Thursday, October 11, 2018

Billboard's #1 Country Song of 1956

"Crazy Arms"
Ray Price
In a year like 1956 when you had so many legendary songs reach #1 on the Billboard country chart, this little classic spent a record 20 weeks at the top. 
#1 on the airplay, jukebox and bestsellers charts help it become Billboard's biggest county song of 1956.  The record of 20 weeks stood alone until 2013 when Florida Georgia Line matched it with "Cruise".

Friday, September 28, 2018

Original vs Elvis Remake

September 26th we celebrate the 70th birthday of the fantastic Olivia Newton-John, today its her first top 5 Billboard Hot 100 hit and first top 5 Billboard Country hit, what made this so great to listen to besides the beautiful Olivia was the bass harmony of Mike Sammes: 


April 1977 Elvis recorded his live version of this song to be released on the last album he released while still alive, "Moody Blue". 
This version was not released as an official single but has become famous for the great bass harmony of J. D. Sumner.