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FlinterFile: Pat Benatar- Love Is A Battlefield

With this song, Pat Benatar prooved that not only love is a battlefield. Making songs is too. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: The Sweet- Fox On The Run

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English glamrock from the seventies. That says about all there is to say. Well, there’s more: this song was written by the band the Sweet itself, but that is not the case with all their songs: most are written by Chapman & Chinn (those also wrote Kiss You All Over). There actually are two versions from this song! The original and a version which is more for the pop market (also the best known version). It was not a bad choice to do that: the song would reach number 2 in the UK and number 5 in the US! Enjoy

The Sweet- Fox On The Run

Song of the day: Mud- Tiger Feet

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1974 brought the first number one hit for the glam rock band Mud. It was written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, the duo that later would write the single Kiss You All Over from Exile. The song would top the UK chart for four weeks, and that’s not strange, with 700 000 copies of the million worldwide selling in the UK. Enjoy

Mud- Tiger Feet

Song of the day: Exile- Kiss You All Over

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In 1978, the new album by Exile appeared. One of the singles made it to number 6 in the UK and even to number one in the US! This song was written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn, who have written hits for Suzi Quatro, Mud, the Sweet, Tina Turner and lots of other artists. After this hit, one of the vocalists, Jimmy Stokley, left the group, and the group went on with making songs which were more like country music. This gave them several smaller hits. However, this song is the song we remember them for:

Exile- Kiss You All Over