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.