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On Friday, I got the memo on this week’s theme. Some how I had it wrong. Go figure, right? Anywho, I had THIS post already done and being a bit in a frinzy to honor our Spotlight Dancer’s (@AlexJCavanaugh) mewsic request – European Favorites is the reason for my late show to the party. Before I jump into my theme song selections I want to send out warm congrats to Roger Federer for his 8th Wimbledon Victory.
If this tennis thing doesn’t work out too well for you, Roger, then I believe you and your buds Grigor Dimitrov and Tommy Haas have a fabulous second career to fall on as the Backhand Boys. You might even want to include Novak Djokovic (fellow tennis chum and videobomber) just so he won’t pop in unexpectedly. 😉
It’s time to rock the house. A lot of the mewsic we love originates across the pond. For years I didn’t realize that some of my favorite oldies came from Europe and even today I’m surprised by my discoveries. I turned to Google for help looking specifically for #1 hit songs to match our theme. My source for today’s mewsic comes from Wikipedia and I’m sharing four classics from the 60s and 70s in today’s Europe Mewsic Shakin’ the Dance Floor!
The first Frenchman to top the US Billboard Hot 100 conducted and recorded this easy-listening version that stayed on the charts for five weeks in February through March 1968. I remember very well this haunting song. Flash back with me to the mewsic of Paul Mauriat with Love is Blue!
French singer/actress, Claudine Longet recorded the lyrical version of “Love is Blue” the same year earning a spot on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in the US at 29.
My next song selection I thought the Beatles did it but it turns out that an Irish singer/songwriter recorded it, landing at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in July 1972 where it stayed six weeks. Casey Kasem’s American Top 40s of the 70s, ranked it fifth most popular song of the decade. Here is Gilbert O’Sullivan singing, Alone Again Naturally.
I totally forgot about my next song choice. This disco band became the first from Germany to top the US Billboard Hot 100 in November 1975 with their hit song on top for three weeks. Hopefully the sexy, negligée like costumes won’t be too distracting for you to boogie down to Fly, Robin, Fly by Silver Convention!
I’m going to wind up things a Europop group that hit the scenes their US Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit song in April 1977 where they only resided for only a week. What’s up with that? I thought surely if any European band could rock the US charts it would be Abba with Dancing Queen!
For the rest of the summer until after Labor Day, I am only doing this post. Have a songtastic day and I’ll see ya next time on for “your choice” mewsic with Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me!