To celebrate the 45th birthday of former Spice Girl, Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham, here is the debut single, by the Spice Girls. Wannabe was released in July, 1996, in the UK, and went on to become the fastest selling debut single, of all time. It stayed at number one, for seven weeks. In the USA, […]
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, […]
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 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 […]
“Geno”, the first UK number one, in May 1980, from Dexy’s Midnight Runners.
This iconic reggae song, “Double Barrel”, is by Dave & Ansell Collins. Although it was released in 1970, it took until May of 1971, to reach Number One in the UK, and until August, 1971, to get to Number 22, on the Billboard Hot 100. This was the second Reggae song to top the charts, […]
On what would have been his 80th Birthday, here is one of Marvin Gaye’s biggest hits, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”. This single, on Motown, is from 1968, when it reached number one, on the Billboard Hot 100, in December that year, and stayed there for 7 weeks. RIP Marvin Gaye 1939-1984.
This song, “What’s Love got To do With It”, by Tina Turner, from 1984, gave Tina, her only Billboard number one hit, that also reached number three in the UK. My then wife, bought this as a 12 inch single, and played it constantly, or so it seemed, that Summer.
This song, “Don’t You Want Me”, by British band, The Human League, was released in December 1981, in the UK, and became the Christmas number one, that year. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot100 in July 1982.