Tuesday, October 16, 2007

2, 2, 2, Lookin' At My Music Charts...

Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: On this date in music history, 1972, the band that had the most #2 songs in Billboard pop chart history without ever hitting #1 decided to break up. Their lead singer has gone on to a very successful solo career, though he still hasn’t scored a #1 song either. Your One Cup of Java Challenge today: name this band, 1993 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who had seven different songs hit #2 in 1969 and 1970.

Answer: The Avis of rock bands is Credence Clearwater Revival

Bonus Blog Trivia: Those seven #2 songs are Bad Moon Rising, Green River, Proud Mary, Long As I Can See The Light, Lookin’ Out My Back Door, Travelin’ Band, and Who’ll Stop The Rain

Bonus Blog Trivia #2: Artists who did have #1 hits in ’69 and ’70? Tommy Roe, The Partridge Family, Shocking Blue, Zager and Evans, and Henry Mancini. Also The Beatles, Stones and late-career Elvis.


At 8:23 PM, Blogger TarBabyJim said...

Nice read. Thanks.
PS: Remember Melanie? Can you help get her into the rock and roll hall of fame? Thanks. http://LetHerIn.org


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