“You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me” Performed by Ray Price (1973), Gladys Knight & The Pips (1974) and Jim Weatherly

January 30, 2014


number1In 1973 country crooner Ray Price recorded “You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me” and had a #1 Country single. The track also peaked at #2 on Canadian Country Chart and #82 US Pop.

 

 

 

number1Then in 1974 Gladys Knight & The Pips covered Price’s number 1 country song, as “The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me,” and took it to #1 on the R&B/Soul singles charts and #7 on the Pop Charts.

Pop singer/actor entertainer Dean Martin also had a popular Pop rendition in 1973. Other popular vocalists of the era did covers as well including Steve Lawrence (1973) and Andy Williams (1974).

Composer Jim Weatherly really wrote cross genre hits didn’t he? :-)

Here is the composer’s version of his creation for your enjoyment.

“You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me” Composed By Jim Weatherly

I’ve had my share of life’s ups and downs
But fate’s been kind, the downs have been few
I guess you could say that I’ve been lucky
And I guess you could say, it’s all because of you

If anyone should ever write my life story
For whatever reason there might be
You’d be there between each line of pain and glory
‘Cause you’re the best thing that ever happened to me
You’re the best thing that ever happened to me

Oh, there have been times when the times were so hard
But somehow, some way I’d made it through
And for every moment I’ve spent hurting
There’s been moments spent loving you

If anyone should ever write my life story
For whatever reason there might be
You’d be there between each line of pain and glory
‘Cause you’re the best thing that ever happened to me
You’re the best thing that ever happened to

LYRIC SOURCE:  MetroLyrics.Com

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