Black Is Black (2:55)

Cover of Los Bravos

From Los Bravos and 127 other releases

“Black Is Black” is a song by rock band Los Bravos, released in 1966 as the group’s debut single for Decca Records.
Produced by Ivor Raymonde, the song reached #2 in the UK. #4 in the U.S. and #1 in Canada. With the song’s success, Los Bravos became the first Spanish rock band to have an international hit single. A dance remix of the song was released as a single in 1986.

Four members of Los Bravos—bassist Miguel Vicens Danus, guitarist Tony Martinez, organist Manuel Fernandez, and drummer Pablo Sanllehi—had previously worked together in the Spanish band Los Sonors. Together with German-born singer Michael Kogel, the group set out to achieve success in the European market making English-language pop music.
After signing with the Spanish division of Decca Records, the band went to England to work with Ivor Raymonde, a British producer, arranger, conductor, and composer who had been involved in making UK hit songs with such artists as Marty Wilde, Billy Fury, and Dave Berry.

Lead singer Mike Kogel’s vocals sounded so similar to Gene Pitney that many listeners assumed that “Black Is Black” was a Pitney single.

In August 1966, the song debuted at #100 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It peaked at #4 in October, and spent 12 weeks on the chart. The song reached #1 on the Canadian Singles Chart, and peaked at #2 in the UK. The single also sold two million copies in Spain.

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  • PIRODESOLI

    No entiendo absolutamente nada, pero me encanta, es parte de mis recuerdos de niñez.

    17 Sep 7:20pm Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    ❤☆҉‿↗⁀☆҉❤☆҉‿↗⁀☆҉❤❤☆҉‿↗ ❤☆҉‿↗⁀☆҉❤☆҉‿↗⁀☆҉❤❤☆҉‿↗

    26 Jul 7:06pm Reply
  • filmbernie

    jetzt "black is black" in einer cover-Version unter aller Kanonen

    19 Jan 2:12pm Reply
  • filmbernie

    frankie goes to Hollywood - sonst nichts!!!!????

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Elyssyan

    Hmmm! what version? Car boot sale?

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Suberu

    :-)

    21 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ma_nu72

    ??????????????????????

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • fredietal

    Wo ist das Original ???????

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Storchel

    Loove it!!

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    `✶*❤ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫ღ✿ღ ♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ღ✿ღ¸¸♫•*¨*•¸❤`✶*`✶*❤ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫ღ✿ღ ♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ღ✿ღ¸¸♫•*¨*•¸❤`✶*`✶*❤ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫ღ✿ღ ♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ღ✿ღ¸¸♫•*¨*•¸❤`✶*

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • bekazeka

    not the original, but I still love this song

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Suberu

    :-)

    18 Apr 2013 Reply
  • filmbernie

    Wo ist das Original??

    1 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Suberu

    LastFM.. where has the Original Gone. ?????????????????????????

    9 Jan 2013 Reply
  • cousinbull

    chincy version,but still good jam

    16 Oct 2012 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    wowwwww Ainda não posso acreditar que depois de toda uma vida, hoje encontrei minha música dos tempos "teen-age" ♥ adoro♥

    10 Oct 2012 Reply
  • ocolinerze

    Vertauschte STEREO Kanäle bei CD Los Bravos - Black Is Black !

    30 Aug 2012 Reply
  • abunono

    Though dead he be,it belongs to he

    14 May 2012 Reply
  • Nochek

    lOve.

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • NitaD1

    Ohhhh...noooooooooo where's the original gone?? :-(

    26 Mar 2012 Reply
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