5 Greatest Glen Campbell Songs
Captain and Tennille with Glen Campbell - Phoenix Rising - The Glen Campbell Archives / Youtube
Glen Campbell was a multitalented artist who had a lot of things going on in his life. While he may be known as a host for CBS’s The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour in 1969-1972, it was music that he found himself in familiar territory. His touch of right country and pop songs were the reason why he became one of the legends of the music scene, generating a lot of nominations and winning multiple awards. Below are his 5 greatest songs.
“Gentle on My Mind” – Gentle On My Mind (1967)
While a lot of prominent artists did their own versions of this song, it was with Campbell that the record got its mainstream success. With Campbell’s version, it was used as a theme for his own television show.
“Rhinestone Cowboy” – Rhinestone Cowboy (1975)
By the mid-70s, Glen Campbell was already a household name, making a lot of fantastic songs, with television and movie appearances. “Rhinestone Cowboy” seemed to be a magnificent song, his signature one.
“By The Time I Get To Phoenix” – By the Time I Get to Phoenix (1967)
By the late 60s, Campbell had finally become a well-known artist helping other prominent stars like Frank Sinatra and the Beach Boys. He had his chance when he covered this heartbreaking Jimmy Webb-penned song, “By The Time I Get to Phoenix.”
“Wichita Lineman” – Wichita Lineman (1968)
It seemed like Jimmy Webb and Glen Campbell’s professional relationship is nurturing at this point, so Webb wrote this song specifically with the singer in mind. The result? A masterpiece.
“Southern Nights” – Southern Nights (1977)
One of Campbell’s proudest moments, “Southern Nights” carves a moment of childhood reminiscence, much like how Allen Toussaint has written it. It was one of Glen’s greatest hits ever, and still is.