THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
376-Jack Jones-Wives and Lovers.
1963-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 1.44.This is probably the most controversial song in the world ever.There are people out there who’s blood will be boiling at the very mention of it.
‘Wives and Lovers’ is a song of advice to married women,to stay attractive and attentive to their husbands(‘wives should always be lovers too,’) to avoid their husband’s straying with ‘girls at the office.’
In defence of the song it can also be sang by the wife to the husband.It can also be seen as a warning not to take each other for granted.
The song was written by the great song writing team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David(see also best songs 902-832-815-740 and 644) to promote the 1963 film ‘Wives and Lovers.’
Jack Jones was born on January 14,1938 in Los Angeles,California to the actor Allan Jones and the actress Irene Hervey. Perhaps his best known recording is the 1977 ‘Love Boat’ song which was the theme song to the American television series ‘The Love Boat.’He has been married six times.
‘Don’t think because there’s a ring on your finger you needn’t try anymore.’
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