Category:Lynn Anderson songs
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The following 33 pages are in this category, out of 33 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 33 pages are in this category, out of 33 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Rose Garden (Lynn Anderson song) – Rose Garden is a song written by Joe South, best known as recorded by country music singer Lynn Anderson, and first released by Billy Joe Royal in 1967. The song was also a pop hit internationally, topping the charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Norway. Andersons version of Rose Garden remains one of the most successful country crossover recordings of all-time, the Lynn Anderson single was her third release for Columbia Records in 1970, after several years of recording for Chart Records. The single proved to be the first crossover record of her career, Rose Garden was originally an album cut by the songs writer, Joe South, in 1969. Several other male vocalists recorded it on albums including Freddy Weller, Billy Joe Royal and Dobie Gray and Third Avenue Blues Band, but it was never a hit until Andersons version. A recording by the girl group The Three Degrees, best known for their 1974 hit When Will I See You Again, also pre-dated Lynn Andersons hit version. Anderson wanted to record the song but her producer Glenn Sutton felt it was a mans song, according to Anderson, Sutton agreed to record the song as a potential album cut when there was time left during one of her scheduled recording sessions. After arranging a more up-tempo, light-hearted melody, Sutton and the studio musicians, Columbia Records executive Clive Davis was equally impressed and insisted the song be released as a single in both the country and pop markets. Shortly after its breakthrough on American Top 40 radio, the became an international hit. A cover version released by Sandie Shaw in UK failed to chart, the song became Andersons signature tune and one of the biggest hits of the 1970s, in any genre of music. Anderson won a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1971, Anderson said, I believe that Rose Garden was released at just the right time. People were trying to recover from the Vietnam years, the message in the song—that if you just take hold of life and go ahead, you can make something out of nothing—people just took to that. This album earned Anderson her first Grammy nomination in over 30 years, the songs chorus, from Andersons original version, was sampled by the pop/dance group Kon Kan in their similarly titled song I Beg Your Pardon, released in 1988. This track proved to be one of the biggest dance hits of the late 1980s. Canadian country pop group k. d. lang and the Reclines covered the song for their 1987 album Angel with a Lariat, the single was Langs first release in the United States but failed to chart. In 2005, Martina McBride included the song on her album of covers and this album featured classic country songs from over the years, including Rose Garden. The song was released as a single, peaking at 18 on the singles charts. Canadian synthpop band Kon Kan sampled parts of the song and its lyrics in their 1989 single I Beg Your Pardon, the song peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100, #3 in the Netherlands, #8 in Germany and #5 in the UK Singles Chart
2. Top of the World (The Carpenters song) – Top of the World is a 1972 song written and composed by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis. It was a Billboard Hot 100 No.1 hit for two weeks in 1973 for The Carpenters, originally intended to be only an album cut for them, country music singer Lynn Anderson covered the song and was the first to release it as a single. Her version nearly topped the US Billboard Hot Country singles chart, karen Carpenter re-recorded the song for the bands first compilation as she was not quite satisfied with the original. In Japan, the song was used as the theme song for the 1995 Japanese drama Miseinen. In 2003, it was used for drama, this time as the ending theme song for Beginner. It was the first single released from her album and her version of the song became the first hit, Andersons cover reached No.2 on the US country singles chart and No.74 on Billboard Hot 100 in mid-1973. The success of Andersons version prompted the Carpenters to release a new version as a single, Andersons cover was produced by her husband Glenn Sutton and Clive Davis. She later re-recorded the song for her 2004 album, The Bluegrass Sessions, in 1973, Icelandic singer Þuríður Sigurðardóttir