Thursday, October 27, 2011

“We Had Joy, We Had Fun ...”

Really, I don’t think that Terry Jacks’ “Seasons in the Sun” belongs on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 10 Worst Songs of the 1970s.” Heck, it’s one of the few songs from that era that I can still sing by memory.

4 comments:

R.A.M.'67 said...

Rolling Stone sure hates "one hit wonders". (I'll bet they secretly play it at their offices!

Graham Powell said...

I actually like this song quite a bit. The line "Little children everywhere... when you see them I'll be there," always gets me.

Linda L. Richards said...

Not that I was a big Terry Jacks/Poppy Family fan, but Jacks was hardly a one hit wonder. He's Canadian. It's not the same thing.

Les Blatt said...

That song is actually Rod McKuen's (not very good) translation of Jacques Brel's powerful "Le Moribond" - the dying man. I've always found the Terry Jacks version insipid, to put it kindly. Brel...well, search on YouTube or Google Video for "le moribond jacques brel english" for his song with titles.