Boom Sha La La Lo – Hans Poulsen

Australian charts: 1970

Poulsen had hits with “Boom Sha La La Lo” and “Light Across the Valley” (both in 1970) and had success as a songwriter with “Rose Coloured Glasses” for Johnny Farnham and “Monty and Me” for Zoot.

Hans’ greatest success as a writer was “It’s Only A Matter of Time”, which was selected as the B-side of Russell Morris’ breakthrough hit “The Real Thing”, which shot to #1 in May 1969 and went on to become one of the biggest hits of the decade. Thanks to the massive success of the A-side, and Russell’s superb vocal performance, Hans’ fine love song took its place alongside “The Real Thing” as one of the enduring classics of Australian 60s pop, and it was included on several of Russell’s “Greatest Hits” anthologies.

Australian Charts:
Boom Sha La La Lo peaked at no 6 on the Go-Set National Top 40 in July 1970.


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