"Gloria" is a rock song classic written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and originally recorded by Morrison's band Them in 1964 as the B-side of "Baby, Please Don't Go". The song became a garage rock staple and a part of many rock bands' repertoires. It is particularly memorable for its "G–L–O–R–I–A" chorus.
In 1999, the song received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award. In 2000, it was listed as number 81 on VH1's list of The 100 Greatest Rock Songs of All Time. In 2004, "Gloria" was ranked #208 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song was rated number 69 on Dave Marsh's list in the 1989 book "The Heart of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made".
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