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Encyclopedia > MacArthur Park (song)
"MacArthur Park"
"MacArthur Park" cover
Single by Richard Harris
from the album A Tramp Shining
Released 1968
Format vinyl record (7" 45 RPM)
Length 7:20
Label Dunhill
Writer Jimmy Webb
"MacArthur Park"
Single by Donna Summer
from the album Live and More
B-side Once Upon a Time (Live)
Last Dance (Live) (France)
MacArthur Park (Part Two) (Japan)
Released 1978
Format 7" single, 12" single
Genre Disco, Pop, Soul, R&B
Label Casablanca
Writer Jimmy Webb
Producer Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Donna Summer singles chronology
"Je t'aime... moi non plus"
(1978)
"MacArthur Park"
(1978)
"Heaven Knows"
(1978)

"MacArthur Park" is a song written by Jimmy Webb. Originally written as part of an intended cantata rejected by The Association,[citation needed] it was first recorded by Richard Harris and then covered by many other performers. MacArthur Park is famous for the epic song named after it, written by Jimmy Webb and first performed by Richard Harris in 1968. One of the best known covers of this is the Donna Summer disco 1978 hit. Maynard Ferguson performed a dynamic big band jazz version. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 610 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2117 × 2081 pixels, file size: 959 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Original single sleeve of MacArthur Park single. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... For other persons named Richard Harris, see Richard Harris (disambiguation). ... A Tramp Shining ia an album by Richard Harris, released in 1968. ... 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Walter Maynard Ferguson (May 4, 1928 – August 23, 2006) was a Canadian jazz trumpet player and bandleader. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ...


The song is named after MacArthur Park, a park in Los Angeles, California. Its lyrics, which include the memorable line "Someone left the cake out in the rain", are more symbolic than descriptive, beginning as a poem about love, then moving into a lover's lament, remembrance and sadness as nightfall comes upon MacArthur Park. MacArthur Park looking towards downtown LA MacArthur Park (formerly Westlake Park) is a park in Los Angeles, California, named after General Douglas MacArthur and designated city of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #100. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Lyrics are the words in songs. ... For other uses, see Love (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Musical structure

"MacArthur Park" is unusually complex for a pop song. The music can be split roughly into 4 sections, or themes. The first theme contains the verses and chorus, and the lyrics begin "Spring was never waiting for us girl. .." 5/4 fanfares interrupt the 4/4 of the song by adding an additional beat to the end of each phrase. This section centers on Dm, the fanfares start on center on Ab, and the chorus centers on C major. Depending on context, pop music is either an abbreviation of popular music or, more recently, a term for a sub-genre of it. ... Look up Theme in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Fanfare (disambiguation). ...


The second theme is a slow lamenting melody, and starts with "There will be another song, for me. .." It is in F, and contains many Maj7 and a few M7b5 chords. At the end of this it briefly goes back into the opening theme.


The 3rd theme is a fast paced instrumental, centered around G minor. It contains a lot of V/I style chords. The theme chords climb diatonically over a droning bass line. It then goes to an ascension of notes based on the chords Gb, Bb, Db, and resolves to F.


The first and fourth themes are similar, but are in fact different. The "MacArthur's park is melting. .." starts this time in F, not C. And instead of the lines "I don't think that I can take it. .." starting on a I/III, it starts on a VI, and descends. The finale concludes with a phrase similar to the opening theme (but in Ab instead of a Dm). The final chord is a Bb.


Harris recording

The song was first recorded by Harris on his album A Tramp Shining in 1968 and was released as a single. It was an unusual single, running for more than seven minutes, with a long, climactic orchestral break.[1] Harris's topped the music charts in Europe and peaked at number two on the U.S. charts. A Tramp Shining ia an album by Richard Harris, released in 1968. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ...


