Mickey Gilley’s Greatest Hits – Billboard


Mickey Gilley, the piano-playing crooner who grew up along with his cousins Jerry Lee Lewis and Reverend Jimmy Swaggart, handed away Might 7 at age 86 in Branson, Mo.

Between 1968 and 1989, Gilley posted 46 entries on Billboard’s Sizzling Nation Songs chart, which included 17 No. 1s amongst 34 prime 10s. He additionally posted 27 entries on High Nation Albums, encompassing 10 prime 10s. Two LPs hit No. 1: 1974’s Room Filled with Roses and Metropolis Lights, which reached the top in 1975.

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Gilley, who was born in Natchez, Miss., on March 9, 1936, hit the highest of Sizzling Nation Songs along with his first of 17 leaders in June 1974, when “Room Filled with Roses” led for per week. His closing journey to the penthouse was additionally his solely collaboration to hit No. 1: 1983’s “Paradise Tonight,” with Charley McClain.

Gilley was on the peak of his profession in 1980 when the movie City Cowboy was launched. A lot of the film, starring John Travolta and Debra Winger and that includes Gilley, was shot at Gilley’s, the big honky-tonk in Pasadena, Texas, which the singer opened in 1972. The membership’s prized possession was the mechanical bull, which Travolta’s character “Bud” rode quite a few instances. (Sadly, the membership burned down in an arson fireplace in 1990.)

The City Cowboy soundtrack remained at No. 1 on High Nation Albums for eight weeks starting in August 1980 and peaked at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard 200 in September 1980 throughout a 53-week run.

Additionally from the film soundtrack was Gilley’s model of Sam Cooke’s “Stand by Me,” which topped Sizzling Nation Songs. It climbed to No. 22 on the Sizzling 100 in August 1980, turning into Gilley’s lone hit on the all-format survey.

Gilley’s final look on Sizzling Nation Songs was in 1989 when “There I Stated It Once more” reached No. 53 that August.

The next is a listing of Mickey Gilley’s 20 largest Billboard hits listed by rank, title, peak place and peak date.

Mickey Gilley’s Greatest Billboard Hits
1. “She’s Pulling Me Again Once more,” No. 1 (1 week), 4/30/1977
2. “I Ignored an Orchid,” No. 1 (1 week), 11/2/1974
3. “Window Up Above,” No. 1 (1 week), 6/7/1975
4. “Lonely Nights,” No. 1 (1 week),2/6/1982
5. “Paradise Tonight” with Charly McClain, No. 1 (1 week), 10/15/1983
6. “True Love Methods,” No. 1 (1 week), 7/19/1980
7. “Tears of the Lonely,” No. 3, 6/12/1982
8. “Don’t the Ladies All Get Prettier at Closing Time,” No. 1 (1 week), 5/1/1976
9. “Convey It On Dwelling to Me,” No. 1 (1 week), 8/21/1976
10. “That’s All That Issues to Me,” No. 1 (1 week), 12/20/1980
11. “A Headache Tomorrow (Or a Heartache Tonight),” No. 1 (1 week), 4/25/1981
12. “You Don’t Know Me,” No. 1 (1 week), 9/19/1981
13. “Idiot for Your Love,” No. 1 (1 week), 6/25/1983
14. “Room Filled with Roses,” No. 1 (1 week), 6/29/1974
15. “Stand by Me,” No. 1 (1 week), 8/9/1980
16. “Speak to Me,” No. 1 (1 week), 1/29/1983
17. “Metropolis Lights,” No. 1 (1 week), 2/1/1975
18. “Put Your Desires Away,” No. 1 (1 week), 10/2/1982
19. “Doo-Wah Days,” No. 6, 10/25/1986
20. “You’ve Actually Obtained a Maintain on Me,” No. 2, 3/31/1984

Mickey Gilley’s Greatest Billboard Hits rating relies on weekly efficiency on Billboard‘s weekly Sizzling Nation Songs chart. Songs are ranked based mostly on an inverse level system, with weeks at No. 1 incomes the best worth and weeks at decrease spots incomes the least. Because of modifications in chart methodology over time, eras are weighted in another way to account for chart turnover charges over numerous intervals.





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Mickey Gilley, the piano-playing crooner who grew up along with his cousins Jerry Lee Lewis and Reverend Jimmy Swaggart, handed away Might 7 at age 86 in Branson, Mo. Between 1968 and 1989, Gilley posted 46 entries on Billboard’s Sizzling Nation Songs chart, which included 17 No. 1s amongst 34 prime 10s. He additionally posted…

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