#55 Hot Love

#55 Hot Love – T Rex

Second T.Rex track to make the list and Marc Bolan’s first major hit (first no. 1 anyway – Ride a White Swan was a hit of sorts just not the same magnitude). Amongst all the things that this track puts me in mind of is the beginning of my life-long  hatred of DJ’s (I’m sure you can guess why). Hot Love spent six weeks at the top of the charts in the spring of 1971 – a year which was to prove the best one of my life . I was, at that time, at a place that had a custom of  lunch-time discos, and was personally  in a place where I wanted to go to them (I couldn’t wait). Hot Love was there to meet us (as was, on one memorable occasion, a prize carrot).

The man himself appeared on TOTP (along with Mickey Finn)

 

This looks like it was taken on the movie set - the one he made with Ringo ..

 

bedecked in glitter and from that moment on at least 50% of all English girls aged between 10 and 20 owned at least one picture of Marc Bolan, which as often as not covered an entire wall (or several hundred, Jane). Hot Love was followed by Get it On, and then Jeepster – all three taken from Electric Warrior.

Incidentally, the single which finally deposed Hot Love from the top spot was none other than Double Barrel, currently no. 16 in this list.

Lyrics

Well she’s my woman of gold
And she’s not very old – a ha ha

swap the hair - they could be brothers

Well she’s my woman of gold
And she’s not very old – a ha ha
I don’t mean to be bold, a-but a-may I hold your hand?

Well she ain’t no witch and I love the way she twitch – a ha ha
Well she ain’t no witch and I love the way she twitch – a ha ha
I’m a labourer of love in my persian gloves – a ha ha

Well she’s faster than most and she lives on the coast – a ha ha
Well she’s faster than most and she lives on the coast – a ha ha
I’m her two-penny prince and I give her hot love – a ha ha
Ow – ow – mh

Well she ain’t no witch and I love the way she twitch – a ha ha
Well she ain’t no witch and I love the way she twitch – a ha ha
I’m her two-penny prince and I give her hot love – a ha ha

La-la-la-la-la-la-la ….
Ooh ooh, oh don’t you do ….
Ooh ooh, lay it all down ….
Ooh ooh, jetzt kommt sie doch, mh ….
Ooh ooh, mm-ba-ba-ba ….

 

Mickey Finn + Marc Bolan

 

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