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FlinterFile: T. Rex- Get It On (Bang A Gong)

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In 1971, T.Rex recorded a song about sex. Although many listeners did not hear it, since it is quite vague. The song was called Get It On (Bang A Gong) in England, but in the US, they changed the title, since it was too sexual. The background vocals were done by two members of the Turtles. The last line referred to a song by Chuck Berry, Little Queenie. The Power Station and Blondie both recorded it later, but T. Rex established their fame with it. In the US it was their only hit, number 10, and in the UK, it was a number 1 hit. Enjoy

T.Rex- Get It On (Bang A Gong)

Song of the day: Sheena Easton- For Your Eyes Only

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In 1981, the soundtrack of the James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only was released. It would be number 4 in the US and number 8 in the UK. Actually, Blondie also wanted to make the theme song, but this song was not good enough for the producers. Bill Conti and Mike Leeson wrote this song, with singers like Dusty Springfield or Donna Summer in mind to sing it. United Artists suggested Sheena Easton, a rising star. Conti wasn’t convinced, but decided to have a talk. In the end, she sung it! Enjoy

Sheena Easton- For Your Eyes Only

Song of the day: Blondie- Call Me

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In 1980, a single came out. Well, more singles came out, but this particular one did come out then too. In the Billboard chart it became a number one and in the rest of the world it was a massive hit, too. One of the writers of the music was Giorgio Moroder, who firstly asked Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), but she refused. Then Moroder turned to Blondie, who wrote the lyrics in a few hours and then recorded it. The rest is history. Enjoy

Blondie- Call Me