Here we will take a look at 10 songs with Georgia in the title. Hope you enjoy.
1. Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind
The first chart hit in the UK for Ray Charles was in December 1960 when Georgia On My Mind hit a peak of number 24. It reached the number one spot in the US.
2. Gladys Knight and the Pips – Midnight Train To Georgia
Just like the Ray Charles song Georgia On My Mind, this Gladys Knight song hit the number one spot in the US but not in the UK. It did reach a peak of number 10 in the UK charts though in May 1976.
3. Charles Daniels Band – The Devil Went Down To Georgia
This was the one and only chart hit in the UK for Charles Daniels Band, hitting a peak of number 14 in September 1979 and spending a total of 7 weeks on the charts. It was later covered by the Levellers.
4. Johnny Cash and Charles Daniels – The Devil Came Back To Georgia
Nothing more than a follow up song to the original Charles Daniels Band song above!
5. Randy Crawford – Rainy Night In Georgia
This song, penned by Tony Joe White, may first have been made popular by Brooke Benton, and subsequently covered by many people over the years, but the one and only time it has featured in the UK charts was when Randy Crawford released it in 1981, hitting a peak of number 18.
6. The Beatles – Sweet Georgia Brown
Any excuse to feature something by the Beatles. The Beatles recorded their version of this classic ‘jazz’ tune in Hamburg as backing band for Tony Sheridan. This version has slightly altered lyrics to cash in on ‘Beatlemania’. For more information Click Here.
7. Nanci Griffith – Going Back To Georgia
Country singer Nanci Griffith teamed up with Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows for this song which featured on her 1994 album Flyer.
8. Eva Cassidy – Tall Trees In Georgia
Eva Cassidy recorded this song at the Blues Alley and can be found on her album Live At Blues Valley.
9. Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five – Georgia Grind
Taking you all the way back now to 1926, long before the charts were formed. As a point of interest, in 1968 Louis Armstrong had a number one UK hit with What A Wonderful World. He was 67 at the time, making him the oldest person to have had a number one hit in the UK.
10. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Georgia Peaches
This song was released as a bonus track on the 2001 special edition release of their 1977 album Street Survivors.
P.S. This article was originally published by the same author on Triond on the 25th of February 2012 and can be found by clicking HERE.