Thursday, November 10, 2011

B. J. Thomas • The 70s

B. J. Thomas
B. J. Thomas

A few weeks ago, I posted about B.J. Thomas' hits from the 1960s, including Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, Hooked On A Feeling, and I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry. Well, B.J.'s career didn't end in 1969, that is for sure. In fact, it was in 1970 that he had one of the more memorable songs, Which made it to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. I Just Can't Help Believing was written by music legends Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.

1972 Rock And Roll Lullaby went to #15 on the Billboard Hot 100, and Thomas' third #1 on the Easy Listening chart. Once again, it was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.

And in what became his last trip to the top of the charts, (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song made it to #1 in 1975. It also made it to #1 on the Country chart, and the Easy Listening chart, too. It also can be said to have the longest title of a #1 song in the history of the Billboard charts. And the Country feel of the song paved the way for Thomas to move in that direction, singing Country.

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