Brighton Hill 45 by Jackie DeShannon

April 26, 2012

Jackie DeShannon scored two top ten hits during the 1960s, “What The World Needs Now is Love” (#7) and “Put A Little Love In Your Heart” (#4). She would continue to releases singles for the next several decades but only one would reach the top 40.

“Brighton Hill” was the type of smooth pop she would continue to issue the rest of her career. It first reached the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart, March 7, 1970, but would stall at number 82.

DeShannon would go on to gain fame as a songwriter. While she never had a number one song herself, her Bette Davis Eyes, as recorded by Kim Carnes, became one of the biggest single hits of all time by remaining on top of the charts for nine weeks. That probably equaled a whole lot of royalty checks.