So, what do I do when I get a prompt I don’t know what to do with (like -est)? Create a song list, of course! I gave myself five minutes and came up with the list of five songs below.
Believe It Or Not (The Greatest American Hero theme) – Joey Scarbury The song ended up more popular than the show: it reached #2 on the Hot 100 and #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 1981. Okay, I stretched the theme a little to get this in…
Greatest Love Of All – Whitney Houston One of a string of #1 hits for Whitney in the mid-Eighties, it was also a hit for George Benson.
Best Of My Love – Eagles From their 1974 album On The Border, it was the third single from that album and the band’s first #1 hit, in 1975.
The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me – Gladys Knight & The Pips This was #1 on the R&B chart and #3 on the Hot 100 in 1974. It had been a #1 hit for Ray Price the year before (on the Hot Country Singles chart).
Happiest Girl In The Whole USA – Donna Fargo The title track from her 1972 album, it reached #1 on the Country chart and the top 20 on the Hot 100 that year.
How many songs with a word with -est in the title can you come up with in five minutes? The ones above don’t count…
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