Album of the Day
Anyone who takes the tuneful sounds of America for granted has probably never had to sweat over the creation of a hit single. One of several the band has cut, “Sister Golden Hair” went to No.1 on the U.S. chart on this day in 1975. It's the most famous song on the trio's 5th studio album for Warner Bros., but it's by no means the only thing worth a listen on HEARTS. The dozen America originals include additional singles “Daisy Jane” and the funky “Woman Tonight,” as well as three more tracks that got heavy FM airplay. With a strong set of songs to strike a variety of emotional chords and state-of-the-art pop craftsmanship (Beatles producer George Martin and engineer Geoff Emerick helped in this regard), HEARTS reached #4 on the album chart and was RIAA-certified gold.