1977 Santana – She’s Not There
Rod Argent set his sights on being a musician by the time he was eight years old and recruited other school kids to form the group that became The Zombies in 1961. He also wrote all three of the group’s biggest hits, including their first hit single, She’s Not There.
Santana released two top ten hits in 1969 and 1970, had a pair of singles reach #12 and #13 on the Hot 100 in 1970, and had one hit in 1972 that only reached #36. After that, the band successfully toured and released a few gold or platinum albums, but for five years, the band failed to reach the top forty again.
The band’s 1977 double album Moonflower included both live and studio recordings. The jazz-infused cover of She’s Not There took the band back into the top forty of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, reaching #27 in December.
While the band would manage a few more minor hits over the next twenty years, it would be 1999 before they returned to the top ten and reached the top of the Hot 100 twice with Smooth and Maria Maria.
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