THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
129-Tom Jones-It’s Not Unusual.
1965-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 1.16.At the height of Tom Jones’ fame his female fans would throw their knickers onto the stage while he performed,nowadays the same fans throw their bloomers.
‘It’s Not Unusual’ was written by Les Reed OBE(1935-2019) and Gordon Mills(1935-1986.) The song had been intended for Sandie Shaw,but after hearing a then unknown Tom Jones’ demo of the song Shaw recommended that Jones release it himself.Among the session musicians who played on the track was a 17 year old called Reginald Dwight(Elton John) who played keyboards.
Les Reed was a prolific songwriter who wrote or co-wrote sixty hit singles including ‘Delilah,’ ‘The Last Waltz’ and the Leeds United football club anthem ‘Marching On Together,’ which has been a top single in 1972 and 2010.The songs other co-writer Gordon Mills was also Tom Jones'(see also best songs 964) manager as well as Englebert Humperdinck and Gilbert O’Sullivan,Mills was the one who gave them all their stage names.
‘Love will never do what you want it to,why can’t this crazy love be mine.’
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