Weekly look back at the tracks that charted but you may not remember
20 Years Ago – AZ Yet “Last Night”
Taking booty jam lyrics to a whole new literal level…love it. This video is kinda budget and there are a couple times during the video where they filmed in front of green screen -and they did not put anything behind it, they are just sitting in front of a green screen…love it.
25 Years Ago – Mint Condition “Breakin My Heart (pretty brown eyes)”
Love the track, love the video, love the clothes. Six months on the chart, peaked at number 6.
30 Years Ago – Lone Justice “Shelter”
Lone Justice kinda had everything going for them in the mid 80s – critical acclaim, on the road opening for U2, famous producers and songwriters, plus Geffen putting everything behind them…just never happened. The first album is actually great though – you should check it out – “Shelter” peaked at 47.
35 Years Ago – John Hall Band “Crazy (Keep on Fallin’ in love)”
John has was a session musician for a lot of big acts in the 70’s, ended up getting really involved in politics and actually became a US Congressman for a term. “Crazy” got a big boost from heavy rotation during the early days of MTV but the track ultimately only made it to the number 42.
40 Years Ago – Al Stewart “Year Of The Cat”
Titular track from Al Stewart’s sixth album, which some people consider his masterpiece. I don’t hate the song but I don’t really hear the magic I guess. 3 months on the charts, peaked at number 8.
45 years Ag0 – Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds “Daisy Mae”
This track is pretty good – pales in comparison to their biggest hit “Don’t Pull Your Love” from 2 years earlier, which actually never went to number one in the US – it did in Canada and the UK. Anyway…”Daisy Mae” is alright…peaked at 41.
50 years Ago – The Left Banke “Pretty Ballerina”
Late 60’s Baroque Pop. Its pretty good -If you like Baroque pop….which I do….Peaked at number 15 in 1967.