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Old April 21st, 2006, 07:36 PM
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My sister just calls me and asks who did the song, "Spirit in the Sky", I've been singing this song all day. She works at a thrift store and everyone that came in remembered the song (you have to be a "little" older unless you remember the 1986 version) but not the artist.

Well, turns out that it is a "One Hit Wonder" by Norman Greenbaum from 1970. I've always liked the song but sure could have fooled me, thought it was a group!

Just a bit of Rock n Roll trivia for tonight!
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Old April 21st, 2006, 09:06 PM
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I don't think I would have ever gotten that one. And now that song is in my head too! .
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Old April 21st, 2006, 10:27 PM
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I remember it, too! Couldn't sing it, though, after all this time! And I'm the one that can sing "Oklahoma!" all the way through, and I'm from Minnesota!

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Old April 21st, 2006, 11:15 PM
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OMG!! As soon as I read the title of your post, I shouted "Norman Greenbaum"!! That is one of my all-time most hated songs! At the rink where I used to skate, they always played it for the "Girl's Speeding" set, although I have no idea why. My friend and I HATED that song!
Thank goodness he was just a "one-hit wonder!"

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Old April 22nd, 2006, 08:15 AM
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Now it is stuck in my head.
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 09:43 AM
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Yes, I knew it was Norman Greenbaum and I too used to hate that song and then a friend of mine's son died and she told me how he'd picked that song as one of the ones to be played at his memorial service (he was in his late 40's early 50's). Now whenever it comes on the radio I feel like I can't turn it off because of him.
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 10:34 AM
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I recall it. I thought it was a neat Christian song.

Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Courage and perserverance have a magical talisman; before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into the air.

Pick your company wisely! Hang around people who are going to help you become all God created you to be.
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