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(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman – The Kinks (US 12″ Extended Mix)

And now for something completely different (I’d never heard this before, nothing wrong with trying something new) … A reader of my blog’s request :

“(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman” is a song written by Ray Davies that was first released on the Kinks’ 1979 album, Low Budget. The song, inspired by Superman: The Movie, employs a disco beat and lyrics that describe the singer’s wish to be like the fictional character Superman. The song’s disco style was created as a response to Arista Records founder Clive Davis’s request for “a club-friendly record,” despite Ray Davies’ hatred of disco.

The song was released as the lead single from Low Budget, becoming a moderate hit in North America. It has since appeared on numerous compilation and live albums.

Source – Wikipedia

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Don Charisma

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My Sharona – The Knack

Another classic, for Friday :

“My Sharona” is the debut single by the Knack. The song was written by Berton Averre and Doug Fieger, and released in 1979 from their album Get the Knack. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart where it remained for 6 weeks, and was number one on Billboard’s 1979 Top Pop Singles year-end chart.

It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, representing half a million copies sold, and was Capitol Records’ fastest gold status debut single since the Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in 1964.

Source – Wikipedia

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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