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.


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

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

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

  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).

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

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

  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.

  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?

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