1998 – Country Rock singer Eddie Rabbitt dies of lung cancer at age 56.

Eddie Rabbit

1998 – Country Rock singer Eddie Rabbitt dies of lung cancer at age 56.

Edward Thomas Rabbitt (born November 27, 1941 – May 7, 1998) was a country music singer. He enjoyed much pop success in his career, helping develop the crossover-influenced sound in country music during the 1970s and 80s. During his career, he scored 26 number-ones on Billboard’s country chart.

Singles

Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country US Hot 100 US AC
1974 “You Get To Me” 34 Eddie Rabbitt
1975 “Forgive and Forget” 12
“I Should Have Married You” 11
1976 “Do You Right Tonight” 5 Rocky Mountain Music
“Drinkin’ My Baby (Off My Mind)” 1
“Rocky Mountain Music”/”Do You Right Tonight” 5 76 48
1977 “Two Dollars in the Jukebox” 3
“I Can’t Help Myself” 2 71 Rabbitt
“We Can’t Go on Living Like This” 6
1978 “Hearts on Fire” 2 Variations
“You Don’t Love Me Anymore” 1 53 18
“I Just Want to Love You” 1 47
1979 Every Which Way But Loose 1 30 26 The Best of Eddie Rabbitt
“Suspicions” 1 13 9 Loveline
“Pour Me Another Tequila” 5
1980 “Gone Too Far” 1 82 35
“Drivin’ My Life Away” 1 5 3 Horizon
1981 “I Love a Rainy Night” 1 1 1
“Step By Step” 1 5 3 Step By Step
“Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight” 1 15 10
1982 “I Don’t Know Where to Start” 2 35 9
“You and I” (w/ Crystal Gayle) 1 7 2 Radio Romance
1983 “You Can’t Run From Love” 1 55 2
“You Put the Beat in My Heart” 10 81 15 Greatest Hits Vol. 2
1984 “Nothing Like Falling in Love” 10 38
“B-B-B Burnin’ Up With Love” 3 36 The Best Year of My Life
1985 “The Best Year of My Life” 1
“Warning Sign” 4
“She’s Comin’ Back to Say Goodbye” 6
“A World Without Love” 10 35 Rabbitt Trax
1986 “Repetitive Regret” 4
“Both to Each Other (Friends and Lovers)” (w/ Juice Newton) 1
1987 “Gotta Have You” 9
1988 “I Wanna Dance With You” 1 I Wanna Dance With You
“The Wanderer” 1
“We Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” 7
1990 “On Second Thought” 1 Jersey Boy
“Runnin’ With the Wind” 8
“It’s Lonely Out Tonite” 32
“American Boy” 11
1991 “Tennessee Born and Bred” 58
“Hang Up the Phone” 50 Ten Rounds
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