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Thread: Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head’ singer B.J. Thomas dead at 78

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    Default Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head’ singer B.J. Thomas dead at 78

    Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head’ singer B.J. Thomas dead at 78

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    B.J. Thomas, the Grammy-winning singer who sold 70 million albums worldwide and charted eight No. 1 hits over his more than half-century-long career, died on Saturday. He was 78.
    Thomas, who announced in March that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer, died of the disease at his home in Arlington, Texas, according to a press release from his management company, 2911 Media.


    A Hugo, Oklahoma, native who grew up in Houston, Thomas broke into the music industry in the 1960s with a career that crossed over into multiple genres including country, pop, and gospel.

    He was best known for hits like “Hooked on a Feeling,” his cover of Hank Williams’ “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” and “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” which won the Academy Award for best original song in the 1969 Western “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”
    Thomas released his first album for Scepter Records in 1966, and went on to become friendly with label mates Ronnie Milsap and Dionne Warwick. They introduced him to Burt Bacharach, who wrote the chart topper from the “Butch Cassidy” film that was later used in movies like “Spider-Man 2” and “Forrest Gump.”


    In the 1970s, Thomas switched labels several times, gave up alcohol and drugs and turned to gospel music as he became a born again Christian. In 1976, he released “Home Where I Belong,” which became the first platinum album in the gospel genre.

    Over the following decade, Thomas enjoyed a string of hits with tunes like “Whatever Happened to Old Fashioned Love,” “New Looks from an Old Lover Again,” appearing on the country charts.
    The five-time Grammy winner, a member of the Grand Ole Opry, also sang the theme song to the sitcom “Growing Pains,” and appeared in multiple television commercials and infomercials.
    “All I am is just another guy. I’ve been very lucky,” Thomas once reflected in a statement on his website.
    B.J. Thomas was also known for the 1968 hit “Hooked on a Feeling.”Getty Images for SeriousFun Children's Network“I’ve had a wonderful life, I’ve been a husband and a father who cherishes his children and now I’m a grandfather,” he continued, “and I’m motivated like all these teachers and preachers and mothers and fathers to help my kids grow up with character and self-respect.”
    He leaves behind Gloria, his wife of 53 years, three daughters and four grandchildren.
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    Now I'm going to have that song in my head all day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tulip View Post
    Now I'm going to have that song in my head all day.
    Me too... which I'm truly thrilled about since I've had "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree' and 'All By Myself' taking turns in my head for the past three days.

    Dammit... why, why, why did I type those names out????

    ..."It's been three long years, does she still want me"............aaaaargh!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lindsaywhit View Post
    Me too... which I'm truly thrilled about since I've had "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree' and 'All By Myself' taking turns in my head for the past three days.

    Dammit... why, why, why did I type those names out????

    ..."It's been three long years, does she still want me"............aaaaargh!!!!!!!
    ........If I don't see a ribbon round the ole oak tree........*giggles and runs away*
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    I'll stay on the bus, forget about us and put the blame on me....
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    Bitches. Just bitches.

    Dammit!
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    “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,”
    I always had questions about this song: how is being rained on like having feet that are too big for your bed? And what does it mean to have feet that are too big for your bed, anyway? If they're really big, they just point upward. If they got really, REALLY big, wouldn't the height of your ceiling be more of an issue?
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    ^ lol, I was never a fan of that dumb song. It was big because it was in a big movie. I liked Hooked on a Feeling better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindsaywhit View Post
    Me too... which I'm truly thrilled about since I've had "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree' ... taking turns in my head for the past three days.
    As kids, we'd always mangle lyrics on purpose, so this song is forever:

    Tie a yellow gibbon 'round the old oak tree,
    It's been three long years,
    How's my pet monkey?
    If I don't see no God damned gibbon 'round the old oak tree,
    I'll stay in my truck,
    Say 'What the fuck?'

    and so on. I can't remember the rest. I'll have to ask the siblings.

    But thanks, because that's in my head for the first time in years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
    As kids, we'd always mangle lyrics on purpose, so this song is forever:

    Tie a yellow gibbon 'round the old oak tree,
    It's been three long years,
    How's my pet monkey?
    If I don't see no God damned gibbon 'round the old oak tree,
    I'll stay in my truck,
    Say 'What the fuck?'

    and so on. I can't remember the rest. I'll have to ask the siblings.

    But thanks, because that's in my head for the first time in years.
    This explains so much about you, Twitchy...
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    STOP bumping this thread!! I keep getting that damned song in my head when it gets bumped and now I have the God damned ribbon 'round the old oak tree stuck as well!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    I always had questions about this song: how is being rained on like having feet that are too big for your bed? And what does it mean to have feet that are too big for your bed, anyway? If they're really big, they just point upward. If they got really, REALLY big, wouldn't the height of your ceiling be more of an issue?
    Well, there's definitely something wrong with the ceiling, or he wouldn't be in bed whilst having raindrops falling on his head!
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