covered the song with the title Undraheimur on the album Þuríður & Pálmi. Also in 1973 The Maguires covered the song recorded on RCA, the Maguires was a nom-de-plume for the pop star Clodagh Rodgers, who was joined on the record by her sister Lavinia and brother Louis. In 1973 Swedish singer Siv Inger Svensson published a German cover version of the song and her single was called Ich hab es gern. In 1975, the French Canadian singer Claude Valade recorded Top of the World in French Au bout du monde, the song was part of her album «Collection Country» released by London-Deram. It was covered by Ami Aspelund in Finnish as Tänään Huipulla, mark OConnor did an acoustic guitar and mandolin version of the song on his 1979 album Markology. The Gilman Street punk band Stikky recorded a cover containing only the chorus, in 1990, Belgian singer Dana Winner covered the song as Op het dak van de wereld. In 1992, The Sugarcubes, with Björk as lead singer, the song was included as a B-side on the single for Walkabout, the second single from the album Stick Around for Joy. Shonen Knifes cover appeared on the 1994 tribute album If I Were a Carpenter, the Québécois singer Bourbon Gautier recorded a Quebec French cover in 2006 titled Au bout du monde on the album Quand le Country dit bonjour. Released by AMP Records, with lyrics by Christine Charbonneau, in 2006, a bossa nova version of the song was performed by Naomi & Goro and appeared on their album titled. Mona Gustafsson recorded the song on her 2010 album Countrypärlor, a Cantonese Christian song by the name of 冰天的太陽 was written using the melody of the song. Rose Chung and Ervinna covered the song as 我的小情人 in 1974, punk supergroup Me First and the Gimme Gimmes covered the song on their 2014 album Are We Not Men
3. Under the Boardwalk – Under the Boardwalk is a hit pop song written by Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick and recorded by The Drifters in 1964. It charted at four on the Billboard Hot 100 charts on August 22,1964. The song ranked #489 on Rolling Stones list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The lyric describes a tryst between a man and his beloved in a town, who plan to privately meet out of the sun. The instrumentation includes güiro, triangle and violins, the songs chorus is unusual in that it switches from a major to minor key. The song was set to be recorded on May 21,1964, Lewis had sung lead on most of their hits since the 1960 departure of Ben E. King, including Up on the Roof. Rather than reschedule the session to find a new frontman. The personnel on that recording included Ernie Hayes on piano, Everett Barksdale, Bill Suyker and Bob Bushnell on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, Gary Chester on drums, there are two versions of the song. The mono 45 USA released version contains the line Well be falling in love, beneath the line Well be falling in love on the stereo album version, the line Well be making love can be heard. These are two different recordings, not edits of one another, as the line on a blanket with my baby is where Ill be is sung differently in each version. The version appearing on the Drifters Golden Hits compilation is a composite of the two, using making love in the first two choruses and falling in love in the third. Because of the line making love several radio stations banned the song, under the Boardwalk has since been covered by many artists, including Bette Midler, and the Tom Tom Club. Versions by Billy Joe Royal, Bruce Willis, and Lynn Anderson all reached the Billboard charts. The song has been translated to Spanish and interpreted by the pioneer Argentine rock group Los Gatos Salvajes under the title of Bajo la rambla and it was also covered by the Argentine band Los Perros on their 1992 album Perfume y dolor. In Mexico it was covered by Los Apson Boys in 1966. It was also covered by Ana Gabriel in 1996 with a Spanish version called Fue en Un cafe using the music from Bette Midlers version of the song and she also sang the song in its original English version. Both versions are on her 1996 album Vivencias, a cover of this song by the Rolling Stones appeared on their albums. Their 1964 version was released as a single-only in Australia, South Africa and Rhodesia and it appeared on their albums 12 X5 and The Rolling Stones No.2
