Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Life Has Its Problems

Santa Esmeralda : Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

In the week of November 8, 1977 the U.S./French disco band Santa Esmeralda entered the Hot 100 Billboard chart at #93 with their cover of The Animals' "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood". The cover version would top the disco charts but peak at #15 on the U.S. pop charts, the same high water mark that the Animals original version hit.

In his B rated review of the album, Robert Christgau wrote

 I know people who think a flamencoized fifteen-minute disco version of an Eric Burdon song is some sort of sacrilege, but I just hum along. Sacrilege? Eric Burdon? Doesn't anybody remember "San Franciscan Nights"?

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