Australian singles charts:
The Ballroom Blitz entered the Kent Music Report on 5 November 1973 and peaked at #2. The song was #15 on the Top 100 of 1973.
The song was on Desolation Boulevard which entered the Kent album charts on 10 March 1975 and peaked at #13.
The Ballroom Blitz was inspired by an incident in January 1973 when the band was performing at the Grand Hall in Kilmarnock, Scotland, and were driven offstage by a bottling.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ballroom_Blitz
The band members do a roll call at the beginning of this song, which is a great way to introduce themselves to listeners. Lead singer Brian Connolly asks: Are you ready Steve? (bass player Steve Priest), Andy? (guitarist Andy Scott), Mick? (drummer Mick Tucker).
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/sweet/ballroom-blitz
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