Jackie DeShannon is one of those artists who should have been a bigger star. While she had two top ten singles back in the 1960s, “What The World Needs Now Is Love” and “Put A Little Love In Your Heart;” today she is many times best remembered as the writer of Kim Carnes mega-hit, “Bette Davis Eyes.”
She would continue to issue creative and smooth pop singles until the early 1980s, many of which would reach the lower reaches of the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart.
“Vanilla O’Lay” was representative of her music at the time. Released during the late spring of 1972, it was a creative pop song than deserved better that its peak at number 76.