Oct 5, 2012
As the Scottish group's ode to the state's capitol city, "Sacramento" hit #1 on all European singles charts, making it one of the biggest California songs in the history of Europe.
An upbeat, cheerful song, "Sacramento" remains an international favorite. The song is one of the reasons Europeans have an affinity for the California capitol in their imaginations.
As a precursor to musical acts like ABBA, Blondie, Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga, Sally Carr and Middle Of The Road raced to the top of the European music charts repeatedly with hit singles like "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep", which has sold a staggering 12-million copies so far.
"Sacramento" is the most popular California song ever featured on Californiality.
The song's depiction of Sacramento as "a wonderful town" where "people are the loving kind" causes mixed reactions from those who know the city's political climate.
If you're someone who lives or works in Sacramento, the song might make you laugh and share it with friends.
Listening to the body of work by Scotland's Middle Of The Road, it's easy to hear why the group reached such high levels of success.
All of their songs are instantly engaging pop gems that still sparkle four decades later.
As far as songs about California, "Sacramento" is one of the all-time best. I don't think there has ever been such a flattering song about the City of Sacramento.
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