What was the number one song in the UK on 21st November 1970?
American musician Jimi Hendrix, was number one with Voodoo Chile for 1 week.
First, let’s clear up the confusion that surrounds the title of this song. This version that I’m referring to here was actually originally known as Voodoo Child (Slight Return), but in the UK the song was released under the title of Voodoo Chile. However, there is also a separate track by Hendrix called Voodoo Chile- just to really help with the confusion. This is an extended 15 minute improvised late night jam studio session track. So anyway, back to the number one song Voodoo Chile (known as Voodoo Child elsewhere). This song is definitely the kind of track that back in my uni days, a male friend would have sat me down and forced me to listen to whilst barking at me that is why Jimi Hendrix is the greatest guitarist that ever existed and I would have just nodded whilst simultaneously wondering why Vicki Peterson from The Bangles never gets the same accolade and also when is he going to just shut up and snog me. Anyway, in all honesty. Anyway, anyone that has ever claimed this about Hendrix actually does have a valid point and Voodoo Chile is the perfect example of his superior guitar mastery and his notable understanding and respect for the blues.
I stand up next to a mountain
And I chop it down with the edge of my hand
Well, I stand up next to a mountain
I chop it down with the edge of my hand
Well, I pick up all the pieces and make an island
Might even raise a little sand’Cause I’m a voodoo child
Voodoo childI didn’t mean to take up all your sweet time
I’ll give it right back one of these days
I didn’t mean to take up all your sweet time
I’ll give it right back one of these daysIf I’ll see you no more in this world
I’ll meet ya on the next one
Don’t be late
Don’t be lateWell, I’m a voodoo child
Lord knows I’m a voodoo child, baby
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