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The Carpenters
Goodbye to Love1.07/1972

Goodbye to Love by The Carpenters

        

MP3

from A Song for You   A Song for You 

CD

MP3

169

7
US
2
AC
9
UK
[A&M 1367]
written by Richard Carpenter & John Bettis 

video

2.09/1972

I Won't Last a Day without You / Goodbye to Love by The Carpenters

        

MP3

from A Song for You   A Song for You 

CD

MP3

50

9
UK
written by Paul Williams, Roger Nichols, Richard Carpenter & John Bettis 

video

Yesterday Once More3.06/1973

 ②  Yesterday Once More by The Carpenters

        

MP3

from Now & Then   Now & Then 

CD

MP3

285

2
US
✫1
AC
2
UK
[songwriter #2 hit]
[A&M 1446]
written by John Bettis  & Richard Carpenter

video

Lynn Anderson
Top of the World4.06/1973

Top of the World by Lynn Anderson

        

MP3

from Top of the World    

CD

MP3

34

74
US
34
AC
2
country
[Columbia 45857]
written by Richard Carpenter & John Bettis 

video

The Carpenters
Top of the World5.10/1973

 ①  Top of the World by The Carpenters

        

MP3

from A Song for You   A Song for You 

CD

MP3

305

✫1
US
2
AC
5
UK
[songwriter #1 hit]
[A&M 1468]
written by Richard Carpenter & John Bettis 

video

Troy Seals
6.1974

Honky-Tonkin' by Troy Seals

        

MP3

1

81
country
written by Troy Seals, Don Goodman, John Bettis  & David Gillon

video

The Carpenters
Only Yesterday7.03/1975

Only Yesterday by The Carpenters

        

MP3

from Horizon   Horizon 

CD

MP3

203

4
US
✫1
AC
7
UK
[A&M 1677]
written by Richard Carpenter & John Bettis 
I Need to Be in Love8.06/1976

I Need to Be in Love by The Carpenters

        

MP3

from A Kind of Hush   A Kind of Hush 

CD

MP3

70

25
US
✫1
AC
36
UK
[A&M 1828]
written by Richard Carpenter, John Bettis  & Albert Hammond

video

R.C. Bannon
9.1978

(The Truth Is) We're Livin' a Lie by R.C. Bannon

        

MP3

from R.C. Bannon Arrives    

CD

MP3

1

64
country
written by R.C. Bannon & John Bettis 

video

Airwaves
10.06/1978

So Hard Livin' without You by Airwaves

        

MP3

13

62
US
[A&M 2032]
written by Kerry Charter & John Bettis 

video

Ronnie Milsap
11.07/1978

Only One Love in My Life by Ronnie Milsap

        

MP3

from Only One Love in My Life    

CD

MP3

39

63
US
24
AC
✫1
country
[RCA 11270]
written by R.C. Bannon & John Bettis 

video

Ronnie Sessions
12.1979

Honky Tonkin' by Ronnie Sessions

        

MP3

1

84
country
[MCA 41142]
written by Troy Seals, Don Goodman, John Bettis  & David Gillon (as Dave Gillon)

video

Hank Thompson
13.1979

I Hear the South Callin' Me by Hank Thompson

        

MP3

from Brand New Hank    

CD

MP3

4

29
country
[MCA 41079]
written by Royal Bannon & John Bettis 

video

Del Reeves
14.1981

Slow Hand by Del Reeves

        

MP3

1

53
country
[Koala 336]
written by Michael Clark & John Bettis 

video

The Spinners [US band]
15.02/1981

Yesterday Once More / Nothing Remains the Same (medley) by The Spinners [US band]

        

MP3

24

52
US
45
AC
22
dance
32
R&B
written by Richard Carpenter, John Bettis  & Michael Zager

video

The Pointer Sisters
Slow Hand16.05/1981

 ④  Slow Hand by The Pointer Sisters

        

MP3

from Black & White   Black & White 

CD

MP3

259

2
US
6
AC
7
R&B
10
UK
[songwriter #4 hit]
[Planet 47929]
written by John Bettis  & Michael Clark
The Carpenters
Those Good Old Dreams17.12/1981

Those Good Old Dreams by The Carpenters

        

