Saturday, August 10, 2013

Bad bad Leroy Brown

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 11 August 1973. The newcomers of that week are even more pathetic than the week before: four rubbish songs, a reasonable Doctor Hook song, and my pick of the week: one of Jim Croce's greatest hits (but one of his weaker songs to my taste): Bad bad Leroy Brown. Art Rock score: 7/10 (good song, I like to hear it once in a while).