Song 1980-33: Crystal Gayle, “Half the Way”

Crystal Gayle’s influence alone could put Super Cuts, Great Clips and Fantastic Sams out of business, if only today’s youth decided to mimic her trademark hair style. The almost floor-length hair country singer known mostly for her ’70s ballad “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” actual appeared on the HOT 100 chart seven times in the ’80s. However, her only top 40 hits were “Half the Way” and a duet with fellow country artist Eddie Rabbitt (song 1982-347 is yet to come).

Released in 1979, “Half the Way” peaked at #15 that year, but if we focus only on the ’80’s this song peaked at #33 because it was descending the HOT 100 the first week of the decade.

Memorable lyric: “So fill me up to the top. Don’t you stop till I’m over-flowing. Love is the seed and babe I need you to keep it growing stronger every day.


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