MP3

from Made in America   Made in America 

CD

MP3

16

63
US
21
AC
written by Richard Carpenter & John Bettis 

video

Dionne Warwick
18.1982

For You by Dionne Warwick

        

MP3

from Friends in Love    

CD

MP3

6

14
AC
[Arista 0701]
written by Jay Graydon, Richard Page & John Bettis 

video

Conway Twitty
19.1982

Slow Hand by Conway Twitty

        

MP3

from Southern Comfort    

CD

MP3

22

✫1
country
[Elektra 47443]
written by John Bettis  & Michael Clark

video

Juice Newton
20.11/1982

Heart of the Night by Juice Newton

        

MP3

from Quiet Lies    

CD

MP3

62

25
US
4
AC
53
country
[Capitol 5192]
written by John Bettis  & Michael Clark

video

Donna Summer
The Woman in Me21.12/1982

The Woman in Me by Donna Summer

        

MP3

from Donna Summer    

CD

MP3

49

33
US
17
AC
30
R&B
62
UK
[Geffen 29805]
written by John Bettis  & Michael Clark

video

Barbara Mandrell
22.1983

One of a Kind Pair of Fools by Barbara Mandrell

        

MP3

from Spun Gold    

CD

MP3

19

✫1
country
[MCA 52258]
written by R.C. Bannon & John Bettis 

video

Louise Mandrell
23.1983

Too Hot to Sleep by Louise Mandrell

        

MP3

from Too Hot to Sleep    

CD

MP3

8

10
country
[RCA 13567]
written by R.C. Bannon & John Bettis 

video

Michael Jackson
24.01/1983

Thriller (all cuts) by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from Thriller   Thriller 

CD

MP3

19

✫1
dance
written by Michael Jackson, Rod Temperton, Steve Porcaro, John Bettis , James Ingram & Quincy Jones

video

Jennifer Warnes
25.07/1983

Nights Are Forever by Jennifer Warnes

        

MP3

from Twilight Zone: The Movie: Original Soundtrack   Twilight Zone: The Movie: Original Soundtrack 

CD

MP3

11

105
US
8
AC
[Warner 29593]
written by Jerry Goldsmith & John Bettis 

video

Michael Jackson
Human Nature26.07/1983

Human Nature by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from Thriller   Thriller 

CD

MP3

119

7
US
2
AC
27
R&B
[Epic 04026]
written by Steve Porcaro & John Bettis 
Maria Vidal
27.09/1984

Body Rock by Maria Vidal

        

MP3

from Body Rock: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack   Body Rock: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 

CD

MP3

61

48
US
8
dance
11
UK
[EMI America 8233]
written by Sylvester Levay & John Bettis 

video

Madonna
Crazy for You28.03/1985

 ③  Crazy for You by Madonna

        

MP3

from Vision Quest: Original Soundtrack of the Warner Bros Motion Picture   Vision Quest: Original Soundtrack of the Warner Bros Motion Picture 

CD

MP3

273

✫1
US
2
AC
80
R&B
2
UK
[songwriter #3 hit]
[Geffen 29051]
written by John Bettis  & Jon Lind
Christopher Cross
29.1986

Loving Strangers (David's Theme from Nothing in Common) by Christopher Cross

        

MP3

from Nothing in Common: Original Soundtrack Album   Nothing in Common: Original Soundtrack Album 

CD

MP3

3

27
AC
written by Christopher Cross, John Bettis  & Patrick Leonard

video

David Foster
30.1986

Who's Gonna Love You Tonight by David Foster

        

MP3

from David Foster   David Foster 

CD

MP3

2

38
AC
[Atlantic 89376]
written by John Bettis , Keith Diamond & David Foster

video

38 Special
31.05/1986

Like No Other Night by 38 Special

        

MP3

from Strength in Numbers   Strength in Numbers 

CD

MP3

67

14
US
4
rock
[A&M 2831]
written by Don Barnes, John Bettis  & Jim Vallance
32.08/1986

Heart's on Fire by 38 Special

        

MP3

from Strength in Numbers   Strength in Numbers 

CD

MP3

3

30
rock
written by Don Barnes, Donnie Van Zant, Jeff Carlisi & John Bettis 

video

Donna Summer & Mickey Thomas
Only the Fool Survives33.1987

Only the Fool Survives by Donna Summer & Mickey Thomas

        