4. You Needed Me – You Needed Me is a song written by Randy Goodrum, who describes it as being about unconditional undeserved love. It was a one hit single in the United States in 1978 for Canadian singer Anne Murray. In 1999, Irish pop band Boyzone recorded a hit cover of the song hit number one in the UK Singles Chart. You Needed Me was first recorded by singer Anne Murray in 1978, although the song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it never topped the two Billboard charts where Murray has had the most success -- Country and Adult Contemporary. However, it spent a then-record 36 weeks on the Adult Contemporary chart, the song earned Murray the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 21st Grammy Awards, the first to be awarded to a Canadian artist. Anne Murray re-recorded the song with Shania Twain for Murrays 2007 album Duets, the song was featured in an ongoing storyline on the CBS soap Guiding Light in 1980–81, as a theme song for the characters Kelly Nelson and Morgan Richards. In 2013, the song was performed by Seth MacFarlane in character as Stewie Griffin on the Family Guy episode Chris Cross and you Needed Me was covered by Irish boy band Boyzone in 1999. It was released as the single from their album By Request. Their single reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart, beating the debut single of Spice Girl Geri Halliwell. The song received a silver disc for shipping 200,000 copies in the UK, cD1 You Needed Me Words Cant Describe Megamix, Love to Infinity CD2 You Needed Me You Needed Me Too Late Tonight You Needed Me Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
5. I've Been Everywhere – Ive Been Everywhere is a song which was written by Australian country singer Geoff Mack in 1959, and made popular by Lucky Starr in 1962. The song as originally written listed Australian towns and it was later adapted by Canadian Hank Snow for North American toponyms, by Australian singer Rolf Harris with English and Scottish toponyms, and by John Hore with New Zealand toponyms. In 1962, the song was a number-one US country hit for Hank Snow, harvey Reid also included the song in his Dreamer or Believer album. Original singer Lucky Starr released an EP called Luckys Been Everywhere, which contained four different versions, United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand, the links given above are the most famous locations with those names. Geoff Macks music publisher offered the song to Canadian-born country musician Hank Snow in 1962, Snow thought the song had potential for the Canadian and American markets, but only if the toponyms were adapted to North America. At his publishers urging, Geoff Mack consequently rewrote the song using a North American atlas supplied to him by the publisher, the North American version starts, I was totin my pack along the dusty Winnemucca road. The New Zealand version starts, Well I was hitching a ride on a winding Hokitika road, when along came a lorry. Asian version I Go Everywhere - Written and performed by Me Dow Chow Ling Dow Songer,2012 I go to Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City. Singapore version Ive Been Everywhere, lah - Written and performed by Alexander Gow and Miles McLean, I sat back in my seat, I gave her a smile, and said, Girl, Ive been everywhere on this whole damn isle. Alberta Ive Been Everywhere adapted and performed by Calgary trio, The Wine Soaked Preachers, I was totin my bag down the long and dusty One Tree Road. He said if youre going out to Bassano, aunty Jack Ive been to Wollongong, DAPTO, Wollongong. USAF Security Service A presentation of locations that were common to the USAF Security Service, Music provided by Tommy Smart, MSgt -Ret USAFSS. Compiled by Red Barthel MSgt-Ret USAFSS, Belgium Wies Willems, singer-songwriter from Vorselaar-Gent, wrote a cover in Dutch, in which he uses different places in Belgium. The song is performed by The Lost Highwayknights, Canada Stompin Tom Connors adds an extra spoken segment of locations in Ontario and a verse for locations in the Maritimes. He also substitutes Canadian cities, including Halifax and Montreal, at points in the other verses. Mike Ford, formerly a member of Moxy Früvous, did a version for his album, Canada Needs You. Fords version includes the town of Melonville, home of SCTV. Canadian comedian Rick Moranis has a version called I Aint Goin Nowhere where he sings about why he will not leave his easy chair, Canadian comedy duo MacLean & MacLean wrote a parody entitled Ive Seen Pubic Hair
