Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird)

Album: Any Day Now (1962)
Charted: 23
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  • Any day now
    I will hear you say "goodbye, my love" (ooh)
    And you'll be on your way (ahh)
    Then my wild beautiful bird (ooh)
    You will have flown, oh
    Any day now
    I'll be all alone, whoa-whoa
    Any day now (ooh)
    When your restless eyes meet someone new (ahh)
    Oh, to my sad surprise
    Then the blue shadows will fall all over town, oh (ooh)
    Any day now
    Love will let me down, whoa

    Oh, my wild beautiful bird (ooh)
    You will have flown, oh
    Any day now
    I'll be all alone

    I know I shouldn't want to keep you
    If you don't want to stay (ooh)
    Until you gone forever
    I'll be holding on for dear life (dun-dun, dun-dun, dun-dun)
    Holding you this way
    Begging you to stay (ooh)

    Any day now
    When the clock strikes "go"
    You'll call it off (ahh)
    And then my tears will flow
    Then the blue shadows will fall all over town, oh (ooh)
    Any day now
    Love will let me down
    'Cause you won't be around

    Don't fly away
    My beautiful bird
    Don't, don't fly away, don't Writer/s: Bob Hilliard, Burt Bacharach
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, BOURNE CO., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing, Royalty Network
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1962 {June 17th} "Any Day Now" by Chuck Jackson peaked at #2 {for 3 weeks} on Billboard's Hot R&B Sides' chart, the three weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for those three weeks was "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Ray Charles...
    As noted above, "Any Day Now" reached #23 on Billboard's Top 100 chart...
    Between 1961 and 1980 the Winston-Salem, North Carolina native had twenty two records on the Billboard's R&B chart, four made the Top 10 with the above "Any Day Now" being his biggest hit...
    Besides "Any Day Now", his other three Top 10 records were "I Don't Want To Cry" {#5 in 1961},"Beg Me" {#5 in 1964}, and "Something You Got" {#10 in 1965}...
    Three of his twenty two charted records were duets with Maxine Brown...
    As a songwriter, Mr. Jackson composed "Where Do Broken Hearts Go", Whitney Houston recorded the song and on April 17th, 1988 her version peaked at #1 {for 2 weeks} on the Top 100 chart...
    Chuck Jackson will celebrate his 83rd birthday next month on July 22nd, 2020...
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Hot R&B Sides' Top 10 on June 17th, 1962:
    At #3. "Don't Play That Song" by Ben E. King
    #4. "Playboy" by The Marvelettes
    #5. "Snap Your Fingers" by Joe Henderson
    #6. "The One Who Really Loves You" by Mary Wells
    #7. "I Need Your Loving" by Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford
    #8. "Soldier Boy" by The Shirelles
    #9. "I Found A Love" by The Falcons
    #10. "It Keeps Right On A-Hurting" by Johnny Tillotson
  • 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
  • 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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