It Was Almost Like a Song (album)

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It Was Almost Like a Song
It Was Almost Like a Song (album).jpg
Studio album by Ronnie Milsap
Released 1977
Genre Country
Length 36:44
Label RCA
Producer Ronnie Milsap, Tom Collins
Ronnie Milsap chronology
Ronnie Milsap Live
(1976)
It Was Almost Like a Song
(1977)
Only One Love in My Life
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

It Was Almost Like a Song is the eighth studio album by country music artist Ronnie Milsap. It was released in 1977 by RCA Records. The album produced two #1 hits for Milsap, including the title track, which marked his debut on the Adult Contemporary chart, peaking at #7 and reaching #16 on the Billboard 100. "What a Difference You've Made in My Life," was the other #1 single, it was re-recorded for his 2009 album Then Sings My Soul.

It Was Almost Like a Song reached #3 on Country album charts and broke the Top 100 of the Billboard 200, peaking at #97. It was ultimately certified as Gold. Allmusic described the album as Milsap's "breakthrough pop album" commenting that "the music here changed what radio programmers would accept" enabling the "chance" to "crossover."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "What a Difference You've Made in My Life" (Archie Jordan) - 3:59
  2. "No One Will Ever Know" (Mel Foree, Fred Rose) - 3:22
  3. "It Was Almost Like a Song" (Hal David, Archie Jordan) - 3:35
  4. "Selfish" (Dennis Morgan) - 3:18
  5. "Long Distance Memory" (John Schweers) - 2:59
  6. "Here in Love" (Kent Robbins) - 3:10
  7. "Future's Not What It Used to Be" (Mickey Newbury) - 4:14
  8. "It Don't Hurt to Dream" (Dan Pate, Charles Quillen) - 2:44
  9. "Crystal Fallin' Rain" (John Schweers) - 3:49
  10. "The Lovin' Kind" (Roger Bowling, Larry Butler) - 3:54

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Ronnie Milsap & Tom Collins
  • Engineers: Bill Harris Quintet, Les Ladd, David McKinley, Al Pachucki, Chuck Seitz

Personnel[edit]

Chart[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
U.S. Top Country Albums 3
U.S. Billboard 200 97

Singles[edit]

Year Song US Country US US AC
1977 "It Was Almost Like a Song" 1 16 7
1977 "What a Difference You've Made in My Life" 1 80 -

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