MP3

from All Systems Go    

CD

MP3

5

14
AC
[Geffen 28165]
written by Donna Summer, Bruce Sudano, Michael Omartian, Virgil Weber, John Bettis  & Harold Faltermeyer

video

Steve Dorff
34.1988

As Long as We Got Each Other by Steve Dorff

        

MP3

9

7
AC
with Dusty Springfield & B.J. Thomas
[Reprise 27878]
written by John Bettis  & Steve Dorff

video

Louise Mandrell
35.1988

As Long as We Got Each Other by Louise Mandrell

        

MP3

from Dreamin'    

CD

MP3

1

51
country
written by John Bettis  & Steve Dorff

video

Vassar Clements
36.1988

I Hear the South by Vassar Clements

        

MP3

from New Hillbilly Jazz    

CD

MP3

1

83
country
[Shikata 10102]
written by R.C. Bannon & John Bettis 

video

Whitney Houston
One Moment in Time37.09/1988

 ⑤  One Moment in Time by Whitney Houston

        

MP3

from One Moment in Time: 1988 Summer Olympics Album   One Moment in Time: 1988 Summer Olympics Album 

CD

MP3

257

5
US
✫1
AC
22
R&B
✫1
UK
[songwriter #5 hit]
used by NBC-TV for the 1988 Summer Olympics; produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 9743]
written by Albert Hammond & John Bettis 
Starship
38.12/1988

Wild Again by Starship

        

MP3

from Cocktail: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack   Cocktail: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 

CD

MP3

13

73
US
30
rock
[Elektra 7-69349]
written by John Bettis  & Michael Clark

video

Madonna
39.03/1991

Crazy for You (Remix) by Madonna

        

MP3

from The Immaculate Collection   The Immaculate Collection 

CD

MP3

85

2
UK
[R]
written by John Bettis  & Jon Lind

video

Peabo Bryson
40.05/1991

Can You Stop the Rain by Peabo Bryson

        

MP3

from Can You Stop the Rain   Can You Stop the Rain 

CD

MP3

45

52
US
11
AC
✫1
R&B
[Columbia 73745]
written by Walter Afanasieff & John Bettis 

video

Diana Ross
When You Tell Me That You Love Me41.11/1991

When You Tell Me That You Love Me by Diana Ross

        

MP3

from The Force Behind the Power   The Force Behind the Power 

CD

MP3

91

26
AC
37
R&B
2
UK
[Motown 2139]
written by John Bettis  & Albert Hammond

video

New Kids on the Block
If You Go Away42.12/1991

If You Go Away by New Kids on the Block

        

MP3

from Face the Music   Face the Music 

CD

MP3

99

16
US
9
UK
as NKOTB
written by John Bettis , Trey Lorenz & Walter Afanasieff
George Strait
Heartland43.1993

Heartland by George Strait

        

MP3

from Pure Country   Pure Country 

CD

MP3

21

✫1
country
written by Steve Dorff & John Bettis 

video

Jevetta Steele
44.1993

Love Is a Losing Game by Jevetta Steele

        

MP3

from Here It Is    

CD

MP3

2

49
AC
with Kirk Whalum
[Columbia 74956]
written by Walter Afanasieff & John Bettis 

video

Kirk Whalum
45.1993

Love Is a Losing Game by Kirk Whalum

        

MP3

2

51
R&B
featuring Jevetta Steele
[Columbia 74956]
written by Walter Afanasieff & John Bettis 

video

Billy Dean
46.1994

Once in a While by Billy Dean

        

MP3

from Greatest Hits   Greatest Hits 

CD

MP3

1

53
country
written by Steve Dorff & John Bettis 

video

SWV
47.02/1994

Downtown by SWV

        

MP3

from It's About Time   It's About Time 

CD

MP3

31

19
UK
written by Brian Alexander Morgan, Steve Porcaro, John Bettis , Genard Parker, Kenny Ortiz & Gina Go-Go (as Gina Gomez)
Heart
48.04/1994

The Woman in Me by Heart

        

