A look at the biggest hits by Bruce Hornsby

A look at the biggest hits by Bruce Hornsby

On 23 November 1954, the legendary Bruce Randall Hornsby was born. Step back in time with his greatest hits from the 1960s until today as we celebrate his birthday.

Bruce Randall Hornsby
Bruce Hornsby / YouTube screenshot

Happy birthday to Bruce Hornsby! 

His music career started in the 1960s as a studio player and songwriter. He later went on to study at the Berklee College of Music and graduated at the University of Miami in 1977. 

In the early ages of his career, he sang and played music with his brothers. 

He later released his first hit single, 'The Way It Is', in 1986. 

Throughout his career, Bruce topped many charts across the globe. 

His versatility was proven when he collaborated with artists and bands of different genres - the Range, the Grateful Dead,  the Noisemakers, Ricky Skaggs, Bon Iver, Christian McBride, and Jack DeJohnette. 

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Mandolin Rain

Mandolin Rain has over 19-million views on YouTube. 

The song comes from Bruce Hornsby & the Range's debut album. 

It is one of the most popular songs from Bruce. 

The song went on to break records and top the charts. 

- It peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

- Mandolin Rain occupied the #2 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

- It also peaked at #38 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart.

- The song topped Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart for three weeks in 1987.

The Show Goes On

In 1998 March, Bruce released another hit, 'The Show Goes On'. The song was produced by Neil Dorfsman. 

With over two-million views on YouTube, the song is a classic. 

Watch it below. 

The Way It Is 

This song was released from the 1986 debut album from Bruce Hornsby & the Range. It is the song that kicked off his musical career and made him a force to be reckoned with. It topped the charts. 

Listen to it below. 

Every Little Kiss

Another number one hit that came from Bruce Hornsby & the Range's debut album is 'Every Little Kiss'. In fact, 'Every Little Kiss' was the first single from the album. 

Bruce and the band went on to win a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1987. 

The Valley Road

From the album 'Scenes from the Southside' comes the song 'The Valley Road'. It was released in 1988. 

It was a controversial song about a young lady who had an abortion after she fell pregnant by a guy who was from a lower class than her. 

The song won the Best Bluegrass Recording at the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards in 1990. 

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