Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #136: “I Just Want To Celebrate’- Rare Earth. July 17, 1971.
- Single: ‘I Just Want To Celebrate’- Rare Earth
- Record Company-Rare Earth
- Genre: Rock
- Written by Dino Fekaris and Nick Zesses
- Time: 2:52
- B-side: ‘The Seed’
- Album-One World
- Grade: B+
- Peaked at #7 in Billboard Hot 100.
This song smells of the early 1970’s. Rare Earth was a rock band from Detroit City- one of the first white acts signed to the Motown label. They had from 1970-78- 9 Hot 100 hits with 6 making the Top 40- three cracked the Top 10- ‘Get Ready’ #4 and ‘I Know I’m Losing You’ #7 in 1970 – and this one in 1971. Their last hit- a little trivia to tell your friends came in 1978 when the Brothers Gibb threw them a scrap from their dinner table- ‘Warm Ride’ which peaked at #39.
Love it, I had this 45 back in the day.
While Im here. What a fantastic tune Hans. I got me some Rare Earth. Had a buddy who was crazy about these guys. Another one of Lisa’s Michigan bands. Ill bump it up to an A for ya.
Great tune. I also love their version of “Get Ready.” Apparently, a version of Rare Earth is still active. It includes one of the founding members, lead vocalist Gil Bridges who has performed since 1960 – incredible!