HAN’S WORST HITS OF THE 70’S- “TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS”- MARY MACGREGOR

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Han’s Worst Hits of the 70’s- today- “Torn Between Two Lovers”- by Mary MacGregor. Even Mary MacGregor herself admits she hates this song and it was her only hit song [unless you count Good Friend #39 in 1979 a hit} and her claim to fame.

Born Between Two Lovers was a hit in the winter of 1977. The song was written by Peter Yarrow [of Peter, Paul and Mary fame} and Philip Jarrell. The song describes a love triangle of course. MacGregor later said that the song ended up ruining her marriage- not that she was torn between two lovers- but it’s success- #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart and even a country music hit #3- and of course a #1 on the Easy Listening chart- kept her away from home touring and a distance grew between her and her husband.

All I know is- I may have found out one of the reasons I was so depressed during that period of my life. It was my first year of high school and I hated school that year. Every morning I had the same routine-{ I wrote about this when I featured I Like Dreamin’- by Kenny Nolan as one of the worst hits of the 70’s} I got up every morning and listened to the pop radio station for an hour before going to school. I still recall getting up at 6am.. leaving for the bus around 7- and catching the bus at 7:20. Anyway- my new discovery today is- in looking at the pop charts when this piece of garbage was #1 on the charts- no wonder I was depressed– now I remember. I haven’t thought of this song in years but at the same time this was a hit- I Like Dreamin’ was also a big hit. Every morning I would hear both of these songs. I had forgotten that fact. I Like Dreamin’ had stuck with me but I had forgotten Torn Between Two Lovers.

 

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7 responses to “HAN’S WORST HITS OF THE 70’S- “TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS”- MARY MACGREGOR

    • Yes you got a point there- it’s not the words as much as the whole mood to the song. How did this become such a big hit? I have heard over the years- I Like Dreamin’ a number of times. I don’t think I’ve heard this song in 40 years.

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