My Own Way To Rock by Burton Cummings

#731: My Own Way To Rock by Burton Cummings

Peak Month: October 1977
12 weeks on Vancouver’s CKLG chart
Peak Position #13
Peak Position on Billboard Hot 100 ~ #74
YouTube.com: “My Own Way To Rock
“My Own Way To Rock” lyrics

Burton Cummings was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He replaced Chad Allan as lead singer for The Guess Who in 1966. Together with band-mate, Randy Bachman, he wrote These Eyes, Laughing and American Woman. The later was the groups only international #1 record. During Cummings tenure with The Guess Who they would chart 20 singles in the Top 20 in Vancouver. Of these, nine singles were double-sided hits.

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Break It To Them Gently by Burton Cummings

#758: Break It To Them Gently by Burton Cummings

Peak Month: September 1978
10 weeks on CKLG chart
Peak Position ~ #10
Peak Position on Billboard Hot 100 ~ #85
YouTube.com link: “Break Hit To Them Gently
“Break It To Them Gently” lyrics

Burton Cummings is the former lead singer and keyboardist for the Winnipeg, Manitoba, based rock ‘n roll band The Guess Who. He was with the band from 1965 to 1975. Cummings sang, wrote or co-wrote many hit songs. These include “American Woman,” “Clap For The Wolfman,” “Hand Me Down World,” “Laughing,” “No Time,” “Share The Land,” “Star Baby” and “These Eyes.” His solo career includes many hit singles, including “I’m Scared,” “My Own Way To Rock” and “Fine State Of Affairs.” His first solo hit single was “Stand Tall,” in 1976, which was his biggest hit as a solo recording artist.Continue reading →

Your Back Yard by Burton Cummings

#862: Your Back Yard by Burton Cummings

Peak Month: January 1978
10 weeks on Vancouver’s CKLG chart
Peak Position #14
Peak Position on Billboard Hot 100 ~ did not chart
YouTube.com: “Your Back Yard
“Your Back Yard” lyrics

Burton Cummings is the former lead singer and keyboardist for the Winnipeg, Manitoba, based rock ‘n roll band The Guess Who. He was with the band from 1965 to 1975. Cummings sang, wrote or co-wrote many hit songs. These include “American Woman,” “Clap For The Wolfman,” “Hand Me Down World,” “Laughing,” “No Time,” “Share The Land,” “Star Baby” and “These Eyes.” His solo career includes many hit singles, including “I’m Scared,” “My Own Way To Rock” and “Fine State Of Affairs.” His first solo hit single was “Stand Tall,” in 1976, which was his biggest hit as a solo recording artist.

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Mile A Second by Burton Cummings

#935: Mile A Second by Burton Cummings

Peak Month: November 1980
10 weeks on Vancouver’s CKLG chart
Peak Position #14
Peak Position on Billboard Hot 100 ~ did not chart
YouTube.com: “Mile A Second
“Mile A Second” lyrics

Burton Cummings is the former lead singer and keyboardist for the Winnipeg, Manitoba, based rock ‘n roll band The Guess Who. He was with the band from 1965 to 1975. Cummings sang, wrote or co-wrote many hit songs. These include “American Woman,” “Clap For The Wolfman,” “Hand Me Down World,” “Laughing,” “No Time,” “Share The Land,” “Star Baby” and “These Eyes.” His solo career includes many hit singles, including “I’m Scared,” “My Own Way To Rock” and “Fine State Of Affaire.” His first solo hit single was “Stand Tall,” in 1976, which was his biggest hit as a solo recording artist.

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I Will Play A Rhapsody by Burton Cummings

#1087: I Will Play A Rhapsody by Burton Cummings

Peak Month: December 1978
5 weeks on CKLG chart
Peak Position #16
Peak Position on Billboard Hot 100 ~ did not chart
YouTube.com: “I Will Play A Rhapsody
“I Will Play A Rhapsody” lyrics

Burton Cummings is the former lead singer and keyboardist for the Winnipeg, Manitoba, based rock ‘n roll band The Guess Who. He was with the band from 1965 to 1975. Cummings sang, wrote or co-wrote many hit songs. These include “American Woman” “Clap For The Wolfman,” “Hand Me Down World,” “Laughing,” “No Time,” “Share The Land,” “Star Baby” and “These Eyes.” His solo career includes many hit singles, including “I’m Scared,” “My Own Way To Rock” and “Fine State Of Affairs.” His first solo hit single was “Stand Tall” in 1976, which was his biggest hit as a solo recording artist.

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