Sunday, 3 January 2016

Johnny Farnham - Number One

One/Underneath The Arches/Rose Coloured Glasses/Jamie

"One" is a song written by Harry Nilsson and made famous by Three Dog Night whose cover in 1969 reached number 5 on the Billboard chart. The song is known for its opening line "One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do." It appeared initially on Aerial Ballet (1968), Nilsson's third album. Nilsson wrote the song after calling someone and getting a busy signal. He stayed on the line listening to the "beep, beep, beep, beep..." tone, writing the song. The busy signal became the opening notes of the song.

In 1968, Al Kooper released the song on his debut album I Stand Alone. In 1969, the rock band Three Dog Night covered the song on their debut album Three Dog Night, with Chuck Negron on lead vocal. The song was released as a single and became a hit, reaching number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. That same year it was covered by Australian pop singer Johnny Farnham, reaching number 4 on the Go Set National Top 40 Chart.

"Underneath the Arches" is a 1932 popular song with words and music by Bud Flanagan, and additional lyrics by Reg Connelly. It was one of the most famous songs of the duo Flanagan and Allen.
In 1968 Australian pop singer, Johnny Farnham, covered the track, as his second single, which reached No. 6 on the Go Set National Top 40 Singles Chart.

"Jamie" is a song written by singer songwriter Hans Poulsen and released by Johnny Farnham in 1968 reaching No. 8 on the Go Set Charts.

"Rose Coloured Glasses" was also written by Hans Poulsen and released by Johnny in 1968 and climbed to No. 16 on the Go Set charts

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