To commemorate the works of art of the “High Priest of Country Music” Conway Twitty, let’s all lend our ears and listen to four of his number one singles that placed on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1972. The song will not just pay respect to his achievements and contributions but also remember the precious time we had with him. Indeed, these songs will bring his existence as we ponder to his most celebrated songs.
All in all, Conway had placed a total of fifty-five number one songs on the country charts. It made history as he’s the only the country artist to reach the highest number of top charting singles. Not until George Strait bested the accomplishment. Nevertheless, Conway is still one of a kind and one of the world’s greatest performers of all time.
I Can’t See Me Without You…
Conway himself wrote the words and lyrics of “I Can’t See Me Without You.” It was released in November 1971 under his album of the same name. In addition, the song placed at No.4 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Meanwhile, it placed at No.1 on the Canadian RPM Country Track.
I Can’t Stop Loving You…
Don Gibson was the songwriter behind the words and lyrics of “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” Also, he initially recorded the song in 1958. There were numerous artists from inside and outside of the country music scene who recorded their own version of the song.
Conway recorded the song under the same name album. He placed the song at No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It proved, however, borrowed or original, Conway can top a song on the country charts.
Lost Her Love On Our Last Date…
It was initially a 1960 instrumental written by Floyd Cramer. Conway recorded his rendition in 1972 with words and lyrics written himself. It then became his 17th No.1 song on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
She Needs Someone To Hold Her When She Cries…
Raymond Smith was the songwriter behind the words and lyrics of the song. It was released in November 1972 under his album “She Needs Someone To Hold Her.” The song was Conway’s 9th No.1 song on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
In 1958, Conway scored his very first No.1 single on the music charts entitled “It’s Only Make Believe.” The song was written both by Conway and his drummer Jack Nance. The single took nearly one year to top the Billboard pop music in the United States and other parts of the world. However, the single topped the charts in 22 parts of the world with an estimated sale of eight million copies. Soon after the skyrocket of his first hit, he became more and more popular, and many people have started to recognize his talent.
After eight years of performing rock and roll and in the dance clubs, Conway was struck by a sudden change. A change that made his career more powerful and made his life better. One night, on a stage in Summer’s Point, New Jersey, Conway glanced at a room full of people he didn’t know. He then realized, his time and days of providing music for sweaty teens or youngsters were over. Driven by motivation and the perspective of change, Conway embarked on the most significant country career in history.
Owen Bradley signed Conway to MCA/Decca in 1965. With this, Conway released various singles. In 1968, he scored his very first No.1 country single which was “Next In Line.” He then began producing and recording undefeated singles and memorable songs.
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