STEVIE WONDER Topped US Singles Chart 50 Years Ago Today With ‘SUPERSTITION’

Great 7″ singles from the past

27 January 2023

Last year soul/funk virtuoso STEVIE WONDER (aged 72) celebrated
the 50th anniversary of his masterpiece LP Talking Book last year.

The biggest hit on the album was SUPERSTITION. The master blaster
track topped the US Singles Chart 50 years ago this day, on 27 Jan 1973.

Very superstitious,
Writing’s on the wall,
Very superstitious,
Ladders bout’ to fall,
Thirteen month old baby,
Broke the lookin’ glass
Seven years of bad luck,
The good things in your past

When you believe in things
That you don’t understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition aint the way

STEVIE WONDER: Bio – Discography – Instagram

GEORGE HARRISON Scored A No 1 Hit In The US With His SWEET LORD This Day In 1970

Great 7″ singles from the past

26 December 2022

Beatle GEORGE HARRISON (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001)
topped the US Singles Chart with MY SWEET LORD this day in 1970.

In February 1971 Harrison was accused of alleged copyright infringement
regarding a song called He’s So Fine written by Ronnie Mack in 1963, and
made popular by The Chiffons. After a court case, Harrison was convicted
to pay $1,599,987.

Harrison‘s version…

Check out the similarities
with He’s So Fine here…

GEORGE HARRISON: Facebook

English Glam Rockers MUD Topped The UK Charts This Day In 1974 (Many Hated The Tearjerker)

Great 7″ singles from the past

21 December 2022

Flamboyant rockers MUD were one of those hit bands during the 70s glam and
glitter years. They scored a series of number ones. One of them was a cheesy,
sugary Christmas carol named LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS, written by the hottest
songwriters at the time – Nicky Chin and Mike Chapman (The Sweet, Suzi Quatro,
Smokie
). The single went to the top of the UK Charts this day in 1974.

For all the lonely people at Xmas…

MUD: Bio – Discography

7-Inch History – BILLY PAUL 50 Years Ago Today

Great 7″ singles from the past

16 December 2022

Artist: BILLY PAUL
Who: Grammy Award-winning
soul artist from Philadelphia.
He passed away in 2016, aged 81

Single: MR AN D MRS. JONES
Written: by composers Kenny Gamble,
Leon Huff, and Cary Gilbert

The song is anout an extramarital affair between a man and his lover, called Mrs. Jones. The two meet in secret “every day at the same cafe”, at 6:30, where they hold hands and talk. The two are caught in a quandary: “We got a thing going on/we both know that it’s wrong/but it’s much too strong/to let it go now”.

This day 50 years ago, on 16 December 1972 Paul and Mrs. Jones
started a 3-week run on the top spot of the American Singles Chart.

Voice!

BILLY PAUL: Bio – Discography

THE HUMAN LEAGUE -‘DON’T YOU WANT ME’ Was Their Only No 1 Hit In The UK – This Day 41 Years Ago

Great 7″ singles from the past

12 December 2022

Glam pop act THE HUMAN LEAGUE scored their only No 1 hit in the UK
with ‘Don’t You Want Me’ when it topped the chart on 12 December 1981,
40 years
ago today.

It was the biggest-selling single of that year with over more than 1.560.000 copies.

But frontman Phil Oakey wasn’t really fond of the hit. After the release, he said
that he disliked the song so much that it became the last track on their masterpiece album Dare.

Here’s the original video clip…

THE HUMAN LEAGUE: Facebook

7-Inch History – THE BEACH BOYS Topped The US Charts With ‘GOOD VIBRATIONS’ This Day In 1966

Great 7″ singles from the past

10 December 2022

Band: The Beach Boys
Formed in 1961

Single: Good Vibrations
B-side: Let’s Go Away for A While

Note 1: Legend goes that the song’s title was inspired
by Wilson‘s obsession with cosmic vibrations, as his mother
would tell him as a kid that dogs sometimes bark at people
in response to their ‘bad vibrations‘.

Note 2: Over 90 hours of tape was consumed for the recordings
of the good vibes, with a total cost of production estimated
to be in the tens of thousands of dollars.

Score: The single hit the top spot of the US charts
on 10 December 1966, 53 years ago today.
Also #1 in the UK.

Sing it, boys

THE BEACH BOYS: Facebook

CHIC Scored Monster Hit In The US With ‘LE FREAK’ 44 Years Ago Today

Great 7″ singles from the past

9 December 2022

Band: Chic
Song: Le Freak 

The song was written by band members Bernard Edwards and main man
Nile Rodgers who’s still active as producer, songwriter and live performer.

Score: The funky disco hit started a seven-week run at No.1 on the US Singles
Chart this day 44 years ago, on 9 December 1978. It peaked at #7 in the UK
and sold more than 7 million copies worldwide.

Watch the original video clip right here…

NILE RODGERS: Facebook

THE STROKES Launch 7″ SINGLES Off First Three Albums In February 2023

6 December 2022

Candy for 7" fanatics who are fans of NYC's darlings.

THE SINGLES VOLUME 01 contains all of
the 10 original vinyl singles released from
the band’s first three studio LPs.

Utilizing the original single’s artwork, the boxset will include standard
black 7” vinyl of “The Modern Age,” “Hard To Explain,” “Last Nite,” and
“Someday,” off of Is This It (2001), “12:51,” “Reptilia,” and “The End Has
No End”
off Room On Fire (2003), and “Juicebox,” “Heart In A Cage,” and
You Only Live Once” off First Impressions Of Earth (2006) with their
accompanying b-sides. More details and pre-order info here.

Turn Up The Volume’s 3 picks

– THE MODERN AGE –

– HARD TO EXPLAIN –

– YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE –

THE STROKES: Facebook Website –

2023 Tour dates with RHCP