Harris sings the song's final chorus at an elevated pitch with what sounds like the top of Harris' falsetto range, but the final line is sung with an echo effect abruptly apparent and in a high and clear soprano whistle register. Falsetto is a singing technique that produces sounds that are pitched higher than the singers normal range, in the treble range. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Throughout his recording Harris can be heard using the incorrect possessive form, "MacArthur's Park". Webb has said he tried correcting Harris during re-takes, but gave up when he simply could not sing the correct words. The possessive case of a language is a grammatical case used to indicate a relationship of possession. ...


Covers

A multi-million selling disco version of the song by Donna Summer topped the U.S. charts for three weeks in 1978. Her recording, which was included as part of the "MacArthur Park Suite" on her double album Live and More, ran to 8:40 in its full-length version. The shorter single edit of the song was Summer's first single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The 17:47 long medley "MacArthur Park Suite", which incorporates the songs "One Of A Kind" and "Heaven Knows", was also issued as a 12" promo, which stayed at number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart for five weeks in 1978. This article is about the music genre. ... Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines, on December 31, 1948) is a legendary American singer, songwriter, and artist, best known for a string of dance hits in the 1970s that earned her the title Queen of Disco and as one of the few disco-based artists to have longevity on... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Live and More is the seventh album by Donna Summer and her second double album. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... A medley is a collection of related but different things, served as one. ... Heaven Knows is a song by Donna Summer released at the height of her fame during the 1970s disco era. ... A promotional recording, or promo, is a recording issued on vinyl, CD, cassette tape, VHS, or DVD and distributed free in order to promote a commercial recording. ... Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ...


The song has been covered more than fifty times, including versions by The Fifth Dimension, Waylon Jennings, Frank Sinatra, Beggar's Opera, Hugo Montenegro, The Queers, The Negro Problem, Glen Campbell, Maynard Ferguson[2], Stan Kenton, Sammy Davis, Jr., Justin Hayward, The Four Tops, Stephen Adams, Vic Damone, Michael Feinstein, The Three Degrees and Liza Minnelli. Ed Ames recorded a version featuring only the middle section as "After all the loves of my life". The Four Tops recorded their version of the song, omitting the long instrumental breaks of the song, and reached #38 on the Billboard singles chart. The song was also performed by the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps in several productions in the mid-1970s. In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... The Fifth Dimension The Fifth Dimension (also known as The 5th Dimension) is an American popular music vocal group, whose repertoire also includes R&B, soul, and jazz. ... Waylon Jennings in 1965. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... Painting based on The Beggars Opera, Scene V, William Hogarth, c. ... Hugo Montenegro (September 2, 1925 - February 6, 1981) was an American composer of film soundtracks. ... The Queers are an American pop punk band formed in 1982 by Portsmouth, New Hampshire native Joe King (A.K.A. Joe Queer). ... Stew (Mark Stewart, born 1961) is a critcally acclaimed singer/songwriter from Los Angeles. ... For the town in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, see Glen Campbell, Pennsylvania. ... Walter Maynard Ferguson (May 4, 1928 – August 23, 2006) was a Canadian jazz trumpet player and bandleader. ... Stanley Newcomb Kenton (December 15, 1911 – August 25, 1979) led a highly innovative, influential, and often controversial American jazz orchestra. ... This article is about the entertainer. ... For other persons named Hayward, see Hayward (disambiguation). ... The Four Tops are an American vocal quartet, whose repertoire has included doo-wop, jazz, soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, and showtunes. ... Vic Damone (born June 12, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York) is an ItalianAmerican singer. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... The Three Degrees For the Microsoft product, see threedegrees. ... Liza Minnelli (born March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress and singer. ... Madison Scouts The Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps is a highly competitive summer youth drum corps in the Drum Corps International (DCI) circuit. ...


Negative press

"MacArthur Park"'s odd metaphors and sentimentality have made it a frequent target of parody and ridicule over the years. A poll conducted by American humorist Dave Barry, recorded in Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs, selected Harris's version of "MacArthur Park" as the worst song ever recorded. In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... An opinion poll is a survey of opinion from a particular sample. ... For the English musician, see Dave Berry (musician). ... Dave Barrys Book of Bad Songs is a 1997 humor book written by Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry, chronicling the results of his bad song survey. ... The following is a list of songs in English labeled the worst ever. ...