6. Lynn Anderson – Lynn Rene Anderson was an American country music singer known for a string of hits throughout the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, most notably her 1970 worldwide hit Rose Garden. Andersons crossover appeal and regular exposure on national television helped her to one of the most popular. 1,18 Top 10, and more than 50 Top 40 hit singles and she was the #13 artist of the 1970s according to Joel Whitburns Billboard Hot Country Singles book and the highest ranking artist of the list not yet in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Anderson was the first female country artist to win the American Music Award, as well as the first to headline, Anderson debuted in 1966, at the age of 19, and had her first hit with Ride, Ride, Ride. After a series of Top 10 hit singles on the charts during the late 1960s. Under Columbia, she had her most successful string of hits and her signature song, Rose Garden, remains one of the biggest selling country crossover hits of all time. In addition to topping the U. S. country charts for five weeks and it also topped the charts in several countries around the globe, an unprecedented achievement at the time. CMT ranks Rose Garden at No.83 on its list of the 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music History, Anderson continued to record and remained a popular concert attraction until her death, regularly headlining major casino showrooms, performing arts centers and theaters. She was later raised in Fair Oaks, California and she was the daughter of country music songwriters Casey and Liz Anderson. Lynn Andersons great-grandfather was born in Aremark, Norway, in later life, Anderson met her Norwegian relatives through the Norwegian TV series Tore på sporet. Anderson became interested in singing at age six and she had her first success in the horse show arena in and around California, where she would eventually win a total of 700 trophies, including the California Horse Show Queen title in 1966. In her teens, she performed regularly on the television program Country Caravan. Her mother signed with RCA Victor as a music recording artist that year. While accompanying her mother to Nashville, Anderson participated in an informal sing-along in a room with country stars Merle Haggard. One of the present at the sing-along, Slim Williamson, owned Chart Records. Williamson recognized Lynn Andersons talent and invited her to record for his label and she began recording for Chart in 1966. In 1966, Lynn Anderson released her single, For Better or for Worse. Her first charting single and her release on the Chart Label, Ride, Ride, Ride
7. Angel in Your Arms – Angel in Your Arms is a song composed by Herbert Clayton Ivey, Terrence Woodford and Tom Brasfield, which was a 1977 Top Ten hit for Hot and also a Top Ten C&W1985 hit for Barbara Mandrell. Ivey played keyboards on Hots recording of Angel in Your Arms, billboard ranked it as the No.5 song for 1977. Certified a gold record for U. S. sales of one million units, Angel in Your Arms was also a hit for Hot in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. At the time of Hots success with their version, the group also recorded a Spanish-language version entitled Angel en Tus Brazos. The success of Hot with Angel in Your Arms brought an expedient cover aimed at the C&W market by Vivian Bell, a March 1977 release which failed to become a major hit with a #71 C&W peak. Angel in Your Arms subsequently served as the B-side for two releases by Lee, I Heard It on the Radio and the duet with Lobo. The Queen Emily album was released in the UK in December 2010, a Finnish rendering, Älä Kysy Kuka On Sylissäin, was recorded by Vicky for her 1978 album Tee Mulle Niin
8. Fancy (Bobbie Gentry song) – Fancy is a song written and originally performed by Bobbie Gentry in 1969. The song depicts its heroine overcoming poverty to become a successful courtesan, Gentrys personal view on the song, Other than Gentrys, the best-known version of the song was recorded in 1990 by country music artist Reba McEntire for her Rumor Has It album. McEntire had a Top Ten country hit with her cover of the song in 1991, the Southern Gothic style-song is told from the perspective of a woman named Fancy, approximately thirty-three years old, looking back to the summer she was 18. Fancys family lived in poverty — a one room, rundown shack on the outskirts of New Orleans and her mother is terminally ill and has no one to care for the baby. She encourages Fancy to be nice to the gentlemen, Fancy, soon after, Fancys mother dies and her baby sibling becomes a ward of the state. Fancy recalls her mothers parting words, Heres your one chance Fancy dont let me down and If you want out, well, its up to you. The song was a country and pop hit for Gentry in early 1970. In 1991, Reba McEntire