Sunday, April 10, 2011
"Sloop John B" by The Beach Boys.
OK, back to the 60's: Folkie Al Jardine learned this traditional West Indies tune about a sponger boat that sank in the Bahamas in the early 1900's via The Weavers, The Kingston Trio and Johnny Cash. Took a little persuading but he convinced Brian Wilson to arrange and produce it, becoming the fastest-selling Beach Boys recording ever, the biggest commercial hit from "Pet Sounds". Peaked at #3 and ranks #271 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It plays in the background as Lieutenant Dan delivers his famous "welcome to Vietnam" lecture to Forrest and Bubba. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdov2UIjUpY Yesterday's answer: "Careless Whisper" by Wham! featuring George Michael. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_bjWR46YHQ