Billboard #1 Hits: #332: “Annie’s Song”- John Denver. July 27, 1974. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “Annie’s Song”- John Denver
- Record Company-RCA
- Genre: Folk Rock
- Written by John Denver
- Time: 2:58
- B-side:”Cool an’ Green an’ Shady”
- Album- Back Home Again
- Grade: B
- Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart #1 in Canada.
John Denver’s second #1 hit- he was riding high on the singles chart in the mid-70’s. It also went to #1 in the UK- which was odd for Denver- it was his only major hit in the UK. Denver wrote “Annie’s Song” in about ten minutes one day on a ski lift in Aspen, Colorado. It was an ode to his wife at the time Annie Denver. This is just off the top of my head I am sure there is more- Denver writes this for his wife, Billy Joel writes “She’s Always A Woman” for his wife, George Harrison writes “Something” inspired by his wife Pattie and a decade or so later Eric Clapton writes “Wonderful Tonight” about Pattie- all the marriages end in divorce. Any of the examples?