Billboard #1 Hits: #329: “Sundown”- Gordon Lightfoot. June 29, 1974. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Sundown”- Gordon Lightfoot
  • Record Company-Reprise
  • Genre: Folk Rock
  • Written by Gordon Lightfoot
  • Time: 3:37
  • B-side:”Too Late For Prayin'”
  • Album-Sundown
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #1 1 week on Billboard Hot 100. #33 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada.

“Sundown”- is a song written by Gordon Lightfoot about his troubled relationship with rock groupie Cathy Smith- she would later become notorious as the woman who shot up John Belushi -which led to his death. She passed away recently. “Sundown” would be the biggest chart hit of his career- his only #1. “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald” peaked at #2.

4 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #329:”SUNDOWN”- GORDON LIGHTFOOT- JUNE 29, 1974

  1. a great song, although probably not in my top 3 or 4 by Gordon. I never knew there was a real woman in particular he wrote it for though, let alone a notorious one! Interesting.

  2. Another one of those artists it’s amazing he only had one #1 and this was it. The radioplay songs often aren’t the best and usually aren’t representative of the artist. I like this one a lot. “I can see her lying back in her satin dress, in a room where you do what you don’t confess.” If that line doesn’t give people the goosebumps I don’t know what will.

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