"MacArthur Park" is a song written and composed by Jimmy Webb. Richard Harris was the first to record the song in 1968: his version peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number four on the UK Singles Chart. "MacArthur Park" was subsequently covered by numerous artists, including a hit version in 1969 by country music singer Waylon Jennings. Among the best-known covers is Donna Summer ''''''''''''''''s disco arrangement from 1978 which topped the Billboard Hot 100. 
"MacArthur Park" is considered one of the worst songs ever written.  Its flowery lyrics and metaphors (notoriously likening lost love to a cake left out in the rain) have been described as "bloated" and "loopy."  Webb commented: "Those lyrics were all very real to me: there was nothing psychedelic about it to me. The cake, it was an available object. It was what I saw in the park at the birthday parties." 
Similar honorific nicknames have been given in other genres, including Aretha Franklin , who was literally crowned "Queen of Soul" by disk jockey Pervis Spann on stage in 1968.  Madonna and Michael Jackson have been closely associated with the terms Queen and King of Pop since the 1980s.  Some nicknames have been strongly promulgated and contested by various artists  and occasionally disowned or played down by their subjects.  Some notable honorific nicknames are in general usage and commonly identified with particular individuals.
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Country Song lyrics with chords are available on this web site from many older country artists. Our favorites are classic country lyrics and country gospel. These songs are listed in alphabetical order with the artist listed beside them. They are all wonderful old songs that may bring back memories of yesteryear.