EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #631: ” IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND”- GORDON LIGHTFOOT

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Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #631: ” If You Could Read My Mind”- Gordon Lightfoot. December 26, 1970.

  • Single: “If You Could Read My Mind”- Gordon Lightfoot
  • Record Company- Reprise
  • Genre: Folk Rock
  • Written by Gordon Lightfoot
  • Time: 3:48
  • B-side: “Poor Little Allison”
  • Album- Sit Down Young Stranger
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #5 15 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

Gordon Lightfoot was born in 1938 in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. The folk singer/ songwriter/ guitarist had 11 Hot 100 singles and 6 which made the Top 40 from 1970-82. It seems like he should have had more hits. This was his first hit single. Gordon’s biggest hit #1 “Sundown” 1974. He is still out there now in his 80’s. His debut album came out in 1966. One of the last of the hard core troubadours.

7 responses to “EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #631: ” IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND”- GORDON LIGHTFOOT

  1. Superb song. Gordcis close to built into our national DNA up there (at least for those of us growing up in 70s) but I think you’re right…he probably deserved a few more hits outside of Canada.

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