BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #122: ‘MOON SHADOW’- CAT STEVENS

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Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #122: ‘Moon Shadow’- Cat Stevens. June 26, 1971.

  • Single: ‘Moon Shadow’- Cat Stevens
  • Record Company- A&M
  • Genre: Folk Rock
  • Written by Cat Stevens
  • Time: 2:52
  • B side: ‘I Think I See The Light’
  • Album-Teaser And The Firecat
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #30 11 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

Cat Stevens- born Steven Georgiou in 1948- who now goes by Yusef Islam-had 14 Hot 100 hits with 10 Top 40 hits from 1971-79. I thought the number would be higher. I think of the singer-songwriters of the early 1970’s he would be my favorite.

“I was on a holiday in Spain. I was a kid from the West End (of London) – bright lights, et cetera. I never got to see the moon on its own in the dark, there were always streetlamps. So there I was on the edge of the water on a beautiful night with the moon glowing, and suddenly I looked down and saw my shadow. I thought that was so cool, I’d never seen it before.”

6 responses to “BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #122: ‘MOON SHADOW’- CAT STEVENS

  1. Cat Da Man! Listening to his songs puts me in a “spiritual” frame of mind. That sweet guitar’s melodies and his sweet voice singing the lyrics does it every time.

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