Cage the Songbird

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For the song by Elton John, see Cage the Songbird (song).
Cage the Songbird
Studio album by Crystal Gayle
Released October 17, 1983
Genre Country
Length 31:16
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Jimmy Bowen
Crystal Gayle chronology
True Love
Cage the Songbird
Crystal Gayle's Greatest Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Cage the Songbird is an album by the American country music singer Crystal Gayle. Released on October 17, 1983, it peaked at #5 on the Billboard Country Album chart.[citation needed]

Four of the album's tracks became Top 5 hits on the Country Singles chart, with two of them reaching #1. Chronologically they were "The Sound of Goodbye" (#1), "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love" (#2), "Turning Away" (#1), and "Me Against the Night" (#4). The title song, "Cage the Songbird", was co-written and first recorded by Elton John in 1976.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Sound of Goodbye" Hugh Prestwood 3:12
2. "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love" Joey Carbone 3:15
3. "Me Against the Night" Pam Rose, Mary Ann Kennedy, Pat Bunch 2:49
4. "Cage the Songbird" Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Davey Johnstone 4:09
5. "Turning Away" Tim Krekel 2:55
6. "Come Back (When You Can Stay Forever)" Chris Waters, Bucky Jones, Tom Shapiro 2:55
7. "Victim or A Fool" Rodney Crowell 2:35
8. "You Made a Fool Of Me" Melissa Cordell, Eric Borenstein 3:30
9. "On Our Way to Love" Norman Sallitt 3:21
10. "Take Me Home" Tom Waits 2:35


  • Crystal Gayle – vocals

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 5
U.S. Billboard 200 171