Top 10 Everly Brothers Songs Decade By Decade

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As we began to compose this Top 10 Everly Brothers songs list we quickly realized that choosing only ten songs from a musical act that has released seventy five singles throughout their career would be an impossible task. We faced the same challenge when we attempted to write top 10 songs lists for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits. With the exception of The Beatles we wound up composing seperate Top 10 lists by decade for each of those artists in separate articles. With The Beatles we seperated their top 10 lists by years because the group was so affluent in such a short time period.

With The Everly Brothers we have decided to create top 10 songs lists for each decade they released music. The differences between our Everly Brothers songs list and the other bands is that we are going to place The top 10 Everly Brothers songs list decade by decade in one article.

The Everly Brothers released their first single for Columbia records in 1956 entitled “Keep A lovin.” The single did not chart. Columbia Records dropped the Everly Brothers soon after. It was a move Columbia Records would soon regret. In 1957, The Everly Brothers signed with Cadence Records and recorded a song entitled, By Bye Love,” written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant. The song sold one million copies and reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The fabulous career of The Everly Brothers had begun.

Top 10 Everly Brothers songs of the 1950s

 

# 10 – Take A Message To Mary

We open our Top 10 Everly Brothers songs list was a song from the album The Fabulous Style of The Everly Brothers. The album was released in 1959.

# 9 – Should We Tell Him

From the Everly Brothers debut album The Everly Brothers released in 1958.

# 8 – Roving Gambler

From the album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. The album was released in 1958. It was an album that consisted entirely of cover songs.

# 7 – Till I Kissed You

From the album The Fabulous Style of The Everly Brothers. The album was released in 1959.

# 6 – Problems

Problems was a non album single that was originally released on the album The Everly Brothers’ Best. The song reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 17 on the Billboard Country charts in 1958.

# 5 – Maybe Tomorrow

From the Everly Brothers debut album The Everly Brothers released in 1958. The song was the B Side to “Wake Up Little Susie.”

# 4 – Bird Dog

The great song “Bird Dog,” was written by Boudleaux Bryant. The songs was released in 1958 as a single and reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also hit number one on the Billboard Country Music Charts.

# 3 – Bye Bye Love

From the Everly Brothers debut album The Everly Brothers released in 1958.

# 2 – All I Have To Do Is Dream

The song was written by Boudleaux Bryant. “All I have To Do is Dream,” was released in 1958. The song hit number one on three Billboard Music Charts including the top 100 Billboard pop, country and R&B charts.

# 1 – Wake Up Little Susie

From the Everly Brothers debut album The Everly Brothers released in 1958.

Top 10 Everly Brothers songs of the 1960s

 

# 10 – Temptation

From The Everly Brothers album The Golden Hits of The Everly Brothers released in 1961. The song hit number twenty seven on the Billboard Hot 100.

# 9 – So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)

Released on The Everly Brothers album entitled It’s Everly Time. The album was released in 1960. The song hit number seven on the Billboard Hot 100.

# 8 – Don’t Blame Me

From The Everly Brothers album Both Sides of an Evening released in 1961. The song hit number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100.

# 7 – Gone Gone Gone

From The Everly Brothers album Gone Gone Gone released in 1964.

# 6 – Bowling Green

Released on The Everly Brothers album entitled The Everly Brothers Sing in 1967.

# 5 – Let It Be Me

This great Everly Brothers song was released on the album entitled The Fabulous Style of The Everly Brothers. The great album was issued in 1960. 

# 4 – When Will I Be Loved

Released on The Everly Brothers album entitled The Fabulous Style of The Everly Brothers. The album was released in 1960. The song hit number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100.

# 3 – Crying In The Rain

This great Everly Brothers song was released on the album entitled in The Golden Hits of The Everly Brothers in 1962. The song hit number six on the US Billboard Hot 100.

# 2 –That’s Old Fashioned (That’s the Way Love Should Be)

Released on The Everly Brothers album entitled The Golden Hits of The Everly Brothers in 1962. The song hit number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100.

# 1 – Cathy’s Clown

The song was released in 1960 on the album A Date with The Everly Brothers.  The song hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Top 10 Everly Brothers songs from the 1970s to 1998

The Everly Brothers did not release much music after the 1970’s so we combined the latter part of their career into one list. Phil and Don Everly did release solo albums, but this list only looks at the material the two of them recorded together as The Everly Brothers.

# 10 – Cold

“Cold,” was the final song recorded by the Everly Brothers. The song was written by Jim Steinman of Meat Loaf fame and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The song was released in 1998. It was written for  the musical Whistle Down the Wind. 

# 9 – Don’t Worry Baby

“Don’t Worry Baby,” is a cover of the famous Beach Boys songs. It was released on the Everly Brothers album entitled Some Hearts. The album was released in 1988.

# 8 – The First In Line

This great song was released on the EB 84 album in 1984.

# 7 – Not Fade Away

Not Fade Away is a cover of the Buddy Holly song. It was released on The Everly Brothers album Pass the Chicken & Listen. That album was released in 1972

# 6 – All We Really Want To Do

Released on the album Stories We Could Tell in 1972. It was the album’s opening track. The sing was written by Bonnie and Delaney Bramlett.

# 5 – Danger Danger

Released in the EB 84 album in 1984, The song was written by Frankie Miller.

# 4 – Green River

Released on the album Stories We Could Tell in 1972.

# 3 – Born Yesterday

The title track form the Born Yesterday album released in 1985.

# 2 – Following The Sun

This beautiful song was written by Don Everly and released on the EB 84 album in 1984.

# 1 – On the Wings of a Nightingale

The great song “On the Wings of a Nightingale” was written by Paul McCartney and recorded by The Everly Brothers for their 1984 album entitled EB 84. The song reached the number 50 position on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1984. It was the last Everly Brothers song to break the Billboard Top 100 and a fitting way to end this top 10 Everly Brothers Songs Decade by Decade article.

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