Saturday, October 17, 2015

The best Dutch #1 hits: 10. Memories (Earth and Fire)

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 #10, we find Earth and Fire with Memories (#1 in 1972). Always in the shadow of bands like Golden Earring and Focus, this excellent Dutch progressive rock group around singer Jerney Kaagman never got the international recognition they deserved. Apart from their outstanding albums, they also scored a string of top five hits in Holland, and none of these was better than this one. Art Rock score: 9/10 (awesome song, one of the 1000 best of all time).