Glen Campbell: 20 Essential Songs

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

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"Times Like These" (2008)

Campbell interpreted this Foo Fighters anthem, off Dave Grohl and co.'s 2002 album One by One, for his 2008 LP of covers, Meet Glen Campbell. But while the Foos' original is powered by a breakneck guitar riff, Campbell and producers Julian Raymond and Howard Willing opt for sweeping strings, resulting in something that could have been cut during Campbell's Countrypolitan days. That doesn't mean it's schmaltzy, however – Campbell's vocal had bite, especially when he performed it live, including a defiant reading on The Tonight Show, backed by his kids and punk guitar hero Todd Youth.

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