Showing posts with label Country Rock. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Country Rock. Show all posts

Oct 17, 2019

Boys of Summer by Don Henley (1984 - 85)

Boys of Summer by Don Henley (1984 - 85)
"The Boys of Summer" is a song released in 1984 by Eagles vocalist and drummer Don Henley, with lyrics written by Henley and music composed by Mike Campbell, guitarist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.






The lead single from Henley's album Building the Perfect Beast, "The Boys of Summer" was released on October 26, 1984, and reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US as well as No. 1 on the Billboard Top Rock Tracks chart and number 12 in the UK Singles Chart.

Sep 29, 2019

Jackie Blue by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (1975)

Jackie Blue by Ozark Mountain Daredevils (1975)
"Jackie Blue" is a track recorded by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils for their second album It'll Shine When It Shines released in 1974: released as a single in February 1975 - subsequent to the album's unsuccessful lead single "Look Away" - "Jackie Blue" became the band's second Top 40 hit - their 1974 debut single "If You Wanna Get to Heaven" having reached #25 - and easily their career record, reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 while spending two weeks at #1 (May 10–17, 1975) on the Cashbox Singles Chart.


Sep 22, 2019

High On The Mountain by Flynnville Train (2007)

High On The Mountain by Flynnville Train (2007)
"High on the Mountain" is a song by the american country rock band Flynnville Train from their 2007 self-titled album . It was written by Tommy Bales, B. Flynn, D. Flynn, Jeremy Patterson, Wesley Robinson and R. Young.



Sep 18, 2019

(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher by Rita Coolidge (1977)

(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher by Rita Coolidge (1977)
"(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" is an R&B song written by Gary Jackson and Carl Smith, and produced by Carl Davis. It was originally recorded by Jackie Wilson.

Rita Coolidge remade the song as "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher" for her album Anytime...Anywhere (1977). Released as a single, Coolidge's version became her first major hit in nine years of recording: the track peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was kept from the No. 1 spot by "Best of My Love" by The Emotions. Cash Box ranked it at No. 1.



Sep 11, 2019

Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills and Nash (1982)

"Southern Cross" is a song written by Stephen Stills, Rick Curtis, and Michael Curtis and performed by the rock band Crosby, Stills & Nash. It was featured on the band's Daylight Again album and was released as a single in September 1982. The single was a success on the charts, reaching #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks in late November and early December 1982.





Stephen Stills sings lead vocals throughout, with Graham Nash joining the second verse. Because David Crosby did not reunite with Stills and Nash until the album was well underway, his vocals are not featured on the album version of the song, although he did appear in the video and subsequently sang the song with the group in live performances.

Sep 10, 2019

The Day John Henry Died by Drive-By Truckers (2004)

The Day John Henry Died by Drive-By Truckers (2004)
"The Day John Henry Died" is a song by the American southern rock group Drive-By Truckers, written by lead vocal and guitarist Jason Isbell off their 2004 album The Dirty South.



Sep 7, 2019

Heard It in a Love Song by The Marshall Tucker Band (1977)

Heard It in a Love Song by The Marshall Tucker Band (1977)
"Heard It in a Love Song" is a song by The Marshall Tucker Band, written by Toy Caldwell off their 1977 album Carolina Dreams.

It was the highest charting single by The Marshall Tucker Band, reaching number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on June 11, 1977. It also reached number 51 on the Country chart and number 25 on the Adult Contemporary chart.


Sep 2, 2019

Just A Song Before I Go by Crosby, Stills & Nash (1977)

Just A Song Before I Go by Crosby, Stills  & Nash (1977)
"Just a Song Before I Go" is a song by Crosby, Stills and Nash that appeared on the 1977 album CSN. It was also released as a single and reached number seven on the Billboard singles charts, becoming the band's highest charting hit. It is also one of the band's shortest songs, with a running time of only 2:14. In Canada, it peaked at number 10.



