BJ Thomas – Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

Published in Light, Medium, Positive Music on 21st September 2017
BJ Thomas – Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

lyrics:

Raindrops keep falling on my head
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothin’ seems to fit
Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling

So I just did me some talkin’ to the sun
And I said I didn’t like the way he’ got things done
Sleepin’ on the job
Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling

But there’s one thing I know
The blues he sends to meet me won’t defeat me
It won’t be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep falling on my head
But that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turnin’ red
Crying’s not for me
Cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’
Because I’m free
Nothing’s worrying me

About BJ Thomas:

Billy Joe “B. J.” Thomas (born August 7, 1942, Hugo, Oklahoma) is an American popular singer. He is known for his hits of the 1960s and 1970s, which appeared on the pop, country and Christian charts. Thomas was raised in and around Houston, graduating from Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg. Before his solo career, BJ Thomas sang in a church choir as a teenager then joined the musical group The Triumphs. During his senior year he made friends with Roy Head of Roy Head and The Traits. The Traits and the Triumphs held several Battle of the Bands events in the early 1960s featuring Head and Thomas.

In 1966, B. J. Thomas and The Triumphs released the album, I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Pacemaker Records). The album featured a hit cover of the Hank Williams song, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”. The single sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc. The follow-up single, “Mama”, peaked at No. 22. In the same year, Thomas released a solo album of the same name (Scepter Records).

Thomas came back to achieve mainstream success again in 1968, first with “The Eyes of a New York Woman”, then five months later with the much bigger “Hooked on a Feeling”, which featured the sound of an electric sitar and was first released on the album On My Way (Scepter Records). “Hooked on a Feeling” became Thomas’ second million-selling record. A year later Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid featured Thomas performing the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head“, which won the Academy Award for best original song that year and became the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1970. Sales of this disc also exceeded one million copies, with Thomas being awarded his third gold record. The song was also released on an album of the same name. Other hits of the 1970s were “Everybody’s Out of Town”, “I Just Can’t Help Believing” (Billboard No. 9 in 1970, covered by Elvis Presley), “No Love At All”, “Mighty Clouds of Joy”, and “Rock and Roll Lullaby”.