Wednesday, August 31, 2011
THROUGH THE YEARS ~ KENNY ROGERS
"Through the Years" is the title of a song written by Steve Dorff and Marty Panzer, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers.Included on Rogers' 1981 Share Your Love album, "Through the Years" reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1982, remaining in the Top 40 for eleven weeks and went to number one on the adult contemporary chart, becoming Rogers' fifth single to top this chart. The song peaked at number five on the country chart. Rogers credited "Through the Years" as being one of his career songs. Defying logic and reason, Rogers appeared and performed the song at an April 2001 halftime ceremony honoring Charles Barkley at a Philadelphia 76ers game. In addition, singer Stevie Woods performed a cover of "Through the Years" that appeared on his 1981 album Take Me to Your Heaven.