Glen Campbell is known for his classic country hits, but some of his lesser-known songs are equally deserving of recognition. Here are five criminally underrated Glen Campbell songs that deserve a listen.
While Glen Campbell may be best known for his biggest hits, these lesser-known tracks are just as deserving of recognition. From heartbreak ballads to tribute songs to playful tunes, they showcase the breadth and depth of Campbell’s talent as a country artist.
“Quits” (Glen Campbell)
“Quits” is a standout track from Campbell’s 1988 album, Still Within the Sound of My Voice. The song features a classic country sound with a twangy guitar riff and honky-tonk piano, but Campbell’s smooth vocals and heartfelt delivery make it a standout track.
“Cowboy Hall of Fame”
Released in 1976, “Cowboy Hall of Fame” is a tribute to the cowboys of the American West. The song features Campbell’s signature guitar playing and storytelling lyrics, paying homage to the rugged spirit of the Old West.
“She’s Gone, Gone, Gone”
Originally recorded by Lefty Frizzell in 1965, Campbell’s version of “She’s Gone, Gone, Gone” was released in 1969. The song is a heartbreak ballad with a slow, mournful melody that perfectly captures the pain of lost love.
“Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)”
Campbell’s cover of the Green Day hit “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” may seem like an odd choice, but his stripped-down acoustic version puts the focus on the song’s beautiful melody and lyrics. Campbell’s tender vocals add a touch of country twang to the pop-punk classic.
“I Love My Truck”
“I Love My Truck” may not be a typical love song, but Campbell’s ode to his vehicle is a fun and catchy tune that showcases his playful side. With a bouncy melody and upbeat tempo, it’s a refreshing change of pace from his more serious ballads.