Song: Let’s Live For Today
Artist: The Grassroots
Album: Let’s Live For Today (1967)
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“Let’s Live for Today” is the opening song for a show I’m watching right now, and every time it comes on I want to get up and dance! It’s a classic song that has remained popular since its release in 1967. The track was recorded by the American rock band The Grass Roots, who were at the height of their popularity during the 60s and 70s.
The song was written by David “Shel” Shapiro, Michael Julien, and Guido Caccia, and was first recorded by an Italian band called The Rokes in 1966. The Grass Roots’ version, however, became the most successful, reaching the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States.
“Let’s Live for Today” was featured on The Grass Roots’ third studio album of the same name, which was released in 1967. The album was both critically acclaimed and commercially successful, featuring several other hits.
Over the years, “Let’s Live for Today” has been covered by several other artists, including The Three O’Clock and The Bangles. The song’s message of living for today and not worrying about tomorrow continues to resonate with listeners of all ages, making it a beloved classic that has stood the test of time. It’s a perfect song for singing and dancing along.