Despite the rather poetic homage paid to it, the real MacArthur Park became known for being a violent place after 1985 when drug deals, shoot-outs and occasional drownings became somewhat common there. Before the decline of the neighborhood, the park featured the traditional paddle-boats and a large fountain in the center of the lake; the park was a popular middle-class destination for over fifty years. The park has been cleaned up and gentrification is occurring all around the surrounding area of Downtown Los Angeles. MacArthur Park looking towards downtown LA MacArthur Park (formerly Westlake Park) is a park in Los Angeles, California, named after General Douglas MacArthur and designated city of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #100. ... This article is about the year. ... In San Francisco, during the mid-1960s, the bohemian center of the city shifted from the old Beat enclave of North Beach to Haight-Ashbury (pictured) as a response to gentrification. ... Skyline of downtown Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, located close to the geographic center of the metropolitan area. ...


Parodies and allusions in media

Music

  • The B-52's song "Detour Thru Your Mind" from the album Bouncing off the Satellites begins with the lyrics "Your brain is an ever-changing kaleidoscope of moods and colors. We walk in the park but it's melting in the dark. All of a sudden your mood changes and your face looks like a cake left out in the rain. Is your name MacArthur Parker? Or is it Reba?"
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic recorded a parody of the song for his album Alapalooza called "Jurassic Park," with lyrics recapping the plot of the film of the same name.
  • k.d. lang sings "MacArthur Park" to a discarded yellow dress that was used in a campy performance of "Miss Chatelaine" in her 2001 concert Live by Request.
  • They Might Be Giants make an oblique reference to the song's most famous verse in "It's Not My Birthday". "When this gray world crumbles like a cake/I'll be hangin' from the hope/That I'll never see that recipe again"
  • It turns up in Kinky Friedman's Kill Two Birds and Get Stoned as sung by a character presenting a cake.
  • The Negro Problem alluded to MacArthur Park's crime problems with their cover, which replaces the word cake with crack.
  • Wu-Tang Clan's album "Wu-Tang Forever" includes a song with the lyric "I don't think the world can take it, cause it took so long to make it, and the hip-hop game will never be the same."

