Sunday, March 10, 2013

40 Year Itch: Canadian Beatles Peak at #2

The band Quentin Tarantino called "The Canadian Beatles" had one big hit in the US. A two year old recording of "Last Song" peaked at #2 on March 10, 1973. It was held off the top spot by Roberta Flack's rendition of "Killing Me Softly With His Song" which spent 5 weeks in the top spot. New to the Top 20 this week were The Four Tops with "Ain't No Woman ( Like The One I Got)", The Temptations with "Masterpiece", The Moody Blues's "I'm Just A Singer (In a Rock n Roll Band)" and The Carpenters with "Sing"

1 Killing Me Softly With His Song Roberta Flack
2 The Last Song Edward Bear

3 Could It Be I'm Falling In Love The Spinners
4 Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) Deodato
5 Rocky Mountain High John Denver

6 Love Train The O'Jays
7 Dueling Banjos Eric Weissberg
8 The Cover Of The Rolling Stone Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show
9 Do It Again Steely Dan
10 Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye) Gladys Knight and The Pips

11 Crocodile Rock Elton John
12 Daddy's Home Jermaine Jackson
13 Danny's Song Anne Murray
14 Break Up To Make Up The Stylistics
15 Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got) The Four Tops

16 Aubrey Bread
17 Space Oddity David Bowie
18 Masterpiece The Temptations
19 I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) The Moody Blues
20 Sing Carpenters

UK singles chart for the week ending 10 March 1973

1 Cum on feel the noize – Slade
2 Cindy incidentally – Faces
3 20th century boy – T Rex
4 Part of the union – Strawbs

5 Blockbuster! – Sweet
6 Feel the need in me – Detroit Emeralds
7 Hello hurray – Alice Cooper
8 Killing me softly with his song – Roberta Flack
9 Doctor my eyes – Jackson 5
10 Whiskey in the jar – Thin Lizzy

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