Jim Adams aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: A SONG THAT SURPRISINLY NEVER REACHED NUMBER ONE ON THE CHART
They say it is one of the greatest injustices in UK music chart history. There is a song that everyone feels should have reached the Number One spot (especially when you realize the track that did win that accolade) and are baffled as to how it didn’t.
The band – Ultravox. The song – “Vienna”. It reached Number Two in the Uk charts and remained there for four weeks. Now…as you enjoy this song you may wonder which song reached Number One , You can find out at the end of this post.
We walked in the cold air Freezing breath on a window pane Lying and waiting A man in the dark in a picture frame So mystic and soulful A voice reaching out in a piercing cry It stays with you until The feeling has gone, only you and I It means nothing to me This means nothing to me Oh, Vienna The music is weaving Haunting notes, pizzicato strings The rhythm is calling Alone in the night as the daylight brings A cool, empty silence The warmth of your hand and a cold grey sky It fades to the distance The image has gone, only you and I It means nothing to me This means nothing to me Oh, Vienna This means nothing to me This means nothing to me Oh, Vienna Written by: Ure James, Currie William, Allen Christopher Thomas, and Cann Warren Reginald
Apparently the first week “Vienna” was at Number Two, John Lennon was at Number One with his track “Woman”. However, for the following three weeks the Number One spot was held by Joe Dolce with the track “Shaddap You Face”. Yes – a true injustice!!!