BLONDIE On Top Of The UK Singles Chart With Comeback Hit ‘MARIA’ This Day In 1999

Top singles from the past

8 February 2023

Pop titans BLONDIE had their first run from 1974 to 1982. They reunited
in 1997 and scored a blockbuster hit with the effervescent tune MARIA
2 years later (more than 90 million streams on Spotify). It featured on their
7th LP No Exit.

Maria was No.1 on the UK singles chart this day in 1999.
Their sixth #1, 20 years after their first with Heart of Glass.

Debbie about Maria.

BLONDIE: Bio – Discography – Facebook

Picked By Turn Up The Volume – 10 Classic Crackers Turning 20 In 2023

Back in time

29 December 2022

1. ‘Date With The Night by YEAH YEAH YEAHS

2. ‘Stop’ by BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB

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3. ‘7 Nation Army’ by THE WHITE STRIPES

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4. ‘Looking Back Into The Sun’ by THE LIBERTINES

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5.’Bandages’ by HOT HOT HEAT

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6. ‘That Great Love Sound’ by THE RAVONETTES

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7. ‘The House Of Jealous Lovers’ by THE RAPTURE

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8. ‘Hurt’ by JOHNNY CASH

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9. ‘Danger! High Voltage’ by ELECTRIC SIX

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10. ‘HEY YA’ by OUTKAST

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10 Classic Crackers Turning 30 In 2023

Back in time

25 December 2022

1. ‘Cannonball’ by THE BREEDERS

2. ‘Animal Nitrate’ by  SUEDE

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3. ‘Open Up’ byLEFTFIELD feat. JOHN LYDON

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4. ‘Creep’ by RADIOHEAD

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5. ‘Killing In The Name’ by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

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6. ‘Stutter’ by ELASTICA

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7. ‘Feed The Tree’ by BELLY

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8. ‘Regret’ by NEW ORDER

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9. ‘Human Behavior’ by BJÖRK

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10. ‘Into Your Arms’ by THE LEMONHEADS

ROD STEWART Topped The UK Singles Chart 50 Years Ago Today With ‘YOU WEAR IT WELL’

Top singles from the past

2 September 2022

Artist: ROD STEWART
Born 77 years ago in Highgate, London, England
Active: Since 1961 / 31 solo LPs, with The Tears Of Hercules
as his most recent one, released in 2021.

Single: YOU WEAR IT WELL
Album: Never A Dull Moment

The single topped the UK Singles Chart
50 years ago today, on 2 September 1972.

Here’s his Top Of The Pops performance…

ROD STEWART: Bio – Discography – Instagram

THE TROGGS Topped US Singles Chart This Day 56 Years Ago With Their Classic Cracker ‘WILD THING’

Top singles from the past…

30 July 2022

Band: THE TROGGS (Andover, Hampshire, England)
Active: 1964–present

Single: WILD THING
Written: by American singer/songwriter Chip Taylor and
originally recorded, without success, by US band The Wild Ones.

Score: #1 in the USA on 30 July 1966 – 56 years ago today

Note: The single was available in the USA on two competing labels
Atco Records‘ and ‘Fontana Records‘. Both pressings were taken from
the identical master recording therefore Billboard combined the sales
for both releases, making it the only single to simultaneously reach
number one for two companies. Unbelievable!

Go wild, folks…

THE TROGGS: Biography

PINK FLOYD Released Their SYD BARRETT Written Single ‘SEE EMILY PLAY’ 55 Years Ago Today

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16 June 2022

55 years ago today, on 16 June 1967, mega legends PINK FLOYD released
their 2nd single SEE EMILY PLAY. A psychedelic pop pearl written by the late
great SYD BARRETT. He played slide guitar on the cracker using a plastic ruler.

Emily tries but misunderstands, ah ooh
She’s often inclined to borrow somebody’s dreams till tomorrow
There is no other day
Let’s try it another way
You’ll lose your mind and play
Free games for May
See Emily play
Soon after dark Emily cries, ah ooh
Gazing through trees in sorrow hardly a sound till tomorrow
There is no other day
Let’s try it another way
You’ll lose your mind and play
Free games for May
See Emily play
Put on a gown that touches the ground, ah ooh
Float on a river forever and ever, Emily (Emily)
There is no other day
Let’s try it another way
You’ll lose your mind and play
Free games for May
See Emily play

Here’s the historic crazy clip…

PINK FLOYD: Story

Timeless Singles By THE DOORS And ARETHA FRANKLIN – 55 Years Ago Today

Top singles from the past

3 June 2022

Band: THE DOORS
Single: LIGHT MY FIRE
Released in the USA 55 years ago today – 3 June 1967.
It reached the top of the charts 2 months later.

The hit featured on their self-titled debut LP.

Come on, baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire


THE DOORS: Story

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Artist: ARETHA FRANKLIN
Single: RESPECT
More than 400 million streams on Spotify.
Score: No 1 on the US Singles Charts
55 years ago today – 3 June 1967

The song was written an originally
recorded by Otis Redding in 1965.

Respect when I need it
Got to, got to have it
We got to have it
Got to, got to have it
Give it to me when I want it
Give it to me when I need it
Give it to me with respect, ah
Give it to me when I want it

ARETHA: Story

STEVE WONDER And ROD STEWART Scored Both A No 1 Hit 45 Years Ago Today

21 May 2022

Living soul legend Stevie Wonder wrote Sir Duke in tribute to Duke Ellington,
the influential jazz legend who had died in 1974. The lyrics also refer to Count Basie,
Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald
.

The song reached the number one spot on the US Singles Chart
45 years ago today, on 21 May 1972.

Turn it up, Sir Stevie…

STEVIE WONDER: Discography

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Tragic tearjerker I Don’t Want To Talk About It was written by Danny Whitten,
who was part of Neil Young‘s band Crazy Horse. He died at the early age of 29
following a drug overdose in 1972.

The cover of Scottish superstar Rod Stewart broke hearts all over the planet.
It topped the UK Singles Chart 45 years ago today, on 21 May 1977.

ROD STEWART: Discography