With the nice warm Spring weather we have had lately, it feels like the Summer is on it’s way.
This song reminds me of Summer evenings, back home, in the UK.
From 1970, when this reached number 1 in the UK, and number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, this is “In The Summertime”, by British band, Mungo Jerry.
This was one of the biggest hits for Dr Hook, “When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman”.
It reached number 6, on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 1, in the UK, in 1979.
To mark the death, this week, of Music legend, Bill Withers, here is one of his biggest hits, Lean On Me.
It reached number 1, on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 18, in the UK, in 1972.
To mark the death, this week, of Country Music legend, Kenny Rogers, here is one of his biggest hits, The Gambler. It reached number 16, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1978.
Treat Her Like A Lady was a number 3, Billboard Hot 100 hit, for Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, in 1971.
This song, Baby Love, was the second of a long line of hits, for Diana Ross and The Supremes, on the Tamla Motown label.
It reached number one, in the UK and on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1964.
It is one of my Top 100, all time favorites.
Remember this classic? Phil Collins singing Another Day In Paradise from late 1989. This song made it to number 2 in the UK, and number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
From 1968, this song, one of my all time favorites, Young Girl, by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, reached number 1 in the UK, and number 2, on the Billboard Top 100 charts.
On this day, February 27th, 1980, 40 years ago, I Will Survive, by Gloria Gaynor won the first and last Grammy Award, ever awarded for Best Disco Recording. This song reached number 1 in the UK, on the Billboard Hot 100, in the USA, and around the world, in 1979.
The debut album, by British rock band, Black Sabbath, was released 50 years ago, today, on February 13th, 1970. This is the title song, from that album. It is widely considered to be the first Heavy Metal song.