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Stand By Me – Mickey Gilley

Stand By Me – Mickey Gilley

Mickey Gilley is a country music legend. But he’s a pop music one-hit wonder for his 1980 crossover hit from the Urban Cowboy movie that starred John Travolta. The definitive version of “Stand By Me” is performed by Ben E. King. It’s a classic that features one of the most famous bass lines in all of rock music. Gilley’s version is a bit more sleepy, a bit more somber, a bit more boring. But that didn’t matter … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Country

I Believe in You – Don Williams

I Believe in You – Don Williams

Big Don Williams is a class act. He’s still out there strumming his guitar after five decades in the music business. In fact, he’s probably playing a small venue in middle-America tonight. With 17 number one hits on the country charts, he was deservedly inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010. But today isn’t about Don’s country hits. It’s about the one time in his career that he crossed over from the … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Country

It’s Now or Never Lyrics – John Schneider

It’s Now or Never Lyrics – John Schneider

Click to read how “It’s Now or Never” became a one-hit wonder It’s Now or Never lyrics It’s now or never; Come hold me tight. Kiss me, my darlin; be mine tonight. Tomorrow will be too late. It’s now or never; My love wont wait. When I first saw you with your smile so tender, My heart was captured; My soul surrendered. I’ve spent a life time waiting for the right time. Now that you’re near the time is here at last. It’s now or … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Country

It’s Now or Never – John Schneider

It’s Now or Never – John Schneider

TV shows are often a great launching pad into musical stardom (or vice versa). David Soul parlayed his success as Hutch from Starsky and Hutch into a massive number one hit with “Don’t Give Up on Us” in 1977. John Schneider followed Soul’s lead and turned an Elvis Presley cover of “It’s Now or Never” into a #14 hit on the Billboard Top 40 in 1981. What do Soul and Schneider have in common? Let’s explore… Blonde … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Country

Please Come to Boston Lyrics – Dave Loggins

Please Come to Boston Lyrics – Dave Loggins

Click here to read about Dave Loggins’ one-hit wonder, “Please Come to Boston” Please Come to Boston Lyrics Please come to Boston for the springtime I’m staying here with some friends and they’ve got lots of room You can sell your paintings on the sidewalk By a cafe were I hope to be working soon Please come to Boston She said “No, Won’t you come home to me.” She said “Ramblin’ boy, won’t ya settle down? Boston ain’t your kinda town There ain’t no gold and … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Country, Pop

Nobody Lyrics – Sylvia

Nobody Lyrics – Sylvia

Click here to read about Sylvia’s classic one-hit wonder “Nobody” Listen to “Nobody” Nobody Lyrics Sittin’ in a restaraunt and she walked by I seem to recall that certain look in your eye I said who’s that you said with a smile Oh it’s nobody, aww nobody Maybe that explains the last two weeks You call me up dead on your feet Working late again I ask who with You said nobody, aww nobody Well your nobody called today She hung up when I asked her name Well … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Country