Thursday, November 10, 2016

BEFORE IT WAS A HIT XXXIV: It's Oh So Quiet. Continues next week.

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.
It’s Oh So Quiet
Bjork's 1995 album 'Post' included a remake of "It's Oh So Quiet". Her take featured an intriguing fusion of big band jazz, swing and electronic elements. The single reached the Top 10 in many countries, including Britain and Australia.
Iceland's biggest musical export's song has origins that can be traced back to Europe. It was adapted from an original 1948 German song. The tune was translated into French and then in English. Actress / singer Betty Hutton recorded the new lyrics to the song re-titled as "It's Oh So Quiet". In 1951, her original English interpretation was the B-side for the single "Murder, He Says". 
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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 33 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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