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.
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.
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.
April 28th. On This Day In History, 1973: The album The Dark Side of the Moon by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd entered the Billboard Top LP’s & Tape chart, on which it spent a record 942 weeks. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Side_of_the_Moon> Here is one of the best known tracks from this iconic album, “Money”.
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.
You probably know this song, Heart Of Glass, by Blondie, it reached number one in most countries, around the World, in 1979. This is definitely on my Top 100 of all time.
This song, one of my favorites, by Otis Redding topped the charts in the US, and reached Number 3 in the UK in 1968. He finished recording this song a few days before he was tragically killed in an aircraft crash, in December 1967.
This song, one of my favorites, by Diana Ross was a top ten hit, but only in the UK in January 1974.
Dating from 1970, this song peaked at Number 1 in the UK, and Number 3 on the Billboard charts. For me, it brings back memories of the Summer of 1970, when I remember hearing it on the Waltzer ride, at the local Fun Fair, in the US this would be at the Carnival.