Everybody Oughta Sing a Song

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Everybody Oughta Sing A Song
Studio album by Johnny Farnham
Released November 1968
Recorded 1968
Genre Pop
Label EMI, Columbia
Producer David Mackay
Johnny Farnham chronology
Sadie
(1968)
Everybody Oughta Sing A Song
(1968)
Looking Through A Tear
(1970)
Singles from Everybody Oughta Sing A Song
  1. "Jamie"/"I Don't Want To Love You""
    Released: July 1968
  2. "Rose Coloured Glasses"
    Released: October 1968
1974 Re-release
Alternative cover for "Everybody Oughta Sing A Song."

Everybody Oughta Sing A Song is the second solo studio album by Australian pop singer John Farnham (billed then as Johnny Farnham) and was released on EMI Records in November 1968.[1][2][3] Its first single, released in July, was the double A-sided, "Jamie"/"I Don't Want To Love You", which peaked at #8 on the Go-Set National Singles Charts.[1][4] The second single, "Rose Coloured Glasses" was released in October and peaked at #16.[1][5] Writers on the album included Hans Poulson, Neil Diamond and Quincy Jones. The album was re-released in 1974 with a different cover, it shows Farnham performing live on stage, whereas the initial 1968 release had him leaning against a Holden Monaro (see infobox at right).

Background[edit]

Johnny Farnham's first commercially successful solo recording was the novelty song entitled "Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)", his manager Darryl Sambell had disliked it as the lyrics were so persistent.[2] However, EMI's in house producer, David Mackay, insisted and so the single was released in November 1967. "Sadie" hit #1 on the Go-Set National Singles Charts in January 1968 and remained there for five weeks.[6] Selling 180 000 copies in Australia, "Sadie" was the highest selling single by an Australian artist of the decade.[2][3] Farnham's first album, Sadie, produced by Mackay was released in April.[7] Almost immediately, Farnham was recording his second album, Everybody Oughta Sing A Song with Mackay producing.[7] The first single from the album was released in July, the double A-sided, "Jamie" / "I Don't Want To Love You" which peaked at #8.[1][4] It was followed by the second single, "Rose Coloured Glasses" which peaked at #16.[1][5] while the album itself was released in November.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Everybody Oughta Sing a Song" (Dallas Frazier) - 2:18
  2. "Jamie" (Hans Poulsen) - 2:28
  3. "There Is No Season To My Love" (Quincy Jones, Dorothy Fields) - 2:24
  4. "Two-Bit Manchild" (Neil Diamond) - 3:01
  5. "The Last Thing On My Mind" (Tom Paxton) - 3:27
  6. "Strollin'" (Ralph Reader) - 1:59
  7. "Scratchin' Ma Head" (Guy Fletcher, Doug Flett) - 2:07
  8. "I Don't Want To Love You" (Don Everly, Phil Everly) - 2:48
  9. "Confidentially" (Reg Dixon) - 2:03
  10. "Rose Coloured Glasses" (Hans Poulsen) - 2:49
  11. "Grand Unspeakable Passion" (Peter Best) - 2:12
  12. "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" (Eugene Pistilli, Terry Cashman) - 2:58
  13. "You Can Write a Song" (Roger Cook, John Neel) - 2:38

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'John Farnham'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Retrieved 4 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c Jenkins, Jeff; Ian Meldrum (2007). Molly Meldrum presents 50 years of rock in Australia. Melbourne, Vic: Wilkinson Publishing. ISBN 978-1-921332-11-1. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Creswell, Toby; Samantha Trenoweth (2006). 1001 Australians You Should Know. North Melbourne, Vic: Pluto Press. p. 84–85. ISBN 978-1-86403-361-8. Retrieved 4 September 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Go-Set search engine results for "Jamie"". Go-Set. Waverley Press. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Go-Set search engine results for "Rose Coloured Glasses"". Go-Set. Waverley Press. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "Go-Set search engine results for "Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)"". Go-Set. Waverley Press. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  7. ^ a b Holmgren, Magnus; Reboulet, Scott; Albury, Lyn; Birtles, Beeb; Warnqvist, Stefan; Medlin, Peter. "John Farnham". Passagen.se. Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 27 November 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014.