Lookin' out for # 1 (Looking out for Number One) is a single by Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO). BTO was at that time (anno 2010 yet) as literally and figuratively heavy hitters within the hard rock. The leaders of the band Randy Bachman and Fred Turner played loud music and were also in terms of weight is heavy. Lookin' out for # 1, however, is an a-typical single for them; It's a jazzy sounding ballad. The song is about the fact that you achieved something only if you go to the top aims. That was for BTO not necessary because those were in those days very popular in home country but also in neighboring Canada, the United States. The band was less well known In Europe . In the Netherlands the single took 21st place in the Dutch Top 40. The band had a number 1 even though You ain't seen nothin' yet had of success album Not fragile. The success of the band was already Fragile after Not waning.
B-side was Find out about Love, the opener of Head on. Together they reached the 65th place in the American charts. Much later in his career went the play style of Bachman to the jazz side, see for example Jazz Thing II.
|"Lookin' out for Number One" in the Dutch Top 40 -- inside: week 30/1976|
|"Lookin' out for Number One" in the Dutch Single Top 100 -- inside: 24-07-1976|
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in the Radio 2 Top 2000
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