Tuesday, April 12, 2016

40 Year Itch: Sh-sh-sh-shoes

Fox : S-S-S-Single Bed

   Years before Altered Images' Clare Grogan made helium-soaked cutsey voiced singers cool, Noosha Fox made them sexy. "S-S-S-Single Bed", which leapt into the UK Top 20 the week of April 11, would bounce into the top 5 and actually top the charts in Australia. A distinctive pop hit from 1976.

   It is also interesting to note that there were six Beatles singles in the UK Top 40 at the time: 
"Hey Jude" ( at #12) , "Yesterday" (#13), "Paperback Writer (#27), "Get Back (#28),"Strawberry Fields Forever" (#34) and "Help" ( #37). In a last ditch effort to get some money out of the Beatles catalog before their contract ended, EMI released as many singles by the Beatles as they could, leading to 23 of them hitting the top 100 in the UK charts.

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