Miss Hit and Run

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"Miss Hit and Run" is a song written by Lynsey de Paul and Barry Blue.[1][2] Blue released the single in 1974 as a follow up single to "School Love" on Bell Records in the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain and on the Barclay label in France[3] and recorded it with a "Beach Boys" type of arrangement.[4][5] The single sided acetate label of the single reveals that the original title was "Little Miss Hit and Run", confirming what was reported in the music press at the time.[6] The song was Blue's fourth consecutive hit, reaching number 26 on the UK Singles Chart in August 1974.[7] It also reached number 9 on Capitol Radio's "Capitol Countdown" chart[8], and spent three weeks on the Dutch Tipparade.[9] It was also a track on the K-Tel album, Music Explosion.[10]

Notable TV performances of the song included appearances on 10 August 1974 on TopPop, the Dutch pop music program[11] as well as on the BBC programme Top of the Pops.[12] It was re-released by Blue as the B-side to "Do You Wanna Dance" in 1980.[13] The song has been released on a number of Barry Blue compilation CDs such as The Singles Collection[14]and, most recently, on Dancin' (On A Saturday Night)... Best Of.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts - Offizielle Deutsche Charts". Offiziellecharts.de. 1973-09-17. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  2. ^ "Barry Blue - Miss Hit And Run". Ultratop.be. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  3. ^ "Barry Blue - Miss Hit And Run". Discogs. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  4. ^ "The Singles Collection by Barry Blue (Compilation, Glam Rock): Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  5. ^ "Barry Blue | Biography & History". AllMusic. 1950-12-04. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  6. ^ "Barry Blue - Miss Hit And Run". Discogs. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  7. ^ "miss+hit+and+run | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  8. ^ "Capital London - The No. 1 Hit Music Radio Station". Capitalfm.com. 2017-02-26. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  9. ^ 40, Stichting Nederlandse Top. "Barry Blue - Miss Hit And Run". Top40.nl. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Various - Music Explosion (Vinyl, LP)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  11. ^ "Barry Blue - Miss Hit And Run • TopPop". YouTube. 2018-07-08. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  12. ^ "TV Pop Diaries 1974". Tvpopdiaries.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  13. ^ "Barry Blue - Do You Wanna Dance / Miss Hit And Run (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  14. ^ "Barry Blue - The Singles Collection". Discogs. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Barry Blue - Dancin' (On A Saturday Night)... Best Of". Discogs. Retrieved 10 January 2018.