Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)"

OK, back to the 60's: This '66 Sonny Bono composition was Cher's biggest solo hit of the 60's, peaking at #2 in the U.S., at #3 in the U.K. and selling over 3 million copies. Child's play becomes heartache for a couple that grows up together and later part. Nancy Sinatra's cover from later on that year was featured in Tarantino's '03 "Kill Bill" (love the tremolo guitar!). Dynamite version by Vanilla Fudge in '67.

Yesterday's answer: "Nature Boy". Definitely a one-hit wonder. "Lonely Island" hit the Top 40 by Sam Cooke but "Nature Boy" was indeed his opus magnum.

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