BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: # 52: ‘SIT YOURSELF DOWN’- STEPHEN STILLS

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Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #52: ‘Sit Yourself Down’- Stephen Stills. March 13, 1971

  • Single: ‘Sit Yourself Down’- Stephen Stills
  • Record Company- Atlantic
  • Genre: Rock
  • Written by Stephen Stills
  • Time: 2:40
  • B-side:’We Are Not Helpless’
  • Album- Stephen Stills
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at # 37 6 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

As a group and as individuals- Crosby, Stills, Nash – and Young- were pretty busy in the first half of the 1970’s. ‘Sit Yourself Down’ was the second and final Top 40 solo hit by Stephen Stills- the follow up to ‘Love The One Your With’- #14- both were from his solo debut album- the self-titled- Stephen Stills. Stephen Stills was born in Dallas, Texas in 1945- the singer-songwriter was with Buffalo Springfield before CS&N. On ‘Sit Yourself Down’- backing vocals were provided by Rita Coolidge, David Crosby, Mama Cass, Graham Nash and John Sabastian.

4 responses to “BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: # 52: ‘SIT YOURSELF DOWN’- STEPHEN STILLS

  1. Stills had many good songs on his solo debut, like this one, but the album generally suffered from over-production. That said, none of Stills’ subsequent solo albums came close to his first.

    • Hard to believe he had 6 solo albums in the 70s-80s. There was a very noticeable drop-off in quality after #1. Yeah, back in 1970 many touted the multi-talented Stills as the next HUGE rock star, but he self-destructed. I’ll hear “Love the One You’re With” every once in a great while, but that’s it.

    • i had never heard this song before- although i recently did pick up the album for $1 I’ve yet to give it a spin.

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