BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #101: ‘IF NOT FOR YOU’- OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN

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Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #101: ‘If Not For You’- Olivia Newton-John. May 29, 1971.

  • Single: “If Not For You’- Olivia Newton-John
  • Record Company- Uni
  • Genre: Country Pop
  • Written by Bob Dylan
  • Time: 2:50
  • B-side: ‘The Biggest Clown’
  • Album- If Not For You
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #25

Written by Bob Dylan- and released on his New Morning album- George Harrison covered it on his excellent All Things Must Pass album. This was his first hit single in the US- #25. It would be a couple more years before she had her second hit. Odd how she began as country pop artist and won awards as a country artist.

2 responses to “BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #101: ‘IF NOT FOR YOU’- OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN

  1. how little I know about Dylan apparently! I thought it was probably a Harrison song originally. I like Olivia’s take on it but think George’s might top it

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