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December 9, 2018


In 69, ‘I’m A Road Runner’ on Tamla Motown, at No.12,

for Junior Walker & The All-Stars.

And in 84 & 85, on Electra – (both times in the Top 5),

was ‘Drive’ by US male group Cars.


In 66, ‘Working My Way Back To You’, on Philips –

a Top 50 for The Four Seasons with Frankie Valli.

And in 67, The Mamas & Papas, on RCA,

had a UK No.9 with ‘Creeque Alley’.


In 75, Chris Spedding reached No.14

on the Rak label with ‘Motor Biking’.

And ‘Going Underground’/’Dreams Of Children’. on Polydor,

for The Jam – a No.1, very much to fan’s liking.


‘Is It Love You’re After’ by Rose Royce,

on the Whitfield label, made No.13 in 79.

And in 2001, Red Hot Chili Peppers, on Warner Brothers,

took ‘Road Trippin’ to the Top 30 line.


In 63, on Decca, making No.3 for Billy Fury,

was ‘Like I’ve Never Been Gone’.

And in 81,’Rainy Night In Georgia’ – a top 20 for Randy Crawford,

and still on Warner Brothers, in 83 her ‘Night Line’ reached No.51.


In 92, ‘Sleeping Satellite’ on EMI –

a UK No.1 for Tasmin Archer.

And in 04, at No.30, and in 05 at No.33 – ‘All Mapped Out’

arrived on Parlophone for Departure.


In 82, ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ by Journey, on CBS made No.62,

and in 09 (this time on Columbia) their single reached No.6.

‘Walk Of Life’ by Dire Straits on Vertigo, in 86, was at No.2.

And in 70, ‘Friends’ by Arrival, on Decca, next in this mix.


In 79, ‘Confusion’/’Last Train To London’ –

a UK No.8 for Electric Light Orchestra, on Jet.

And in 83, ‘Wherever I lay My Hat (That’s My Home)’

for Paul Young on CBS – a No.1 bet.


The first UK hit for Simon & Garfunkel, in 66,

on CBS, at No.9 – ‘Homeward Bound’ was to be.

And in 2007, on Warner Brothers, first appeared for Chris Rea –

‘Driving Home For Christmas’ reaching No. 33.


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