Anglo For Your Ear: Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Alone Again (Naturally)”

For all you lonely lovers out there. This Irish-born, English-raised singer had a string of megahits in the UK, including this one from 1972. Oddly, though, it was a much bigger smash in the U.S., clocking in six weeks at No. 1 here while peaking at No. 3 across the Atlantic. Keep your ears open for this song on an upcoming episode of Life On Mars, which will have its second season premiere on December 11th, right here on BBC AMERICA.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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