Lightnin' Strikes (Lou Christie)

30 MARCH 1966


Lou Christie’s ‘Lightnin' Strikes’ was at its peak UK chart position of #11. The song had reached #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Christie had a decidedly mixed career, and his previous best seller had been 'Two Faces Have I' back in 1963, but his two releases prior to 'Lightnin' Strikes' had failed to break the top 100. This solid bit of quite melodramatic pop was to be his biggest hit, and as the co-writer it would have earned him a nice bit of money.

B-side: 'Cryin' In The Streets'
Released: December 1965
Highest chart position: #11 (UK), #1 (US)
Recorded: September 3, 1965, Olmstead Studios, New York City, New York
Length: 3:05
Label: MGM
Writers: Lou Christie, Twyla Herbert