Jim Croce - I Got a Name

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"I Got a Name" is a 1973 single recorded by Jim Croce with lyrics by Norman Gimbel and music by Charles Fox.

It was released in 1973 and was the first single from his album of the same title. It reached a peak of #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 after spending 17 weeks on the chart. It also hit #3 on the Cash Box Top 100.

"I Got a Name" was also the theme song for the 1973 movie The Last American Hero. It was also featured in the movies The Ice Storm, Invincible, Django Unchained and Logan.

Croce composed most of his own material, however he did not write "I Got A Name". In an interview with Billboard magazine, writer Norman Gimbel revealed the reason Croce chose to record the song, stating that "Jim liked it because his father had a dream for him but had died before his son's first success."

In 1973, Billboard wrote, "The song is bigger and more grandiose in lyric and melody content than Croce's usual funky material which makes interesting contrast." They also listed the song as a top single pick. 

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