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Billboard #1 Hits: #380: “Island Girl”- Elton John. November 1, 1975. #1 for 3 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Island Girl”- Elton John
  • Record Company- MCA
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
  • Time: 3:42
  • B side:”Sugar On The Floor”
  • Album- Rock Of The Westies
  • Grade: B-
  • Peaked at #1 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.#14 in UK Singles Chart.

1975 was Elton John’s on the Billboard charts- he had the first #1 hit of the year with his cover of The Beatles “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”- in the spring his second #1 of the year with “Philadelphia Freedom”- then in the fall- he sang back -up on Neil Sedaka’s “Bad Blood”- which has always to me sounded like an Elton John single- ‘Bad Blood” was replaced at #1 by “Island Girl”- Elton’s third #1 of 1975. ‘Island Girl” is about a Jamaican prostitute in New York City and a Jamaican man who wants to take her back to Jamaica.