Hot 100 Forgotten Tracks – March 18th 2017

Weekly look back on the tracks that charted -but you probably don’t  remember….

20 years ago – Leah Andreone “Its alright, It’s Ok” #61

Not a bad track – a lot of people in the comments section of Youtube talk about how much they liked it… falls squarely in the middle between Jewel and Tracy Bonham on the Lilith Fair spectrum.

25 years ago – Saint Etienne “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” #98

Barely cracked the charts – only there for two weeks and peaked at 97.  This Neil Young track has been covered a lot, but I feel like this was a really fresh take at the time and still holds up today as pretty good.

30 years ago – Tia “Boy Toy” #97

Went a little overboard on the video effects, it is kind of exhausting to watch. Interesting though because it sort of looks like outtakes from American Psycho, the guy in the beginning even looks like Patrick Bateman, Only two weeks on the chart, peaking at #97.

35 years ago – George Benson “Never Give Up on A Good Thing” #61

Leisure suits….lounge Singers….Linda Carter.  This track went all the way to #7 in 1982

40 Years Ago – Cerrone “Love in C Minor” #64

Cerrone is real big in Europe, not so much a household name in The States – he has actually sold 30 million albums worldwide.   I love the video, the 70’s looked fun….

45 years ago – English Congregation “Softly Whispering I Love You” #29

I like the track…the crushed velvet capes….the amulets.   Seems like lead singer Brian Keith steps on the guitar work a little bit.

50 Years Ago – Jack Jones “Lady”

One of Jack Jones’ last hits – he had a ton of them in the 50’s and early 60’s.  Jack is still around and still touring at 80 years old