Poetry in Motion (song)
|"Poetry in Motion"|
|Single by Johnny Tillotson|
|Writer(s)||Mike Anthony, Paul Kaufman|
|Johnny Tillotson singles chronology|
"Poetry in Motion" is a UK number-one single of 1961, recorded among others by Johnny Tillotson.
The song was written by Paul Kaufman (1930–1999) and Mike Anthony (born 1930), who said that the inspiration for it came from looking up from their work and seeing a procession of young ladies from a nearby school pass by on the sidewalk outside each afternoon. Bill Porter supervised the recording session in Nashville, Tennessee, which featured saxophonist Boots Randolph and pianist Floyd Cramer. An alternative version, with King Curtis on saxophone, was recorded some weeks earlier and published by Bear Family Records in 2011. In the US Billboard Hot 100, "Poetry in Motion" peaked at number 2 in November 1960; in the U.K., it hit # 1 in January 1961 and also made the charts on reissue in 1979.
"Poetry in Motion" was also recorded by Bobby Vee as track No 8 on his 1961 album Bobby Vee and there was a cover version made titled "Pejskové se koušou" (Dogs Bite Each Other) by Czech singer Marie Pojkarová.
The song was covered by Mud in 1982.
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