The Late Genius LOU REED Released Imperishable Classic ‘WALK ON THE WILD SIDE’ 50 Years Ago

Standout singles from the past

26 November 2022

The late genial singer-songwriter-rocker-performer LOU REED released
his imperishable signature classic WALK ON THE WILD SIDE (almost
370 million
streams on Spotify) than 50 years ago, on 24 November 1972.

It was released along with that other masterstroke Perfect Day (more than
1962 million streams on Spotify) as a double A-side single. Both songs were
taken from Reed’s Transformer LP produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson.

Laurie Anderson about ‘Walk On The Wild Side’:
“It has the best bass line ever to push a pop song.”

The song peaked at #10 in the UK and #16 in the USA but kept
on selling over the years as it was re-released a couple of times.

Take a walk once more, Lou.

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LOU REED: Bio – Discography – Facebook

Bomp-Baba-Bomp-Ba-Bomp-Ba-Bomp-Bomp-Vedanga-Bang-Bang-Vadinga-Bong-Ding

Top singles from the past

28 September 2022

Band: THE MARCELS
Who: American doo-wop group from Philadelphia that
scored several hits in their short career (1959-1962).

Bass player Allen Johnson was the voice who started the song with the legendary line “Bomp-Baba-Bomp-Ba-Bomp-Ba-Bomp-Bomp-Vedanga-Bang-Bang-Vadinga-Bong-Ding”. He died today in 1995 from cancer, only 55. Rest in peace.

Single: BLUE MOON
It was a love ballad written by Connee Boswell
and by Al Bowllyal already in 1935
Score: No 1 in the US and the UK in 1961

Let’s roll

THE MARCELS: History

Classic Cracker – BUDDY HOLLY’s PEGGY SUE Is 65 Today

Top singles from the past

20 September 2022

The late beloved BUDDY HOLLY who died in plane crash in 1959 (only 22)
released his best-known hit PEGGY SUE (almost 55 million streams on Spotify)
65 years ago today, on 20 September 1957.

It was written by his drummer Jerry Allison and Norman Petty
and originally titled Cindy Lou after Holly‘s niece. It was changed
to Peggy Sue, the name of Allison‘s girlfriend.

BUDDY HOLLY: Bio – Discography

MANIC STREET PREACHERS – First UK No 1 Hit 24 Years Ago Today With ‘IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT’

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5 September 2022

Twenty-four years ago today, on 5 September 1998 – Welsh legends MANIC STREET PREACHERS nailed their first numero uno hit single in the UK with one of their most emotive masterstrokes. IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT (more than 60 million streams on Spotify) is a titanic anthem that takes your breath away every single second of its almost 5 magnificent minutes.

The song’s title came from a Republican propaganda poster during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), showing a captivating photograph of a young child killed by the Nationalists under a sky filled with bomber planes, with the warning “If you tolerate this, your children will be next” written below.

Sing it, Manics.

MANICS: Bio – Discography

ALICE COOPER Scored No 1 Hit In The UK 50 Years Ago With ‘SCHOOL’S OUT’

Knockouts from the past

12 August 2022

This day 50 years ago, on 12 August 1972, the Michigan-born freak creep
ALICE COOPER topped the UK Singles Chart with SCHOOL’S OUT.

Vincent Damon Furnier (his real name) claimed that the song was inspired
by responding to the question: “What’s the greatest three minutes of your life?”
with the following two answers. One: “Christmas morning”. Two: “The last
three minutes of the last day of school.”
In America the single hit #7.

Alice in Rockland…

ALICE COOPER: Facebook – Website – Discography

Classic Crackers – Number Ones This Day In 1968 – 1984 – 1985 – 1996

Hit singles from the past

3 August 2022

Band: THE DOORS
Single: HELLO I LOVE
Album: Waiting For The Sun

#1 in the USA on this day in 1968

The Doors: Bio – Discography
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Artist: MADONNA
Single: INTO THE GROOVE
Album: Like A Virgin

#1 in the UK on this day in 1984

Madonna: Instagram
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Band: TEARS FOR FEARS
Single: SHOUT
Album: Songs From The Big Chair 

#1 in the USA, this day in 1985

TFF: Facebook
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Once upon a time, at a wedding, I danced to this
ridiculously catchy novelty hit (so I was told afterward).

Artists: LOS DEL RIO – Spanish duo
Single: MACARENA

#1 in – yes – the USA, this day in 1996
It sold more than 11 million copies.
One of the greatest hits in history.

#1 in – yes – the USA, this day in 1996.
It sold more than 11 million copies.
One of the greatest hits ever.

LOS DEL RIO: Facebook

THE DOORS Topped The US Singles Chart 55 Years Ago Today With Timeless Classic ‘LIGHT MY FIRE’

Works faster than caffeine

29 July 2022

Today 55 years ago, on 29 July 1967, immortal Californian rockers THE DOORS
conquered the top spot of the American Billboard Singles Chart with LIGHT MY FIRE,
one of their timeless classics.

It was largely written by the band’s guitarist Robby Krieger (76 now)
and with drummer John Densmore (77) the two surviving doors.

Lights on for this bewitching live version.

THE DOORS: Bio – Discography

55 Years Ago Today – THE BEATLES Topped The UK Singles Chart With Classic ‘ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE’

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19 July 2021

(Already) 55 years ago today – 19 July 1967 – the Fab Four released
the John Lennon written Summer Of Love anthem All You Need Is Love.
He wrote it for the occasion of the first-ever global-wide satellite broadcast.

It was their 12th number one hit in their native country.

Unfortunately so many on this fucked-up planet still prefer war, intolerance, sexism, racism, greed, and all related evil things that make our world an unsafe place to live.

Let’s just hope…

THE BEATLES: Bio – Discography