Mama told me not to come "is a song written by Randy Newman.
Newman wrote this song at first for Eric Burdon, but Burdon was soon followed by, for example, P.J. Proby, Lou Rawls and Tom Jones with Stereophonics. The song is about the music scene of Los Angeles in the years ' 60 with parties where anything smoked, sniffed and sprayed was. The song is sung from the head person of outside LA in the "Lake of perdition" comes. Burdon took it on, to spend it as single, but pulled it back eventually. The later it was included on his album Eric is here with two other songs by Newman: I think it's gonna rain today and Wait till next year. Newman took it myself In 1970 on for his album 12 Songs including Ry Cooder on the slideguitar.Newman had nothing of his own, by the way, want to attract; He had already lived in Hollywood .
- 2 chart positions
Three Dog Night brought it in May 1970 on single as Mama told me (not to come). The music was what turned into funky, but the alternation 2/4 and 3/4 time signature remained. She scored a big hit with it in the United States; It took out first place in the Billboard Hot 100. In the United Kingdom took out the 14 weeks listing with highest place number 3.
|Chart positions: week 35 to 41 in 1970|
Dutch Towering 30[Edit]Edit
|Chart positions: 29-8-1970 t/m 16-10-1970|
Belgian BRT Top 30[Edit]Edit
|Chart positions: 5-9-1970 t/m|
Forerunner of the Flemish Ultratop 30[Edit]Edit
|Chart positions: 12-9-1970 t/m 23-10-1970|
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