THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
558-Nazareth-This Flight Tonight.
1973-Number 11 single.
Best Bit-At 2.16. They’re singin,’ ‘Goodbye baby,baby bye-bye,ooh, love is blind.’
Nazareth are a Scottish Rock band formed in 1968 in Dunfermline.The four original members were Dan McCafferty, Manny Charlton, Darrell Sweet and the bands one constant Pete Agnew.
They took their name from a lyric in the song ‘The Weight’ by The Band,(see best songs 629.)
This Flight Tonight was originally written and recorded by Joni Mitchell appearing on her 1971 Album ‘Blue.’Mitchell was so impressed with Nazareth’s version that when she was playing a gig in London she told the audience ‘I’d like to open with a Nazareth song!’
‘Oh star bright,star bright you’ve got that lovin’ that i like,turn this crazy bird around i shouldn’t have got on this flight tonight.’
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