Jackie DeShannon

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Trumpets sound and I hear thunder boom
Every time that you walk in the room.

Jackie DeShannon is the stage name of Sharon Lee Myers (born 21 August 1944), an American singer-songwriter.

Quotes[edit]

If you want the world to know
We won't let hatred grow
Put a little love in your heart.
There can be a new tomorrow
There can be a brighter day
There can be a new tomorrow
Love will find a way.
Another day goes by
Still the children cry
Put a little love in your heart.
At first I'm only trying to please myself, and hopefully what I like will appeal to others.
  • I can feel a something pounding in my brain
    Just any time that someone speaks your name
    Trumpets sound and I hear thunder boom
    Every time that you walk in the room.
    • "When You Walk In The Room" (1962)
  • Another day goes by
    Still the children cry
    Put a little love in your heart.
    • "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" (1968); written with Jimmy Holiday and Randy Myers
  • If you want the world to know
    We won't let hatred grow
    Put a little love in your heart.
    • "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" (1968); written with Jimmy Holiday and Randy Myers
  • There can be a new tomorrow
    There can be a brighter day
    There can be a new tomorrow
    Love will find a way
    • "Love Will Find A Way" (1968); written with Jimmy Holiday and Randy Myers
  • Her hair is Harlow gold
    Her lips a sweet surprise
    Her hands are never cold
    She's got Bette Davis eyes
    • "Bette Davis Eyes" (1975); written with Donna Weiss
  • She'll turn her music on you
    You won't have to think twice
    She's pure as New York snow
    She's got Bette Davis eyes
    • "Bette Davis Eyes" (1975); written with Donna Weiss
  • Most of the time I sit down with my guitar or at the piano, and I play for awhile until I get a new riff or groove that I like a lot. Then I'll concentrate on building around that line of thought by adding words and textures. At first I'm only trying to please myself, and hopefully what I like will appeal to others.
  • I've always been careful to put out the very best work I can. One of the things I value the most is the love and faith that people have given me over the years, so I try to live up to their expectations and my own standards of what I'm capable of.
  • When I was writing songs or performing or producing or dabbling in movies or even putting my career on hold to go to art school, I was just following my muse. A woman who did that then was criticized for having no direction. Today they call it versatility.
    • Biography magazine (April 2002)


Misattributed[edit]

  • What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
    It's the only thing that there's just too little of.
    What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
    No not just for some but for everyone.
    • "What the World Needs Now is Love" (1965); this song was actually written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and offered to other singers who initially passed it up. It became DeShannon's first number one hit.

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