Chart Position: 26

  • #450 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Written by Jimmy Webb
  • Won best male performance Grammy award
  • The LP By the Time I Get to Phoenix won Album of the year Grammy award
  • Produced by Al De Lory
  • Originally recorded by Johnny Rivers (1966)
  • The lost love Jimmy Webb wrote this song about is the same woman he wrote about in the songs ‘MacArthur Park’ and ‘The Worst That Could Happen’
  • Glen Campbell was invited to join the Beach Boys in 1965 following his helping with a tour that year, but he declined as he was set on having a solo career
  • Glen Campbell played with The Champs and worked as a Los Angeles session guitarist prior to embarking on a solo career
  • Glen Campbell played guitar on the Johnny Rivers original
  • Also recorded by Floyd Cramer (1967), Bobby Goldsboro (1968), Frankie Valli (1968), Tommy Motolla w/Groovies (1968), Ray Conniff & Singers (1968), Henson Cargill (1968), Burl Ives (1968), Ace Cannon (1968), Main Attraction (1968), O.C. Smith (1968), Dean Martin (1968), Frank Sinatra (1968), Vikki Carr (1968), Roger Miller (1968), Larry Carlton (1968), Jim Nabors (1968), Johnny Mathis (1968), Andy Williams (1968), Marty Robbins (1968), Classics IV (1968), Eddy Arnold (1968), Conway Twitty (1968), Joe Tex (1968), Erma Franklin (1969), Ray Price (1969), Claude Francois (1969), Mad Lads (1969), Isaac Hayes (1969), Young-Holt Unlimited (1969), Mantovani (1969), Nancy Wilson (1969), Mongo Santamaria (1970), Wanda Jackson (1970), Ventures (1970), Escorts (1973), Susannah McCorkle (1986), Reba (1995), Thelma Houston (2007), Maureen McGovern (2008) and many more

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