Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mac Davis--Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me (1972)

     By 1972, Mac Davis had become a bit of a hot songwriting commodity. He had written several hit songs for other, "In the Ghetto" and "Memories"  for Elvis (he also wrote "A Little Less Conversation" which would become a hit years after the King's death), "Watching Scotty Grow" for Bobby Goldsboro and "I Believe In Music" for the group Gallery.
     He had also begun a solo career aiming for country music, but having a definite crossover feel. It wasn't until 72' however, that he hit the big time with, "Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me". Which hit number one on the pop charts in the summer of that year. It was the beginning of a busy decade for Davis as he recorded three more top 20 hits, country hits well into the 80's. He also had several movie roles, in particular, "North Dallas Forty" with Nick Nolte.



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