EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE- 1970: #48: “SAVE THE COUNTRY”- THELMA HOUSTON

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Every Billboard Hot 100 Single- 1970: #48: “Save The Country”- Thelma Houston. January 31, 1970.

  • Single: “Save The Country’- Thelma Houston
  • Record Company- Dunhill Records
  • Genre: Soul
  • Written by Laura Nyro
  • Time: 2:45
  • B-side: “Today Will Soon Be Yesterday”
  • Album- Sunshower
  • Grade: B+
  • Peaked at #74 spent 3 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.

Thelma Houston and R&B singer-dancer and actress born in 1946 in Leland, Mississippi is best remembered for her 1976 #1 hit “Don’t Leave Me This Way.” She had four Hot 100 singles with two making the Hot 100. She won a Grammy Award for R&B Female Vocal for “Don’t Leave Me This Way.” She is not related to Whitney Houston. Thelma Houston has been in the music news here in early 2020 she is featured on the new Morrissey single “Bobby, Don’t You Think They Know.”

“Save The Country” was written by Laura Nyro after the assassination of Senator/ Presidential Candidate Robert Kennedy in June 1968. Nyro released it on her New York Tendaberry album. The 5th Dimension had the most success on the charts with the song- #27 in the Hot 100 1969. The song has also been covered by Roseanne Cash, Roberta Flack and Paul Revere and The Raiders and a few others.

 

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