Billboard #1 Hits: #345: “I Can Help”- Billy Swan. November 23, 1974. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “I Can Help”- Billy Swan
  • Record Company-Monument
  • Genre: Rockabilly , Country
  • Written by Billy Swan
  • Time: 2:58
  • B-side:”Ways Of A Woman In Love”
  • Album- I Can Help
  • Grade: A-
  • Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #6 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Canada, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, France.

I didn’t realize that this was such a big world wide hit until researching it. This was Billy Swan’s only Top 40 hit- he had a couple other that made the Hot 100- but he was kind of like the journeyman ballplayer who has his one big moment in the sun. I always think of Ringo Starr when I hear this- Ringo should cover it- it has Ringo written all over it. Elvis did record “I Can Help” late in his life.

7 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #345: “I CAN HELP”- BILLY SWAN -NOVEMBER 23, 1974

  1. never thought of it but you’re right – it sure could be a Ringo song! Although on one hand I find it a bit cloying, I somehow really like the tune.

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