When I was a kid, I don't know how I found the CD, but "America's Greatest Hits History" was always playing in my car. Even when I was younger (I was born in the 80s), I always liked rock music. And, there was always something about the band "America" that I really, really, liked. Maybe it was the lyrics, or, maybe it was the soothing sounds--either way, America is a great band in my eyes. The band was originally made up of Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek. And, they definitely had some unforgettable hits over the years. So, today, I would like to share with you my Top 5 Favorite America Songs.
This song is back from 1974 and can be found on their "Holiday" album. According to Wikipedia, ""Tin Man" became the band's fourth top-ten hit in the US, spending three weeks at number four on the Billboard pop chart in November 1974." I really like the lyrics in this song--"Oz never did give nothin' to the Tin Man, that he didn't already have."
This song has such a soothing and calm sound. And, it has a great beat and melody. Great stuff. The lyrics are great, too. "Wake up from an elusive dream. You've got to change the scene. It's getting so hard to see the end."
This song is from their fifth album and was released in 1975. According to Wikipedia, "It was their second single to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, remaining in the top position for just one week."
One of their most recognizable songs, America released this song in 1972. According to Wikipedia, "The song has also been ridiculed for its banal, oddly phrased lyrics, including "The heat was hot"; "There were plants, and birds, and rocks, and things"; and "'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain." Yes, there's definitely some interesting lyrics in this song, but, that's what makes the song so great.
And, here it is at number one--my favorite America song is Lonely People. This song was also on America's "Holiday" album, like Tin Man. According to Wikipedia, ""Lonely People" is a song written by the husband-and-wife team of Dan and Catherine Peek."