EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #101: “SILLY, SILLY FOOL”- DUSTY SPRINGFIELD

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Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970- #101: “Silly, Silly Fool”- Dusty Springfield. February 28, 1970.

  • Single: “Silly, Silly Fool”- Dusty Springfield
  • Record Company- Atlantic
  • Genre: Soul
  • Written by Kenny Gamble
  • Time: 2:25
  • B-side: “Joe”
  • Album- A Brand New Me
  • Grade: A-
  • Peaked at #76 5 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.

Dusty Springfield was born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien in 1939 in London, England. In the United  States she had 19 Billboard Hot 100 hits with 11 making the Top 40. Her signature song is “Son Of A Preacher Man” #10 in 1968 from her excellent Dusty In Memphis album. Her biggest chart hit was “What Have I Done To Deserve This?” with the Pet Shop Boys in 1987. In her native UK she had 21 Top 40 songs. She had a very troubled life- and died much too young at 58 of cancer in 1999. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two weeks before her death. Her friend Sir Elton John who helped induct her into the Hall said “I’m biased but I just think she was the greatest white singer there ever has been … every song she sang, she claimed as her own.”

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