MP3

from Desire Walks On   Desire Walks On 

CD

MP3

7

105
US
24
AC
written by Michael Clark & John Bettis 

video

Redd Kross / Sonic Youth
49.09/1994

Yesterday Once More / Superstar by Redd Kross / Sonic Youth

        

MP3

8

45
UK
written by Richard Carpenter, John Bettis , Bonnie Bramlett & Leon Russell

video

Ray Vega
50.1996

Remember When by Ray Vega

        

MP3

from Remember When    

CD

MP3

1

56
country
written by Ray Vega, Michael Clark & John Bettis 

video

Diana Ross
51.1996

Voice of the Heart by Diana Ross

        

MP3

from Take Me Higher   Take Me Higher 

CD

MP3

3

28
AC
written by John Bettis , Bruce Roberts & Julia Taylor-Stanley

video

Journey
52.10/1996

Message of Love by Journey

        

MP3

from Trial by Fire   Trial by Fire 

CD

MP3

6

18
rock
written by Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry & John Bettis 

video

Billy Ray Cyrus
53.09/2000

You Won't Be Lonely Now by Billy Ray Cyrus

        

MP3

from Southern Rain   Southern Rain 

CD

MP3

21

80
US
17
country
[Monument 79440]
written by Brett James & John Bettis 
Chad Brock
54.2001

Tell Me How by Chad Brock

        

MP3

from III   III 

CD

MP3

1

47
country
written by Larry Stewart, John Bettis  & Jason Deere

video

Madonna
Crazy for You55.05/2001

Crazy for You by Madonna

        

MP3

1

199
UK
[R]
[rm]
written by John Bettis  & Jon Lind
Michael Peterson
56.2002

Lesson in Goodbye by Michael Peterson

        

MP3

from Modern Man   Modern Man 

CD

MP3

1

58
country
written by Bruce Robison, John Bettis  & Monte Warden

video

Jason Nevins Presents U.K.N.Y
57.08/2003

I'm in Heaven by Jason Nevins Presents U.K.N.Y

        

MP3

50

9
UK
featuring Holly James
written by Jason Nevins, John Bettis  & Steve Porcaro

video

American Idol Finalists Season 4
58.05/2005

When You Tell Me That You Love Me by American Idol Finalists Season 4

        

MP3

17

39
US
[RCA 69127]
written by John Bettis  & Albert Hammond

video

Westlife
59.12/2005

When You Tell Me That You Love Me by Westlife

        

MP3

from Face to Face   Face to Face 

CD

MP3

88

2
UK
with Diana Ross
written by John Bettis  & Albert Hammond
Whitney Houston
60.10/2007

One Moment in Time by Whitney Houston

        

MP3

from The Ultimate Collection   The Ultimate Collection 

CD

MP3

1

165
UK
[R]
written by Albert Hammond & John Bettis 
Michael Jackson
61.07/2009

Human Nature by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from The Collection   The Collection 

CD

MP3

6

62
UK
[R: Michael Jackson death]
written by Steve Porcaro & John Bettis 
Chris Brown
She Ain't You62.04/2011

She Ain't You by Chris Brown

        

MP3

from F.A.M.E.   F.A.M.E. 

CD

MP3

63

27
US
53
UK
[Jive Digital]
written by Chris Brown, Jean-Baptiste (as Jean Baptiste), Ryan Buendia, Kevin McCall, Jason Boyd, John Bettis , Steve Porcaro & B.A. Morgan
Whitney Houston
63.09/2011

One Moment in Time by Whitney Houston

        

MP3

1

128
UK
[R]
written by Albert Hammond & John Bettis 
The Glee Cast
64.02/2012

Human Nature by The Glee Cast

        

MP3

10

56
US
173
UK
featuring Chord Overstreet & Amber Riley
[20th Century Fox TV Digital]
written by Steve Porcaro & John Bettis 
Whitney Houston
65.02/2012

One Moment in Time by Whitney Houston

        

MP3

from The Essential Whitney Houston   The Essential Whitney Houston 

CD

MP3

10

40
UK
[R: Whitney Houston death]
written by Albert Hammond & John Bettis 
Top 100 hits25261939421
Top 40 hits1524837417
Top 10 hits812622113
✫ #1 hits244111
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