“I’d Love to Lay You Down” was respectfully declined by Johnny Duncan when it was offered to him. However, Conway Twitty, without having a second thought, accepted the song and placed it at the No.1 spot on the country charts. It became the “The High Priest of Country Music’s” 24th number one single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Not to mention, Conway Twitty’s style genuinely complemented the song’s words, lyrics, and harmony. Perhaps, it’s the reason it became a massive success.
At that time of decline, Johnny McRae, the writer, immediately thought of Conway Twitty. He was assertive that the legend would never drop the song. Also, he was sure that the song would skyrocket. And yes, he was right for it became a massive single in the 80’s.
I’d Love to Lay You Down…
“I’d Love to Lay You Down” was specially made for Johnny Duncan. But as mentioned above, he rejected the song. Then, it was pitched to Conway Twitty. Fortunately, the song placed at a No.1 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart on March 29, 1980.
Moreover, Conway Twitty released “I’d Love to Lay You Down” on January 14, 1980. It was part of his album “Heart and Soul.” Johnny McRae wrote the words and lyrics of the said single.
Conway Twitty ’s treatment of “I’d Love To Lay You Down” features an extremely unusual series of crucial changes. The song progressively lowers in key instead of the musical standard of changing keys upwards.
In the course of Conway Twitty’s career, he has proven his difference among the other great artists in the history of music. His triumph as a singer, songwriter, producer, recording artist and entertainer sets him to be the ultimate legend of all time. Conway Twitty’s accomplishments such as the 55 No.1 singles, sold out concerts and performances, numerous awards, and his story is undeniably one of a kind. He, indeed, is a legend.
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