THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
354-Frankie Laine-That Lucky Old Sun(Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day.)
1949.Has never charted.There was no UK chart until 1952.
Best Bit-At 0.18.Eat your heart out Adams,Whitney and Drake,this guy holds the record of 18 weeks at Number 1.
In total Frankie Laine achieved four UK Number 1’s all of which were in the 1950’s.The song in question that spent 18 weeks at Number 1 in 1953 is called ‘I Believe.’He also holds the record of spending 27 weeks at Number 1 in a calendar year,also in 1953.
That Lucky Old Sun was written in 1949 with music by Beasley Smith and lyrics by Haven Gillespie.Other notable songs co-written by Gillespie include ‘You Go To My Head’ and ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.’
This song tells us of the very hard labour performed and the intense hardship suffered by the narrator while the natural world around him just goes about it’s everyday business.
‘Up in the mornin’ out on the job,work like the devil for my pay.’
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