Hot Shot (Barry Blue/Lynsey de Paul song)

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"Hot Shot" is a song written by Barry Blue and Lynsey de Paul,[1] that was released as a single on 2 September 1974 on the Bell Record label by Barry Blue.[2][3] It was Blue's last chart entry with an original song, reaching no. 23 on the UK Singles Chart.[4] Despite this, it is considered as one of Blue's best songs.[5] The song was also his biggest hit in Sweden where it reached no. 1 on the Poporama singles chart,[6] and in Zimbabwe where it peaked at no. 3.[7] "Hot Shot" also reached no. 8 on the Hessischer Rundfunk Hitparade,[8] and spent three weeks on the Dutch Tipparade in 1975.[9]

Blue performed the song on twice on BBC TV's Top of the Pops on 11 and 31 October 1974. The latter show also featured the song's co-writer, Lynsey de Paul, who was performing her own hit at the time "No Honestly".[10][11]

As well as being included on Blue's 1974 Hot Shots album,[12] "Hot Shot" has been included on many compilation albums.[13] In 1996, it appeared for the first time on CD as a track on Blue's album Greatest Hits.[14] In 2002, it appeared as a track on Barry Blue - The Singles Collection,[15] and in 2003 on Dancin on a Saturday Night.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts - Offizielle Deutsche Charts". Offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Barry Blue - Hot Shot". 45cat.com. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Barry Blue - Hot Shot". Discogs.com. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  4. ^ "barry-blue - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Barry Blue - Biography & History - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  6. ^ Stefan Heiding: Poporama - Heta högen (1992) ISBN 91-971894-1-3
  7. ^ "Barry Blue - School Love". 45cat.com. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Hitparade International". Hessencharts.de. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Barry Blue - Hot Shot". Top40.nl. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  10. ^ "top of the pops 1974 episode guide". Hardprog.pagesperso-orange.fr. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  11. ^ "TV Pop Diaries 1974". www.Tvpopdiaries.co.uk. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Barry Blue - Hot Shots". Discogs.com. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Searching for "hot shot Barry blue" within on Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Barry Blue - Greatest Hits". Discogs.com. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  15. ^ "Barry Blue - The Singles Collection". Discogs.com. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Dancin on a Saturday Night - Barry Blue - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 January 2018.