Leave it to the hit show
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Proving the influence of the series, that placement boosted sales of the tune, which is currently the ninth-most-selling song on
The song begins with the lyrics, "Guess I got what I deserved / Kept you waiting there too long, my love. / All that time without a word / Didn't know you'd think that I'd forget / Or I'd regret the special love I have for you / My Baby Blue."
Badfinger singer Pete Ham wrote the song about Dixie Armstrong, an American woman he dated. It was a Billboard Top 20 hit from the band's album "Straight Up," originally released on the Beatles' Apple label. It appeared in the 2006 Oscar-winning Martin Scorsese film "The Departed."
"Breaking Bad" has given it new life. According to Billboard, sales increased 30-fold for the week ended Sunday and is poised to reenter the publication's singles chart.
The band recorded another album for Apple, called "Ass," in 1973. The band continued to record, but faced major financial struggles. Ham hanged himself in 1975.
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