Here's a little visit to a time when country and pop were virtually indistinguishable from one another....
JUICE NEWTON's "Queen of Hearts" was a big deal on the Top 40 charts when I was in the sixth grade at Lewis Cass Elementary. That, and THE OAK RIDGE BOYS' "Elvira." And something or other by EDDIE RABBIT. "Driving the Night Away"? Well, whatever.
(Okay, I actually stopped and looked up the Eddie Rabbit on Wikipedia. It was "Drivin' My Life Away." There. Now I can sleep.)
[Come back later today for some cheese-tastic selections from a man Stephen Colbert considers an arch-enemy....]
[MP3] "It's a Heartache" 
[MP3] "Angel of the Morning" 
[MP3] "Queen of Hearts" 
[MP3] "The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)" 
[MP3] "Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me"