Mississippi (song)

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"Mississippi" was a popular single by Dutch group Pussycat. Written by Werner Theunissen and produced by Eddy Hilberts, "Mississippi" was the sole number one single for Pussycat, spending four weeks at number one on the UK singles chart in October 1976.[1] The song was promoted by John Saunders Hughes in the UK through a Liverpool radio station. The lyrics are about the history of music, how rock music became more popular than country music.

Another version of this song was recorded by Barbara Fairchild. There is also a version in Spanish called "Te necesito" by the Colombian singer Fernando Calle.

In 1979, Swedish dansband Vikingarna covered the song in Swedish, with lyrics by Margot Borgström. The Swedish song title was also "Mississippi".[2]

There was also a Czech version of this song performed by singer and actress Petra Černocká.

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Preceded by
"Dancing Queen" by ABBA
UK number one single
12 October 1976 for four weeks
Succeeded by
"If You Leave Me Now" by Chicago