Monday, April 23, 2007

Number 627 - Hot Chocolate


Number 627

Hot Chocolate

"You Sexy Thing"

(1975)
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Genre:Disco
Carrying on with our theme Disco (coincidentally turned out that way) Hot Chocolate appears at Number 627 with "You Sexy Thing". Now some of you might think i give the "Disco" genre a hard time and you might also think that i don't even like the music, well ...Rubbish. Actually i quite like Hot Chocolate and no i am not talking about the liquid form!
Side note: I always thought the lyrics sang like "I believe in milk bottles... you sexy thing" (Milk bottles are a lolly here in this country) And yes stereo was non existent for the radio in New Zealand during the 70's.

An interracial English funk and soul group, Hot Chocolate scored a pair of huge hits in the '70s but were otherwise more enthusiastic than skilled. Lead singer , guitarist , keyboardist , bassist , drummer , and conga player Pat Olive were the original lineup. They recorded for Big Tree from 1975 to 1978, scoring a Top Ten R&B and pop hit with "You Sexy Thing" in 1975, which also was a gold single. They repeated the trick in 1978 with "Every 1's a Winner," once more earning a gold single in the process. No other Hot Chocolate song ever made it beyond number 40 on the R&B chart, and their albums never packed much commercial punch either. Wilson departed in 1975, and Olive switched to bass in his place. ~ Ron Wynn

As the last song was, Rolling Stone have no view on Disco, er, i mean Hot Chocolate

Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Hot Chocolate? Man they need a cold Milo or something) and the Album ranked at Number (Disco is an era we do not talk about @ Rolling Stone..OK?) (I rest my case ~ crowbarred)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 71.5 out of 108
Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing ( 1976 )
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