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.
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.
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.
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…