BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #27: ‘WILD WORLD’- CAT STEVENS

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Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #27: ‘Wild World’- Cat Stevens. February 13, 1971.

  • Single: ‘Wild World’- Cat Stevens
  • Record Company- A&M
  • Genre: Folk Rock
  • Written by Cat Stevens
  • Time: 3:15
  • B-side:”Miles From Nowhere”
  • Album-Tea For The Tillerman
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #11 13 weeks in Billboard Hot 100

Born Steven Georglou in 1948 in London- better known as Cat Stevens in the 1970’s- a Pop-folk singer -songwriter. Cat Stevens had 14 Hot 100 hits from 1971-79 with 11 making the Top 40. His biggest hit was “Morning Has Broken” #6 in 1972. In 1979 he converted to the Muslim religion and took the name Yusuf Islam and left secular music. In 2006 he returned to secular music and has released five albums since his return. He was elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. “Wild World” is a song he wrote about his girlfriend at the time actress Patti D’Arbanville. “Wild World” has been widely covered by other artists over the years.

7 responses to “BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #27: ‘WILD WORLD’- CAT STEVENS

  1. A good’n in a sea of good’ns by him. I’m glad he came back but not up on what he’s done since he did. He’s also a good artist (e.g. some of his album jacket covers.)

  2. Very good single… I miss that kind of singer/songwriter simple song that was so prevelent back then – him, Croce, Chapin, Joni M, etc etc. There’s likely still many artists doing it today but we sure don’t hear ’em on radio or see them when we flip on TV.

  3. Great album. I have been a fan since the late 60s. 1970, sitting around listening to Tea For The Tillerman, token a bit and some glasses of Cold Duck. Life was easy back then, and Cat set the tone.

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