Saturday, February 14, 2015

The best Dutch #1 hits: 45. Theme from The deer hunter (Shadows)

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 #45, we find the Shadows with their Theme from The deer hunter, the legendary Michael Cimino movie about the Vietnam war (#1 in 1979). The song is a cover of Cavatina, a 1970 classical guitar piece by Stanley Myers. Art Rock score: 8/10 (great song, I'd put it on my MP3 player).