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The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #45 Althea & Donna

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Althea & Donna were a Jamaican reggae vocal duo, consisting of teenage singers Althea Rose Forrest (17) and Donna Marie Reid (18) and are best known for their 1977 reggae single Uptown Top Ranking, which was a number-one hit in the United Kingdom in February 1978.

They released the album of the same name in 1978, backed by The Revolutionaries, on the Virgin Records subsidiary Front Line, and was produced by Karl Pitterson . The duo recorded several more singles with little success. In 2001, Caroline Records reissued the full-length Uptown Top Ranking.

Another great song from when I was growing up. I love the beat of the song, and for a while I couldn’t understand the lyrics but I didn’t care, as I’d go around the horse singing “in my khakis, pants and ting” and annoying my mum and dad. Still a great song and it still sounds fresh after all these years. Two thumbs up.

Published by Lusco Fusco

I'm just a creature from the heap so excuse my savage ignorance.

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