Billboard #1 Hits: #319: ” Seasons In The Sun”- Terry Jacks – March 2, 1974. #1 for 3 weeks.

  • Single: “Seasons In The Sun”- Terry Jacks
  • Record Company-Bell
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Jacques Brel and Rod McKuen
  • Time: 3:24
  • B-side:”Put The Bone In”
  • Album-Seasons In The Sun
  • Grade:F
  • Peaked at #1 3 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland, New Zealand.

One of the worst #1 hits ever- one of the worst songs ever. It was originally written and recorded by Jacques Brel a Belgium singer- songwriter. Rod McKuen translated it in 1964 and The Kingston Trio first recorded it in English and a decade later it fell to Terry Jacks who had a monster hit all over the world with it. My sister and sister-in-law who were born a week apart love this song. My sister would play the single and cry. My sister-in-law loves the song because it mentions here name.

11 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #319: ” SEASONS IN THE SUN”- TERRY JACKS – MARCH 2, 1974

  1. Ironically one of, maybe THE biggest Canadian hit of the 70s…but also one few of us Canucks want to claim ! Dreadful piece, although he & his sis did some OK tunes together as the Poppy Family

  2. I can confirm “Seasons in the Sun” also was a big hit in Germany at the time. I recall hearing it frequently on the radio.

    I liked it then. While I’m no longer as fond of it, I actually don’t feel it’s a terrible song.

    There are other tunes I also dug when I was much younger, where I’m now asking myself how could I have liked them. They shall remain unnamed! ๐Ÿ™‚

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