The 5 O’clock Shadow: Wednesday May 26, 2021

If someone had asked you 20 to 30 years ago to name an Australian band it’s likely the original band would have been your answer.

The Shadow band is the penultimate Dad Rock band, especially because their lead singer embodies the hipster Dad look. They recently worked with Taylor Swift.

One of the original songwriters, not the lyricist, had this to say about the song, “What an amazing lyric. That song has been covered around the world by so many artists it’s mind-boggling. It still gets requested all the time for use with reality TV shows and product placement. You name it – deaths, births, marriages – it’s just one of those lyrics.”

The song has been covered by Tom Jones, Ben Harper and The Teskey Brothers.