Gerry & The Pacemakers – You’ll Never Walk Alone (1964)

I recently managed to find a copy of this song, on vinyl, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, by British band, Gerry & The Pacemakers. It reached number 1, in the UK, in 1964, but never charted on the Billboard Hot 100. This song is a huge football (soccer) anthem, in the UK, particularly in Liverpool, where […]

Dire Straits – Money For Nothing (1985)

This song, Money For Nothing, by Dire Straits, is from the album, “Brothers In Arms”. It reached number 1, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1985, but only made number 4, on the chart, in the UK. This groundbreaking video was the first to be aired on MTV Europe when the network launched on 1 […]

Little Richard – Tutti Frutti (1955)

To mark the death of US Rock And Roll singer, Little Richard on May 9th, 2020, here is his hit “Tutti Frutti” from 1955. It reached number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 29, on the chart, in the UK. It has charted multiple times since then, of course.

Millie Small – My Boy Lollipop (1964)

To mark the death of reggae and ska pioneer Millie Small, on May 5th, 2020, here is her only big hit “My Boy Lollipop” from 1964. It reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, also number 2, in the UK, that year. I remember we had this record, at home, growing up, in the […]

Kansas – Carry On Wayward Son (1976)

This was the first hit for Kansas, “Carry On Wayward Son”. It reached number 11, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1976, but only made it to 51, in the UK, being their only hit there. We used to play this, at the White Horse pub, in Swanage, in the UK, around 1978 to 1981. […]

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