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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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.
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. …
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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 …
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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. …
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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.
Originally released in 1973, The Joker, by The Steve Miller Band topped the Billboard Hot 100, in early 1974. It later reached number one, in 1990, in the UK, because of the song was used in a TV Commercial, for Levi jeans.
UK number two single, from 1970, here is T. Rex and Ride A White Swan.
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.
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.