Showing posts with label Terry Jacks. Show all posts
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May 27, 2019

Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks (1974)

Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks (1974)
"Seasons in the Sun" is an English-language adaptation of the song "Le Moribond" by Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel with lyrics rewritten by American singer-poet Rod McKuen. It became a worldwide hit in 1974 for Canadian singer Terry Jacks. Jacks's version is one of the fewer than forty all-time singles to have sold 10 million copies worldwide.

Jacks's version was released in the United States in December 1973, and made the Billboard Hot 100 a month later. On March 2, 1974, the song began a three-week run at number one atop the Hot 100, and remained in the top 40 until almost Memorial Day weekend. Jacks's version also spent one week on the Easy Listening charts. Billboard ranked it as the number two song for 1974.