Anne Murray – “Snowbird” And “You Needed Me”

Tweet When Anne Murray reached No. 1 on the U.S. charts with her single “You Needed Me” in 1978, she was the first Canadian female solo singer to ever achieve that honour. Previously she had hit No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970 with “Snowbird”, which got to No. 2 on the pop […]

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Dolly Parton – “Jolene” And “I Will Always Love You”

Tweet Released in late 1973, “Jolene” by Dolly Parton became a No. 1 country hit for her in February 1974, reached Number 60 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 7 on the UK charts. Dolly Parton also wrote and released a song later made popular by Whitney Houston, namely “I Will Always Love You”. […]

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Lynn Anderson – “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden”

Tweet In addition to topping the U.S. country chart, in late 1970 country singer Lynn Anderson scored a Number 3 Billboard Hot 100 pop chart hit with “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden”. The following year the song, written by Joe South, also hit No. 3 in the United Kingdom and became one of […]

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Jim Stafford – “Spiders And Snakes”, “Swamp Witch”, “Wildwood Weed” And “I Got Stoned And I Missed It”

Tweet For some reason I just recalled “Spiders And Snakes” by comedian and musician Jim Stafford, which reached Number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March 1974. Not that I remembered that, but a little research goes a long way…. In fact at first I just remembered the line “I don’t like spiders and […]

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Crystal Gayle – “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”

Tweet I only really know one song by American country singer Crystal Gayle, but I really like it, especially the piano accompaniment: “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”. The song was a hit worldwide in 1977, reaching Number 1 on the U.S. Country charts and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album […]

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