9: Capricorn Dancer – Richard Clapton

NeilTop 30 - Never Made It Songs

Year Released: 1977
Highest Chart Position: 47
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Now, we are into the top ten and the songs just keep getting better.

This one was written and performed by one Australia’s most talented songwriters and musicians, Richard Clapton (whose real name isn’t Richard Clapton – he created the name from two of his favourite guitarists Keith Richards and Eric Clapton)

Remarkably, Richard Clapton only made the Aussie top 20 once and the top 40 one two more occasions. How this wonderful song never got past number 47 in 1977 is one of the Australian music industry’s great mysteries in my mind.

Best remembered for Girls On The Avenue, I reckon this one comes a very close second from the Clapton (Richard) catalogue!