Sunday, July 23, 2017

BEFORE THE HIT VERSION. This post: LXXXV-  DENIS. 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.
Blondie - Denis.jpg
Blondie's 2nd album 'Plastic Letters' featured the hit single "Denis". The familiar version includes a verse where Debbie Harry sings in French. It reached #1 on the European Chart in 1978 and peaked at #2 in Britain. 
The original version of "Denis" was entitled "Denise". Blondie's remake changed the subject's gender to a male. American doo wop group Randy & The Rainbows released the first version of the song in 1963. This recording was a Top 10 hit in the USA.
Randy & The Rainbows
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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