500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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The Byrds, 'I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better'

237. The Byrds, 'I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better'

Writer: Gene Clark
Terry Melcher
June '65, Columbia
Did not chart

The Byrds championed the songs of Bob Dylan, who in turn praised the exotic balladry of Byrd Gene Clark. "I remember him saying, 'Gene is really interesting to me,'" said bassist Chris Hillman. Clark wrote this about a girlfriend from their days at the L.A. club Ciro's. "She was a funny girl, and she started bothering me," he said. "I wrote the whole song within a few minutes."

Appears on: Mr. Tambourine Man (Columbia)

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