My Favorite Linda Ronstadt Songs: #8 "It's So easy" (1977)
By John Roberts
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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• 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!!!
• 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.