Cher – “Gypsys, Tramps And Thieves”, “Half Breed”, “Dark Lady”, “If I Could Turn Back Time” And “Just Like Jesse James”

Tweet The first solo Number One hit by Cher of Sonny and Cher fame was “Gypsys, Tramps And Thieves” in 1971. “Half Breed” and “Dark Lady” also reached the top spot in 1973 and 1974 respectively. Cher has had any more hits over the years, but two of my favourites after the Seventies were “If […]

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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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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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