The Beat Goes On

Album: In Case You're in Love (1967)
Charted: 29 6
  • The beat goes on, the beat goes on
    Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
    La de da de de, la de da de da

    Charleston was once the rage, uh huh
    History has turned the page, uh huh
    The mini skirts, the current thing, uh huh
    Teenybopper is our newborn king, uh huh

    And the beat goes on, the beat goes on
    Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
    La de da de de, la de da de da

    The grocery store's the super mart, uh huh
    Little girls still break their hearts, uh huh
    And men still keep on marching off to war
    Electrically they keep a baseball score

    And the beat goes on, the beat goes on
    Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
    La de da de de, la de da de da

    Grandmas sit in chairs and reminisce
    Boys keep chasing girls to get a kiss
    The cars keep going faster all the time
    Bums still cry, "Hey buddy, have you got a dime?"

    And the beat goes on, the beat goes on
    Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
    La de da de de, la de da de da

    And the beat goes on, yes, the beat goes on
    And the beat goes on, and the beat goes on
    The beat goes on, and the beat goes on Writer/s: SONNY BONO
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 10th 1967, Sonny & Cher guest-starred on the 'The Hot Number Affair' episode of the NBC-TV spy drama series 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'...
    The series ran for four seasons with a total of 105 episodes; it won the 1966 Golden Globe Award for 'Best TV Show'...
    Five days earlier on March 5th the duo appeared on 'The Andy Williams Show'...
    {See next post below}...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 5th 1967, Sonny and Cher performed "The Beat Goes On" on the NBC-TV program 'The Andy Williams Show'...
    At the time of their appearance on the 'Williams' show, "The Beat Goes On" was at position #18 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart...
    (See the post below)...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 8th, 1967, "The Beat Goes On" by Sonny and Cher entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on February 19th it peaked at #6 {for 2 weeks} and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #9 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart...
    It was track one of side one on their third studio album, 'In Case You're in Love', and the album peaked at #5 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart...
    Three other tracks from the album also made the Top 100; "Little Man" {#21}, "Living For You" {#87}, and "Good Combination" {#56}...
    R.I.P. Mr. Bono, born Salvatore Phillip Bono, {1935 - 1998} and Cher, born Cherilyn Sarkisian, will celebrate her 68th birthday in four months on May 20th {2014}.
  • Karen from Silver Spring, MdWhen I hear the song, I remember the "Sonny and Cher Hour" because the music was what was played when Sonny and Cher walked on to the stage.
  • Robert from Conway, ArWhen this record became popular, Chrysler Corporation paid $50,000.00 to use parts of the song in commercials.
  • Steve Dotstar from Los Angeles, CaTo use a phrase from the 60''s a very "groovy" record,with a great feel!
    Steve from SaltLake City...keep that record, it's probably worth a lot of money!
  • Steve from Salt Lake City, UtI had not REEEELIE listened to this song in years after having gotten so mind numbingly tired of hearing it on "Oldies" radio stations for decades!

    Well, I won a nice mint copy of the 45 RPM record of "For What It's Worth" by The Buffalo Springfield which had been released on ATCO records in 1967.

    So I put the virgin vinyl on the turn table & cranked it up.

    And there it comes!

    "The Beat Goes On" by Sonny & Cher! Holy Katz! It had been released on the same lable, Atco & mout have been a pressing plant goof!

    Anyway, I let it play though & then played it again...and again!

    And I was fascinated by the cool drum work on the song & the other sounds combined to make this a groovy song.
    The back up band is none other that the famed "Wrecking Crew" who were L.A. session musicians that backed up everyone from The Beach Boys,Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Fifth Dimention,Johnny Rivers, Mamas & The Papas & all those Phil Spector productions.

    Anyway, "The Beat Goes On" is so good I can now see why it sold "Boo Koo" copies back in the day!

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