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Eddie Rabbitt

Edward Thomas "Eddie" Rabbitt (November 27, 1941 – May 7, 1998) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. His career began as a songwriter in the late 1960s, springboarding to a recording career after composing hits such as "Kentucky Rain" for Elvis Presley in 1970 and "Pure Love" for Ronnie Milsap in 1974. Later in the 1970s, Rabbitt helped to develop the crossover-influenced sound of country music prevalent in the 1980s with such hits as "Suspicions" and "Every Which Way but Loose." His duets "Both to Each Other (Friends and Lovers)" and "You and I", with Juice Newton and Crystal Gayle respectively, later appeared on the soap operas Days of Our Lives and All My Children.

"I Love a Rainy Night" appeared on the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas soundtrack, playing on fictional country music station K-ROSE.
"Suspicions" was rerecorded by Tim McGraw in 2007 on his album Let It Go.
A cover of "Drivin' My Life Away" was recorded for the movie Black Dog starring Patrick Swayze. The cover was sung by Rhett Akins.
In 2006 Highspeed Hayride recorded a cover of "Drivin' My Life Away" on their "Thought You Should Know" album.
Rabbitt, and specifically his song "I Love a Rainy Night", is mentioned in the Weezer song "Heart Songs" as an influence of lead singer Rivers Cuomo.
In 1995, Rabbitt recorded two duets with Juice Newton for her "Platinum and Gold" two-CD set. The tracks are "Baby, I'm A Want You" and "Both To Each Other", a new version of the duo's #1 hit from 1986.


80's Hits

Drivin my life away
I Love A Rainy Night

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