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This week’s theme is “Songs that includes somebody famous in it.”
From his 2006 album, Water and Bridges, Kenny Rogers’ The Last 10 Years chronicles life on the planet, milestones achieved, hardships and tragedies… and the lives lost by those who’d made their mark in history and our hearts.
Though I”m still not over the cosmetic surgery that forever changed his appearance, that voice is still classic Kenny.
- Kenny Rogers has recorded 65 albums and sold over 165 million records.
- On January 28, 1985, Rogers was one of the 45 artists who recorded the worldwide charity song We Are the World to support hunger victims in Africa.
- He has charted more than 60 top 40 hit singles (including two number ones—Lady and Islands in the Stream).
- As an entrepreneur, he collaborated with former Kentucky Fried Chicken CEO John Y. Brown Jr. in 1991 to start up the restaurant chain Kenny Rogers Roasters.
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The Last 10 Years
Over thirty-six-hundred spins around without a cosmic slip
But within the realm of our atmosphere
We’re ’bout as out of whack as we’ve ever been in a million years
An’ we watched as time proved Nostradamus wrong
An’ we watched as Mother Nature shook the planet
An’ cellular replaced the telephone
We lost Charlie Brown, Ray Charles an’ Johnny Cash
We even lost Superman, hmm
The best golfer’s black, the best rapper’s white an’ it’s about damn time
But we best beware, there’s a brand new fight you see
An’ I hate to say, we might be our own worst enemy
An’ we watched a US President get caught
We watched shareholders watch their savings vanish
We all cried when we watched those towers fall
We lost Minnie Pearl, Ron Reagan and Sam I am
We even lost Superman
The dot-com boom, an’ reality shows
What’s gonna happen next
Is anybody’s guess
Hand-held computers an’ a trip to Mars
It’s all become a part of who we are
In the last ten years
We lost George Harrison, John Paul and June Carter-Cash
Hell, we even lost Superman
Gonna miss you, Chris