Monday, December 9, 2019

Musical Monday - Seven Tears by the Goombay Dance Band

#1 on the Billboard Hot 100: Never.
#1 on the Cash Box Top 100: Never.
#1 on the U.K. Chart: March 27, 1982 through April 10, 1982.

This song makes me think that someone said "Let's do a copy of Boney M's Rivers of Babylon, but make it as bland and uninteresting as possible". There is almost nothing memorable about this song other than the fact that it is so very listlessly lifeless that the band itself seems bored by the performance. It is hard to reconcile the success of this song in the U.K. with the success of bands like the Specials, the Jam, and Kraftwerk. I guess the British public just got tired of innovative and creative music and decided to reward bland mediocrity for three weeks in the spring of 1982.

Previous Musical Monday: I Love Rock 'n Roll by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Subsequent Musical Monday: That Girl by Stevie Wonder

Previous #1 on the U.K. Chart: The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit
Subsequent #1 on the U.K. Chart: My Camera Never Lies by Bucks Fizz

List of #1 Singles from the Billboard Hot 100 for 1980-1989
List of #1 Singles from the Cash Box Top 100 for 1980-1989
List of #1 Singles on the U.K. Chart for 1980-1989

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