BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #312: “THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL”- CHARLIE RICH – DECEMBER 15, 1973

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Billboard #1 Hits: #312: “The Most Beautiful Girl”- Charlie Rich. December 15, 1973. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: The Most Beautiful Girl”- Charlie Rich
  • Record Company-Epic
  • Genre: Country
  • Written by Rory Bourke, Billy Sherrill and Noro Wilson
  • Time: 2:43
  • B-side:” I Feel Like Goin’ Home”
  • Album- Behind Closed Doors
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #2 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia, Belgium and Canada.

“The Most Beautiful Girl” reached #1 on three Billboard singles charts -the pop, country and adult contemporary charts. The song is a merger of two songs written by co-writer Noro Wilson- the two songs being “Hey Mister” and “Mama McCluskie.” Charlie Rich had started back at Sun Records in the late 1950’s- and his best work wasn’t considered commercial- he was in his 40’s when his more commercial work with producer Billy Sherrill came out-and he enjoyed some late career success. He died in 1995 at the age of 62.

One response to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #312: “THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL”- CHARLIE RICH – DECEMBER 15, 1973

  1. I like it. Like it a lot- and I love that now that I think of it, AM hit radio back then included a fair bit of country music though I don’t know we thought of it that way then.

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