Considering that it was preceded at UK#1 by Chuck Berry‘s My Ding-a-Ling and is followed by Block Buster! by glam rockers Sweet (13 UK top-20 hits in the 70s) — bewildering times for radio listeners that season! And to think it all started innocently with Lonnie Donegan‘s 1961 UK#3, US#5 skiffle novelty Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour … you reap what you sow.
There’ve been countless great pop songs about cars (you could make a blog of it!) To name a few: No Cars Go by Canadians Arcade Fire , Loud Music in Cars by Scot Billy Bremner, Cars by Brit Gary Numan , Fast Cars by U2, Fast Car by Tracy Chapman, Drive My Car by the Peedles of Hamburg … and on and on and on …
Best Selling Soundtrack
The soundtrack from Kevin Costner romance-thriller movie The Bodyguard becomes the US#1 album for twenty weeks.
Reaching #1 in 17 other countries, it includes several songs by Whitney Houston as well as various other artists; Houston plays the female lead alongside her ‘bodyguard’ Kevin Costner. The first album to sell over 1 million copies in a week, incredibly it sells over 44 million copies worldwide.
It makes Houston the first female act to have three songs in the US top-20, led by I Will Always Love You. Needless to say it gets the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, and EIGHT wins at the 1994 AMAs, giving Houston a tie with Michael Jackson.