And with her head upon his shoulder His young and lovely fiancee.
From where I stood I saw she was cryin' And through her tears I heard her say: Billy don't be a hero Don't be a fool with your life. Billy don't be a hero "Come back and make me your wife". And as Billy started to go she said "Keep your pretty head low" Billy don't be a hero "Come back to me".
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Thesoldier blues were trapped on a hillside. He's had far more success in recent years as a playwright. I really have to hand it our readers on this one. The song originally called "Muskrat Candlelight" was written by obscure country-rock artist Willis Alan Ramsey in America covered it in , and the Captain and Tennille cut their own version of it in The song isn't some sort of analogy.
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It's about actual muskrats falling in love. It's unclear why the Ford Administration thought that was a good idea.
If they came a year later, Jimmy Carter would have probably pulled in a better act. They're one of the few pop duos in history to actually have a long-lasting personal relationship. You don't hear it much these days, but "You Light Up My Life" was actually the single biggest song of the s. The song was written as a love song, but Pat Boone's daughter Debby always interpreted it as a song about her devotion to God.
The song was written by Joe Brooks, who was arrested in on charges that he lured 11 women to his apartment with the promise of a movie audition, and then sexually assaulted them.
He committed suicide before the case went to trial. Around the same time this was all going down, his son Nicholas was arrested for murdering his girlfriend.
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The New York tabloids had a field day with the two cases. Knowing all that, it's hard to listen to the song in quite the same way. That feat alone earns him a spot on the Songwriters Hall of Fame. But in the summer of he released " You're Having My Baby," an uber-saccharine song about a man overjoyed about the news that his wife is pregnant.
New life was breathed into the tune in when it was featured on Glee. Finn sang it to Quinn while having dinner with her parents.
At the time, he didn't know that Puck was the real father and that Quinn's dad would throw her out of the house after hearing the news. It's hard to hate on a song about the joys of mid-day sex, but the Starland Vocal Band make it easy. The group was composed of two real-life couples that probably enjoyed some afternoon delights around the time of the song's release in , though both couples have long-since divorced.
The song hit Number One in the summer of and actually got the group a brief variety series on CBS the next year. The song got renewed attention when it was featured on Glee recently with guest star John Stamos. Rick Dees was a Memphis DJ who spun so many disco songs that he decided to record his own parody of the genre in He never imagined that "Disco Duck" would reach Number One on the Hot and briefly make him a household name.
One of those viewers was Connie Callendar.
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With a word to her husband, she set the band on a violently twisting road to and from fame and fortune. He and his writing partner, Mitch Murray, had written a number of hits, separately and together, and were in the process of starting their own record label, Bus Stop Records.
Readers’ Poll: The 10 Worst Songs of the s – Rolling Stone
They had a half-finished story-song and needed a band to put it out there. Take off it did, reaching number one on the British, Irish, and Australian charts. America seemed a sure bet as well — the song was an antiwar ballad that brought the Civil War to mind, while still being resonant with those affected by the Vietnam conflict.
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