Today, we are celebrating country singer Eddie Rabbitt’s supposed 77th birthday. We are listing his top five best songs of all time. But, before that, we are going to take a look at who Rabbitt was before he became one of country music’s best artists.
Eddie Rabbit’s Inspiration
Eddie Rabbitt’s love for music was from his father, Thomas Micheal Rabbitt. Thomas was a fiddle and accordion player. He usually performs at the New York City dance hall. Inspired by his father, Eddie learned to play the guitar by the age of twelve.
As a Songwriter
When Rabbit moved to Nashville, he worked as a songwriter. His biggest break came when we wrote “Kentucky Rain” in 1969. The song was recorded by Elvis Presley. Since then, Eddie has been receiving recognition for his talent.
The Best Songs
Eddie worked with many artists in and outside of country music. He wrote more than a dozen songs, released a total of fifteen studio albums, and charted a total of forty-seven singles on Billboard. But here in our list, we only included five of his best songs.
“You and I”
“I Love a Rainy Night”
This catchy song that will get stuck in your head for weeks earned Rabbit his seventh number one song on the country chart. In addition, Eddie scored his first number one song on the Billboard Hot 100.
This five-minute written song gave Eddie another number one on the chart. It was one of the singles in his fifth studio album Loveline. BMI named Eddie’s single as Song of the Year.
“Drinkin’ My Baby (Off My Mind)”
Eddie scored his first number one on the country chart with his single “Drinkin’ My Baby (Off My Mind).” Eddie Rabbitt and Even Stevens wrote the song in 1976. This was the lead single on his second studio album Rocky Mountain Music.
“The Best Year of My Life”
Last on our list is Eddie Rabbitt’s thirteenth number one single on the chart. This is another collaboration between Even Stevens and Rabbitt. They wrote the song in 1984. “The Best Year of My Life” was part of Rabbit’s same-titled studio album.
There you have it, the best songs of Eddie Rabbitt. We hope you enjoyed his songs as much as we did.