N°1 B. First presented to Bill Medley, then to Sammy Davis Jr., only then to Elvis.
Sammy Davis Jr. [on Motown]
Chris Clark [also on Motown]
Barry White [under the moniker Gene West]
Mac Davis [author; see footnote]
Beats International [hit UK]
Will Tura [as In De Ghetto]
Elvez [as En El Barrio in medley with Dear Mr. Fantasy (Traffic) and something from The Beatles]
Mac Davis, then unknown as a songwriter, would have other hits with I Wanta Wake Up With You, It's Hard To Be Humble, Don't Cry Daddy, Clean Up Your Own Back Yard and Charro.
Other originals by artist:
Covers from artist:
Some originals by author:
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