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Roy Orbison
1.06/1960

 ①  Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel) by Roy Orbison

        

MP3

from Lonely and Blue   Lonely and Blue 

CD

MP3

315

2
US
14
R&B
✫1
UK
[songwriter #1 hit]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #232]
[Monument 421]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson 

video

2.09/1960

Blue Angel by Roy Orbison

        

MP3

from Lonely and Blue   Lonely and Blue 

CD

MP3

169

9
US
23
R&B
11
UK
[Monument 425]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson 

video

3.12/1960

I'm Hurtin' by Roy Orbison

        

MP3

from Lonely and Blue   Lonely and Blue 

CD

MP3

37

27
US
[Monument 433]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson 

video

4.04/1961

 ③  Running Scared by Roy Orbison

        

MP3

from Crying   Crying 

CD

MP3

252

✫1
US
9
UK
[songwriter #3 hit]
[Monument 438]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson 

video

5.08/1961

 ⑤  Crying by Roy Orbison

        

MP3

from Crying   Crying 

CD

MP3

203

2
US
25
UK
[songwriter #5 hit]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #69]
B side to Candy Man
[Monument 447]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson 

video

The Velvets
6.10/1961

Laugh by The Velvets

        

MP3

4

90
US
[Monument 448]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson 

video

Roy Orbison
7.06/1962

The Crowd by Roy Orbison

        

MP3

50

26
US
40
UK
[Monument 461]
written by Joe Melson  & Roy Orbison

video

Blue Bayou8.09/1963

Blue Bayou by Roy Orbison

        

MP3

from In Dreams    

CD

MP3

119

29
US
26
R&B
3
UK
B side to Mean Woman Blues ; charted as Blue Bayou / Mean Woman Blues in UK charts
[Monument 824]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson 

video

The Newbeats
9.10/1965

Run Baby Run (Back into My Arms) by The Newbeats

        

MP3

from Run Baby Run    

CD

MP3

111

12
US
10
UK
written by Don Gant & Joe Melson 

video

Jay & the Americans
10.05/1966

Crying by Jay & the Americans

        

MP3

from Sunday and Me    

CD

MP3

33

25
US
[United Artists 50016]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson 

video

Roy Orbison
11.06/1966

Lana by Roy Orbison

        

MP3

32

15
UK
[Monument 939]
written by Joe Melson  & Roy Orbison

video

12.07/1967

Cry Softly Lonely One by Roy Orbison

        

MP3

from Cry Softly Lonely One   Cry Softly Lonely One 

CD

MP3

14

52
US
[MGM 13764]
written by Joe Melson  & Don Gant

video

Stu Phillips
13.1969

Bring Love Back into Our World by Stu Phillips

        

MP3

1

68
country
written by Joe Melson  & Susie Melson

video

Don Gibson
14.1969

Ever Changing Mind by Don Gibson

        

MP3

from The King of Country Soul    

CD

MP3

3

30
country
written by Joe Melson  & Susie Melson

video

Ernest Ashworth
15.1969

Where Do You Go (When You Don't Go with Me) by Ernest Ashworth

        

MP3

1

69
country
written by Joe Melson  & Susie Melson

video

Sonny James
16.02/1969

Only the Lonely by Sonny James

        

MP3

30

92
US
32
AC
✫1
country
[Capitol 2370]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson 

video

Arlene Harden
17.1970

Crying by Arlene Harden

        

MP3

4

28
country
[Columbia 45203]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson 

video

Ernest Ashworth
18.1970

That Look of Good-Bye by Ernest Ashworth

        

MP3

1

72
country
written by Joe Melson  & Susie Melson

video

Glenn Barber
19.05/1972

I'm the Man on Susie's Mind by Glenn Barber

        

MP3

from The Best of Glenn Barber    

CD

MP3

4

28
country
[Hickory 1626]
written by Glenn Barber & Joe Melson 

video

20.08/1972

Unexpected Goodbye by Glenn Barber

        

MP3

from The Best of Glenn Barber    

CD

MP3

6

23
country
written by Glenn Barber & Joe Melson 

video

21.1974

Daddy Number Two by Glenn Barber

        

MP3

from Glenn Barber    

CD

MP3

1

45
country
written by Glenn Barber & Joe Melson 

video

Ronnie Milsap
22.1976

Crying by Ronnie Milsap

        

MP3

1

79
country
[Warner 8218]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson 

video

Linda Ronstadt
Blue Bayou23.09/1977

 ④  Blue Bayou by Linda Ronstadt

        

MP3

from Simple Dreams   Simple Dreams 

CD

MP3

223

3
US
3
AC
2
country
35
UK
[songwriter #4 hit]
[Elektra 45431 (Asylum)]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson 

video

Glenn Barber
24.01/1979

Love Songs Just for You by Glenn Barber

        

MP3

4

27
country
written by Marsha Barber & Joe Melson 

video

Stephanie Winslow
Crying25.1980

Crying by Stephanie Winslow

        

MP3

from Crying    

CD

MP3

7

14
country
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson 

video

Don McLean
Crying26.05/1980

 ②  Crying by Don McLean

        

MP3

from Chain Lightning   Chain Lightning 

CD

MP3

302

5
US
2
AC
6
country
✫1
UK
[songwriter #2 hit]
[Millennium 11799]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson 
The Fools
27.03/1981

Running Scared by The Fools

        

MP3

from Heavy Mental    

CD

MP3

15

50
US
written by Joe Melson  & Roy Orbison

video

Prelude
28.07/1982

Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel) by Prelude

        

MP3

7

55
UK
written by Joe Melson  & Roy Orbison

video

The Flying Pickets
29.03/1985

Only the Lonely by The Flying Pickets

        

MP3

3

79
UK
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson 

video

Roy Orbison
30.1987

Crying by Roy Orbison

        

MP3

from In Dreams: The Greatest Hits   In Dreams: The Greatest Hits 

CD

MP3

4

28
AC
42
country
with KD Lang
[R]
[new version]
[from the film Hiding Out]
[Virgin 99388]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson 

video

31.08/1992

Crying by Roy Orbison

        

MP3

from King of Hearts   King of Hearts 

CD

MP3

39

40
AC
13
UK
with KD Lang
[R]
[album cut]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson 

video

Top 100 hits15515313
Top 40 hits1159311
Top 10 hits6235
✫ #1 hits112
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