29. Wildflower (Skylark)

The 1972 song Wildflower by Skylark (image credit) is one of those songs that I loved when I was a 16-year old discovering pop music in 1973, and still do. I was delighted to find this tender love song on a compilation CD a decade ago, and re-listening confirmed just how good it is. This single by a little-known Canadian band caused some controversy in America in its days when it hit the US top ten: was this a white singer trying to do a black song or a black singer trying to do a white song? It turned out to be the latter.....

Other songs by this act that would have qualified: not applicable.


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