Friday, March 28, 2003

Does anyone else know what the number-one song in the American Top 40 was in 1973, thirty years ago? "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree." Released in February 1973. Last revived during the 1981 hostage crisis in . . . Iran. It's back: "Yellow Ribbons Make Reappearance."

It's so convenient that everyone ignores the fact that the song was written about a man coming home from prison, not from the army. Here's one site with the lyrics.

I wonder if that means Tony Orlando and Dawn will be making a comeback too.