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Shocking Blue was a Dutch rock band, formed in The Hague in 1967. The band spawned a number of psychedelic rock hits throughout the counterculture movements era during the 1960s and early 1970s, including Never Marry a Railroad Man, Mighty Joe, Love Buzz, Blossom Lady, Inkpot and "Venus". The latter became their biggest hit and went to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and many other countries during 1969 and 1970.

The band had sold 13.5 million disks by 1973, but the group disbanded in 1974, during the final years of the hippie, flower power and other counterculture movements around the world.
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"Venus" is a 1969 song written by Robbie van Leeuwen.

 In 1970, the Dutch rock band Shocking Blue took the song to number one in nine countries. In 1981 it was sampled[citation needed] as part of the Stars on 45 medley. In 1986, the British female pop group Bananarama returned the song to number one in seven countries. The composition has been featured in numerous films, television shows and commercials, and covered dozens of times by artists around the world.
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