My Top 1000 Songs #633: Carry On Till Tomorrow

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

A gorgeous ballad from Badfinger's 1970 soundtrack(-ish) Magic Christian Music, and the first of the many Badfinger tracks on the list that isn't fronted by power pop legend Pete Ham. Ok, Ham co-wrote it with Tom Evans, but it's Evans who sings those beautiful verses. The harmonies are absolutely transcendent, beautiful and serene, while a brief, rousing guitar break makes sure you don't get too cozy. Though Sir Paul McCartney had given the band the same record's "Come And Get It," this may be an even more Beatlesque number, with McCartney producing and George Martin adding strings.

One of the most majestic ballads I know, and yet another tune that should've made Badfinger absolutely unstoppable in a just universe.

I'm always surprised the song hasn't been covered more often--not that those harmonies are easy to replicate--but you can find some delightful versions on YouTube: