|Single by Joe Stampley|
|from the album Soul Song|
|B-side||Not Too Long Ago|
|Released||October 1972 (U.S.)|
|Writer(s)||George Richey, Billy Sherrill and Norro Wilson|
|Joe Stampley singles chronology|
“Soul Song” is a song made famous by country music singer Joe Stampley. Originally released in 1972, the song became his first No. 1 song and was the title track to Stampley’s album, released in early 1973.
The song also represented a first for co-writer Norro Wilson: a No. 1 hit as a producer. Wilson had previously written several songs that topped Billboard magazine’s Hot Country Singles chart—notably, David Houston’s “Baby, Baby (I Know You’re a Lady),” and Tammy Wynette’s “He Loves Me All the Way” and “My Man (Understands).” During the next three decades, Wilson would produce numerous No. 1 hits (including two more by Stampley), including Margo Smith, Charley Pride, Janie Fricke, Chely Wright, Kenny Chesney and Reba McEntire.
Prior to Stampley's hit version, Tanya Tucker recorded "Soul Song."
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||37|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||2|
- Allmusic — Soul Song
- Roland, Tom, "The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits" (Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991 (ISBN 0-82-307553-2))
- Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.
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by Ray Price
|Billboard Hot Country Singles
January 20, 1973
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by Tom T. Hall
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