Always on my mind… no more

Wayne Carson, who wrote one of Elvis Presley’s signature hits and much besides, has died at 73.


Here’s a full list of his Top 20 entries:

Somebody Like Me – Eddy Arnold (1966 / #1 Country / #15 Adult Contemporary (AC) / #53 Pop)
Do It Again a Little Slower – Jon & Robin & the In Crowd (1967 / #18 Pop)
The Letter – Box Tops (1967 / #1 Pop / #30 R&B)
Nine Pound Steel – Joe Simon (1967 / #19 R&B)
Keep On – Bruce Channel (1968 / #12 U.K.)
Something’s Wrong in California – Waylon Jennings (1969 / #19 Country)
Whos Julie – Mel Tillis (1969 / #10 Country)
The Letter – Arbors (1969 / #20 Pop / #26 AC)
Soul Deep – Box Tops (1969 / #18 Pop / #22 U.K.)
Mary’s Vineyard – Claude King (1970 / #17 Country)
The Letter – Joe Cocker (1970 / #7 Pop / #39 U.K.)
(Don’t Let the Sun Set on) Tulsa – Waylon Jennings (1971 / #16 Country)
No Love at All – B.J. Thomas (1971 / #16 Pop / #4 AC)
Always on My Mind – Elvis Presley (1972 / #16 Country / #9 U.K. // 1997 / #13 U.K. // 2007 / #17 U.K.)
Drinkin’ Thing – Gary Stewart (1974 / #10 Country)
I See What I Want to In Your Eyes – Conway Twitty (1974 / #1 Country)
She’s Actin’ Single (I’m Drinkin’ Doubles) – Gary Stewart (1975 / #1 Country)
Slide Off of Your Satin Sheets – Johnny Paycheck (1977 / #7 Country)
Ten Years of This – Gary Stewart (1977 / #16 Country)
Whiskey Trip – Gary Stewart (1978 / #16 Country)
Liberated Woman – John Wesley Ryles (1979 / #14 Country)
That’s the Only Way to Say Good Morning – Ray Price (1979 / #18 Country)
You Were Always on My Mind – John Wesley Ryles (1979 / #20 Country)
Barstool Mountain – Moe Bandy (1979 / #9 Country)
The Clown – Conway Twitty (1982 / #1 Country)
Always on My Mind – Willie Nelson (1982 / #1 Country / #2 AC / #5 Pop / #49 U.K.)
Always on My Mind – Pet Shop Boys (1987 / #4 Pop / #8 Dance / #1 U.K.)

 

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