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January 6, 2016



R- Roxette, Rose Royce and Rainbow.

Todd Rundgren, Demis Roussos and Lou Reed.

And with ‘2-4-6-8 Motorway’ and ‘War Baby’,

Tom Robinson included, indeed.


S – Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sam and Dave, and Sade.

The Small Faces, The Smiths, and Soft Cell.

Frank and Nancy Sinatra, and Shakespear’s Sister.

The Shadows, Shalamar, and Sinitta, as well.


S – contd. Boz Scaggs gave us ‘ What Can I Say’,

and ‘Warm and Tender Love’ came from Percy Sledge.

‘You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)’ sang Jimmy Summerville,

and Bob Seger’s ‘Hollywood Nights’ also had the edge.


S – contd.  The Stylistics, Supertramp and The Supremes

Dusty Springfield, Joe South and Squeeze.

Barbra Streisand, Rod Stewart and Donna Summer.

Soul II Soul, Spandau Ballet and Sparks, also did please.


S – contd.  ‘Sad Sweet Dreamer’ came from Sweet Sensation,

and ‘The Arms of Mary’ by The Sutherland Brothers and Quiver.

‘Breakout’ sang  Swing out Sister.

 And Al Stewart with ‘Year Of The Cat’,  did deliver.


T – ‘Barbados’, a No.1 for Typically Tropical,

And ‘Happy Together’ were The Turtles with ‘Elenore’.

Also, Judy Tzuke, Bonnie Tyler, and Twinkle,

and Andrea True Connection with ‘More, More, More’


T – contd.  Toyah, Texas, The Tams and 10cc.

Thin Lizzy, Tavares, The Troggs and T Rex.

Tina Turner, Traffic, The Trammps and Topol,

and with ‘Living On Video’, one hit wonder -Trans-X


U – On his own, Midge Ure No.1 with ‘If I Was’.

Also making No.1, UB40 with ‘Red, Red Wine’.

And USA For Africa at No.1 with ‘We are the World’.

Unit Four Plus Two’s ‘Concrete And Clay’, also a hit so fine.


V – ‘YMCA’  No.1  for The Village People,

long after 60’s singers Bobby Vinton and Bobby Vee.

Then ‘Turning Japanese’ were The Vapors.

But Frankie Valli, Luther Vandros and Vangelis top of this tree.


W – ‘Missing You’ came from John Waite.

‘It’s The Same Old Song’ sang The Weathermen.

Scott Walker gave us ‘Jackie’ and ‘Joanna’ .

Marti Webb sang ‘Take That Look off Your Face’ and ‘Ben’.


W – contd. Johnny Wakelin gave us ‘In Zaire’.

Dinah Washington sang ‘September In The Rain’.

‘Walk On By’ and ‘Heartbreaker’, two from Dionne Warwick.

And The Walker Brothers’  ‘No Regrets’, a favourite refrain.


Y – The Young Rascals in the Top Ten with ‘Groovin’,

long before Neil Young- ‘Heart Of Gold’ ever sung.

Then came ‘Wonderous Stories’  from Yes,  and

‘Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)’ by Paul Young.


Z – ‘Gimme All Your Lovin’ sang ZZ Top.

‘Let’s All Chant’ demanded The Michael Zager Band.

‘She’s Not There’, the highest hit for The Zombies.

Zager And Evans with ‘In The Year 2525, making a stand.











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