Top 10 Bellamy Brothers Songs

The Bellamy Brothers Songs

When most music fans from the 1970s hear the name the Bellamy Brothers, they are instantly reminded of the group’s number one single from 1976 entitled “Let Your Love Flow.” The song was a huge crossover hit. Not bad for a band’s debut single. What’s even more impressive is the The Bellamy Brothers would release eighty four more singles throughout their musical career. And the group is still going strong. The Bellamy Brothers consist of David Milton Bellamy and Homer Howard Bellamy. The two musicians formed The Bellamy Brothers out of Florida in the 1970s. Not only would they achieve great success in the United States, the duo would be celebrated around the world scoring hit singles and albums in multiple countries.

Picking only 10 Bellamy Brothers songs in an article is no easy feat considering the amount of material they have released over the past forty seven years. Nonetheless, we believe that these lists serve as basically an introduction to a group and their music as we try to spread out our picks throughout a band’s career in offering a nice glimpse of what a band has achieved artistically.

# 10 – Let Your Love Flow

We open up our top 10 Bellamy Brothers songs list with the groups jubilant debut single entitled “Let Your Love Flow.” Why not start out with band’s first big hit. Those guitar riffs at the beginning of the song jump right out at you. Yet it’s as soon as the vocals start that you know this is a very special song. This one will bring you back. The song was released on the album also entitled Let Your Love Flow. It was the first single released from the album. The album was released in 1976. The song was a monster hit on the US Billboard Top 10 hitting number one. “Let Your Love Flow,” also hit number one in Canada, Germany and Switzerland. “Let Your Love Flow,” was composed by Larry E. Williams.

The Bellamy Brothers had a southern sound but not as heavy as southern rock bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd or The Allman Brothers Band. The group actually seemed to fall somewhere between The Marshall Tucker Band and Firefall or Poco. The mid to late 1970s found many bands crossing geres in southern rock, county and pop music. The success of “Let You Love Flow,” is a shining example of that acceptance by a mass cultural audience.

# 9 – “I Could Be Persuaded

Continuing with our top 10 Bellamy Brothers songs list we take a listen to the great song entitled “I Could Be Persuaded.” We thought it would be cool to jump from the group’s first top 10 hit to their final top 10 hit. Although they released many more singles after “I Could Be Persuaded,” the song would stand as they last to break into the top 10 of both the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts and the Canada Country Tracks charts. The song was released on the album entitled Reality Check. The album was released in 1990. “I Could Be Persuaded,” was composed by David Bellamy, Howard Bellamy and Don Schlitz. Something about this song reminds me of the old standard “I Only Wanna Be With You.”

# 8 – “When I’m Away from You

In the number eight spot on our top 10 Bellamy Brothers songs  list we present the song entitled “When I’m Away from You.” The song was released on the album entitled Strong Weakness. The album was released in 1983. It was the second single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number one. “When I’m Away from You” was also recorded by Kim Carnes.  The song “When I’m Away from You” was composed by Frankie Miller.

# 7 – Big Love

In the number seven position on our top 10 Bellamy Brothers songs list is the song entitled “Big Love.” This is one of those songs that you know your going to love right from the opening chords. It’s a great mid tempo grooving song with sensational chord changes and a breathtaking melody. They hit a big time home run on the chorus. The song was released on the album entitled Rebels Without a Clue. The album was released in 1989. It was the second single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number five. The song was composed by David Bellamy.

# 6 – “Crazy from the Heart

Landing in the number six spot on our top 10 Bellamy Brothers songs list we present the song “Crazy From The Heart.” The song was released on the album also entitled Crazy From The Heart. The album was released in 1987  It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number three. The song was composed by David Bellamy and Don Schlitz.

# 5 – I Need More of You

At the halfway point on our top 10 Bellamy Brothers songs list is the song entitled “I Need More of You.”  The song was issued on the album entitled The album was released in. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts, peaking at number   The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Country Airplay Charts, reaching number  The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number  The song also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts rising all the way to number The song was composed by

# 4 – Old Hippie

At the number four spot on our top 10 Bellamy Brothers songs list we present the song entitled Old Hippie. It appears on their 1985 album Howard & David, and the song paints a portrait of a 1960s hippie dealing with the changing world of the 1980s. Its lyrics reflect on themes of aging, cultural change, and nostalgia, encapsulating the feeling of a generation that believed it could change the world and is now coming to terms with the realities of life as they grow older.

# 3 – “Too Much is Not Enough

Well this one will get you up and dancing. Moving along on our top 10 Bellamy Brothers songs list we present the spirited song entitled  “Too Much is Not Enough.” The song was released in collaboration with  The Forester Sisters. The song was released on the album entitled Country Rap. The album was released in 1986. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a monster hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number one. “Too Much is Not Enough.” also hit number one on the Canadian Country Music Charts. The song was composed by David Bellamy and
Ron Taylor.

# 2 – “Sugar Daddy

Just of the top spot on our top 10 Bellamy Brothers songs list we celebrate the wonderful song entitled “Sugar Daddy.”  Yeah this one does sound a little like “The Green Green Grass of Home.” The song was released on the album entitled You Could Get Crazy.  The album was released in 1980. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a number one hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts. The song also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts rising all the way to number two. The song was composed by David Bellamy

# 1 – “If I Said You Have a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me”

We wrap up our top 10 Bellamy Brothers songs list with the song entitled “If I Said You Have a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me” The group sounds. a little bit like Jimmy Buffet on this one. The song “If I Said You Have a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me would wind up being one of the group’s most sucssful songs on the charts. It may not have been as popular as “Let My Love Flow,” over time, but when it was first released it went straight to number one on both the  US Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts. The song was released on the album entitled The Two and Only. The album was released in 1979. “If I Said You Have a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me was composed by David Bellamy.

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