This was "The Nickel Song" by Melanie, a minor hit single from 1971. The song amounts to a delightfully self-indulgent complaint, and it seems to indicate that people demand the same kind of impossible enthusiasm from bright-eyed hippie folksingers that they do from writers and web developers. The fact that Melanie's howl of misery called "Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma" became a commercial for Ramada Inn ("Look What They've Done to Ramada") is too ironic for words. Melanie was roughly the same kind of highly original narrative songwriter as Joni Mitchell, though she was never as successful or as critically acclaimed as Joni Mitchell.
The Good Book is a 1971 album released by Melanie and featuring the Top 40 hit "Nickel Song". The album also features "Birthday of the Sun", a track Melanie originally performed at Woodstock in 1969. The album was the last 'official' Melanie release from Buddah Records - she left the company to form her own label; however several Buddah albums were later issued featuring 'leftover' material from earlier sessions; in addition to several compilation albums.
Dengarkan Nickel Song olehMelanie - The Very Best Of. Deezer: streaming musik gratis. Temukan lebih dari 53 juta lagu, buat daftar putar Anda sendiri, dan bagi lagu favorit Anda dengan teman-teman. Well you know that I'm not a gambler But I'm being gambled on They put in a nickel and I sing a little song Da-da-da-da They put in a nickel and I sing a little song Well, I don't mind that they're lucky But it seems that they always win And gamblin' is illegal in the. state of mind I'm in And if I had a nickel for each time that I've been put on I would be their nickel man And I'd sing a little song They're only putting in a nickel and They want a dollar song They're only putting in a little to Get rid of a lot that's Wrong.
Nickel Song by Melanie on WhoSampled. Discover all of this album's music connections, watch videos, listen to music, discuss and download. was covered in. The Nickel Song by Pam and Carolyn (1972). Ob Es So Oder So Oder Anders Kommt by Lena Valaitis (1971).
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Melanie Anne Safka-Schekeryk (born February 3, 1947) is an American singer-songwriter known professionally as Melanie and sometimes as Melanie Safka. She remains best known for the 1971/72 global hit "Brand New Key", her cover of "Ruby Tuesday", her composition "What Have They Done to My Song Ma", and her 1970 international breakthrough hit "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)", inspired by her experience of performing at the 1969 Woodstock music festival.
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|A||The Nickel Song (Mono)||3:04|
|B||The Nickel Song (Stereo)||3:04|
NotesBlue label Mono/Stereo promo in blue title sleeve.
This title sleeve is blue with "Melanie" printed in stylized font in deep blue and in white.
It is in the same stylized font as on the rim of the record.
|610 087||Melanie||The Nickel Song (7", Single)||Buddah Records||610 087||Netherlands||1972|
|RD-58||Melanie||The Nickel Song / What Have They Done To My Song Ma (7", Single, RE)||Radio Active Gold||RD-58||US||Unknown|
|LL-2522-DA||Melanie||The Nickel Song / Saddest Thing (7", Single)||Buddah Records||LL-2522-DA||Japan||1972|
|BDA 268X||Melanie||The Nickel Song / What Have They Done To My Song Ma (7", Single)||Buddah Records||BDA 268X||Canada||1972|
|BDA 268||Melanie||The Nickel Song (7", Single)||Buddah Records||BDA 268||US||1972|