28: You’re Only Lonely – JD Souther

NeilTop 30 - Songs Of The 1980s

Entered Charts: 30 January 1980
Entry Point: 36
Highest Chart: 21
Weeks In: 10
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By every measure, this bloke was a one-hit wonder but had been a prominent contributed to the Eagles catalogue as a songwriter and record producer. This song has the distinction of being the earliest release in this countdown, reaching the Australian charts before we even got through January. Most people won’t even remember it or will confuse it with Only The Lonely by Roy Orbison. But take a listen – it really is a great song.