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Ace Reach No.1 45 Years After Release of ‘How Long’
« on: March 18, 2020, 05:46:38 PM »
My 'other half' and I were talking about this last week because we are both ... really really old and because of the Amazon commercial.

No, the song is not about infidelity! 😏

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How long does it take to get a No.1 hit? In the case of the ‘70s group Ace, fronted by singer Paul Carrack, the answer is 45 years.

The British band’s 1975 single “How Long” originally reached No.3 when it was released, but this week it made it to No.1 on Billboard's Rock Digital Song Sales chart, selling 4,000 downloads, reaching 831,000 streams and increasing sales by more than 2000 percent.

The reason behind the song's sudden return to popularity is its use in a new ad for Amazon Prime titled “Binge Cheat,” which features the song’s opening line, “How long has this been going on?”

Ace released three albums before breaking up. Carrack went on to work with Roxy Music, Squeeze, Roger Waters, Ringo Starr and, notably, the Genesis offshoot Mike + the Mechanics – he was their lead singer on the hits “The Living Years” and “Over My Shoulder.”

Carrack was also frequently seen onstage with Eric Clapton.

https://ultimateclassicrock.com/ace-how-long/

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Re: Ace Reach No.1 45 Years After Release of ‘How Long’
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2020, 06:27:27 PM »
How funny! Yeah, pretty good song at the time, but what's so funny, is the fact it hit #1 now, and that reason is today's music outright Sucks!!!
These guys payed actual instruments, had a melody, not a repetitive beat and were truly talented.

Today's crap is all electronic and anyone with a keyboard can make sounds with some hot no talent screeching chick can make a hit.
Remember when the Righteous Bros were rediscovered because of the movie Ghost? Thirty years later Teens once again loved the Righteous Brothers, Unchained Melody ('Ghost' Soundtrack).

So much music from the past is being brought back to life, simply because there's nothing that compares to real talent.
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Re: Ace Reach No.1 45 Years After Release of ‘How Long’
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2020, 06:52:19 PM »

So much music from the past is being brought back to life, simply because there's nothing that compares to real talent.

"When you are dead, you don't know that you are dead.
It is difficult only for the others.

It is the same when you are stupid."

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