Starland Vocal Band was an American pop band, known primarily for “Afternoon Delight”, one of the biggest-selling singles of 1976.
“Afternoon Delight” is a hit song recorded by Starland Vocal Band, known for its close harmony and sexually suggestive wordplay. It was written by Bill Danoff, one of the members of the band.
“Afternoon Delight” charted well in New Zealand, peaking at number five. In Australia it was a number-six hit (Adelaide radio station 5KA was first to pick up the single, making it number one in South Australia). In the UK, it reached number 18 and was used as theme to a weekly show of the same title on London’s Capital Radio, hosted by Duncan Johnson, and on an afternoon show using the same title, presented by Stuart Linnell, at Mercia Sound in Coventry. It became a US number-one single on July 10, 1976 and earned a gold record. “Afternoon Delight” also reached number one in Canada.