It Never Rains in Southern California (album)
|It Never Rains in Southern California|
|Studio album by Albert Hammond|
|Genre||Pop rock, soft rock|
|Producer||Albert Hammond, Don Altfeld|
|Albert Hammond chronology|
The title song hit #2 on the Adult Contemporary chart, #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #51 on the UK Singles Chart in 1972. The single "Down By The River" hit #38 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #91 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single "If You Gotta Break Another Heart" hit #63 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1973. "The Air That I Breathe" would go on to become a major hit for British band The Hollies in 1974.
Hammond (talking about the single, It Never Rains In Southern California): "One of my most important songs not only because I think it's a great song and I love it and I think it tells the story of my life in a way, but also because I was the artist, the producer, the writer - I mean, everything was right, it was just like the right thing. If I hadn't had that, I might have got slowly downhill, you know."
- "Listen to the World"
- "If You Gotta Break Another Heart"
- "From Great Britain to L.A."
- "Brand New Day"
- "Anyone Here in the Audience"
- "It Never Rains in Southern California"
- "Names, Tags, Numbers and Labels"
- "Down by the River"
- "The Road to Understanding"
- "The Air That I Breathe"
- Guitar – Albert Hammond, Jay Lewis, Larry Carlton
- Bass Guitar – Joe Osborn, Ray Pohlman
- Drums – Hal Blaine, Jim Gordon
- Keyboard – Michael Omartian
- Percussion – Don Altfeld
- Backing Vocals – Carol Carmichael
|1972||"Down By The River"||Billboard Hot 100||91|
|1972||"Down By The River"||Adult Contemporary Chart||38|
|1972||"It Never Rains in Southern California"||Billboard Hot 100||5|
|1972||"It Never Rains in Southern California"||Adult Contemporary Chart||2|
|1972||"It Never Rains in Southern California"||UK Singles Chart||51|
|1973||"If You Gotta Break Another Heart"||Billboard Hot 100||63|
- It Never Rains in Southern California at AllMusic
- Albert Hammond, It Never Rains in Southern California Retrieved 20 April 2013
- Albert Hammond, It Never Rains in Southern California Chart Position Retrieved 20 April 2013
- Albert Hammond's charting singles Retrieved 20 April 2013
- "It Never Rains In Southern California". Song Facts.