When the Cat's Away were a female vocal 'supergroup' of sorts, although Margaret Urlich - who went on to have a successful solo career - is the only star I can identify. The group formed in 1985 to perform cover versions of songs they liked, all just for a bit of fun. This song, however, went all the way to number one on the New Zealand singles chart in December 1988. I first became aware of it when seeing it at number one on the New Zealand top 10 singles chart published in the Australian edition of Smash Hits magazine. A cover version of the 1969 Blue Mink song calling for racial harmony, this track peaked 102 places lower on the ARIA singles chart. I caught the video once or twice in early 1989 on rage, aired before the top 50 chart rundown commenced.
Bubbling WAY down under:
Next week (24 April): another four new entries - two artists who scored big hits during the 80s among them, plus the understated chart arrival of an artist who would go on to score a number one in Australia. Three bubbling WAY down under singles also debut. You can also follow my posts on facebook.
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