Video of the Week: The Saga of Sweet and ‘Ballroom Blitz’

Songs You May Have Missed #687

Sweet: “New York Groove” (2020)

First a UK top tenner for glam rockers Hello in 1975, then covered by Ace Frehley in ’78, this chestnut is given a bit of a mashup treatment from Ballroom Blitzers Sweet.

The familiar chorus dovetails with Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” with surprisingly successful results.

From their pandemic-referential Isolation Boulevard, which also plays on the title of their 1974 hit LP Desolation Boulevard.

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