Album: Mississippi (1976)
Charted: 1


  • Pussycat were originally a band formed by the three Kowalczyk sisters - Tonny, Betty and Marianne - called Sweet Reaction. They were joined by Tonny's husband, Lou Wille, Theo Wetzels, Theo Coumans and John Theunissen. After signing to the EMI label their producer Eddy Hilberts asked the band to change their name to Pussycat and record a country-rock song, "Mississippi," written by the guitar tutor of the girls in the band, Werner Theunissen. It became a massive seller for the group, selling 5 million copies worldwide. The song's follow-up "Smile" peaked at #24 in the UK, their only other chart entry, but on continental Europe Pussycat continued to enjoy some success releasing 17 albums in total.
  • The song is an appreciation of old time country music and how rock music took its soul.
  • When this hit the top spot in 1976, Pussycat became the first Dutch group to achieve a UK #1.

Comments: 4

  • John Haynes from LouisianaI love this song, I’ve lived most of my life near the Mississippi River.It always gives me a warm feeling to hear it again and again.
  • Paddy & Cora from Dublin, Ireland.Just heard this on our local radio station, we remember it from our time before we got married. Brought back memories. Stay safe and remember to wash your hands.
  • Jim And Anne from Ontario, Canada Stumbled on Mississippi while listening to You Tube music during quarantine at home due to Covid/19
    Fantastic singing and we listen to it every day
    We wish you all the best....
  • Duncan from Huddersfield, United KingdomDon't remember when I first heard this but I have always liked it. Gives me a nice warm feeling all over!
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