Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Number 839 - J D Souther

Number 839

J D Souther

"You're Only Lonely"


Genre:Soft Rock

J D Souther, is one man you never hear much about. Here's some things you may have not known....
"After moving to Los Angeles in the late sixties, he met a young guitarist from Detroit named Glenn Frey. They bonded over their Detroit roots and a common love of country and R&B music. In short order, they began working together while sharing a small apartment in L.A.'s Echo Park area (their downstairs neighbor was Jackson Browne with whom both Souther and Frey would collaborate on numerous projects)"
"Souther is probably best known in his songwriting capacity, having co-written some of the biggest hits for The Eagles, including "Best of My Love", "Victim of Love", "Heartache Tonight", and "New Kid in Town". He also wrote songs for ex-girlfriend Linda Ronstadt, who once had The Eagles as her backing band ("Faithless Love"), and recorded several hits with her ("If You Have Crying Eyes", "Prisoner in Disguise" etc.)He also sang vocals on Bonnie Raitt's 1977 song, "Home", off her album Sweet Forgiveness."
"His biggest hit as a solo artist was his 1979 Orbison-influenced song "You're Only Lonely" from the album of the same name, which reached the top 10 of the Billboard charts. A collaboration with James Taylor called "Her Town Too" from Taylor's Dad Loves His Work album, reached number 11 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart."
"He was a contributor on the Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night 1987 concert and video, and sang The Platters' "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" in the 1989 movie Always.
As an
actor, he has played several roles including John Dunaway in the (1989–1990) third season of the television drama thirtysomething and Ted in the film Postcards from the Edge (1990)."
For The Eagles see Number 509
For Linda Ronstadt see Number 665
For James Taylor see Number 820
For Roy Orbison see Number 969
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (I am afraid not) and the Album ranked at Number (And dont be expecting The Eagles to make it either southern man)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 62 out of 108

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