Eight new songs you'll be hearing this week

Eight new songs you'll be hearing this week

Get ready to bop your head to some big classics on East Coast Gold this week. The team is adding several more songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s to its library.

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Retro styled image of an old compact cassette / iStock

There's no such thing as a Blue Monday when you have the East Coast Gold team to keep you company. 

Here's a look at some of the golden oldies you can look forward to hearing this week.

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'Come And Get It' – Badfinger

Badfinger's 1969 hit, 'Come And Get It', helped the band gain worldwide fame. The song was composed by The Beatles' Paul McCartney. It became a top 10 hit in both the UK and US. The track was recorded for the 1969 British film, 'The Magic Christian'.

'I Just Can't Help Believing' – B.J Thomas

This 1970s hit was made popular by both B.J Thomas and Elvis Presley. Both versions were well received by music lovers. B.J Thomas' version claimed the top spot on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, while Elvis' version enjoyed top 10 airplay in South Africa and Europe.

'My Coo-Ca-Choo' – Alvin Stardust

'My Coo-Ca-Choo' is one of Alvin Stardust's first big singles. The 1973 track was popular in the United Kingdom and Australia - where it spent several weeks at number one. 

'And I Love Her' – The Beatles

The Beatles took three days to record their 1964 classic, 'And I Love Her'. All the hours they put in at the studio paid off. The song became an instant hit in America and peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

'The Longest Time' – Billy Joel

Billy Joel performed the lead vocals and backing vocals for this 1984 classic. The single was the fourth single released off his critically-acclaimed album, 'An Innocent Man'. 

'Sunny' – Bobby Hebb

'Sunny' is one of Bobby Hebb's most successful singles. The song was original recorded by Mieko "Miko" Hirota and Billy Taylor in 1965. Bobby's version reached No.2 in America.

'Teacher I Need You' – Elton John

Despite its popularity, Elton John's 1973 single, 'Teacher I Need You', was not released as an official single. He wrote the song with English poet and singer, Bernard John Taupin.

'Roll Over Beethoven' – Electric Light Orchestra

Chuck Berry's 1965 classic, 'Roll Over Beethoven', was covered by several artists including Electric Light Orchestra. The English rock band's version made its debut in 1973. The eight-minute track, which featured on the band's 'ELO' album,  included a musical quote from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

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