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"F.B.I." is an instrumental rock tune recorded by the British group The Shadows, written by Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and Jet Harris. Due to complicated publishing contracts, "F.B.I." was credited to their manager Peter Gormley, who was also acting as Cliff Richard's manager. The actual composers' names never appeared on the credits. It was released by EMI as a single in February 1961 on the Columbia label with "Midnight" as the B-side. It spent 19 weeks in the UK Singles Chart reaching No. 6 on two separate occasions in mid-February and mid-March 1961. It was released in the United Stat..
Richard Carpenter selected "We've Only Just Begun" for the duo's third single and included it on the LP Close to You. Released in late summer 1970, the single featured Karen's lead vocals and the overdubbed harmonies of both siblings. Following their hit "Close to You" onto the charts, "We've Only Just Begun" was a hit No. 1 on the Cash Box singles chart and No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 becoming the pair's second million-selling gold single. It was considered by both Karen and Richard to be their signature song. According to The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (6th edition), on the..
This song by Chas & Dave was from the album 'Mustn't Grumble' which was released as a single on 7 March 1982 and entered the UK Singles Chart at No. 62. The song stayed in the charts for 11 weeks and peaked at number No. 2 on 17 April 1982. It was also the duo's first and biggest hit in Ireland, peaking at No. 3 on the Irish Singles Chart in April 1982. Interviewed by The Daily Telegraph in 2015 Chas Hodges was asked which was the band's biggest earning hit, and said: "It’s difficult to say. "Ain’t No Pleasing You" reached number two and is the most played. It was also the biggest a..
"After the Love Has Gone" was a single by Earth, Wind & Fire released in 1979 on ARC/Columbia Records. The song reached No. 2 on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and US Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart, No. 4 on the UK Pop Singles chart and No. 3 on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Songs chart. After the Love Has Gone was produced by Maurice White and written by David Foster, Jay Graydon, and Bill Champlin. The songs came from Earth, Wind & Fire's 1979 studio album "I Am". Earth, Wind & Fire bassist Verdine White revealed that "After the Love Has Gone" was one of their mo..
This Rockabilly song was written by Bob Montgomery & Norman Petty and originally recorded by Buddy Holly in 1958. The B-side of the single was called "Well... All Right". Unfortunately, it was to be the penultimate single released during his lifetime. The song was a minor hit in the USA and only reached No. 82 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single was more successful in the UK, reaching No. 30 in January 1959 and again reaching the charts upon its reissue in April 1960. "Heartbeat" subsequently also got to the UK Top Ten twice with other artists. Firstly in 1975 for Showaddywad..
This is a popular American Christmas song first released by Bobby Helms in 1957. It has received frequent airplay in the USA during every Xmas season since. "Jingle Bell Rock" was composed by Joseph Carleton Beal & James Ross Boothe. Helms version entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart December 24, 2016, and reached No. 29 two weeks later. In January 2019, the song entered the Hot 100's top 10 for the first time reaching No. 8. With this feat, Helms broke the record for the longest wait to the Hot 100's top 10 as he achieved this in 60 years, four months and two weeks after his first e..
The song was written and performed by Northern Irish guitarist Gary Moore. It was originally released as the title track of the album ‘Still Got the Blues’. The song was released as a single and reached No.31 on the UK Singles Chart in May 1990. It is the only single of Moore's solo career to chart on the USA Billboard Hot 100, where it reached No.97 on 16 February 1991. Moore played his Les Paul Standard Guitar throughout the song. He also filmed a basic music video for the song. The song was covered by Eric Clapton on his 2013 album Old Sock as a tribute to Moore following his death in 2..
This song was written and recorded by singer-songwriter Fred Neil in 1966 and released by himself two years later. The version of the song performed by Harry Nilsson sold over a million copies and became a hit in 1969. It reached No. 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and won a Grammy Award after it was featured in the film Midnight Cowboy. The song describes the singer's desire to retreat from other people to the ocean. It has also appeared in the 1994 film Forrest Gump as well as being included on the film's soundtrack album. It can also be found in the comedy film Borat and in the O..
This song was written by Eric Clapton, Marcella Detroit and George Terry. It was recorded & performed by Clapton and appeared on his 1977 album ‘Slowhand’. The up-tempo tune is one of Clapton's biggest American hits. He intentionally wrote it in the style of one of his favourite songwriters, Oklahoma musician J.J. Cale. Clapton said the song was "as close as an Englishman could get to being J.J. Cale. The song lyrics reference Clapton trying to convince a girl to hang out with him in bed instead of leaving. It was the Bee Gee’s who kept Clapton out of the No.1 spot in the charts wit..
This is a ballad written, produced, and performed by Stevie Wonder and remains his best selling single to date, having reached No.1 in a record 19 different charts around the world. The song was used as the lead single from the 1984 soundtrack album ‘The Woman in Red’ and reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks in October 1984. It is his only solo UK No.1, staying at the top for six weeks. In the process it also became Motown Records' biggest-selling single in the UK, a distinction it still holds as of 2019. In addition, the song won both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award fo..