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The Greatest Rock Single Ever --> "Laugh at Me" by Sonny

Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:28 am

For those who think they know it all, I just heard the greatest rock single ever!


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Sonny, "Laugh at Me" (Atco 6369, August 7, 1965)
"Sonny" is, of course, the great Sonny Bono.
Billboard U.S. Pop #10, September 25, 1965, RPM Canada #1, October 4, 1965
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laugh_at_Me



A powerful message in a slow week that summer.

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Billboard - August 7, 1965



Some claim a distinct Dylan influence, but don't believe them, they're liars!

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Billboard - August 14, 1965



Canadians know best!

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RPM Top 40, October 4, 1965
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Re: The Greatest Rock Single Ever --> "Laugh at Me" by Sonny

Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:56 am

Thanks, Doc. While it is not the greatest rock single ever :wink: , it does speak to outsiders, and his kid Chaz, used it as a kind of a theme song for the documentary of his struggle.

It is not insignificant. It's just that Sonny's singing is . . . uh, Sonny's singing.

rjm (and I don't "know it all," LOL, but I did watch that documentary, so I know it)
P.S. -- It would have worked WELL for Elvis in either 1969, or in 1977. Shoot, if by some miracle, he survived the morning of the 16th, he should have mounted the stage in Portland, sang this with everything he had, and walked back off. Swear to God!

RIP, Sonny Bono. (He wasn't a bad guy, you know.)

Re: The Greatest Rock Single Ever --> "Laugh at Me" by Sonny

Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:11 am

rjm wrote:Thanks, Doc. While it is not the greatest rock single ever ...

Oh, come on!

Re: The Greatest Rock Single Ever --> "Laugh at Me" by Sonny

Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:56 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
rjm wrote:Thanks, Doc. While it is not the greatest rock single ever ...

Oh, come on!


:smt046

rjm

Re: The Greatest Rock Single Ever --> "Laugh at Me" by Sonny

Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:49 pm

Greatest Rock single ever is surely "Don't Be Cruel" / "Hound Dog"!

Re: The Greatest Rock Single Ever --> "Laugh at Me" by Sonny

Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:10 am

Good Time Charlie wrote:Greatest Rock single ever is surely "Don't Be Cruel" / "Hound Dog"!

Give a listen to ol' Atco 6369 in the YouTube link and have your mind changed, instantly.

Re: The Greatest Rock Single Ever --> "Laugh at Me" by Sonny

Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:15 pm

'Slow Down' by Larry Williams would be my non-Elvis choice.

Re: The Greatest Rock Single Ever --> "Laugh at Me" by Sonny

Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:12 am

How about "You Really Got Me" by the Kinks?