Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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Love Has No Pride

First recorded by Bonnie Raitt (1972).
Hit versions by Linda Ronstadt (US #51/MOR #23 1973), Daryl Braithwaite (AUS #5 1977).
Also recorded by Libby Titus, co-writer (1977).

From the wiki: “‘Love Has No Pride’ was written by Eric Kaz and Libby Titus, and was first recorded in 1972 by Bonnie Raitt for her album Give It Up of which critic Dave Marsh wrote ‘[it comes] closest to perfecting her approach. She [mingles] her blues resources with a variety of contemporary and folk-oriented songs, coming up with classics in ‘Been Too Long at the Fair’ and Eric Kaz’s ‘Love Has No Pride.’ Her version of the latter remains definitive …’

“Linda Ronstadt covered ‘Love Has No Pride’ for her 1973 album Don’t Cry Now. Her recording was released as the album’s first single. It peaked at #51 on the Billboard Hot 100, but has song has endured over the years to be remembered as one of Ronstadt’s signature songs.

“Australian singer Daryl Braithwaite covered ‘Love Has No Pride’ in 1977, scoring a Top 5 hit on the Australian Singles chart. The song’s co-writer, Libby Titus, covered her own song in 1977 for her self-titled album Libby Titus. Titus would go on to musically collaborate with the likes of Burt Bacharach, Dr. John, and Donald Fagen, and perform bit parts in the motion pictures Heartburn and Awakenings.”

Linda Ronstadt, “Love Has No Pride” (1973):

Daryl Braithwaite, “Love Has No Pride” (1977):

Libby Titus, “Love Has No Pride” (1977):

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