Aug 31, 2019

Right Time Of The Night by Jennifer Warnes (1977)

Right Time Of The Night by Jennifer Warnes (1977)
"Right Time of the Night" is the title of a composition by Peter McCann which became a Top Ten hit single in 1977 via a recording by Jennifer Warnes. Ranked at #34 on Billboard's listing of the most successful Hot 100 hits of the year 1977, "Right Time of the Night" would be the first of six Hot 100 entries for Jennifer Warnes as a soloist and would remain her most successful solo hit, her one further Top 40 hit "I Know a Heartache When I See One" peaking at #19 in 1979



Aug 25, 2019

Cherry Pie by Warrant (1990)

Cherry Pie by Warrant (1990)
"Cherry Pie" is a song by the American rock band Warrant. It was released in September 1990 as the lead single from the album of the same name. The song became a Top Ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 10 and also reached number 19 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks. The song has been cited by many as a "rock anthem". In 2009, it was named the 56th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.



Aug 20, 2019

Laugh, Laugh by The Beau Brummels (1965)

Laugh, Laugh by The Beau Brummels (1965)
"Laugh, Laugh" is a song by American rock group The Beau Brummels, written by guitarist Ron Elliott and produced by Sylvester Stewart, later known as Sly Stone. Released in December 1964 as the band's debut single, the song reached number 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart the following February. "Laugh, Laugh" was the first hit single to come out of the emerging San Francisco music scene in response to the British Invasion.


Aug 19, 2019

Copperhead Road by Steve Earle (1988)

Copperhead Road by Steve Earle (1988)
"Copperhead Road" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Steve Earle. It was released in 1988 as the first single and title track from his third studio album of the same name. The song reached number 10 on the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and was Earle's highest-peaking song to date on that chart in the United States. The song has sold 1.1 million digital copies in the United States as of September 2017.

Jul 20, 2019

Take It Easy by Eagles (1972)

Take It Easy by Eagles (1972)
"Take It Easy" is a song written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey, and recorded by the Eagles with Frey singing lead vocals. It was the band's first single, released on May 1, 1972. It peaked at No. 12 on the July 22, 1972, Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also was the opening track on the band's debut album Eagles and it has become one of their signature songs, included on all of their live and compilation albums. It is listed as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.


Jul 13, 2019

Hello Sunshine - Bruce Springsteen (2019)

Hello Sunshine - Bruce Springsteen (2019)
"Hello Sunshine" is a song written and performed by Bruce Springsteen. It was the first single to be released from Springsteen's 2019 album Western Stars.


Jul 9, 2019

Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)

Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)
"Green River" is a song by American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. The song was written by John Fogerty and was released as a single in July 1969, one month before the album of the same name was released (see 1969 in music).

Jul 6, 2019

Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd (1974)

Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd (1974)
"Sweet Home Alabama" is a song by Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd that first appeared in 1974 on their second album, Second Helping. It reached number 8 on the US chart in 1974 and was the band's second hit single.


Jun 28, 2019

Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)

Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)
"Bad Moon Rising" is a song written by John Fogerty and performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival. It was the lead single from their album Green River and was released in April 1969, four months before the album. The song reached No. 2 on the Hot 100 on 28 June 1969 and No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in September 1969 (see 1969 in music). It was CCR's second gold single.


Jun 20, 2019

Dirty Laundry by Don Henley (1982)

Dirty Laundry by Don Henley (1982)
"Dirty Laundry" is a hit song written by Don Henley and Danny Kortchmar, from Henley's Gold-plus debut solo album I Can't Stand Still, released in 1982. The song hit #1 on the Billboard Top Album Tracks chart in October 1982, prior to being issued as a 45. Lyrically, the song describes mass media sensationalism and yellow journalism.

Released as the second single from I Can't Stand Still, it spent three weeks at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1983. The single was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, representing sales of over 500,000 records in the US.


Jun 15, 2019

Lawyers In Love by Jackson Browne (1983)

Lawyers In Love by Jackson Browne (1983)
"Lawyers in Love" is the first single and title track of Jackson Browne's 1983 album of the same name, Lawyers in Love. Though not as successful as Browne's previous single "Somebody's Baby", nonetheless at #13 it became Browne's fourth-highest peaking hit on the Hot 100. Browne wrote most of the songs on the album, including that one.

Jun 10, 2019

Loud And Proud by Little Texas (2007)

Loud And Proud by Little Texas (2007)
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The Very Best of Little Texas: Live and Loud is a live album, released in 2007 by the country music band Little Texas. It is the band's first live album, and it includes live renditions of several hits, as well as covers of the Eagles' "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and The Beatles' "Get Back". This is the first album that the group recorded with Porter Howell on lead vocals, following the departure of Steven Troy (who, in turn, had succeeded former co-lead vocalists Tim Rushlow and Brady Seals).