Before I started this blog, I posted about songs from old AT40s on Facebook, January-July 2017. I’ll be moving them here over time. This entry has been edited somewhat from the original.
The Moody Blues made a bit of history in this countdown, joining a short list of acts to hit the top 10 with singles in the 60s, 70s and 80s. What’s more, they had only three top 10 songs in total: “Go Now” went to #10 in 65, “Nights in White Satin” made it to #2 in 72, and this one is at its peak of #9 here. Haven’t researched to figure out how many others were in this club, but I know it includes the Stones, the Beach Boys, the Kinks, and the unlikely Ben E. King (who had only one Top 40 hit in each of the 70s and 80s).
I enjoyed this video back in the day, with its evocation of the late 60s British (music) scene and its fitting you-can’t-go back ending. Also: congrats to the Moodies on their election to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! There’s plenty of their stuff that I enjoy, particularly Long Distance Voyager.