The English beat group The Fortunes shot to fame in 1965 when their very popular single 'You've Got Your Troubles' hit the charts. The Fortunes saw some of their top singles perform well in the US charts, too. The Birmingham band have a long history and an array of albums and singles, both original and covers. Their albums are available on vinyl LPs, cassette, and CD, with live performances also available on DVD, and singles available on cassette, CD, and vinyl singles, or 45s. Gaining knowledge of some of the most popular The Fortunes albums allows you to build your collection of classic British music.
Released in 1965, on the Decca record label, the self-titled album, 'The Fortunes' is among the band's most popular albums. It features the hit single 'You've Got Your Troubles'. Reaching number two in the UK singles charts and number seven in the US singles charts, this single also appears in the film 'Stardust'. 'The Fortunes' album also includes the single 'Here It Comes Again' that reached number 4 in the UK singles charts and number 27 in the US.
The Very Best of The Fortunes
With a 2007 release, 'The Very Best of the Fortunes' includes all of their hit singles and famous songs. It includes 'Caroline', which, after its release, became the theme tune for pirate radio station Radio Caroline. This single was not particularly appreciated at the time and did not perform well in the US or UK charts, despite heavy airplay, but is popular today with The Fortunes fans. 'Here Comes that Rainy Day Feeling' is another popular song from the album that did not perform well in the UK but made it to number 15 in the US singles charts.
Storm in a Teacup
Released in 1972, on the Movie Play label, 'Storm in a Teacup' is another popular The Fortunes albums. The album contains the single 'Today I Killed a Man (I Did Not Know)', a song about the American Civil War. The hit is actually a cover of the original by PJ Proby. 'Four and Twenty Hours (Seven Days of the Week I Love You)' appears on the same album. The single was recorded by Nana Mouskouri