Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Roger Daltrey: Without Your Love

With The Who, Roger Daltrey sang on a number of hit singles. Sixteen of The Who’s singles charted within the Top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100 and include the following:
  • “Happy Jack,” #24
  • “I Can See For Miles,” #9
  • “Call Me Lightning,” #40
  • “Magic Bus,” #25
  • “Pinball Wizard,” #19
  • “I’m Free,” #37
  • “Summertime Blues,” #27
  • “See Me, Feel Me,” #12
  • “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” #15
  • “Behind Blue Eyes,” #34
  • “Join Together,” “#17
  • “Relay,” #39
  • “Squeeze Box,” #16
  • “Who Are You,” #14
  • “You Better You Bet,” #18
  • “Athena,” #28

Even though Daltry had these hits under his belt, he only had one hit under his own name. Released in 1980 and from the “McVicar” soundtrack, “Without Your Love” was Daltrey’s one-hit wonder charting at 20. The song was a bigger hit in The Netherlands where it charted at #2.

In addition to singing on the soundtrack, Roger Daltrey played the lead role of English bank robber John McVicar in the movie. One thing I liked about this tune is the mandolin. I played this tune at WAMX in Ashland, Kentucky and it reminds me of my last year at that particular station.

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