(This is the second of two posts following the same idea, which is; wow, I can’t believe the guy who wrote this song also wrote that song which is so different from this song. The first post is just below)
In 1959, a trio of high schoolers calling themselves The Fleetwoods managed to get two songs into the Billboard’s Top 100. The first of these, “Come Softly To Me,” they wrote themselves (recorded part of it themselves as well and btw that thing in the song that sounds like a tambourine is actually a set of keys Gary Troxel is shaking to keep time in what the singers thought was only to be a home recorded demo, but in fact became part of the released song). Their other charting song, “Mr. Blue,” was written by a guy named Dewayne L. Blackwell.
Thirty-one years later, in 1990, Blackwell wrote another hit, this one quite different and not for a bunch of teenagers, but for a major country music star;
So yes, wow, I can’t believe the guy who wrote this song also wrote blah blah blah.
Here’s a nice article about Blackwell. I didn’t realize until I read it that his younger brother Ron wrote “Little Red Riding Hood” (recorded by Sam the Sham and The Pharoahs) and was killed just as it started to chart.