Georgia Song of the Day
"Midnight Train to Georgia"
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Written by: Jim Weatherly
First released on: Imagination LP, Buddah Records
Winner: 1974 Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group, or Chorus
Inducted: Grammy Hall of Fame (1999)
Ranked #432 Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Plot: Girl follows loser musician boyfriend ("he kept dreaming that someday he'd be a superstar, but he didn't get far") back to Georgia, since L.A. "proved too much for the man" and he's "going back to find what's left of his world."
Best Line: "I'd rather live in his world than live without him in mine."
P.S. Dixie loves this song, and would herself much rather live in Georgia than L.A.
Posted by Brooklyn Girl at 6:59 PM