Australian singles charts:
Listen to the Music entered the Kent charts on 20 November 1972 and peaked at #50.
The song is on Toulouse Street which entered the Kent album chart on 4 December 1972 and peaked at #57.
Record label of Australian release:
Writer Tom Johnston described the motivation for Listen to the Music as a call for world peace:
“The chord structure of it made me think of something positive, so the lyrics that came out of that were based on this utopian idea that if the leaders of the world got together on some grassy hill somewhere and either smoked enough dope or just sat down and just listened to the music and forgot about all this other bullshit, the world would be a much better place. It was very utopian and very unrealistic (laughs). It seemed like a good idea at the time.”
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listen_to_the_Music
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