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Georgy Girl (song)
Sat, 2017-Aug-19 20:04 UTC
Length - 2:43
Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.
Our random article today is Georgy Girl (song).
"Georgy Girl" is a song by the Australian folk music group the Seekers. It was used as the title song for the 1966 film of the same name. Tom Springfield, who had written "I'll Never Find Another You," composed the music and Jim Dale supplied the lyrics. The song became a hit late 1966 and early 1967, reaching number one in Australia and number three in the United Kingdom. In the United States, it was the Seekers' highest charting single, reaching number one on the "Cash Box Top 100"; number two on the Billboard Hot 100; and, prompting the Seekers' British album Come the Day to be retitled Georgy Girl for its American release. The song is heard at both the beginning and end of the film, with markedly different lyrics (and with different lyrics again from those in the commercially released version). It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song but lost the "Oscar" to the theme song from the film Born Free.
In 1967, an instrumental version by the Baja Marimba Band reached number 98 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 14 in the easy listening chart.
The New Seekers, a later reorganized group from 1969 with guitarist Keith Potger, released a version on the album We'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (1972) - also famous as the theme song for a memorable iconic TV commercial for Coca-Cola soft drink.
In 1970, the film was adapted for a short-lived Broadway musical, Georgy.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 20:04 UTC on Saturday, 19 August 2017.
For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgy_Girl_(song).
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