OK, more 60's: This '63 Weisman/Wayne/Garrett composition marked Bobby Vee's "plunge" into Brill Building teen idol pop music. It peaked at #2 on Billboard's Hot 100, at #2 on Easy Listening and #9 on R&B. Part of the "Dark City" soundtrack in '98. Bobby was also a pioneer of the music video genre.
Yesterday's answer: "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree" by Tony Orlando and Dawn. They did get annoying after a while but they sold A LOT of records! " The origin of the idea of a yellow ribbon as a token of remembrance may have been the 19th century practice that some women allegedly had of wearing a yellow ribbon in their hair to signify their devotion to a husband or sweetheart serving in the U.S. Cavalry". The song found new life in '81 during the Iran hostage crisis. John Wayne's movie was titled "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NCZ4l8FCFc