Ray Parker Jr wasn't the first person approached to come up with a pop song to support this film, but he was the last, and the best.
I was a fan of the HBO series "Treme", and the frequent use of the phrase "Jockamo Fee Na Nay" in many songs had me wondering whether it actually meant anything. Turns out, it does, sort of.
Zager and Evans provided the soundtrack to one of the most eventful summers of the 1960s, and then they vanished, a true One Hit Wonder. What made this song catch the public's imagination?
The Stone Poneys' only hit was pretty much the nail in the coffin for that band; Capitol Records took every step they could to cut them out of the loop and take on Linda Ronstadt as a solo artist.