BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #136: ‘I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE’- RARE EARTH

Rare Earth – I Just Want To Celebrate (1971, American Record Pressing,  Vinyl) - Discogs

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.

3 responses to “BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #136: ‘I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE’- RARE EARTH

  1. 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!

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