Saturday, August 08, 2015

The best Dutch #1 hits: 20. The promise you made (Cock Robin)

As posted here, the Dutch top40 chart celebrated its 50th birthday in January this year. When I posted about that event, I included my top50 songs that made the top40 chart in the past. I was intrigued how few of my favourite songs actually made the #1 position, so the rest of the year I will be posting at a rate of one a week (on Saturday, the day the top40 was broadcast) my countdown of fifty favourite #1 hits. At #20, we find the American band Cock Robin with The promise you made (#1 in 1986). They may be classified as New Wave by AMG, but to my ears they were a straightforward middle-of-the-road pop group. There is nothing wrong with that of course, and I still very much enjoy listening to this love song, which failed to make any impact in the USA, was only a small hit in the UK, but was a huge success in continental Europe. Art Rock score: 9/10 (awesome song, one of the 1000 best of all time).

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