10cc - dreadlock holiday

10cc - dreadlock holiday
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10cc - dreadlock holiday

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"Dreadlock Holiday" is a song by 10cc. It was written by Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman and was the lead single from the band's 1978 album, Bloody Tourists. Lead vocals were performed by Graham Gouldman.

The lyrics, about a white man lost in Jamaica, were based on a true story told by Moody Blues vocalist Justin Hayward about an experience he had had in Barbados; it was a rare excursion into reggae for the act. It became the act's third and final number one single in the UK, and final top 10 hit, spending a single week at the top in September 1978. The single peaked at #44 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA. The song was later covered by Boney M on their 1985 album, Eye Dance. A remade version using some of the lyrics, was released by the Eurodisco group French Connection under the title 'I don't like reggae' in 1993.

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reggae | 70s | classic rock | rock | pop