.

Prior to forming Captain & Tennille, Dragon performed keyboard for the Beach Boys from 1967 to 1972, the place he was given the nickname "Captain" by lead singer Mike Love, as a consequence of Dragon's penchant for sporting a captain's hat onstage.

The duo met in 1971 when Tennille employed Dragon to play piano for the musical Mother Earth. They married in 1975 and divorced in 2014, however reportedly remained shut buddies, and Tenille was with him on the time of his passing. "He was an excellent musician with many buddies who cherished him vastly," she stated. "I used to be at my most artistic in my life once I was with him."

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