THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
243-Dobie Gray-The ‘In’ Crowd.
1965-Number 25 single.
Best Bit-At 0.56.With two classic songs already featured in this countdown Dobie Gray is one of Pop Music’s best kept secrets.
Dobie Gray(see also best songs 845) was born Laurence Brown July 26,1940 in Texas,U.S. and died December 6, 2011 in Nashville Tennessee,U.S. His career covered many musical genres including Soul,R&B,Pop and Country.
The ‘In’ Crowd was written by Billy Page and arranged in the style of a Tamla Motown song by his brother Gene Page who worked with many Motown acts including The Supremes,The Four Tops and The Jackson 5.
In the song Gray sings about being a member of a popular crowd in the ‘Swingin’ 60’s.’He boasts he knows all the latest dances and the hottest spots and speaks a cool language.
Other notable versions of the song are the 1965 instrumental recording from the Ramsey Lewis Trio and Bryan Ferry who took the song to Number 13 in 1974.
‘We breeze up and down the street,we get respect from the people we meet.’
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