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Wichita Lineman

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Wichita Lineman
James Taylor - Wichita Lineman Grammy Awards '09 2009 Best Male Pop "Wichita Lineman" is a popular song written by Jimmy Webb in 1968, first recorded by Glen Campbell and widely covered by other artists. Campbell's version, which appeared on his 1968 album of the same name, reached #3 on the U.S. pop chart, remaining in the Top 100 for 15 weeks. In addition, the song also topped the American country music chart for two weeks, and the adult contemporary chart for six weeks. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" ranked "Wichita Lineman" at #192. It has been referred to as 'the first existential country song'. James Taylor recorded the song on his album, "Covers", released in September 2008. Taylor includes the soulful rendition in the first set of his current U.S. tour.



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