Seasons in the sun

Seasons in the sun
March 17th, 2004  

Topic: Seasons in the sun

Seasons in the sun
Didn't the song seasons in the sun belong to a war movie?

Somehow I seem to remember some vietnam pictures in my head when I hear it.

Someone out there that knows if it was in a war movie?

It can't be "the platoon" or "full metal jacket"

Or am I just confusing myself?
March 17th, 2004  
I know it's not Platoon
March 17th, 2004  
In 1986 there was a television series called "Seasons in the Sun", and it stared Terry Jacks, singer of that song. I think it was about detectives though.
Seasons in the sun
February 8th, 2006  

"Seasons in the Sun" had been written in French in 1961 under the title of "Le Moribond" (The Dying Man), by Belgian poet-composer Jacques Brel. In 1964, it was translated into English by Rod McKuen and recorded by Bob Shane of the Kingston Trio. Although that version didn't sell well, Terry heard it, and the tune remained in the back of his mind. The Beach Boys' rejection -- coupled with the death of a close personal friend of Terry's, which made the song's theme more meaningful to him -- finally sent Terry back into the studio, accompanied by guitarist Link Wray.
"Seasons in the Sun" is the story of a dying man, bidding farewell to loved ones who have shared his life. Shortly before Terry's recording came out, Jacques Brel retired, at the peak of his popularity. Fans around the world were stunned, but the composer would give no reason. Finally, the truth was revealed. After a quiet, six-year battle against cancer, Brel succumbed to the disease and died, on October 9, 1978.

Go here for the lyrics and melody:
February 8th, 2006  
February 9th, 2006  
Your welcome. I did not find any info about any movies or TV shows though.
April 20th, 2006  
Couldn't find any connection between "Seasons"--luv that song btw--and any war movie, but here are some great songs that are attached to the era. Enjoy!!

Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas
Chapel Of Love - The Dixie Cups
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
Groovin - Rascals
Hello Vietnam - Johnny Wright
Hello, I Love You - Doors
I Like It Like That - Chris Kenner
Incense & Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock
Nowhere To Run - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Okie From Muskogee - Merle Haggard
On The Road Again - Canned Heat
One - Three Dog Night
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane
Sooner Or Later - The Grass Roots
Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen
The Dock Of The Bay - Ottis Reding
The Marines' Hymn - The Goldman Band
These Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra
Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson
When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
Wild Thing - The Troggs
Wipe Out - The Surfaris
Wooley Bully - Sam The Sham And The Pharoahs
April 22nd, 2006  
I'll add "Sky Pilot" to the list.
April 22nd, 2006  
The Cooler King
My buddy who severd in the 101st Airborne Division in the A Shau said that "Bad Moon Rising" by Fogerty was their song.