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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

Sausalito Summernight – Diesel

Sausalito Summernight – Diesel

Another Dutch one-hit wonder. I have to admit a curious fascination with these bands from the Netherlands that manage to crossover and reach the Billboard Top 40 with their subversive hits. Subversive, you ask? What’s so subversive about a Dutch band crossing over? Nothing I say, except these bands sound more American than most American bands in their era. Take “Sausalito Summernight” by Diesel as a case study. I’ve checked a map and Sausalito is nowhere to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

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

Deeper Shade of Soul – Urban Dance Squad

Deeper Shade of Soul – Urban Dance Squad

The Dutch have given us a few classic one-hit wonder bands and songs: “Venus” by Shocking Blue from 1970 “Hocus Pocus” by Focus from 1973 “Sausalito Summernight” by Diesel from 1981 And although some might consider Golden Earring a Dutch one-hit wonder band, they are actually a two-hit wonder with “Radar Love” reaching #13 in 1973 and “Twilight Zone” reaching #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982. Today we’re here to honor the fourth Dutch edition … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Hip Hop