took the song to eight on the Billboard Country charts. McEntire also produced a music video for the song, expanding on the songs storyline. McEntire has referred to the song as her signature hit. Since 1984, Reba wanted to record it but her producer at the time, when Reba changed producers to Tony Brown, she was able to record it for her 1990 album Rumor Has It. As of April 2015, the song has sold 588,000 digital copies in the United States, in 2014, a mashup of McEntires version of Fancy and Australian rapper Iggy Azaleas hit recording of the same title surfaced on the Internet. The mashup, which replaces the Charli XCX-sung chorus in Azaleas hit with the chorus from McEntires Fancy, was reviewed favorably by the country-music website TasteOfCountry. com, the music video for the song tells the story of the song itself in more detail. The video takes something of a license with the song as McEntires version of Fancy, much like McEntire herself, is a famous singer. The story of the plays out against the background accompanied by flashbacks of Fancys past with her mother. Near the end of the video, Fancy visits her mothers grave in the backyard of the shack and she tells her that she understands now and forgives her. Another strange fact about the video was it was not filmed in Louisiana, it was filmed on a cold, rainy, January day. In Stephen Kings book Duma Key, there are references to this song. It was RED. from the song
9. Honey (Bobby Goldsboro song) – Honey, also known as Honey, is a song written by Bobby Russell. He first produced it with former Kingston Trio member Bob Shane, then he gave it to American singer Bobby Goldsboro, who recorded it for his 1968 album of the same name, originally titled Pledge of Love. The songs narrator mourns his deceased lover, beginning with him looking at a tree in their garden and this single about the loss of a loved one hit No.1 the week after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. It was released as a single in the U. S. in 1968 and spent five weeks at No.1 the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, from April 7 to May 11, and three weeks atop Billboards Hot Country Singles chart. It was preceded on the Billboard Hot 100 by the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding and was followed by Archie Bell & the Drells Tighten Up. It was Goldsboros only No.1 hit on the Pop Singles and Country Singles charts, Billboard ranked the record as the No.3 song for 1968. Honey reached No.2 on the UK Singles Chart and a re-release of the single in the United Kingdom in 1975 reached No.2 again. In Australia, it spent four weeks at No.1 on the ARIA Charts, replacing The Beatles Lady Madonna, and was the No.6 song of 1968. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that the song appears on worst songs of all-time lists. In the 1970s when radio DJ Tony Blackburn was going through his divorce with his wife Tessa Wyatt, he regularly played Honey, lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
10. How Can I Unlove You – How Can I Unlove You is the name of a No.1 country hit by country music singer Lynn Anderson, released in 1971. How Can I Unlove You, was released as a single in August 1971, shortly after her previous hit, Youre My Man, peaked at No.1 on the country charts, where it spent three weeks at the top. Anderson had recently enjoyed what would ultimately be the biggest hit of her career, Rose Garden, how Can I Unlove You reached No.63 on the Pop charts, the same position as her previous No.1 country hit, Youre My Man. How Can I Unlove You was written by Joe South, who had also written Rose Garden, the song was produced by Andersons husband at the time, Glenn Sutton, who had also produced Rose Garden. A Bluegrass version of the song was recorded by Anderson for her Grammy-nominated 2004 album, The Bluegrass Sessions
11. I Love How You Love Me – I Love How You Love Me is a song written by Barry Mann and Larry Kolber. It was a 1961 Top Five hit for the pop group the Paris Sisters. Bobby Vinton had a Top Ten hit in 1968 with a cover version, the song has been recorded by many other artists over the years. The Paris Sisters recorded I Love How You Love Me at Gold Star Studios in the autumn of 1961 with Phil Spector as their producer. The song featured a recitation by lead singer Priscilla Paris. Sill says Spector must have remixed the strings on that song thirty times, then finally when the record was pressed he listened to the pressing for another two or three days before he gave it an approval. Spectors interest in the song