Glen Campbell: 20 Essential Songs

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

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"Sunflower" (1977)

Although Jimmy Webb was the go-to source for some of Campbell's most enduring, recognizable hits, other familiar songwriters contributed to the Campbell canon, including Merle Travis ("Kentucky Means Paradise"), John Hartford ("Gentle on My Mind") and even Campbell himself ("Less of Me"). In 1977, as the follow-up to the Number One pop hit "Southern Nights," Campbell sang this effervescent tune from Neil Diamond, notching the last of eight chart-topping AC chart hits with it. Even playing with a broken guitar string, he whistles the impossibly cheery tune with abandon.

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