Janis Joplin – “Move Over” Live

Janis Joplin – “Move Over” Live | Society Of Rock Videos

Honey, Let Me Be!

“Move Over” was written by Janis Joplin and is the opening track for her second solo studio album “Pearl.” Janis recorded it with the Full Tilt Boogie Band and released on January 11, 1971. It also sold four million copies worldwide.

  • The album stayed at number 1 on the Billboard 200 for nine weeks
  • Number 11 on The Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”
  • Certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA

Joplin went on the Dick Cavett Show on September 25, 1970, to perform “Move Over.” On the show, she stated that the song was about men – specifically the guy who tells you your relationship is over but won’t move on, thus equating the way some guys hold on love to the way one would dangle a carrot in front of a mule.

The album didn’t just have a more polished feel but it clearly showcased Janis’ incredibly powerful vocals. The ONLY instrumental track “Buried Alive in the Blues” didn’t have any vocals because Janis died before the recording session.

All nine tracks that she sings on were personally approved and arranged by Joplin.

I always get goosebumps listening to this — it’s absolutely beautiful and filled with so much emotion!

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