‘Rolling Stone’ Readers Pick Worst Songs Of The ’70s — Do You Agree? (page 3)
8. “Billy Don’t Be A Hero” — [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods[/lastfm]: 1974
Originally recorded by the UK band Paper Lace, “Billy Don’t Be A Hero” was covered and released in the U.S. by Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods before Paper Lace could make a U.S. crossover. Bo’s version hit No.1 in the U.S., but failed to chart in the UK and vice versa.