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Shocking Blue

Shocking Blue

Shocking Blue were a Dutch rock band from The Hague that existed from 1967 to 1974. They had a hit world-wide with the song "Venus," which went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1970. The song was immediately covered at the year of its release by Greek pop band Olympians, with entirely different lyrics in Greek and retitled as "Το Κορίτσι Του Μάη" (To koritsi tou Mai - The girl of May). It was later part of the Stars on 45 Medley (which put it at #1 in 1981), and covered by British girl band Bananarama in the 1980s (1986) and Japanese singer Yoko Nagayama (also in 1986).

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Venus

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Venus

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Inkpot

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Never Marry A Railroad Man

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Mighty Joe

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Love Sweet Love

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Acka Raghaa

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I Saw You In June

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Venus

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Love-Buzz

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