According to Burl Ives' snowman, everyone wishes for silver and gold, but he'd rather see silver and gold decorations on his Christmas tree. I'll take the metals, myself. Every answer this week includes either "silver" or "gold" somewhere.
1. What you get if you sell 500,000 copies of an album or single in the U.S.
2. Dionne Warwick, Marilyn McCoo, and Andy Gibb all served as hosts of this U.S. music show
3. German disco group who hit big with "Fly Robin Fly" in 1975
4. A Sting hit from 1993
5. Kanye West's 2005 Number One song that samples Ray Charles
6. "Now that you're gone, all that's left is a..."
7. He mourned "Honey" and was "Watching Scotty Grow"
8. Yamaha used this 1970 Mark Lindsay hit for motorcycle ads in the 70s
9. The first song on the first album recorded by the Grateful Dead
10. They had "Boogie Fever" in 1976
11. A James Bond movie, and a Shirley Bassey hit from 1965
12. Beatles song about a medical student serial killer
13. "I've been to Hollywood, I've been to Redwood, I've crossed the ocean for a..."
14. John Cipollina was their guitarist
15. A 1995 Prince album
16. Holiday song introduced by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell in "The Lemon Drop Kid"
17. Dutch group most famous for "Radar Love"
Bonus: Their one hit was "Wham Bam" in 1976, and their keyboard player was Brent Mydland, later of the Grateful Dead