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WATCH: Sweet – “Little Willy” Top of the Pops – 1972

This is one of those infectious tunes from the 70’s that people either love or hate. It seemed to be on the radio non-stop from late 1972 to mid-1973 in the US. Which side were you on?

Here’s more on the song from Wikipedia:

“Little Willy” is a song written by songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman and performed by the British glam rock band The Sweet, released in 1972 as a non-album single in the UK, peaking at #4 in the best seller charts. It was released in the US in September 1972 and also appeared on their US debut album The Sweet and became their biggest hit in the US, reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Billboard ranked it as the No. 18 song for 1973.

In a retrospective review of glitter rock, Bomp! noted that although rock music journalists almost uniformly “loathed it”, the song was a huge commercial success and “helped launch the essential glitter rock formula sound”. “Little Willy” was used extensively in the pilot of the television series Life on Mars.

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