My Favorite Linda Ronstadt Songs: #8 "It's So easy" (1977)

@JohnRoberts (61059)
Los Angeles, California
March 16, 2016 1:58pm CST
Ronstadt has been much maligned over the years as just a "cover artist" who never wrote her own material. Call her a superb "interpretive artist" and Buddy Holly fan. "It's So Easy" was among several Holly hits she covered. Holly co-wrote the song with Norman Petty. If there is a recurring theme to Ronstadt's choices it is falling in love, suffering and heartbreak. "It's so easy to fall in love," she sings. A country rockabilly tone can be found in many of her songs and "It's So Easy" bounces along in that manner. From her platinum album "Simple Dreams," "It's So Easy" was one of Ronstadt's biggest hits reaching number five.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
16 Mar 16
I have always liked Linda Ronstadt, I think her singing touches me no matter who wrote the material.
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@FourWalls (14675)
• United States
17 Mar 16
She may have never written a song, but think of all the songwriters she brought to light by covering them! John David Souther (yes, you may argue that he would have gained success thanks to his association with the Eagles, but her version of "Faithless Love" is amazing), Warren Zevon, Eric Kaz...and hey, she covered a Wayne Raney song!!!
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@JohnRoberts (61059)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Mar 16
She and JD Souther were once a romantic item.
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@GreatMartin (5367)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
16 Mar 16
Sorry I never heard Linda 'maligned' but then if I did I wouldn't listen! :O)
@JohnRoberts (61059)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Mar 16
The criticism came from rock music critics who believe a "true" artist must be writer singers like Dylan and Springsteen. Never hurt Sinatra not being a songwriter.
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• Preston, England
17 Mar 16
@JohnRoberts or Elvis
• United States
20 Mar 16
I love that song as well, actually. My absolute favorite song from her, though, is "Heartbeats Accelerating," which comes off of her CD "A Winter's Light".
• Pensacola, Florida
17 Mar 16
You and your old people music. Haha. Nah. I actually know this one.
@Tampa_girl7 (25839)
• United States
17 Mar 16
She has a gorgeous voice.
@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar 16
Although I don't know much about the music industry I would have thought years ago all songs were written by other people. Now it seems obligatory to write your own. But if you're not a singer, then you need to find someone else to give life to your creations.
@amadeo (70511)
• United States
16 Mar 16
although she had her fame.I was never a fan of her.I lean more to jazz singers. Do you remember Eva Cassidy?now there is someone.Though she no longer with us.One of the few greats.
@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
16 Mar 16
Another good one, I have a copy of
@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Mar 16
Finally, one I know she did! I used to own this album.
@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
16 Mar 16
I think my favorite song she does is the cover of Warren Zevon's 'Poor Poor Pitiful Me' from the FM movie soundtrack...