439. Gladys Knight and the Pips, 'Midnight Train to Georgia'
Writer: Jim Weatherly
Producer: Tony Camillo
Released: Sept. '73, Buddah
19 weeks; No. 1
Originally titled "Midnight Plane to Houston," the ode to long-distance romance from Mississippi songwriter Weatherly (who also wrote Knight's "Neither One of Us") became the biggest hit ever for Gladys Knight and the Pips. Cissy Houston had an R&B hit with it first, before Knight rode it to the top of the pop charts.
Appears on: Essential Collection (Hip-O)