BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #235: ” EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL”- RAY STEVENS – MAY 30, 1970

Ray Stevens - Ray Stevens 45 RPM Everything Is Beautiful / A ...

Billboard #1 Hits: #235: “Everything Is Beautiful”- Ray Stevens. May 30, 1970. #1 for 2 weeks.

  • Single: ” Everything Is Beautiful”- Ray Stevens
  • Record Company- Barnaby
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Ray Stevens
  • Time: 3:29
  • B-side: “A Brighter Day”
  • Album- Everything Is Beautiful
  • Grade: D
  • Peaked at #1 15 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100

Born Harold Ray Ragsdale in 1939 in Clarksdale, Georgia. Ray Stevens is a pop novelty singer -songwriter who is most known for his novelty-comedic songs. “Everything Is Beautiful” won Stevens a Grammy for Pop Male Vocal. Over his career Stevens had 26 Hot 100 singles with 9 Top 40 hits. “Everything Is Beautiful” was his first #1- his second “The Streak” came in 1974. Stevens also had 34 hits on the country music singles chart.

One response to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #235: ” EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL”- RAY STEVENS – MAY 30, 1970

  1. I think a ‘D’ grade is too harsh. I couldn’t stand all his dumb novelty songs, but liked this one when it came out and bought the 45 single. This version you included lacks the vibrance – both vocally and musically – of the original. It’s a little sappy, yes, but I’d give it a ‘B’.

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