Post by at40petebattistini on Jun 22, 2022 3:39:40 GMT -5
Climbing the Hot 100 from #95 to #87 on 6/30/73 was the follow-up to "Little Willie," Sweet's Top 10 hit. "Blockbuster" was a #1 hit in England, Germany, Australia and other countries. Yet, it spent all of 7 weeks on Billboard's survey, climbing only as high as #73 in July 1973.
Post by at40petebattistini on Jun 23, 2022 5:36:33 GMT -5
Like its counterpart from 6/30/73, the lost 70s classic from June 24, 1978 originated on the other side of the Atlantic. And Kraftwerk's "Trans-Europe Express", their 2nd and last Hot 100 entry, also spent just 7 weeks on the chart. The similarities end there, however.
With pop and disco releases dominating the mid to late 70s, many music critics have noted that the German group's synthesizer-based, instrumental sound was way ahead of its time. And how much influence tracks like this one generated with other recording acts may never be known.