EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #250: ” RED RED WINE”- VIC DANA

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Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: “Red Red Wine”- Vic Dana. May 16, 1970.

  • Single: “Red Red Wine”- Vic Dana
  • Record Company- Liberty
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Neil Diamond
  • Time: 3:10
  • B-side: ” Another Dream Shot Down”
  • Album-If I Never Knew Your Name
  • Grade: C
  • Peaked at #72 6 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.

Vic Dana born Samuel Mendola  was  a pop singer and dancer born in Buffalo, New York in 1940 had 15 Hot 100 singles from 1961-70 with 3 making the Top 40. Dana’s biggest hit was “Red Roses For A Blue Lady” #10 in 1965.  Dana was discovered by the great Sammy Davis Jr. He started his career by moving to Los Angeles at Davis’s suggestion but once tap dancing declined as a form of entertainment he turned pop singer. “Red Red Wine” was written by Neil Diamond but wasn’t a hit for him- #62 in 1968. The version of the song which everyone remembers is the #1 hit version by UB40 in 1988.

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