Billboard #1 Hits: #229: “Venus” Shocking Blue. February 7, 1970. #1 for 1 week.

  • Single: “Venus”- Shocking Blue
  • Record Company- Pink Elephant
  • Genre: Rock
  • Written by Robbie van Leeuwin
  • Time: 3:06
  • B-side:”Hot Sand”
  • Album: At Home
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #8 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and Sweden.

Shocking Blue first released “Venus” in the Netherlands in the summer of 1969- it went to #3 in their home country. English was not the members of Shocking Blue’s first language. In the United States Shocking Blue would become a one-hit wonder- “Venus” is the only Top 40 song they had. In 1986 Bananarama went to #1 with their cover of the song.

5 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #229: “VENUS”- SHOCKING BLUE – FEBRUARY 7, 1970

    • We’ve talked about this before but it’s hard to believe that was their only hit…with some it is easy to see a fluke hit- but this band was pretty good and deserved better.

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