Counting down to the Number 1 Song Of All Time! On screen is the latest song added to the Top 1000.
This is a "Work in Progress" so be patient.. please! (Ok.. Moan, what the hell)
Monday, April 23, 2007
Number 627 - Hot Chocolate
Number 627 Hot Chocolate "You Sexy Thing" (1975) .
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 Erroll Brown, guitarist Harvey Hinsley, keyboardist Larry Ferguson, bassist Tony Wilson, drummer Tony Connor, 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)
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like and everyone has dislikes. Remember music is like clothing.. there are many styles,
so why on earth would all people want to wear jockey "Y" fronts???
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