Sunday, June 25, 2017

BEFORE THE HIT VERSION. This post: LXXXI-  NEEDLES AND PINS. 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.
Needles And Pins
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Smokie — Needles and Pins - Irene OlsenIn 1964, The Searchers scored a major hit with the single "Needles And Pins". On the UK chart, the disc reached #1. As well as peaking at #2 in Australia, the single made the American Top 15. 
The original version of "Needles And Pins" was recorded by Jackie DeShannon. Issued a year before The Searchers' remake, her single topped the Canadian chart. 
British group Smokie returned the song to the UK Top 10 in 1977. Since DeShannon's original, countless remakes have followed.
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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 earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at:

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