BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #415: ” BLINDED BY THE LIGHT”- MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND – FEBRUARY 19, 1977

Blinded by the Light – Manfred Mann's Earth Band – 1976 | seventies music

Billboard #1 Hits: #415: ” Blinded By The Light”- Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – February 19, 1977. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Blinded By The Light”- Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
  • Record Company- Bronze Records
  • Genre: Rock
  • Written by Bruce Springsteen
  • Time: 3:48
  • B-side:”Starbird No.2″
  • Album- The Roaring Silence
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #6 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Canada.

It was thirteen years between #1 hits for Manfred Mann- he hit #1 back in the British Invasion Year of 1964 with “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” and then with the remake of Bruce Springsteen’s “Blinded By The Light” in 1977 as Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. I believe this was the first introduction I had to Bruce Springsteen- a year later I would finally ‘discover’ him. Springsteen did “Blinded By The Light” on his debut album Greetings From Asbury Park, New Jersey. I like Manfred Mann’s version over the original.

2 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #415: ” BLINDED BY THE LIGHT”- MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND – FEBRUARY 19, 1977

  1. Manfred Mann’s cover of “Blinded by the Light” is the first version of the tune I heard. I only learned about Springsteen’s original when I got the “Live/1975-1985” box set.

    Since I had gotten so much used to Mann’s cover and always liked it, it took me a while to fully warm to the original. I’ve since really come to like it. Nowadays, I think I dig both versions equally.

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