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 …
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Bad Company – Can’t Get Enough (1974)
Can’t Get Enough was the biggest hit for British rock band, Bad Company. It reached number 15 in the UK and number 5, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1974.
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. …
Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime (1970)
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 …
Sid Vicious – My Way (1978)
John Simon Ritchie (10 May 1957 – 2 February 1979), known professionally as Sid Vicious, was an English bassist and vocalist. He achieved prominence as a member of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid_Vicious One of the songs he is best known for is an adaption of the Frank Sinatra song, My Way. …
Joe Jackson – Is She Really Going Out With Him (1979)
Is She Really Going Out With Him, by Joe Jackson, reached Number 13, in the UK, and Number 21, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1979.
Small Faces – Itchycoo Park (1967)
This song, “Itchycoo Park” is by British band, The Small Faces. It was one of their biggest hits. In 1967, it reached number 3, in the UK. In 1968 it reached number 16, on the Billboard Hot 100.
Bachman Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet (1974)
In 1974, this song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and in Canada. It only reached number two, in the UK, being kept from the number one spot, by Mud’s “Lonely This Christmas”. It is also on my all time Top 100.
The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again (1971)
Won’t Get Fooled again, was a single, released in 1971, by British band The Who. It was taken from their album “Who’s Next”. It reached number 9 in the UK, and number 15, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1971. You may know this song, as the theme song from, CSI Miami, on TV.
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Geno (1980)
“Geno”, the first UK number one, in May 1980, from Dexy’s Midnight Runners.