Seems as good a topic as any for the day of the week known as Throwback Thursday.
While listening to a Pam Tillis hits playlist, “It’s Lonely Out There” came up early, just after some of her biggest hits and before a few other big hits.
“It’s Lonely Out There” wasn’t much of a hit, though. Hit #14, and didn’t have a music video, so mostly confined to the dustbins of history. I can’t even find a video of her singing it anywhere. I’m fairly certain I saw her in concert when it was her current single, and it wasn’t even on the set list.
Thing is, I love the song. One of my all-time favorites. And that’s true for a lot of my favorite songs from my favorite artist. They were kinda hits, but more likely to pop up as the padding of a budget hits collection than on any top line release.
Here are my top five kinda hits:
- Patty Loveless, “The Last Thing on My Mind”
- Terri Clark, “Every Time I Cry”
- Dwight Yoakam, “Things Change”
- Aaron Tippin, “Whole Lotta Love on the Line”
- Shania Twain, “I’m Holdin’ on to Love (to Save My Life)”