The english rewriting of Brel’s “Le Moribond” has been called one of the worst Pop songs ever but among the fans of the song, it was Kurt Cobain
Canadian singer Terry Jacks starts a surprising three week run at No.1 on the U.S Hot 100 with “Seasons In The Sun”
Some call it one of the worst Pop songs ever, but Terry Jacks adaptation of the French song “Le Moribond” by Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel, with lyrics rewritten by American singer-poet Rod McKuen, became a worldwide hit in 1974 and on March 2, 1974, began a three-week run at number one atop the Hot 100.
Canadian singer Terry Jacks Jacks originally released “Seasons In The Sun” as a single in 1973 on his own label, Goldfish Records backed with “Put the Bone In”, an original composition about burying a deceased pet dog. It became such a huge hit that end up selling over 14 million copies worldwide. Though the song enjoyed contemporary success, modern criticism has tended to be more critical of Jacks’s rewriting of the original song, considering it overly sentimentalized. Jacks’s version has been called one of the worst pop songs ever recorded. Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, stated once it was the first single he ever bought and in 1993, Nirvana covered Jacks’s version, that was officially released on the box set “With The Lights Out”.
Look back at Terry Jacks performing “Seasons In The Sun”, 1974
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