Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime: THE KORGIS

Australian singles chart:
Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime entered the Kent Music Report on 1 September 1980 and peaked at #11. The song was #87 on the Top 100 of 1980.

The song is on Dumb Waiters which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 29 September 1980 and peaked at #72.

James Warren

The Korgis, David Lord

Record label of Australian release:

Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime features a distinctive synthesizer line as primary sound, based on a prominent keyboards arrangement played by Phil Harrison.
The song also is notable for its simple and sparse lyrics, but with a direct message. Related to this, lead singer and bassist James Warren has said that the song took only 10 or 15 minutes to write, literally singing the first thing to come into his mind, as he played both the chords and melodies on the piano. Producer David Lord subsequently added the big arrangement and strings.
The distinctive instrument played after each chorus is the eighteen-string Chinese zither known as a guzheng. Added to this, the song also features a brief instrumental section of violin in the middle, as well some pizzicatos after each chorus.
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