To mark the death, this week, of Country Music legend, Kenny Rogers, here is one of his biggest hits, The Gambler. It reached number 16, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1978.
Treat Her Like A Lady was a number 3, Billboard Hot 100 hit, for Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, in 1971.
This song, Baby Love, was the second of a long line of hits, for Diana Ross and The Supremes, on the Tamla Motown label. It reached number one, in the UK and on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1964. It is one of my Top 100, all time favorites.
Remember this classic? Phil Collins singing Another Day In Paradise from late 1989. This song made it to number 2 in the UK, and number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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.
Thunderstruck, by AC/DC, reached number 13, in the UK and number 5, on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
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.
This song is the theme song from the cult early 1970’s movie Shaft. It was performed by Isaac Hayes, who also made the soundtrack music. In 1971, it reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 4, in the UK.
Today, we lost a rock legend, Eddie Money. Here is one of his many hits, “Shakin’.”