21: Howzat – Sherbet

NeilTop 30 - Songs Of The 1970s

Entered Top 40s: 19 May 1976
Entry Point: 40
Highest Chart: 1
Weeks In: 25
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Yesterday, we captured the essence of Australian progressive rock and today, we fast forward five years and find Australian pop at its finest.

Sherbet had been on the scene for a number of years but the Howzat album and title track became their biggest success and as it turned out, arguably, their pinnacle. The album contained a number of other tracks that brought some success – Hollywood Dreaming and If I Had My Way amongst them.

Like many other great songs, Howzat has very distinctive introduction which is instantly recognisable – probably part of the reason for its success. Another Aussie classic!