“All By Myself”
1976 seemed to be the year of rockers showing their gentle side - Kiss with "Beth," Alice Cooper with "I Never Cry," and Eric Carmen with "All By Myself." The latter tune was Carmen's first single since splitting from the Raspberries - but still had roots to his previous band. "I wrote 'All By Myself' when I was still in the Raspberries. But I don't think I ever intended it to be a 'Berries song…One night I was sitting in the living room of my Cleveland apartment, which was furnished with essentially a piano and a couple of chairs. I remember playing the first four bars of that little piano interlude in the middle of what became 'All by Myself.'" The song has subsequently been covered by other artists - the most successful being Celine Dion's 1996 version.