BEFORE IT WAS A HIT SONG…
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.
Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)
Simply Red's debut single was "Money's Too Tight (To Mention)", issued in 1985. It was included on the band's first album 'Picture Book'. The single broke the group around the world, charting in Britain, America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Just 3 years earlier, the original version of the song was released by The Valentine Brothers. The duo consisted of siblings John and Billy. Originating from Ohio, they recorded their version for the Bridge label. It was their 1st single to chart too, reaching #41 on the US R&B Chart. They scored 2 more entries, the final one being "Lonely Nights" in 1984.
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: