500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Roy Orbison, 'Oh, Pretty Woman'

224. Roy Orbison, 'Oh, Pretty Woman'

Writers: Orbison, Billy Dees
Wesley Rose
Aug. '64, Monument
15 weeks; No. 1

Orbison told Dees to "get started writing by playing anything that comes to mind....My wife came in and wanted to go to town to get something." Orbison asked if she needed money. Dees then cracked, "Pretty woman never needs any money." The rest was easy.

Appears on: For the Lonely: 18 Greatest Hits (Rhino)


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