I was even more enraptured by the soundtrack than the film. And this particular track — a US No 1 on its release in although it recharted in , making it the only pop song to hold the top spot in different decades — soon wormed its way into my psyche, partly because it was so catchy, partly because it was so annoying. So let me summarise: Holmes sings of being bored with his girlfriend, and reading the lonely hearts ads in bed as she sleeps next to him we can leave aside the callousness of that until later. Our protagonist, deciding this description fits him perfectly, places a personal ad in response, suggesting they meet at a bar at noon. Rather than breaking into a flurry of mutual recrimination, they laugh at the coincidence and talk about all the interests they never knew they shared — including an affair, presumably. This story first maddened and then intrigued me. I am a data journalist and found it hard to get past the sheer unlikeliness of this sequence of events.
'It gives me those flutters': stars pick their favourite love songs
How would you feel if, four decades ago, you wrote and sang a song with a catchy tune and some memorable lyrics and in the intervening years went on to have a wildly successful career, including winning solo Tony awards — and yet many people only associate you with that one hit? Sure, Broadway buffs know Holmes as the talented composer, lyricist, and playwright behind such huge Broadway hits as The Mystery of Edwin Drood , but the average person on the street will mostly connect his name with a song about a tropical drink — and even probably be able to sing a few bars of it. The view of the river is what helped to sell Holmes on the house. We chat in the cozy seating area of his downstairs music studio, complete with a baby grand piano and a piano bench from the late Marvin Hamlisch, his collaborator on the show The Nutty Professor. Holmes and his wife had moved there for a fresh start after the sudden death of their daughter Wendy at age 10 in
As the lead single for the album, the pop song was recommended by Billboard for radio broadcasters on September 29, ,  then added to prominent US radio playlists in October—November. The song speaks, in three verses and three choruses, of a man who is bored with his current relationship because it has become routine and he desires some variety. Intrigued, he takes out an ad in reply and arranges to meet the woman "at a bar called O'Malley's", only to find upon the meeting that the woman is actually his current partner. The song ends on an upbeat note, showing the two lovers realized they have more in common than they had suspected and that they do not have to look any further than each other for what they seek in a relationship. The song shot up through the US charts, becoming the country's last number-one Billboard Hot hit of and of the s. The song was the US's 11th-best-selling single of on the Billboard Hot In the band Sugar Ray released a cover version on their album Little Yachty , duplicating Holmes's rhythm and feel. The song was featured in radio and supermarket commercials for Bounty paper towels in and Recorded for Holmes's Partners in Crime album, the song came from an unused track for which Holmes wrote temporary or "dummy" lyrics:. This version, "The Law of The Jungle", was released as part of his Cast of Characters box set and was inspired by a want-ad he read whilst idly scanning the personals one day.
My current atheism bothers him a little but as long as we respect each other it's fine. If she can see that YOU are what is important in the relationship, not what you or she believes, ya'll have a chance. This is by design. The important thing is doing it together. I've read through some stuff there and it all seems pretty tame so far. Hopefully, it will give a little insight into Mormonism's insidiousness. We all know people who know that the gospel is true but they will not accept it. You just have to decide if the payoff is worth it. But it's the away rotations for months at a time that get really hard. Disease and Condition Articles.