Entered Charts: 30 September 1971
Entry Point: 39
Highest Position: 28
Weeks In: 10
When you think of outstanding Australian music, you should find it hard to surpass this. In fact in the Radio Ga Ga Top 30 Australian Countdown, I did … in fact only The Real Thing (Russell Morris), Flame Trees (Cold Chisel) and Kings of the World (Mississippi) were ranked higher. At the time I wrote:
What a fantastic song … it captures the Australian music scene, as it was in those days, just brilliantly.
It’s a song that I hadn’t heard for years and years and years until our great FoRGGs (Friends of Radio Ga Ga) Graham and Sue made the request for Golden Miles by Healing Force. I tracked a copy down and wow … I’ll say it again … what a fantastic song.
The thing is, if a song sounds this good having not heard it for, let’s say 30 years, it must be something very special. I toyed with it being number 1 for a while but as you’ll see, I opted for three other songs to be above this one. No disgrace when you see what I’ve chosen.
Get a copy and listen to it. I bet you can’t listen just the once. It’s on pretty high rotation for me now.
There’s not much else to say is there except to tell you that in the meantime, I’ve managed to get my hands on a copy of the 7″ vinyl of this song and it sounds brilliant!
So, to coin a phrase, until the next Radio Ga Ga countdown, that’s all she wrote … see ya.