Moon-day Music Match-up

There is something about the romance of rail travel that lends itself to musical expression. I could probably fill every Monday for the rest of the year with songs about trains. For now I will just present two of the best, both former number one hits which share the theme of trains serving as a connection to the ones we love.

MoonDay Music Matchup #3:

“Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight & the Pips
“Last Train to Clarksville” by The Monkees

“Midnight Train to Georgia” was released as a single in August 1973 and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 27. In 1974 it won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus. The song later went on to be named #432 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 500 Songs of All Time.

The Monkees’ debut single, released in August 1966, “Last Train to Clarksville” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 5.

buy the mp3 for .99 from Amazon: Midnight Train To Georgia

buy the mp3 for .99 from Amazon: Last Train To Clarksville

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