48 Crash

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"48 Crash"
Single by Suzi Quatro
from the album Suzi Quatro
B-side "Little Bitch Blue"
Released 1973
Format 7" single
Genre
Label RAK Records
Writer(s) (A-side)
(B-side)
Producer(s)
Suzi Quatro singles chronology
"Can the Can"
(1973)
"48 Crash"
(1973)
"Daytona Demon"
(1973)

"48 Crash" is Suzi Quatro's third solo single and was released after "Can the Can". It was included on her debut album Suzi Quatro (known as Can the Can in Australia). It later appeared on her 1995 album "What Goes Around" as an album track. The single peaked at number three in the UK in July 1973,[3] and number one in Australia for one week. It also hit number two in Germany,[4] and charted well in other European countries.[5]

Background[edit]

This Quatro's third solo single was released after she moved from the United States to Britain. In the United States she had already released two singles with all-female band The Pleasure Seekers.[6]

The song "48 Crash" was written and produced by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn.[7][8] The song "Little Bitch Blue" was written by Quatro and Len Tuckey[8] and produced by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn.[7]

The song has long been assumed to be about male menopause. However, according to the British writer D. J. Taylor, one alternative theory is that, having boasted of their ability to write "a song about anything", Chapman and Chinn were issued with the challenge to come up with a treatment of the 1848 United States economic crisis.[9]

Chart performance[edit]

Preceded by
"Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)" by Helen Reddy
Australian Kent Music Report number-one single
21 January 1974 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Photograph" by Ringo Starr

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2002). The Virgin Encyclopedia of 70s music. Virgin Books. p. 348. ISBN 978-1-8522-7947-9. Suzi Quatro (...) sound hinged mostly on a hard rock chug beneath lyrics in which scansion overruled meaning ('the 48 crash/is a silken sash bash'). 
  3. ^ a b "Archive Chart: 1973-08-18" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Officialcharts.de – Suzi Quatro – 48 Crash". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Suzi Quatro – 48 Crash" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Michigan Rock and Roll Legends – SUZI QUATRO". Michigan, United States: Michigan Rock and Roll Legends. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Hendriks, Phil; Mankowitza, Gered (January 2011). Suzi Quatro (CD booklet). Suzi Quatro. London, United Kingdom: 7T's Records. GLAM CD 118. 
  8. ^ a b Thompson, Dave. "Suzi Quatro – A's, B's and Rarities – Review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  9. ^ Taylor, D.J. (3 March 2013). "There's none as intolerant as a liberal". The Independent (London, United Kingdom). Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Go-Set Australian charts – 29 December 1973". Go-Set. Poparchives.com.au. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Australia No. 1 hits -- 1970's". World Charts. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Suzi Quatro – 48 Crash" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Radio 2 Top 30 : 8 september 1973" (in Dutch). Top 30. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 5018b." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  15. ^ "InfoDisc : Tous les Titres par Artiste" (in French). InfoDisc. Select "Suzi Quatro" from the artist drop-down menu. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "I singoli più venduti del 1974" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Creative Commons. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  17. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Suzi Quatro - 48 Crash search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  18. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Suzi Quatro – 48 Crash" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  19. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Suzi Quatro – 48 Crash". VG-lista. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Suzi Quatro – 48 Crash". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  21. ^ a b "Forum - ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – Top 100 End of Year AMR Charts – 1970s". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  22. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1973" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 

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