WATCH: “I’m Not Lisa” by Jessi Colter – LIVE – 1975

Another song “we love to hate.” I can remember mocking this song ENDLESSLY with my friends in high school when this came out in 1975. We hated it then, and we still hate it today. But you, well you may love it. I doubt that, but anything is possible these days!

Here’s a little background on the song from Wikipedia:

“I’m Not Lisa” is a country song recorded and written by American country artist Jessi Colter. It was released as a single on January 16, 1975, by Capitol Records. “I’m Not Lisa” would become Colter’s first major hit as a solo artist. “I’m Not Lisa” was written by Colter and describes the pain that comes with dating someone who has not gotten over a previous lover. Specifically, the song is about a woman named Julie who laments the fact that her boyfriend keeps mentioning his previous girlfriend, named Lisa. (Duh!)

While singing on the recording of the original version of the song, Colter also played the song’s piano accompaniment on the keyboards. The song became Colter’s commercial breakthrough as a solo artist, peaking at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It also was a major crossover Pop hit, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and subsequently ranking as the 40th most popular song on Billboard’s Year-End chart for 1975. The song earned Colter a Grammy award nomination in the category of Best Female Country Vocal Performance and a Country Music Association Awards nomination.

I tried to find the most annoying LIVE version of the song, and I think I succeeded. This is 3 minutes and 28 seconds of your life you’ll never get back!

You may also find “Billy Don’t Be a Hero” equally annoying.

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