Cocktails & Mocktails; E-Fu; Blue Danube

Bob Fitzke fitzke at VOYAGER.NET
Mon Dec 20 22:20:41 UTC 1999

I would never argue with Barry about words. But I'd guess that "Happy Birthday" would top any list of "Most Famous Songs"


Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:   V. "The Blue Danube"--The First "Pop Hit" in the World

>   Strauss wrote over 550 compositions: polkas, operettas, marches, individual dances and of course--almost synonymous with Strauss and Vienna--waltzes.  In 1867 he composed perhaps the most famous piece ever written, "The Blue Danube."  The phrase "pop hit" to refer to a popular success was first applied to this piece.

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