Monday, May 23, 2016

Music Monday - "Dark Lady" by Cher (1974)

Cher turned 70 last week (March 20, born 1946).  One of my friends and I were talking about our favorite Cher songs, and we both decided our favorite is "Dark Lady."

This song was a hit in 1974.  It's a fun song, so retro, and it tells a story.  (Regular readers will know that I love songs that tell a story!)  This song was written by Johnny Durrill of The Ventures.  (You may remember The Ventures from songs like "Walk, Don't Run" and "Hawaii Five-O.")  The song has been called a "murder ballad."  It tells the story of a woman who goes to see a fortune teller in New Orleans to see if her boyfriend is cheating ... only to realize he is cheating with the fortune teller!  This song made it to the top of the Billboard chart.

Here is the animated version of this song from The Sonny and Cher Show:

What is your favorite Cher song?  I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below.