Middle Of The Road – “Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep”, “Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum”, “Soley Soley” And “Samson and Delilah”

It was the age of miniskirts and hot pants when Scottish band Middle Of The Road with lead singer Sally Carr had a string of pop hits in 1971 and 1972, including “Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep”, “Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum”, “Soley Soley” and “Samson and Delilah”.

For some reason the lines

“Last night I heard my mama singing a song
Woke up this morning and my mama was gone”

came to mind, and the music was in my head.

I then discovered a few other songs I remember from the time were also by Middle Of The Road, so here they are…

“Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep” was a number one hit in the UK in 1971, here it is on Top Of The Pops:

Later that year, “Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum” reached number 2 in the UK:

Also in 1971, “Soley Soley” made it to No. 5 in the UK:

In 1972 “Samson and Delilah” only got to No. 26 in the UK, but it was No. 2 in Germany and No. 1 in the Netherlands:

Watching these old clips, there’s a lot to be said for hot pants and miniskirts…

Paul

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