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Monday, April 11, 2016

Music For Today

Today allows us to celebrate the song that has been called the best party song of all time. Louie Louie has been recorded more times than any other rock song in history. Washington came close to having it as their official state song. April 11 is the birthday of Richard Berry the man who composed Louie Louie. April 11 1957 was also the first time that the song Louie Louie was recorded by Richard Berry.

The Tennessee Waltz was one of my daddy's favorite songs. He first sang it to me as a child when I was traveling with him on a road trip. This would not be the only time and in fact there would be many more times that I would hear these lyrics.

The popular country music song was created by Redd Stewart and music by Pee Wee King in 1946 and released in 1948. It was a multimillion seller when in 1950 Patti Page recorded the song. In 1974 the version would become the biggest selling song ever in Japan. The Tennessee Waltz is also the fourth official song in the state of Tennessee.

The story in the song shares a situation where a victim has introduced their partner to a friend when the friend waltzes away with the love of their life. The victim can be male or female as we can all have broken hearts.

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