was occasioned by its similarity to To Know Him Is to Love Him, the No.1 hit that Spectors group. However Priscilla Paris would opine, My sound was not like Annettes - she had a thin type of little girl voice. I have a heavy roque - thats a French word meaning very heavy, I think Phil fell into something he wanted to do, added extra ingredients, and ended up with something different. Kolber had written the lyrics on a restaurant napkin within five minutes, when Phil Spector discovered the song on a visit to Kirshners Aldon offices he persuaded Kirshner that the song would have more potential if rendered by a female act. Spector then recorded I Love How You Love Me with The Paris Sisters, entering the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 in October 1961, I Love How You Love Me reached No.5 that November. Bobby Vinton made a comeback in the late 1960s when producer Billy Sherrill had him remake songs which had been hits a few years previous. Vinton took his cover of I Love How You Love Me to No.9 on the Billboard Hot 100, the hit re-vitalized Vintons recording career and was certified Gold by the RIAA. Due to the success of the single, Epic Records released the album I Love How You Love Me that was also a best seller into 1969. Vinton followed up with a version of To Know Him Is to Love Him with a track entitled, luk a šíp is a cover version of the Paris Sisters song, recorded by Slovak female singer Marika Gombitová. Her version, with featuring alternate lyrics, was released on Diskotéka OPUSu 1 compilation by OPUS in 1978, Marika Gombitová - lead vocal Barry Mann - writer Larry Kolber - writer Kamil Peteraj - lyrics V. V. Systém - orchestra In the UK, the Paris Sisters version was overlooked in 1961, I Love How You Love Me was also a UK chart hit for Maureen Evans in 1964 reaching No. 34, and for Paul and Barry Ryan in 1966 at No.21, I Love How You Love Me was also a non-charting single for the Spokesmen in 1966 before being successfully revived in 1968 by Bobby Vinton
12. It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels – It Wasnt God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels is a 1952 country song written by J. D. Jay Miller, and originally recorded by Kitty Wells and it was an answer song to the Hank Thompson hit The Wild Side of Life. The song — which blamed unfaithful men for creating unfaithful women — became the first No.1 Billboard country hit for a female artist. In addition to helping establish Wells as country musics first major female star, in the late 1940s, Wells had recorded on RCA Victor, but had little success there. By 1952, she was recording on Decca Records, and recorded It Wasnt God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels at her first recording session. In The Wild Side of Life, Thompson expresses regret his bride-to-be has left him for another man whom she met in a roadhouse, stating, I didnt know that God made honky tonk angels. That song and its appeal to people who thought the world was going to hell, the rebuttal song, as it turned out, was written by Jay Miller, although it was Wells who made it a hit. – which follows the melody, but more uptempo – she cites the original song and counters that, for every woman who had been led astray. She also expresses frustration about how women are always made scapegoats for the faults in a given relationship. Refrain, It wasnt God who made honky tonk angels As you said in the words of your song, too many times married men think theyre still single And thats caused many a good girl to go wrong. Yet, Wells struck a chord with her fans, as It Wasnt God, went to number one for six weeks on Billboard magazines country charts. In topping the charts, Wells became the first woman to accomplish the feat, at least as a solo act, if all female singers are considered. Wells was at first reluctant to record the song, but eventually agreed, eventually, It Wasnt God Who Made Honky-Tonk Angels outsold Thompsons The Wild Side of Life, and launched the then little-known Wells to stardom. Years later, Wells told an interviewer she was shocked over the songs success, women never had hit records in those days. Very few of them even recorded, I couldnt believe it happened, she said. Historian Charles Wolfe noted It Wasnt God, was one of the few notable exceptions to the rule of an answer song not enjoying the same success as the original. The Wild Side of Life and It Wasnt God, guy Smiths Great Speckled Bird—popularized in 1936 by Roy Acuff. In view of the associations and Wells 1959 Great Speckled Bird recording