Saturday, July 04, 2015

The best Dutch #1 hits: 25. Driver's seat (Sniff 'n' the Tears)

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 #25, we find British band Sniff 'n' the Tears with Driver's seat (#1 in 1991, second release), the lead off song from their 1978 debut album Fickle heart. This is one of the ultimate songs to play whilst driving, a great melodic rock song, with excellent singing by front man Paul Roberts, who incidentally also produced the beautiful artwork used for the cover of their albums. Art Rock score: 9/10 (awesome song, one of the 1000 best of all time).