‘It Was Almost Like A Song’ Was More Than A Song, It Was A Career Maker
By the summer of 1977, Ronnie Milsap was already a Country Music Star. He’d already had seven number one hits, including ‘Pure Love’, ‘Daydreams About Night Things’, ‘What Goes On When The Sun Goes Down’ and ‘Let My Love Be Your Pillow’.
Ronnie Milsap was already known to fans of Country Music. But it was ‘It Was Almost Like A Song’ that introduced Ronnie to millions of people around the world that, perhaps, weren’t even Country Music fans.
‘It Was Almost Like A Song’, written by legendary pop music songwriters Hal David and Archie Jordan, could be called the true definition of a ‘crossover hit’. Country Music DJ’s loved it, and made it a 3-week number one hit in July of 1977.
But the song was also a Top Ten Adult Contemporary hit (there was nothing wrong with dimming the lights, giving your lady a glass of wine and turning up ‘It Was Almost Like A Song’), and a Top Twenty rock/pop hit as well.
Suddenly Ronnie Milsap was an international star.
Oh, and by the way, Ronnie’s follow-up single wasn’t too shabby either….a little ditty called ‘What A Difference You’ve Made In My Life’.