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Song of the day: Joe South- Games People Play

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In 1969, Joe South did a step to the foreground. He had worked as a musician on songs like The Sound Of Silence, but now he wrote a song about people who lead their life when they are occupied with negative thoughts. They destroy other lifes for their own good. After this song, he did not have more hits, but he did write Rose Garden. This song was number 6 in the UK and number 12 in the US. Enjoy

Joe South- Games People Play

Song of the day: Lynn Anderson- Rose Garden

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Before Lynn Anderson recorded this song in 1970, and made a hit out of it (number 3 in the US and the UK), the song had been recorded by several other artists. The first one was the writer of the song, Joe South. After that, several males recorded it and also the Three Degrees tried to make a hit out of it. However, it could have been we never heard the song in Lynn’s version: her husband did not want her to record it, because it was a song for man: women couldn’t buy big diamond rings for their men! It was recorded when there was time left, and after hearing this song, the boss of the record label insisted on making it a single, which became the hit we now know. Enjoy

Lynn Anderson- Rose Garden