Sun Bowl Performer B. J. Thomas’ 5 Biggest Hits [VIDEOS]
Initial reaction to the news that B. J. Thomas will perform at this Saturday’s Sun Bowl game was mixed at best. From everything I watched or read on the topic, to those I personally spoke with, it was more 'who?” than “why?”. All in all the news was not received as enthusiastically as I’m sure Sun Bowl officials had hoped. I can’t speak as to the ‘why?’. But the “who?”, now that I can answer.
B. J. Thomas is known for his chart-topping hits in the 1960s and 1970s as well as the theme to the television show “Growing Pains”. He has won five Grammy Awards, and has racked up 15 Top 40 pop hits dating back to 1966. Of those, these are his 5 biggest Pop hits:
"Rock and Roll Lullaby"
"Rock and Roll Lullaby" went to number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100 and was Thomas' third number one on the Easy Listening chart, where it spent one week in March 1972
"I Just Can't Help Believing"
"I Just Can't Help Believing" went to number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970
"Hooked on a Feeling"
"Hooked on a Feeling" reached number five in 1969
"(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song"
"Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" became Thomas' second number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1975. It ascended to the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and Billboard's Easy Listening chart as well. The song is also notable for being the longest-titled number-one song to date.
"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" was written for the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and later won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks in January 1970 and also spent seven weeks atop the Billboard adult contemporary chart. Thomas' version was ranked as the 85th biggest song on Billboard's Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs.