Han’s Worst Hits of the 70’s today features “Brand New Key” by Melanie. How cool could the Woodstock Festival have been? Melanie was one of three solo women who played at Woodstock. She was a relative unknown going into Woodstock having only one album released and nothing close to a hit single. Sha Na Na also played at Woodstock . Woodstock is one of the most overrated events of the 60’s- more on that next year with the big 50th anniversary. Now the focus is on Melanie and this incredibly annoying song. It is a combination of her voice and the song- a perfect match for making one of the worst hits of the 70’s list. This is probably a song you either hate or love.
Melanie wrote the song- it was released as a single in 1971 and it went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It would be her greatest success on the charts. She has had six hits in her career.