"Wildflower" is a song written by Doug Edwards and Dave Richardson in 1972.  The Gary Morris version of the song was released as a single in 1986, and reached number 21 on the RPM Adult Contemporary chart in February of that year. Doug Edwards was a member of Skylark, and Dave Richardson was a friend of band member and organizer David Foster. List of 1970s one-hit wonders in the United States, "RPM Adult Contemporary Chart, May 26, 1973", "Billboard Hot 100, Week of May 26, 1973", "Top 100 Songs of 1973 - Billboard Year End Charts", "RPM Adult Contemporary Chart, February 22, 1986", "All 289 Eminem Songs, Ranked:84. "Wildflower" was a song which Edwards composed after reading Richardson's poem; the song was included on the band's demo tape.  Total sales of the single exceeded one million copies, and it was included on their second album as well, at the request of Capitol Records executives who sought to capitalize on the song's success. "Wildflower" is a song written by Doug Edwards and Dave Richardson in 1972.  The song proved to be extremely popular in Canada as well; it ultimately peaked at number 10 on the RPM Top Singles chart, and number 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.  In 2017, it was covered by Arnel Pineda of Journey and serves as the main theme song of the TV drama series of the same title in the Philippines. Barry De Vorzon, by 1972 an established music business name, heard the demo tape and was convinced that the song would be a big hit. 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Rosalie Trombley, a music director at CKLW, a Canadian radio station in Windsor, Ontario, played "Wildflower", at that time an album cut, repeatedly for three months in an effort to satisfy the Canadian government's requirements for Canadian content.  During that period, it was the only radio station in North America to have the song on its playlist. The title, "Wildflower", is not mentioned in the song. First performed by the Canadian band Skylark, it has been covered by many artists and more recently has been sampled in a number of hip hop songs. "No One's Iller, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wildflower_(Skylark_song)&oldid=985074801, RPM Adult Contemporary number-one singles, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 23 October 2020, at 20:06.  Ultimately, the song was their only single to chart in the United States. 5 Seconds of Summer - Wildflower (Official Video) - YouTube  Capitol decided to release the song in neighboring Detroit as a regional release, where it became a huge soul hit before breaking out nationally and crossing over to the pop charts. The closest line to the title occurs as the final line of the repeated chorus: "She's a free and gentle flower growing wild".  The Hank Crawford recording of "Wildflower" was sampled by Tupac Shakur on his song "Shorty Wanna Be a Thug" and by Kanye West and Paul Wall on their song "Drive Slow"; This track was used by a young Eminem on The Slim Shady EP in 1997 with the track "No One's Iller". After the demo was rejected by several studios, an executive at Capitol Records signed the band and the song -- with Donny Gerrard doing the vocal -- was included on their eponymous first album.  The initial single released from the album was not successful.  The Hank Crawford cover was also more recently sampled by Boi-1da on the Lil Wayne Feature "Miss Me" from labelmate Drake's debut album Thank Me Later and in 2009 by J. Cole for his track "Dreams" from his mixtape The Warm Up. © 2020 5 Seconds of Summer, under exclusive license to Interscope Records. Eventually "Wildflower" spent 21 weeks on the Billboard pop chart. "Wildflower" has been covered by many artists, including Color Me Badd, Hank Crawford, Johnny Mathis, Lisa Fischer, Gary Morris, New Birth, The O'Jays, Marlena Shaw, Lana Wolf, and Silk. First performed by the Canadian band Skylark, it has been covered by many artists and more recently has been sampled in a number of hip hop songs.
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