Thursday, December 20, 2007

He Ain't Heavy He's My One Cup of Java Challenge

Thursday's One Cup of Java Challenge: On this date in 1969, the Hollies “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” was released, a tune that would eventually hit #7 on the charts in the U.S. and become one of six Top Ten singles for the Hollies in this country. Your One Cup of Java Challenge question this morning, with 5 possible winners: name of the other five American Top Ten singles for the Hollies.

Answer: Bus Stop (#5, 1966); Stop Stop Stop (#7, 1966); Carrie-Anne (#9, 1967); Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) (#2, 1972) and The Air That I Breathe (#6, 1974).

Bonus Blog Trivia: A then-unknown 21-year-old Elton John played piano on "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother."

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