Friday, November 22, 2013
Flashback Friday - The Marmalade Cover of The Beatles' "Ob La Di, Ob La Da"
FLASHBACK FRIDAY on Mel's Internet Universe Music Blog
Most people in the United States have not heard much about the band The Marmalade even though they had 2 hit singles in the U.S. Their most well known track is "Reflections of My Life" which hit the top 40 in 1969 and peaked at #10.
After that the band did not enjoy much chart success until 1976 when another single made it to the Hot 100. That song was "Falling Apart at the Seams" which peaked at #49.
Despite not being too popular in America, The Marmalade did enjoy a long string of hit singles in the U.K. One of their most well known there is this cover of The Beatles classic "Ob La Di, Ob La Da" which in 1968 went all the way to #1 on the British charts. This is a good cover which should have become a hit in the U.S.
The song missed the mark in the U.S., but now through the wonder of YouTube, you can now listen to and watch The Marmalade cover this top hit song.