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Charlie Brown (The Coasters)

Charlie Brown is a song, written by the writers-and producentenduo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It reached number two in the version of The Coasters the American top ten in the spring of 1959. The highest listing was number 2. There would be that year for The Coasters two more top 10 hits followed: Along Came Jones and Poison Ivy.Charlie Brown got In Belgium a 16th place.


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Charlie Brown is the clown of the class on an American ' high school ', which appoints and mischief and always but does not want to understand that he is punished for that. ' Why's everybody always pickin' on me? ' (' Why does everyone always have me? ') reads the refrain.

The question is asked in the middle of the song: ' Guess who? ', to which Charlie Brown against the question: ' Who, me? ' The answer is ' Yeah, you! ' is recorded at half speed, so it sounds or Alvin and the Chipmunks the answer. The saxophone party in is the number of King Curtis.

The rule ' Who calls the English teacher "Daddy-o"? ' probably alludes to the movie Blackboard Jungle (1955). In that movie the name of their new teacher students download verba Richard Dadier (played by Glenn Ford) to ' Daddy-o', a slang-term for a friend or a father.

In the British BBC radio programmes if the number is not rotated because of the rule ' who's always throwing spit balls? ' (' Who spits out there always on his baseball before he throws him? "). The BBC found this of bad taste. [1]

There is no link between the song and the character Charlie Brown from the Peanutscomic strip, although that sometimes it has been suggested in a US tv broadcast.

The song is more than eighty times recorded by various artists, including Guy MitchellVoodoo Glow Skulls and the Count Basie Orchestra under the name ' The Leiber & Stoller Big Band '.

Charlie Brown by Coldplay is another number.

In popular media[Edit]Edit

The song is played in the end credits of a violent cartoon Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown from 1986, a parody of Peanuts. In fact, the song is that credits attributed to The Platters instead of The Coasters.

In the 1996 film Jack is the main character Jack Charles Powell with a group of children and teacher Lawrence Woodruff in a tree house, and they sing Charlie Brown. The tree house creaks all tremendously under their weight and like a butterfly out lands, the tree house it. Everyone falls to the ground and Jack is wondering: ' why's everybody always fallin' on me? '

Three Cool Cats[Edit]Edit

The back of Charlie Brown of The Coasters, Three Cool Cats, was one of the songs that The Beatles played at their unsuccessful audition at Decca Records in 1962. Their version appears on the Anthology 1compilation cd.

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