Losin' Streak (album)

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Losin' Streak
Ray Stevens Losin' Streak.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1973
StudioRay Stevens Sound Laboratory, Nashville, TN
GenrePop, adult contemporary, country
LabelBarnaby (Issued on the CBS label)
ProducerRay Stevens
Ray Stevens chronology
Turn Your Radio On
(1972)
Losin' Streak
(1973)
Nashville
(1973)

Losin' Streak is Ray Stevens' ninth studio album and his fourth for Barnaby Records, released in 1973. The second track is a re-recording of one of Stevens' songs that was included on his second album, This Is Ray Stevens (1963). Cover versions include the Everly Brothers' hit "Bye Bye Love" and singer/songwriter Freddie Hart's hit "Easy Lovin'." Both the album and the title track (the album's sole single) unfortunately failed to chart.

On interesting notes, Stevens would have a hit the next year that contained the word "streak," and this song became his biggest hit. That same year of the release of "The Streak," the third track from this album, "Inside," was released along with a non-album track entitled "Everybody Needs a Rainbow" as a double A-side single.

The front and back of the album each contain one photo of Stevens playing the piano and singing into a microphone at a recording studio.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Losin' Streak"Nick Van Maarth4:08
2."Just One of Life's Little Tragedies"Ray Stevens3:02
3."Inside"Ray Stevens3:44
4."Things Work Out"Tupper Saussy2:44
5."Bye Bye Love"Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant4:06
Side 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Being Friends"Layng Martine, Jr.2:53
2."Idaho Wine"Layng Martine, Jr.2:20
3."This Is Your Life"Ray Stevens3:16
4."Laid Back"Ray Stevens2:51
5."Easy Lovin'"Freddie Hart2:51
6."What Do You Know"Ray Stevens3:24

Personnel[edit]

  • Ray Stevens – producer
  • Ben Tallent – engineer
  • John Donegan – photography

Charts[edit]

Singles – Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1974 "Everybody Needs a Rainbow" / "Inside" Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 16
1974 "Everybody Needs a Rainbow" / "Inside" Billboard Adult Contemporary 18
1974 "Everybody Needs a Rainbow" / "Inside" Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 37