For some reason this song is stuck in my head today, therefore it is my song of the day. In 1985 Billy Ocean took Suddenly to number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also to number 4, in the UK.
On this day, April 21st, in 1973, Tony Orlando & Dawn, topped the Billboard charts, with “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree”. This was a huge hit, around the World.
3 years ago, today, the World lost a unique talent. Prince, died, at his home, of an accidental overdose of the prescription drug Fentanyl, on April 21st, 2016. Here is one of his biggest hits, from 1984, “When Doves Cry”.
All The Young Dudes, released in 1972, was written by David Bowie, for Mott the Hoople. It reached number three in the UK, but only made number 37 in the USA. If you listen, you can hear David Bowie, singing backing vocals.
True was the biggest hit for London band, Spandau Ballet, in 1983. It stayed at number one, in the UK, for four weeks, in April, and May. It reached number four, on the Billboard Hot 100, in the Fall of 1983.
On April 11th, 1970, 49 years ago today, “Let It Be”, the Beatles last single, before they disbanded, reached number one, on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was of course a huge hit around the World, but only reached number two, in the UK. This song, reminds be of my late, older brother, Brian, […]
The title track, to the 1971 album, of the same name, American Pie, by Don McLean reached number one, for four weeks, in the USA, in 1972. In 1971 it reached number two, for three weeks in the UK. The main theme “The Day The Music Died” refers to the February 1959 plane crash, that […]
On April 6th, 1974, 45 years ago today, Swedish Pop group, ABBA, won the Eurovision Song Contest, and our hearts. The rest as they say, is history…
To celebrate the 33rd birthday of Lady Gaga, I play here for you, her Billboard Hot 100, number 2 hit, from 2009, “Bad Romance”. This single also reached number 1 in the UK, and most of the World, in that year.
To celebrate the 75th birthday of Diana Ross, I play here, what became her second solo, Billboard Hot 100, number 1 hit, from 1973, “Touch Me In The Morning”. This single also reached number 6 in the UK, in that year.