American Top 40 PastBlast Redux, 7/12/86: Moody Blues, “Your Wildest Dreams”

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.

3 thoughts on “American Top 40 PastBlast Redux, 7/12/86: Moody Blues, “Your Wildest Dreams””

  1. Love Long Distance Voyager and a great portion of the albums that came before it but have absolutely no love for any Moody Blues newly recorded stuff after 1981 but you go on with your bad self.

    My lovely wife prefers Moody Blues music post-1981:
    The Present (1983)
    The Other Side Of Life (1986)
    Sur La Mer (1988)
    Those three albums are in my collection solely because of her.


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