Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Centerfold – J Geils Band

The J Geils Band occupied the UK top 10 for four weeks in 1982 with this track.

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Thirty years ago this week, Centerfold by the J Geils Band entered the UK top 10 at its highest position of number 3, having entered the top 40 two weeks previously at number 26. The song started to slide down the chart after one week at its peak position but remained in the top 10 for another three weeks. A further two weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart.

Centerfold was released on the EMI America record label and was certified silver. It was a number 1 in the USA but the only top 10 hit for the J Geils Band in the UK. The song was taken from the album Freeze-frame, which reached number 12 in the UK album chart and number 1 in the USA.

More music from the J Geils Band

UK singles chart for the week ending 27 February 1982

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  1. Hi Gary,

    I have a J. Geils Band web-site at

    Can i have permission to reprint this article on my site?



    1. Hi Francis,

      Yes, that will be fine. All I ask in return is a link back to here.