Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hits List: Roberta Flack

Roberta put together some great music, and has the distinction of being the first recording artist in history to capture back-to-back Grammy Awards for Record of the Year.  Here is her complete Hits List*:

1969:  "Compared To What"
1970:  "How Many Wings" (with Les McCann)
           "Reverend Lee"
1971:  "Do What You Gotta' Do"
           "You've Got A Friend" (with Donny Hathaway--#29, #8 R&B, #36 Easy Listening, #82 Canada)
           "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (with Donny Hathaway--#71, #30 R&B)
1972:  "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" (#76, #38 R&B, #15 EL)
           "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (#1, #4 R&B, #1 EL, #14 U.K., #1 Canada, #1 Australia)
           "Where Is The Love" (with Donny Hathaway-_#5, #1 R&B, #1 EL, #29 U.K., #35 Canada, #55 Australia)

1973:  "Killing Me Softly With His Song" (#1, #2 R&B, #2 EL, #6 U.K., #1 Canada, #1 Australia)
           "Jesse" (#30, #19 R&B, #3 EL, #23 Canada, #36 Australia)
1974:  "Feel Like Makin' Love" (#1, #1 R&B, #1 EL, #34 U.K., #1 Canada, #13 Australia)
1975:  "Feelin' That Glow (#76, #25 R&B, #38 EL, #79 Canada)
1977:  "25th Of Last December" (#52 R&B, #28 EL, #79 Canada)

1978:  "The Closer I Get To You" (with Donny Hathaway--#2, #1 R&B, #3 EL, #42 U.K., #1 Canada)
           "If Ever I See You Again" (#24, #37 R&B, #1 Adult Contemporary, #26 Canada)
           "When It's Over" (#82 R&B)
1979:  "You Are Everything" (#98 R&B)
1980:  "You Are My Heaven" (with Donny Hathaway--#47, #8 R&B, #46 AC)
            "Back Together Again" (with Donny Hathaway--#56, #8 R&B, #3 U.K.)
            "Don't Make Me Wait Too Long" (#67 R&B, #44 U.K.)
            "Make The World Stand Still" (with Peabo Bryson--#13 R&B)

1981:  "Love Is A Waiting Game" (with Peabo Bryson--#46 R&B)
           "You Stopped Loving Me" (#32 R&B)
           "Lovin' You (Is Such An Easy Thang (sp) To Do)"
1982:  "Making Love" (#13, #29 R&B, #7 AC, #43 Canada, #63 Australia)
            "In The Name Of Love" (#80 R&B, #24 AC)

1983:  "Our Love Will Stop The World" (with Eric Mercury--#65 R&B)
           "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love" (With Peabo Bryson--#16, #5 R&B, #4 AC, #2 U.K., #4 Canada, #10 Australia)--underrated.
            "Maybe" (with Peabo Bryson--#68 R&B)
            "You're Lookin' Like Love To Me" (with Peabo Bryson--#58, #41 R&B, #5 AC)
            "Heaven Above Me" (with Peabo Bryson--#84 U.K.)
1984:  "I Just Came Here To Dance" (with Peabo Bryson (#15 AC)
           "If I'm Still Around Tomorrow" (with Sadao Watanabe (#79 R&B, #31 AC)
1986:  "We Shall Overcome"
1988:  "Oasis" (#1 R&B, #13 AC)
1989:  "Uh-Uh Ooh Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes)" (#37 R&B, #72 U.K.)
           "Shock To My System"
1991:  "Set THe Night To Music" (with Maxi Priest--#6, #45 R&B, #2 AC, #9 Canada)
1992:  "You Make Me Feel Brand New" (#50 R&B)
1994:  "It Might Be You"
1996:  "Killing Me Softly With His Song" (remix)
1997:  "The Christmas Song"
2010:  "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (re-release--#47 U.K.)
2011:  "We Can Work It Out"

That's 15 career hits for Flack, with six reaching the Top 10 and three great #1's.  On the Adult chart, she had 21 hits, with 11 going Top 10 and four #1 songs.               
 

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