70's Music Revisited

Remembering the Music of the 1970's

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Gary Glitter – Rock and Roll

August 11, 2009 | 1972, Male, One Hit Wonder

Part 2:

The song is best known as the “Hey Song” and has been played at countless sporting events since its recording in 1972. Part 2 is the best known part of the song. Part one is more of a vocal track, with actual lyrics, while the only words in part 2 is ‘Hey’.

The song was written by Glam Rocker Gary Glitter and Mike Leander. Both Part 1 and 2 charted in the UK reaching Number 2 while just Part 2 charted in the US reaching the Top 10 at Number 7.

On the album Glitter the song bookend the album with Part 1 opening the album and Part 2 closing it. In concert Gary Glitter combined the parts into one single song.

Gary Glitter may have been a One Hit Wonder in the US but between 1972 and 1995 he charted twenty-six hit singles which spent a total of 180 weeks in the UK Top 100.

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