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Television and radio

  • The original cast of Saturday Night Live featured a sketch in which Laraine Newman recites the lyrics of the song as dialogue.
  • The comedy series Second City Television aired a sketch where on a 1970s-type music and dance program, Richard Harris (played by Dave Thomas) sings "MacArthur Park". During the orchestral break, he waits in agony to finish the song, and the show moves on to other skits in the meantime.
  • In an episode of The Simpsons, "Lisa the Beauty Queen", Apu's niece Pahusacheta announces that she is going to sing the song in its entirety, while playing the tabla, and the audience laughs at her. Later, when she finishes Krusty says "ohh. ..That just kept goin' huh?"
  • In another episode of The Simpsons, "Co-Dependent's Day", Homer is upset about being put on hold on the phone. He decides to get back at them by singing his own hold music. One of the songs he sings is "MacArthur Park".
  • In yet another Simpsons episode, "A Fish Called Selma," the name of Troy McClure's agent is "MacArthur Parker."
  • In a Seinfeld episode called "The Statue", George Costanza recalls that he used a statue as a pretend microphone to sing "MacArthur Park" when he was a kid. When he got to the last line, as he admits, he accidentally threw the statue, breaking it. He compares his parents' reaction to the statue akin to breaking the Ten Commandments.
  • It is referenced on the television series Angel, as the one song Lorne, the musically inclined demon, can use as a weapon without fail ("That high note in "MacArthur Park" is said to "slay 'em every time").
  • At the end of a disastrous guest stint hosting the drivetime show on BBC Southern Counties Radio, the presenters of Top Gear cued up "MacArthur Park" to facilitate an early exit from the building.
  • In the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episode "Mistaken Identity", Will and Carlton's cellmate, known as Bob, sings an excerpt from the song.
  • In an episode of According to Jim, Dana says she hears Donna Summer singing MacArthur Park when Jim talks.
  • In Cartoon Planet's song "I Love You, Baby", Brak sings the line "Somebody left a cake out in the rain / Oh no! / I was gonna eat that cake / But now it's all wet and I don't think I want any!"
  • On Disco Night of Season Four of American Idol, Carrie Underwood performed her take on the Donna Summer version, to rave reviews.
  • In the Neil Cicierega video "Remembering Dumbledore", this song is used.
  • From 1968 through to 1982 Australian Television stations forming the 0-10 network in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide in Australia used the MacArthur Park theme, as covered by Hugo Montenegro, at various times as its station ID music. The theme making its debut on ATV-0 in Melbourne in 1968. TEN-10 in Sydney, ATV-0 Melbourne and TVQ-10 (TVQ-0) Brisbane used the theme from 1973 -1975 during the transition from black-and-white transmission to colour. All stations adjusting the Black and White animation used with the theme to a full colour animation from March 1, 1975 when colour broadcasting started in Australia. TEN-10 Sydney the last to air the theme as its promo music from 1981-1982.
  • Along the same lines, Cleveland television station WJW used the Montenegro version of the song to open its "City Camera News" from 1970 until 1977.
  • The Montenegro version was also used in Argentine television network Canal 13 for its main newscast, Telenoche, since 1972.
  • In an episode of Designing Women, the senile Bernice Clifton shares her comments on the song. "What kind of cake was it, anyway? Who would leave a cake sitting outside?" Oddly enough, the exterior of the show's Sugarbaker & Associates Interior Design is an 1881 Victorian mansion, located in the MacArthur Park Historic District of Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • The Lou Gordon Program, a weekly talk show on WKBD in Detroit from the 1960s and 70s used the 3rd instrumental section as its theme song.
  • Also the 3rd instrumental section was used by Televisa´s mid 1970's and mid 1980's news broadcasting program Hoy Mismo like its theme song.
  • In the cartoon Rocket Power, when Reggie and Otto are trying to sneak out, they nearly wake their father up, but instead he simply stirs, mumbling, "You kids are great...now bring that cake in from the rain...took so long to bake it..."
  • In "Drew Can't Carey a Tune," an episode from The Drew Carey Show, Drew sings part of MacArthur Park and plays the accordion in a talent show.
  • Teenage Little Enstines uses an instrumental version MacArthur Park as the show's official theme song

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Film and musicals

Preceded by
"You Needed Me" by Anne Murray
Billboard Hot 100 number one single (Donna Summer version)
November 11, 1978
Succeeded by
"You Don't Bring Me Flowers" by Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond

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Notes

  1. ^ Richard Harris - MacArthur Park Lyrics
  2. ^ Maynard Ferguson Big Band at YouTube

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External links


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MacArthur Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (396 words)
In the early part of the 20th century, the MacArthur park area became known as the Champs Elysees of Los Angeles.The park was originally named Westlake Park, and was built in the 1880s.
MacArthur Park is famous for the epic song named after it, written by Jimmy Webb and first performed by Richard Harris in 1968.
Before the decline of the neighborhood, the park featured the traditional paddle-boats and a large fountain in the center of the lake; since the park was a popular middle-class destination for over fifty years, it was only a matter of time before it was reclaimed by the community.
MacArthur Park (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (445 words)
The comedy series SCTV aired a sketch with an actor playing Richard Harris singing "MacArthur Park" and waiting in agony during the orchestral break to finish the song while the show moved on to other skits.
Also, in a Seinfeld episode, the song is alluded to when George Costanza recalls a scene from his childhood in which he was singing the song.
Before the decline of the neighborhood, the park featured the traditional paddle-boats and a large fountain in the center of the lake; since the park was a popular middle-class destination for over fifty years, it is likely it can be reclaimed in the future.
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