Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird)

Album: Any Day Now (1962)
Charted: 23
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  • Burt Bacharach wrote this with Bob Hilliard. Bacharach cut the backing track a year before presenting it to Jackson, but the composer didn't want Wand Records boss Florence Greenberg to release a version by Tommy Hunt.
  • This was a #12 hit for Ronnie Milsap in 1982. It was also covered by Percy Sledge. >>
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    Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for above 2
  • Burt Bacharach (from Record Collector magazine): "I wrote that song with Bob Hilliard, a wonderful lyric writer, not that we wrote that much together but it was in the Brill Building days. I thought it was a pretty good song, a good R&B song. We'd been doing that song in my show with John Pagano, up-tempo, it's pretty funky and it's good."
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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 6th 1969, Percy Sledge’s covered version of "Any Day Now" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #92; the following week it was at #88, and for its final two weeks it was at its peak position on the chart, #86...
    It reached #35 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Between 1966 and 1974 he had fourteen Top 100 records; with one making the Top 10 and that one reached #1, "When A Men Loves a Woman" for two weeks in 1966...
    He just missed having a second Top 10 record when "Take Time to Know Her" reached #11 in 1968...
    Mr. Sledge will celebrate his 74th birthday this coming November 25th {2015}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 22nd 1962, "Any Day Now" by Chuck Jackson entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #84; and on June 17th it peaked at #23 (for 2 weeks) and spent 12 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #2 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart...
    Two covered versions have charted on the Top 100; Percy Sledge (#86 in 1969) and Ronnie Milsap (#14 in 1982)...
    Mr. Jackson will celebrate his 77th birthday in exactly three months on July 22nd, 2014.
  • James from Spartanburg, ScOne of my all time favorite songs. It sounds better every time that I hear Chuck Jackson sing it.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyRonnie Milsap's version peaked at #1 on Billboard's Country chart. Elvis Presley's version was the B-side of his #3 hit record, "In The Ghetto"...
  • Markku from Espoo, -Ronie Milsap at YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3re_xqu4ycQ
  • Markku from Espoo, FinlandThis song was released by Scott Walker 1.1.1973
  • Awfs from Fsda, Mdi have a special unity ith this song. i like birds
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