Best Songs Ever

What’s your favorite song?
Random Song
Please enter a search term (min. 2 chars)
iTunes Charts
ø 4.8 at 5 votes
What’s your rating?

Marianne Faithfull

The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan

  • Ballad
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Instrumental
  • Folk
song from
  • 2013
  • 1979
  • 1980
  • 1987
  • 1999

Alternative video Spotify
“The Ballad of Lucy Jordan” is a song by American poet and songwriter Shel Silverstein. It was originally recorded by Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show and also by the English singer Marianne Faithfull. Taken from her 1979 album Broken English, it was released as a single in November 1979. It is featured on the soundtracks to the films Montenegro, Tarnation and Thelma & Louise. Faithfull also performed the song during a guest appearance in the episode “Donkey” from the fourth season of Absolutely Fabulous. In an interview on ITV’s The South Bank Show aired on 24 June 2007, Faithfull said that the story she intended to put across in it was that Lucy climbs to the rooftop but gets taken away by “the man who reached and offered her his hand” in an ambulance (“long white car”)... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ At the age of thirty-seven she realised she'd never ... Ride through Paris in a sports car with the warm wind in her hair

Current Rank: ...

Popularity on the Web


Most votes come from Germany, Sweden, France, and United States.


More songs by Marianne Faithfull (See Charts): Why'D Ya Do It?, and As Tears Go By.

Popular in Ballad (See Charts): The Scientist, The Ballad Of Jayne, Don'T Close Your Eyes, Voice In The Wilderness, Beth, The Ballad Of John And Yoko, Love, This I Promise You, Mono I Agapi, and Up Where We Belong.


Use at most three hashtags in your comment to connect the song with a topic (i.e. #live or #workout). It must contain at least one letter. You can view a toplist for every tag.