THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
386-T.Rex-Get It On.
1971-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 3.27. Can you name another song that is known by a different title in a different country.
When this song was released in America it was re-titled ‘Bang A Gong’ as to avoid confusion with a current hit called ‘Get It On’ from American Rock group Chase.
‘Get It On'(see also best songs 790) is probably a song about sex but can also be interpreted about being about drugs.Bang the gong is slang for snorting coke and in the mid 1850’s it meant asking for Opium.
‘Get It On’ has many talented musicians playing on it.Rick Wakeman plays the piano,the saxophone is played by Ian McDonald of King Crimson and Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan of The Turtles sing backing vocals.The song was produced by legendary music producer Tony Visconti.
In 1980 Sheena Easton’s hit ‘9 To 5’ became ‘Morning Train’ for American audiences and in 1967 The Monkees song ‘Alternate Title’ was not released under it’s real title so as not to upset English audiences,especially those from Liverpool.
‘Well you’re built like a car you’ve got a hubcap diamond star halo.’
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