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Iko Iko – The Belle Stars

Iko Iko – The Belle Stars

New Orleans is an amazing city. Amazing food. Fantastic musical tradition in jazz, blues, cajun and rock ‘n’ roll. Visit sometime; it’s well worth your time. An interesting phenomenon occurred recently while spending a week in the big easy. Walking through the storied French Quarter, one song appeared more often than any other: Iko Iko. Why Iko Iko? Why New Orleans? And why does Iko Iko prompt memories of The Belle Stars vs. The Dixie Cups … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

Venus Lyrics – Shocking Blue

Venus Lyrics – Shocking Blue

Click here to read how “Venus” became a one-hit wonder Venus lyrics The goddess on the mountain top, Was burning like a silver flame. The summit of beauty and love, And Venus was her name. She’s got it. Yeah, baby, she’s got it, Well, I’m your Venus, I’m your fire, At your desire. Well, I’m your Venus, I’m your fire, At your desire. [break.] Her weapons were her crystal eyes, Making every man mad. Black as the dark night she was, Got what no one else had. Whoa! She’s got it. Yeah, baby, she’s got it, Well, … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Rock

Venus – Shocking Blue

Venus – Shocking Blue

We love a good Dutch one-hit wonder. As far as we know, the first band from the Netherlands to break into the American Billboard Top 10 was Shocking Blue, a Dutch rock band that formed in 1967. Their biggest hit? Lets be honest: Shocking Blue only had this one hit. But what a great hit the seminal “Venus” was. It hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1970 and was a great … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Rock

Stay – Shakespear’s Sister

Stay – Shakespear’s Sister

April 23, is William Shakespeare’s 445th birthday. So In honor of his big day, this entire posting will be delivered in “Shakespeare speak” to honor the man. Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears! I come to praise ye Shakespear’s Sister song “Stay.” A song sung in ye Olde England in the year of our lord, nineteen hundred and ninety two. ‘Twas A hit, a very palpable hit: #1 in ye Olde England for 56 days … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Pop