#74 – Duffy – “Mercy” – (2008)

Duffy (born Amie Duffy) is a Welsh singer who made an international splash in 2008 with this pop song. It has a very 1960s “Swinging London” sound to it. It was nominated for Grammys and featured in a ton of TV shows. It was a #1 all over Europe, including the U.K. and Germany but only peaked at #27 on the Hot 100 – it would have charted higher had Billboard taken TV spots into account for airplay. Duffy has yet to make an impact with another single stateside – but she certainly has the talent and if she can write a song half this good, she’ll have a hit.

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