Get Used To It

Album: Radio Dream (1979)
Charted: 21
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  • This disco song was the only hit for Roger Voudouris, who wrote the song with Michael Omartian, a producer known for producing many of Donna Summer's hits as well as "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" by Christopher Cross and "The Next Time I Fall" by Peter Cetera with Amy Grant. This was the only hit for Voudouris, who became a bit of a cult-figure in Australia after appearing on the popular music TV show Countdown in August 1979. Sadly, Roger died in 2003 from liver disease. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Lindsey - Melbourne, Australia

Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1979 {July 16th} Roger Voudouris' "Get Used To It" peaked at #4 {for 1 week} on the Australian Kent Music Singles* chart...
    At the time the song was at #39 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, four weeks earlier it had peaked at #18 {for 1 week}...
    Sadly, Mr. Voudouris passed away on August 3rd, 2003 at the young age of 48 {liver disease}
    May he R.I.P.
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the Kent Music Singles' Top 10 on July 16th, 1979:
    At #1. "Pop Muzik" by M
    #2. "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer
    #3. "Bright Eyes" by Art Garfunkel
    #4. the above "Get Used To It"
    #5. "Knock On Wood" by Amii Stewart
    #6. "Lucky Number" by Lene Lovich
    #7. "Hooray!Hooray! It's A Holiday" by Boney M
    #8. "Lay Your Love On Me" by Racey
    #9. "Does Your Mother Know" by Abba
    #10. "Some Girls" by Racey
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 3rd 1979, Roger Voudouris performed "Get Used To It" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    One week later on March 11th it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #90; and on June 10th it peaked at #21 (for 2 weeks) and spent 19 weeks on the Top 100...
    It was his only record to make the Top 100...
    Sadly, Mr. Voudouris passed away on August 3rd, 2003 at the young age of 48 (as stated above, from liver disease)
    May he R.I.P.
  • Brad from Barry, TxI actually have two versions of this song, one from Super Hits of the 70s Volume 25, which I believe is the original version. I also have another version, some sort of remix. I believe it's also by Voudouris, but may have been performed by another artist.
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