Of course, this is what makes the track’s affection resonate—our major character’s relationship looks unsalvageable, but he remains steadfast. Dolly Parton’s farewell to her long-time partner and mentor, nation legend Porter Wagoner, when Mr. Grand Ole Opry determined to pursue a solo profession, turned quite the sensation in 1974. It’s exhausting to think of a better song in popular culture that captures the “when you love one thing, set it free” sentiment. While few of us—save Whitney Houston—can belt these excessive notes like Parton, that doesn’t cease us from wanting to sing along with the chorus, with all the same pent up ardour. Elvis could be as nicely be the king of affection ballads, but this late-in-career anthem is a real rock and roll hit.
Written by songwriter Chip Taylor and initially recorded by the Wild Ones in 1965, “Wild Thing” finally made it to No. 1 on the Billboard … Read More