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February 15, 2017



‘Let’s Clean Up The Ghetto’, in 77 sang

The Philadelphia International All Stars’.

And ‘Drive’ in the Top 10, in 84 and 85,

by American male vocal group – Cars.


At No.1 in 08 was ‘American Boy’,

by Estelle featuring Kanye West.

And ‘California Dreamin’ by Mamas & Papas,

from 66 and 97 – still one of the best.


In 77 came ‘More Than A Feeling’ by Boston,

after ‘Annie’s Song’ by John Denver in 74.

‘If You Leave Me Now’ in 76 by Chicago –

their No.1, after ‘I’m A Man’ and ‘25 or 6 to 4’.


Fort Worth Jail’ & ‘The Battle Of New Orleans’ in 59,

gave Lonnie Donegan U.S. themed hits aplenty.

And in 62, Duane Eddy & The Rebels took

‘Deep In The Heart Of Texas’ into the Top 20.


‘Party In The USA’, in 09, sang Miley Cyrus,

and ‘Kids In America’ in 81, came from Kim Wilde.

‘My Head’s In Mississippi’, in 91 sang ZZ Top,

and in 01, at No.1  – ‘Survivor’ by Destiny’s Child.


In 77, ‘Native New Yorker’, at No.5 for Odyssey,

before ‘Use It Up And Wear It Out’, in 80, at No.1.

In 06, ‘America’ No.1 for Razorlight –

same title also a hit for David Essex – ‘Rock On’.


‘Everyone I Meet Is From California’ – along with

‘Horse With No Name’ – a double ‘A’ side.

This hit for America in 71 galloped to No.3,

with ‘Ventura Highway’ in 72, a bumpier ride.


From Galvaston by Glen Campbell in 69,

to ‘American Idol’ by Green Day in 2004.

From ‘Indiana Wants Me’ by R Dean Taylor, in 71,

to 78’s ‘I Love America’ by Patrick Juvet – hits galore.


From Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, in 89

came along their ‘American Dream’

This US/UK combination just one example,

of how through music, what allies we’ve been.


So ‘Let The Music Play’,

as Barry White urged us to do.

And let The Atlantic always remain,

a Mill pond between us & you.







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