The Beat Goes On

Cher

About The Beat Goes On

"The Beat Goes On" is a Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hit song written and composed by Sonny Bono and recorded by Sonny & Cher. It was issued as a single and appeared on their 1967 album In Case You're in Love. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart on January 14, 1967, peaking at number six.


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The beat goes on, the beat goes on
Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
La de da de de, la de da de da

Charleston was once the rage, uh huh
History has turned the page, uh huh
The mini skirts, the current thing, uh huh
Teenybopper is our newborn king, uh huh

And the beat goes on, the beat goes on
Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
La de da de de, la de da de da

The grocery store's the super mart, uh huh
Little girls still break their hearts, uh huh
And men still keep on marching off to war
Electrically they keep a baseball score

And the beat goes on, the beat goes on
Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
La de da de de, la de da de da

Grandmas sit in chairs and reminisce
Boys keep chasing girls to get a kiss
The cars keep going faster all the time
Bums still cry, "Hey buddy, have you got a dime?"

And the beat goes on, the beat goes on
Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
La de da de de, la de da de da

And the beat goes on, yes, the beat goes on
And the beat goes on, and the beat goes on
The beat goes on, and the beat goes on

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Cher

Cher ( /ˈʃɛər/; born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer and actress. A major figure for over five decades in popular culture, she is often referred to as the Goddess of Pop for having first brought the sense of female autonomy and self-actualization into the entertainment industry. She is known for her distinctive contralto and for having worked in various areas of entertainment, as well as for continuously reinventing both her music and image, the latter of which has caused controversy. more »

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Written by: Sonny Bono

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10 facts about this song

Original Performance
"The Beat Goes On" was originally performed by the American pop music duo Sonny & Cher. The song was released in 1967 and it was their biggest-selling single.
Chart Performance
This single managed to reach number six in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, demonstrating the song's popularity at the time.
Striking Feature
The song has a distinctive bass guitar part which gives it a rhythmic and memorable beat, one of the aspects that made it a hit.
Song's Message
The lyrics reflect the folk-rock philosophy of the mid-1960s, making continuous reference to social changes and the ceaseless nature of time.
Songwriting
The song was written by Sonny Bono, one member of Sonny & Cher, presenting a great example of his songwriting ability.
Cover Version
Another interesting aspect of this song is Cher's solo cover version, which she included in her 1969 album "3614 Jackson Highway". This version had a distinctly different arrangement, making it a unique take on the original.
Legacy
"The Beat Goes On" has been covered by numerous artists over the decades, becoming a popular choice for performances and recorded versions.
Feature in Films
The song has also found its way into various movies and TV shows, including the 1997 biographical film "The Sonny and Cher Story."
Live Performances
Cher continued to perform "The Beat Goes On" live, even after the dissolution of Sonny & Cher, often coupling it with her song "All I Really Want to Do."
Remix
"The Beat Goes On" received a modern makeover in 1998 when it was remixed by a well-known House music producer, Bob Sinclar. This version became popular in dance clubs, breathing new life into a classic song.

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