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THE TOP 101 ESSENTIAL SONGS BY THE
HANDLE WITH CARE
This was the debut single from The Traveling Wilburys and preceded the parent album's release. Its recording inspired the idea of forming the band. The track was originally intended for George Harrison to release. He is the lead vocalist on the cut, with Roy Orbison singing the bridge. The single was especially successful in Australia, where it peaked at #3.
ONLY THE LONELY
The single was featured on Orbison's 'Lonely And Blue' album. His vocal approach to the recording became known as operatic rock ballad. This style proved popular on his subsequent releases. "Only The Lonely" peaked at #2 in America. On the British chart, the disc reached the top.
POSITIVELY 4th STREET
Dylan released this single in between albums during his significant 1960s period. The disc went to #1 in Canada and was a Top 10 hit in America and the U.K.
NOT ALONE ANYMORE
Orbison's vocal dominates this track, allowing the singer to put his operatic rock ballad approach to maximum effect. The song was included on the group's 1st album.
This is one of Orbison's signature songs. A #1 hit in Australia that peaked at #2 in the U.S.A. and reached #25 in Britain. The song was the title track from Orbison's 1962 LP. It returned to the charts via a 1980 remake by Don McLean which reached #1 in the U.K. Orbison re-recorded "Crying" as a duet in 1987 with K.D. Lang. This new interpretation won a Grammy Award.
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of George Harrison’s passing and in celebration of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for Literature, it’s an opportune time to reflect on the 101 songs that matter most from the members of The Traveling Wilburys. As well as Harrison and Dylan, the group consisted of Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. The latter is mostly represented on the Top 101 as a member of the Electric Light Orchestra. Also included are songs that Harrison penned for The Beatles to record.
Each update will be added to the Traveling Wilburys playlist on Spotify.