6/12/16

Album Covers #48: Top Hits! (Part 2)



You know those "top hits" albums - the records with cover band recordings of popular songs, with a sexy babe on the cover.  There are so many examples, I couldn't begin to present them all.  We provided a respectable amount back in 2013; time for another round.




Hey, it's Brigitte Lahaie - she was in a bunch of French horror and sexploitation movies, some covered on Retrospace.

So, don't let the American flag fool you - this, and many other records in this post are not from the US.  You might say this type of record was more popular overseas - here in the states, we were, for better or worse, more partial to the K-Tel record.  No cheesecake on those covers, but at least the songs were always by the original artists.









Anybody want to take a stab as to what she's standing up against?


































Hey, it's Sue Longhurst!  We've run into her a couple time on our Double Feature posts (What the Swedish Butler Saw, and Confessions of a Window Cleaner).

Also, I wouldn't exactly say "I Am I Said" is a top-hit for dancing.




9 comments:

  1. Hot Hits 11 - the lass in green with the bow and arrow is Caroline Munro

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  2. And the Super Hits girl is leaning against a Seeburg V200 Jukebox - not sure if it's the 1956 or 1957 model.

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  3. I know that 002-395-709 is a European phone number, but is it as catchy as 867-5309?

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  4. Smash Hits'71, Mozart Symphony no.40 ? Do they mean 1771?
    Well as the say in the other hit of that era 'Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep' (that's by Salieri).

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  5. Wow, Joan Collins reduced to selling Rock Hits knockoffs ?
    This must have been in her slump years before Dynasty.

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    1. She was the star of the movie "The Bitch", which is why she's on the cover....I presume, anyway.

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  6. voiceofthe70sJune 13, 2016

    I always wondered, who exactly was buying these albums full of fake cover versions?

    As for the K-Tel albums of hits by the original artists, an interesting fact is they would frequently shave several seconds off the songs, enabling them to cram more songs onto each album.

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  7. Funk 'n' Slow: I want those Sennheisers!

    Smash Hits '71: Why bring a baby into this? She got pregnant from doing too many cheesecake album covers?

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  8. I'm pretty sure that's Bo Derek on the Disco Hits cover.

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