Saturday, August 24, 2013

Radar love

June 2013 marked the 40th anniversary of me being interested in the Dutch Top40 as broadcast weekly at that time by Veronica. To celebrate this piece of my youth, I intend to make Saturday Top40 1973 day in this blog for the rest of the year - providing a link to the list of that day 40 years ago and selecting my favourite song of the new entries of that week. Today we feature the list of 25 August 1973. There were a number of great newcomers that week, including Paul McCartney's Wings (Live and let die) and Stealer's Wheel (Everyone's agreed that everything will turn out fine). My pick of the newcomers of that week is Golden Earring's anthem Radar love, which went on to become their first mega-hit outside the Netherlands. Art Rock score: 9/10 (very strong song, one of 650 best songs of all time).

Fair warning: The linked video uses the beautiful LP album cover image, which is a drawing of a nude girl. I have brushed over the naughty parts for the picture used in this blog post, but the video itself may be considered NSFW by some for that reason.