EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1971: #2 : “SUPERSTAR”- MURRAY HEAD WITH THE TRINIDAD SINGERS

45cat - Murray Head - Jesus Christ Superstar - MCA - Malaysia

Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #2: “Superstar”- Murray Head with the Trinidad Singers. Entered the Billboard Hot 100 January 2, 1971.

  • Single: “Superstar”- Murray Head with the Trinidad Singers
  • Record Company- Decca/ MCA
  • Genre: Symphonic Rock
  • Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
  • Time: 4:15
  • B-side:”John Nineteen- Forty One”
  • Album- Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #14

Note on this single- when originally released in 1970 it peaked at #74, a year later it reentered the Hot 100 and went to #14- that was in early 1971. All totaled it spent 31 weeks in the Hot 100. In 1971 in the hit run- it spent nearly a half a year- 24 weeks in the Hot 100.

Born Murray Seafield St.George Head in London, Murray Head a pop singer- actor who in 1970 appeared in the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar- from which “Superstar”was taken. He has had 2 Hot 100 hits- and they were both Top 40 hits- “Superstar” #14 and “One Night In Bangkok” #3 in 1985. Murray Head-74 today is still active in music and working in film as a character actor.

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