Glen Campbell: 20 Essential Songs

From his signature "Rhinestone Cowboy" to an unconventional Foo Fighters cover

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"Guess I'm Dumb" (1965)

Before Campbell launched his solo career, he was a highly in-demand session guitarist, playing on songs for Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, the Monkees and, most notably, the Beach Boys. In 1965, to thank Campbell for filling in on tour after the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson retired from the road, Wilson gave him "Guess I'm Dumb," a song Wilson co-wrote with Russ Titleman. The soaring Roy Orbison-like track about unrequited love failed to chart and sounds unlike anything else Campbell recorded, but it remains a treasure among Wilson and Campbell devotees for its lush arrangement and Campbell's impressive vocal range.

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