Top singles from the past
‘My Girl’ by THE TEMPTATIONS
No 1 on the US Singles Chart
on 5 March 1965, 57 years ago.
The band’s first No 1.
The hit was written by Motown
soul icon Smokey Robinson
for his wife Claudette Rogers Robinson
who was a member of his backing
band The Miracles.
Those sweet little dances are just sublime…
‘Cum On Feel The Noize’ by SLADE
It was the band’s 4th number one in the UK topping
the charts on 5 March 1973 – 49 years ago.
It sold 500,000 copies in the first 3 weeks. American
hard rockers Quiet Riot covered the cracker in 1983
and became a huge hit in the US.
C’mon, get wild, wild, wild…
‘Baby Jump’ by MUNGO JERRY
Yep, the band that wrote that scored big-time with timeless
hit ‘In The Summertime‘. Baby Jump is far lesser-known but
also topped the UK Singles Chart. It happened 51 years ago
on 5 March 1971.
Baby jump into my dream.
I dream that she was Lady Chatterley’n
I was the game keeper.
I dream that I was Da Vinci and
She was the Mona Lisa.
I dream that I was Humbert and
She was Lolita.
Wow! Lady Chatterley, Da Vinci, Mona Lisa
and Lolita all named in one casual pop song…