Sunday, March 25, 2012

TOP FIVE GREATEST HITS FROM KENNY ROGERS

Do you love Country oldies? If yes, then i bet you know who Reba McEntire, Patsy Cline , Loretta Lynn , Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and John Denver are. Well, I'm a certified fan and I'm going to share five songs from one of my favorite Country singers ~ Kenny Rogers.
Though Kenny Rogers is not considered purely as a Country artist knowing that he did some crossovers to some music genres including Pop.
Anyway, feel free to listen to some of his greatest hits.

TOP FIVE GREATEST HITS FROM KENNY ROGERS



TOP 5 GREATEST HIT FROM KENNY ROGERS
"LADY"


The song was written and produced by Lionel Richie, recorded in 1980, and ranks among Kenny Rogers's biggest hits. "Lady," according to music historian Fred Bronson, would prove to be an important record for both Richie and Rogers. It became the first record of the 1980s to chart on all four of Billboard magazine's singles charts - country, Hot 100, adult contemporary and Top Black Singles.As a country entry, "Lady" was Rogers' 10th chart-topping hit in a career that saw him collect 20 No. 1 songs between 1977 and 2000.

TOP 4 GREATEST HIT FROM KENNY ROGERS
"THE GAMBLER"


"The Gambler" is the title of a song written by Don Schlitz and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in November 1978 as the title track from his album The Gambler which won him the Grammy award for best male country vocal performance in 1980. The song itself tells the story of a late-night meeting on a train "bound for nowhere" between Rogers (as narrator) and an unnamed old man who is the gambler. The gambler tells Rogers that he can tell Rogers is down on his luck ("out of aces") by the look in his eyes and offers him advice in exchange for the last swallow of whisky Rogers has.

TOP 3 GREATEST HIT FROM KENNY ROGERS
"SHE BELIEVES IN ME"


"She Believes In Me" is the title of a song written by Steve Gibb and recorded by American country music singer Kenny Rogers on his 1978 album The Gambler.Rogers was reaching the peak of his career at this time, and "She Believes In Me" became one of his biggest crossover hits in the late spring of 1979, reaching number one on the Billboard Country Singles chart. "She Believes in Me" also peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart, and number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

TOP 2 GREATEST HIT FROM KENNY ROGERS
"LUCILLE"


It was released in January 1977 as the second and final single from the album Kenny Rogers. The song is about a man in a bar that meets a woman who has left her husband. It became Rogers' first major hit as a solo artist after leaving the successful Country/Rock group The First Edition the previous year. The song, told by the narrator (Rogers), tells the story of a man in a bar in Toledo, Ohio, who soon curiously acquaints himself with a downhearted married woman, named Lucille. When the drinks take their effect on her, she admits an unhappiness in life and vies for change and adventure. Her husband now on the scene (first observed by the narrator in a mirror and described as a mountain with big calloused hands) approaches her and the intimidated narrator. The brokenhearted husband, starting to shake, scorns her for her inconvenient timing in abandoning him "with four hungry children and a crop in the field" and expresses his culminating unhealed hurt. After the distraught husband leaves them, the determined narrator and married woman eventually make their way to a hotel room. Now all alone, the beautiful woman comes to the narrator and is blindsided by his odd, sudden change of heart. His reluctance giving way to those recurring haunting words that her husband pitifully told her.

THE GREATEST HIT FROM KENNY ROGERS
"THROUGH THE YEARS"


"Through the Years" is the title of a song written by Steve Dorff and New York native Marty Panzer, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. Included on Rogers' 1981 Share Your Love album, "Through the Years" reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1982, remaining in the Top 40 for eleven weeks and went to number one on the adult contemporary chart, becoming Rogers' fifth single to top this chart. The song peaked at number five on the country chart. Rogers credited "Through the Years" as being one of his career songs. The song looks back at a relationship "Through The Years" and mentions the ups and downs, but the singer proclaims to his loved one: I'm so glad I stayed right here with you / Through the years.

Search This Blog

Loading...