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November 5, 2017

 

 

Heard coming out of every Disco

from Manchester to Malibu

were these unmistakable sounds

in magical 1972.

 

‘Here I go again’ by Archie Bell & The Drells –

in the UK charts of October at No. 11,

and Eric Clapton’s ‘Layla’-

in the Top Ten of August at No.7.

 

And David Bowie’s ‘Starman’ –

his first hit of this year too.

Followed by ‘John, I’m Only Dancing’,

and ‘The Jean Genie’ –  our minds blew.

 

‘Mama weer all crazee now’-

a No 1 for Slade, sent us all insane.

and in December at No.3

arrived Carly Simon, with ‘You’re So Vain’

 

‘Meet Me On The Corner’,

in February saw Lindisfarne at No.5,

and in July, flying in at No.3 came –

Hawkwind’s  ‘Silver Machine’, with power drive.

 

Gilbert O’Sullivan reached No.1

declaring his love for ‘Clair’,

and bending our ear was Don Mclean,

telling us of ‘Vincent’ and his despair.

 

Paul McCartney & Wings

gave us ‘Hi Hi Hi’ and ‘Cmoon’,

and in at No.2  came Ringo Starr

singing his ‘Back Off Boogaloo’ tune.

 

This year also saw T Rex – 

 in May at No.1 with ‘Metal Guru’,

and The Stylistics’  ‘Betcha By Golly Wow’

and ‘I’m Stoned In Love With You’.

 

The first hit for Roxy Music

came in August, with ‘Virginia Plain’

and ‘My World’ and ‘Run To Me’,

from the Bee Gees, in our hearts remain.

 

‘School’s Out’ sang Alice Cooper

as we let down our guard,

and Paul Simon’s ‘Mother And Child Reunion’ came

with ‘Me & Julio Down By The School Yard’.

 

Simon & Garfunkel gave us ‘America’,

and Hurricane Smith sang ‘Oh Babe What Would You Say’,

and Donny Osmond with ‘Puppy Love’ at No.1,

proved he was here to stay.

 

‘Morning Has Broken’ by Cat Stevens

arrived in the charts as January began,

followed soon after in April,

by Elton John and his ‘Rocket Man’.

Two more hits of this year for Elton

were ‘Honky Cat’ and ‘Crocodile Rock’,

and in January ‘Son Of My Father’

for Chicory Tip,  made the top slot.

 

‘You Wear It Well’,  a No.1 in August,

for Rod Stewart – the 2nd hit to come his way,

after the double-sided No.1 of ’71 –

‘Reason To Believe’ and ‘Maggie May’

 

‘Got To Be There’ and ‘Rockin Robin’ –

the first single to make the Top Ten

for Michael Jackson in 72,

followed by ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ and ‘Ben’.

 

In August, ‘Living In Harmony’

saw Cliff Richard again in the charts,

and ever since ‘Move It’ -back in 58,

Sir Cliff continues to win more hearts.

 

Whichever year ‘did it’ for you;

whichever year pulled at your heart strings,

there’s no better ‘feel good’ factor,

than reliving the joy each memory brings.

 

Whatever your situation now;

whatever your reasons to exist on this land.

Just put all your troubles behind you –

relax, and listen to your favourite band.

 

 

 

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