What……no way! NO number ones for these 16 iconic artists?
I have been on the radio for a LONG time. Many of the songs on 1057 WROR I played when they were NEW!
So imagine MY shock when I found this list of ICONIC artists who have NEVER HAD A NUMBER ONE SONG!
It’s 100% true. Bruce Springsteen has NEVER had a #1 that HE recorded. Surely I thought that Dancing In The Dark hit #1 in the 80s. NOPE.
In a recent interview Bruce shared how HIS recording of the song he wrote, Blinded By The Light DID NOT hit number one for him. The Manfred Mann cover version DID hit #1 in February of 1977.
The Bruce Springteen version was the first single off of his 1973 debut album Greetings From Asbury Park.
Reports say that Bruce said: “They (Manfred Mann) kind of messed up the song. They sang revved up by a DOOCHE. The lyric is DEUCE.” But he’s happy THEY got it to number one.
In response. reports say Manfred Mann said: “Yes, my version of the word DEUCE sounds like DOOCHE. We couldn’t back in and re-record it. I regret that.”
Blinded By The Light
According to Wikipedia:
The song came about when Columbia Records president Clive Davis, upon listening to an early version of Greetings from Asbury Park N.J., felt the album lacked a potential single. Springsteen wrote this and “Spirit in the Night” in response.
Well, if you dare, scroll down to be as shocked as I was when you see NO number ones for THESE 16 iconic artists!