THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
202-The 5th Dimension-Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In.
1969-Number 13 single.
Best Bit-At 0.36.Astrologers have denounced the lyrics as ‘astrological gibberish’ noting that Jupiter forms an astrological aspect with Mars several times a year and the Moon is in the 7th house for two hours every day.I say the lyrics should be treated as poetic licence.
‘Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In’ is a medley of two songs originally featured in the 1967 musical ‘Hair.’ with lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot.
It was the songs producer Dayton ‘Bones’ Howe who had the ideas for a medley as the two songs on their own were too short for release as a 7inch single.The music on the song is played by the session musicians collectively known as ‘The Wrecking Crew'(see also best songs 978-846-811-744-672-660-527-486-262) with Hal Blaine who died on March 11,2019 on drums.
The 5th Dimension were formed in 1966 in Los Angeles,California,two of the original line up of the five,Billy Davis Jr. and his wife Marilyn McCoo went on to score a Billboard Number 1 in 1976,(see best songs 572.)
‘Let the sunshine,let the sunshine in,oh let it shine c’mon.’
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