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.”
fine song and a reminder that I should get some sort of compilation of his… he had a number of really good singles in that period
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.
He had a lot of eclectic pieces. I like this but, my fave is Peace Train.
Great song, but such a strange lyric, if you think about it.
Stevens considers it his favorite of his ‘old’ songs.
There are a lot of good ones to choose from, eh?