Wednesday, November 9, 2016

BEFORE IT WAS A HIT XXXIII: Sorrow. Continues tomorrow.
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
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In 1973, David Bowie took the song "Sorrow" all the way to #3 in his homeland. The single reached #1 in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Bowie covered the song for his 'Pin Ups' album which consisted of remakes.
 For his interpretation, the avant garde British performer drew inspiration from the 1966 version by The Merseys. The band's take peaked at #4 in Britain.
A year prior, the original version was issued for the group The McCoys. "Hang On Sloopy" had just reached #1 in the U.S.A. and the American group followed that single with "Fever". Its flip side was "Sorrow". That single climbed to #7 in that country. 

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Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’.  You can check out the previous 32 earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
Red Red Wine
Tainted Love
Killing Me Softly
The Best
Wind Beneath My Wings
Hanging on the Telephone
I Love Rock ‘n Roll
Got My Mind Set On You
Rivers of Babylon
It’s All Coming Back To Me Now
China Girl
I Can’t Stand The Rain
Last Thing On My Mind
Blame It On The Boogie
Do Wah Diddy Diddy
Don’t Leave Me This Way
Rhinestone Cowboy
Pass The Dutchie
Hit The Road Jack
I Want Candy
Whatta Man
Black Magic Woman
Gloria Video Killed The Radio Star
That’s What Friends Are For
Time Is On My Side
Knock On Wood
I Swear
Bette Davis Eyes
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at:

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