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Venus by Shocking Blue (1969)

From the album, At Home, the Dutch band Shocking Blue scored a number one single on the Hot 100 chart in 1969 with Venus. In the U.S., Venus sold a million copies and was certified Gold. Worldwide, Venus sold iver 7.5 million copies. Venus also went to number one in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Italy and Spain.

In 1986, Bananarama turned the single into a dance song for their third album True Confessions. Initially met with resistance, the group succeeded and Venus returned to the top of the charts in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Mexico, South Africa and the U.S.

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