There are many rumors circulating about the health of Kenny Rogers. We do know he was in hospital so here we go The Top 10 Greatest Hits by Kenny.

The Top 10 Kenny Rogers Hits – Our Tribute

-10- “Through the Years” #13 from 1982 from “Share Your Love” and produced by Lionel Richie. The album reached #1 on the country charts and #6 on the pop charts. at 12 million hits

-9- “Don’t Fall In Love With a Dreamer” featuring the tunes co-writer Kim Carnes #4 in 1980 from “Gideon” Carnes would have the #1 hit “Betty Davis Eyes” the following year.

-8- “You Decorated My Life” #7 in 1979 from “Kenny” (8 million streams) It also went to #1 on the country charts. 

-7- “Lucille” #5 in 1977 from self titled album (7.8 million streams) It was his first solo hit after leaving the First Edition. It was also #1 on the country charts and the UK charts.

-6- “She Believes In Me” #5 in 1979 from “The Gambler” (10 million streams) It’s known for sounding a bit like Bread’s 1976 hit “Lost Without Your Love”

-5- “We’ve Got Tonight” (with Sheena Easton) #6 from 1983 from “We’ve Got Tonight” (17 millions streams). It was a remake of Bob Seger’s 1978 hit that reached #13 on the charts. Seger also wrote the tune.

-4- “Coward of the County” #3 from1979 from “Kenny” (20 million streams) Kenny tells an amazing story of a Tommy, boy who is known as yellow/weak who grows into the same type of man. One day his wife Becky is attacked by the Gatlin brothers that when Tommy tracked the boys at a saloon, comes in they laugh at him, Tommy closes the door behind him and Tommy turns into the man his dead dad never wanted him to be hoping for forgiveness.

-3-“Lady” #1 in 1980 from “Greatest Hits” (17 million streams) Written by Lionel Richie Rogers once said that it was an attempt to join Richie’s R&B and Kenny’s Country. It was also Richie’s first production outside the Commodores.

-2- “Islands In the Stream” (with Dolly Parton) #1 from 1983 from “Eyes That See in the Dark” (77.5 Million streams – making it Kenny’s second biggest song). It also knocked Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” out of the #1 spot. Written by Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees it was also #1 all over the world.

-1-“The Gambler” #16 in 1978 from the album of the same name (77.9 million streams making it Kenny’s biggest song on Spotify) It inspired 5 TV movies with Kenny Playing Brady Hawkes.



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John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 35 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a newsman so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the ’80s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two versions (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.

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