Friday, February 27, 2015

40 Year Itch : If He Brings You Happiness

    The ultimate country crossover, Freddy Fender's bi-lingual "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" hit #1 in the Country charts in March of 1975 and #1 on the US Hot 100 two months later. That achievement would be duplicated six times in 1975 ( with "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" by B.J. Thomas; "Rhinestone Cowboy" by Glen Campbell; "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" and the two-sided hit "I'm Sorry"/"Calypso" by John Denver; as well as "Convoy" by C.W. McCall).

  The lyrics are so simple. The sentiment is so real. An absolutely timeless classic that apparently did no business in the UK.

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