|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 recorded by American country music singer Joe Stampley. It was released in September 1972 as the first single and title track from the album Soul Song, The song was Stampley's first No. 1 song,
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 produced 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|
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 328.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 596.
- 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))
"She's Got to Be a Saint"
by Ray Price
|Billboard Hot Country Singles
January 20, 1973
"(Old Dogs, Children and) Watermelon Wine"
by Tom T. Hall
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