Different Worlds

Album: Maureen McGovern (1979)
Charted: 18

Songfacts®:

  • This was the theme song from a short-lived TV sitcom called Angie (1979-80). It was written by the team of Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox, who also wrote the themes for the TV shows Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and Wonder Woman.
  • This was Maureen McGovern's final Top 40 hit. She had a #1 in 1973 with "The Morning After," which was the theme to the movie The Poseidon Adventure.
  • Something a little bit different - the song's title is in the verse, rather than the chorus. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Jerro - New Alexandria, PA, for above 3

Comments: 7

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1979 {September 4th} Maureen McGovern performed "Different Worlds" on the nationally syndicated weekday-afternoon television program, 'The Mike Douglas Show'...
    At the time "Different Worlds" was in it's first of two weeks at #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, and three weeks later it would peak at #18 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart...
    It reached #1 on the Canadian RPM Adult Tracks chart...
    Between 1973 and 1981 the Youngstown, Ohio native had eleven records on the Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, three made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, the above "Different Worlds"...
    Besides "Different Worlds", her two other Top 10 records were "The Morning After" {#6 in 1973} and "Can You Read My Mind" {#5 in 1978}...
  • Arthur from New JerseyHelen Reddy played a singing nun in "Airport '75.". Maureen McGovern spoofed Reddy's performance in "Airplane." Helen Reddy had a hit, "Angie Baby." Maureen McGovern's hit was the theme from "Angie." Don't be confused! Helen Reddy and Maureen McGovern - know the difference!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 1st 1979, "Different Worlds" by Maureen McGovern entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #89; and on September 3rd, 1979 it peaked at #18 (for 2 weeks) and spent 16 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on September 2nd, 1979 it reached #1 (for 2 weeks) on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    She had five other records make the Top 100, with her debut record being her biggest hit, "The Morning After", which peaked at #1 (for 2 weeks) on July 29th, 1973...
    Ms. McGovern will celebrate her 65th birthday in twenty-six days on July 27th, 2014.
  • Tracy from Longmeadow, MaThe Ron Hicklin Singers sang backup vocals on this song.
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxI always loved this song and whenever I hear it, I'm back in the summer of '79 (sorry, Bryan Adams).
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiI have this in my Rock On-1979 cd.It's from my favorite tv show as a kid,Angie.I wish it was on DVD.another one of my favorite songs.
  • Jeanie from Clarkesville, GaSo, whatever happened to Maureen McGovern? And why was there a six year gap between hits? She had a beautiful voice.
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