Song Of The Day – 11/3/11

Song Of The Day – “Harper Valley P.T.A.” by Jeannie C. Riley

This Grammy-winning ditty written by Tom T. Hall topped the Country and Pop charts in 1968, a feat that would not be repeated by a song until Dolly Parton did the trick with “9 To 5″ in 1981. The song catapulted Riley to instant fame resulting in her own variety show on TV. It also spurred a 1978 movie and a 1981 TV series starring Barbara Eden. The song was given to Skeeter Davis first who declined to record it.

Posted: November 3rd, 2011 under Country, Jeannie C. Riley, Music.
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