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MacArthur Park

#2 hit single by Richard Harris in 1968

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A Quick Tip by drifter51

  • Dec 30, 2010
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Richard Harris can't sing a lick, the lyrics make absolutely no sense but I like it anyway. So did millions of others as the song was a huge hit in the summer of '68. Must have been the drugs although I did not partake.
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"MacArthur Park" is a song written by Jimmy Webb that was originally composed as part of an intended cantata. The song was initially rejected by The Association.[1] Richard Harris was the first to record the song, in 1968. It was subsequently covered by numerous artists. Among the best known covers of the song are Donna Summer's disco arrangement from 1978 and Waylon Jennings' version recorded in 1969. Maynard Ferguson,[2] Stan Kenton[3] and Woody Herman all performed big-band jazz arrangements of the pop song.

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