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Jim Croce Songs

Jim Croce Songs

Jim Croce Songs

Are you familiar with the song Great Balls of Fire, written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller? Harry Nilsson composed a hit of the same name. But who’s responsible for another song called "In the Midnight Hour"?

Jim Croc

James Joseph Croce (/ˈkroÊŠtʃi/; January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) was an American folk and rock singer-songwriter. Between 1966 and 1973, he released five studio albums and numerous singles. During this period, Croce took a series of odd jobs to pay bills while he continued to write, record, and perform concerts. After he formed a partnership with songwriter and guitarist Maury Muehleisen his fortunes turned in the early 1970s. His breakthrough came in 1972; his third album, You Don't Mess Around with Jim, produced three charting singles, including "Time in a Bottle", which reached No. 1 after his death. The follow-up album, Life and Times, contained the song "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown", which was the only No. 1 hit he had during his lifetime.:

Top 10 Jim Croce Song

Our Top 10 Jim Croce Songs list takes a look at a singer songwriter who enjoyed tremendous success in the early seventies. At a time when the genre of soft rock had become incredibly popular, Jim Croce landed multiple hit singles along with fellow artists such as James Taylor, Carole King, and Jackson Browne. The early 1970’s saw an abundance of artists releasing songs in the soft rock genre that balanced the line between, country, pop, easy listening and rock overtones. It could be easily argued that Jim Croce was one of the pioneers of the soft rock movement.

Jim Croce Songs Ranked – Return of Rock

James Joseph Croce (January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) was an American folk and rock singer-songwriter. Between 1966 and 1973, Croce released five studio albums and numerous singles. His first two albums were commercially unsuccessful, failing to chart or produce any hit singles. During this period, Croce took a series of odd jobs to pay bills while he continued to write, record, and perform concerts. After forming a partnership with songwriter and guitarist Maury Muehleisen his fortunes turned in the early 1970s. His breakthrough came in 1972; his third album You Don’t Mess Around with Jim produced three charting singles, including “Time in a Bottle”, which reached No. 1 after his death. The follow-up album, Life and Times, contained the song “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”, which was the only No. 1 hit he had during his lifetime. On September 20, 1973, the day before the lead single to his fifth album, I Got a Name, was released, Croce, along with five others, was killed in a plane crash, at the height of his popularity. Croce’s music continued to chart throughout the 1970s following his death. His wife, Ingrid Croce, was his early songwriting partner and she continued to write and record after his death, and his son A. J. Croce himself became a singer-songwriter in the 1990s. Here are all of Jim Croce’s songs ranked.

 

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