Back 2 Back Hits
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- All "ZSM" coded CDs are in new and never-played condition. Most are sealed. However, product may have manufacturer's delete notch, drill hole, prior sale stickers, or worn or missing OUTER wrap.
- Released: October 15, 1997
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: EMI Special Products
- 1.Go All The Way - The Raspberries
- 2.I Wanna Be With You - The Raspberries
- 3.Let's Pretend - The Raspberries
- 4.Overnight Sensation (Hit Record) - The Raspberries
- 5.Tonight - The Raspberries
- 6.Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
- 7.Never My Love - Blue Swede
- 8.Silly Milly - Blue Swede
- 9.Hush / I'm Alive - Blue Swede
- 10.Doctor Rock & Roll - Blue Swede
They may have had two Top Ten hits, but for all intents and purposes, Blue Swede are the very definition of a one-hit wonder. Their campy tribal reworking of "Hooked on a Feeling" was a gonzo near-novelty tune that stormed the charts in 1974. "Never My Love" followed later in the year, but few remembered that -- the "oogachucka" choruses from "Hooked on a Feeling" drowned them out. Given their limited number of hits, Blue Swede makes for a perfect choice for an installment of EMI-Capitol Special Markets' Back 2 Back series. Their partner, however, does not. The Raspberries were the first modern-day power pop band: the first band to harness the power of the Who and the melodicism of the Beatles. They had a couple of hits -- "Go All the Way" and "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)" -- but they were a cult band, not a one-hit wonder. There may be a handful of casual listeners who only want those two songs, but most anyone buying a Raspberries compilation nearly 30 years after the songs were recorded will want to go all the way and buy a true hits collection. Budget-minded listeners may find this a bargain. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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