Five Songs With An “-est” Word In The Title #socs

So, what do I do when I get a prompt I don’t know what to do with (like -est)? Create a song list, of course! I gave myself five minutes and came up with the list of five songs below.

Believe It Or Not (The Greatest American Hero theme) – Joey Scarbury The song ended up more popular than the show: it reached #2 on the Hot 100 and #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 1981. Okay, I stretched the theme a little to get this in…

Greatest Love Of All – Whitney Houston One of a string of #1 hits for Whitney in the mid-Eighties, it was also a hit for George Benson.

Best Of My Love – Eagles From their 1974 album On The Border, it was the third single from that album and the band’s first #1 hit, in 1975.

The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me – Gladys Knight & The Pips This was #1 on the R&B chart and #3 on the Hot 100 in 1974. It had been a #1 hit for Ray Price the year before (on the Hot Country Singles chart).

Happiest Girl In The Whole USA – Donna Fargo The title track from her 1972 album, it reached #1 on the Country chart and the top 20 on the Hot 100 that year.

How many songs with a word with -est in the title can you come up with in five minutes? The ones above don’t count…


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Author: John Holton

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25 thoughts on “Five Songs With An “-est” Word In The Title #socs”

  1. This was harder than expected. I spent 5 minutes thinking and did not cheat. I finally decided to think of songs with the word “best” to try to make it easier and came up with two…..both favorites of my wife: Best of Me by David Foster and Save the Best for Last by Vanessa Williams. I’m sure with more time I could have come up with more but oh well!

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  2. Nice twist on the SoCS prompt, John. I think I remember an oldie “Testify” but I think it’s also the name of a newer song. Still, my favorite song that includes that word is Carole King, Jazz Man, which is from the album Tapestry – so, how ’bout it?

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  3. Believe it or Not from Greatest American Hero is one of my favorite songs! We both like it and listen to it and sing along, all the time! ๐Ÿ™‚ and of course the Eagles songs …all of them ๐Ÿ™‚ … here’s the one I though of right away… Three Dog Night… One is the Loneliest Number.

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  4. What You Doing The Rest Of Your Life. I can’t believe I thought of this song. I admit to looking it up after I thought of it to make sure I had the words right. (I didn’t – I thought it was …….Rest Of My Life)

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