In 1965, Johnny Rivers released a song that was written by Jimmy Webb. The song was inspired by the breakup of Jimmy Webb with Susan Horton. Earlier, MacArthur Park was written about their happy times together. Two years later, in 1967, Glen Campbell decided to cover it for his album (which has the same name). However, if you wish to follow the song literally, don’t do that! It’s impossible, and as Webb explained: it is some sort of dream. The song would be a hit in the US country chart (number 2) and number 26 in the general chart. Enjoy
Glen Campbell- By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Remember I was writing about Donna Summer yesterday? I mentioned MacArthur Park, but actually I think the version by Richard Harris is better.
It’s a version from 1968, and I know what you are thinking now! You think: Richard Harris?
I know the name! An actor, right? And that is completely true! He was the one who played Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter movies.
But now we are listening to the great song MacArthur Park, performed by Richard Harris!
It was a year ago when she died. On the 17th of May, 2012, Donna Summer died.
Unfortunately, I forgot when she died, otherwise this post would have been there on the 17th of May.
It is not too late!
The Queen of Disco still lives in her hits, and one of her biggest hits is the song of the day.
Actually, I’m doubting a bit. She made some great songs, like MacArthur Park and On the Radio, but these aren’t exactly disco…
Oh! I know the solution.
What do you think of Hot Stuff as song of the day???