Buck Owens and The Buckaroos – Act Naturally

Originally recorded by Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, whose version reached number 1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart in 1963

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“Act Naturally” is a song written by Johnny Russell and Voni Morrison, originally recorded by Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, whose version reached number 1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart in 1963,his first chart-topper.In 2002, Shelly Fabian of About.com ranked the song number 169 on her list of the Top 500 Country Music Songs.
Cover E.P Act Naturally cAPITOL 1965 ( France )
Cover E.P Act Naturally cAPITOL 1965 ( France )
The song tells the tale of someone who has been jilted and because of that, can play a film part of someone sad and lonely without knowing anything about acting. It has been recorded by many other artists, including Loretta Lynn, Dwight Yoakam, Mrs. Miller, and Kidsongs.The most well-known other version is from the Beatles in 1965. Featuring Ringo Starr taking the lead vocal, it became a featured performance number of his in concert, both with the Beatles and later with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.



B-side “Over and Over Again”
Released March 11, 1963
Recorded February 12, 1963
Studio Capitol, Hollywood, California
Genre Country
Length 2:19
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Johnny Russell, Voni Morrison
Producer(s) Ken Nelson





Buck Owens & His Buckaroos – Act Naturally lyrics

[Verse 1]
They’re gonna put me in the movies
They’re gonna make a big star out of me
We’ll make the film about a man that’s sad and lonely
And all I gotta do is act naturally
[Chorus]
Well, I’ll bet you I’m a gonna be a big star
Might win an Oscar, you can never tell
The movie’s gonna make me a big star
‘Cause I can play the part so well
[Verse 2]
Well, I hope you come and see me in the movie
Then I’ll know that you will plainly see
Biggest fool that’s ever hit the big time
And all I gotta do is act naturally
[Verse 3]
We’ll make the scene about a man that’s sad and lonely
And begging down upon his bended knee
I’ll play the part but I won’t need rehearsing
All I have to do is act naturally
[Chorus]
Well, I’ll bet you I’m a gonna be a big star
Might win an Oscar, you can never tell
The movie’s gonna make me a big star
‘Cause I can play the part so well
Single Act Naturally Capitol 1963
Single Act Naturally Capitol 1963

 

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